College of American Pathologists

  CAP Accreditation Readiness-Assessment (CARA)


Updated September 5, 2014

Less stress. More control. Zero risk.
The easy way to find out how prepared you are for the CAP’s laboratory accreditation process.

The readiness assessment is an educational on-site evaluation intended for laboratories who are actively seeking to become CAP accredited. The CARA assessment helps your laboratory to focus on key criteria pertaining to CAP Accreditation before the official accreditation process begins. Your assessment will be conducted by CAP inspection specialists. They will help educate you and your laboratory with specific, reliable, and actionable information to focus laboratory resources in preparation for CAP Accreditation.

Accreditation Readiness Assessment

  • Delivers on-site education when you choose and at your own pace
  • Facilitates an in-depth understanding of CAP requirements as they apply specifically to your laboratory
  • Helps you manage time and resources to prepare for CAP Accreditation

Give your laboratory its best opportunity to be prepared. Find out more today.

To receive and download additional material, complete the CARA intake form (PDF, 1.2 MB)


  Related Links

 • FAQs (PDF, 77 KB)
 • Download CARA Brochure
   (PDF, 596 KB)

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