College of American Pathologists

  Site Guide for CAP Web Site


Updated July 25, 2013

To help you access the resources you need, features more prominent navigation and full site search. Logging in is easy to do from anywhere on the site, too. Once you log in, personalized options appear as quick links on the left side of each page, providing you easy access to resources like e-LAB Solutions, your profile, and your education transcript.

Each section of is named to better reflect its contents. In addition, each section has a home page to reduce the number of clicks you have to make to access useful resources and to show you the amount of useful information provided via the Web site.

This means that all of the features and resources have new locations on the site:

  • e-LAB Solutions for online proficiency testing can be quickly accessed from your personalized options once you log in.
  • Information about the CAP’s proficiency testing programs is located in the “Accreditation and Laboratory Improvement.”
  • Accreditation inspection checklists are also located in the “Accreditation and Laboratory Improvement.”
  • Articles from CAP TODAY and information about Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine can be found in “Reference Resources and Publications.”
  • Cancer protocols and checklists can be found in “Reference Resources and Publications.”

Home Page

The home page features regularly updated news items drawing from news and announcements and from CAP publications.

Full Site Search

The site features a full site search to better help you find resources you need. The search box is available from every Web page.

Personalized Options

Once you log in with your user ID and password, you’ll see links for easy access to e-LAB Solutions and Committee Resources as well as to specific information about you—your record of participation in CAP Learning programs, Web site password, and profile.

You can log in or log out from any page on the Web site and see these personalized options.

Streamlined Navigation

The site features intuitive navigation reflecting the information and services available to you.

The main sections of the site are Advocacy, Reference Resources and Publications, Learning Portal, Accreditation and Laboratory Improvement, and Members.


Visit the advocacy section for the latest news from the CAP’s Washington office, including updates from the federal and state legislative and regulatory arenas. CAP members can access information about PathPAC and the Pathology Advocacy Network here, as well as get current information about state legislation from the State Issues Database.

Reference Resources and Publications

This section is home to important references like the CAP’s cancer protocols, practice resources like CPT Coding, and online editions of publications like CAP TODAY and Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine. You’ll also find information about publications from the CAP Press and topic centers on a variety of anatomic and clinical pathology subjects.

Education Programs

Looking for an activity to earn CME or CE credit? The “Learning Portal” provides information on the many education activities and events, from online courses to live seminars and training opportunities.

Accreditation and Laboratory Improvement

This section includes information on the many CAP products and programs to improve laboratory quality: the Accreditation Programs, Surveys and EXCEL proficiency testing, Anatomic Pathology Education Programs, and Q-PROBES, Q-TRACKS, and LMIP.


The “Members” section features information for practicing pathologists and pathology residents about becoming members. CAP members can log in to access the online member directory, pay annual dues, and learn about how to get more involved in the organization.


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