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Inspector Training Courses

Updated December 16, 2013


Inspector Training The Value of Peer-Based Inspectors

As the only peer-based inspector program in the industry, the CAP’s inspection process offers the most customized experience for your facility. You can count on a practicing professional to deliver scientific expertise relevant to your facility.

 

Training Courses
Stay current by viewing updates to our accreditation programs and gain the most from CAP inspections.

For laboratory inspector training the options are; Inspection Team Leader Training and Inspection Team Member Training. Each CAP inspector is required to participate in one of the two courses, both offering CME/CE, at least once every two years prior to conducting an inspection. For biorepository inspector training see course information below.

 


 CAP’s Inspector Training Courses

Laboratory Accreditation Inspector Training

  1. Access Inspection Training.
  2. Log in with your individual User ID and Password.
  3. Select your course and Click the title to see the details for the course.
  4. Click the “GO” button to launch the activity and follow the directions to complete it.

 

Biorepository Inspector Training

  1. Access Biorepository Inspection Training.
  2. Log in with your individual User ID and Password.
  3. Select the Biorepository Inspector training course and Click the title to see the details for the course.
  4. Click the “GO” button to launch the activity and follow the directions to complete it.

 

Currently CAP does not have any sessions available


 

Inspector Resources
Forms and documents to help you prepare for an inspection.

Team Leader Memo to Team Members (Microsoft Word, 24 KB)
Pre-Inspection information from the inspection team leader to the team members.

One Hour Security Notice for Unannounced Inspections
Frequently Asked Questions—Learn more about the LAPs new notification process.

Summation Conference Do’s and Don’ts
Tips for conducting the summation conference

Team Leader Inspection Planner (PDF, 127 KB)
A team leader’s “To Do” list from pre-inspection through post-inspection

Team Member Inspection Planner (PDF, 130 KB)
The team member's “To Do” list from pre-inspection through post-inspection

Using Probing Questions - An Inspection Technique (PDF, 19 KB)
The team member’s “To Do” list from pre-inspection through post-inspection


Interested in Performing More CAP Inspections?
If you work in a CAP-accredited laboratory and would like to inspect, just follow these simple steps.

   • Complete the Volunteer Inspector Profile Form (Microsoft Word, 219 KB)
   • Complete an inspector training course
   • Review the Inspector Resources (located in Related Links on the right
      corner of this page) prior to your scheduled inspection

Once you complete your profile form and training course, you will automatically qualify as an inspector. Keeping your training current (every two years) will ensure your continual listing as a qualified and available inspector.

For information about the online activities please call CAP Learning at 800-323-4040, or 847-832-7000, option 1, or send an e-mail to education@cap.org.

Related Links Related Links


       • About LAP
       • Resources for Laboratories
         (Member Login Required)
       • Frequently Asked Questions
       • Biorepository Program

 
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