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  Team member training requirement kicks in Dec. 31


December 2007
Originally published in CAP TODAY

Ed Finkel

Team leaders have been required since 2006 to be trained in inspection processes and techniques before leading an inspection. Beginning Dec. 31, 2007, team members who participate in an inspection are required to be trained as well.

Because of these requirements, the CAP has developed varying modes of inspector training, all available at no cost to the inspector.

The requirement can be fulfilled via Internet with the comprehensive online team leader or team member self-study.

The inspector training seminar for team leaders and team members is a one-day, intensive live program.

Team leaders only can choose a live three-hour team leader workshop, which includes a pre-reading assignment.

To enroll, click on the Education Programs tab on the CAP’s Web site ( On the Education Programs page, choose Laboratory Accreditation Program Education Activities. Or call 800-323-4040 ext. 7525 or send e-mail to


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