College of American Pathologists
 Proficiency Testing Toolbox

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  Related Information

• If you add a new test...add the activity code and update your CMS Analyte Reporting Selection.
• Remember to update your accreditation personnel records if necessary.

  Contact the Compliance Group

Operations Specialist, CAP PT Compliance Group

  • Phone: 800-323-4040, ext. 6052
  • Fax: 847-832-8174
  • Email:

Or you may send your response to the following address:

Please send your reponse CAP PT Compliance Group
Operations Specialist
College of American Pathologists
325 Waukegan Road
Northfield, IL 60093-2750

For questions concerning the proficiency testing results your laboratory reported, please contact your PT provider.

For questions about your PTCN please contact Customer Service at 800-323-4040.

  Proficiency Testing Compliance Notices (PTCN)

You have received one of the following notices if you have not enrolled, participated, or performed satisfactorily in CAP-accepted proficiency testing (PT).

Non-enrollment PTCN Non-enrollment PTCN   Non-participation PTCN Non-participation PTCN   Performance PTCN Performance PTCN

If your laboratory received this notice, the CAP Accreditation Program has not received enrollment data from your PT provider for the activity listed in the notice.
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If you have received this notice, your laboratory is enrolled in PT but the CAP Accreditation Program did not receive PT scores for the activity listed.

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If you have received this notice, you may have unsatisfactory or unsuccessful performance on a PT challenge.

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