- About the CAP
About the College of American Pathologists
The College of American Pathologists (CAP), the leading organization of board-certified pathologists, serves patients, pathologists, and the public by fostering and advocating excellence in the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine worldwide.
For 75 years, the CAP has fostered excellence in laboratories and advanced the practice of pathology and laboratory science. As medicine, technology and pathology have evolved since 1946, the CAP has led the way to meet new challenges that result in better patient outcomes. To see how the CAP has been an international leader in medicine, visit our historical timeline. For further details or other information about CAP history please contact the CAP Archives to access our collection of historical records.
People are healthier because of excellence in the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine.
The 2021 CAP Annual Report provides highlights of the CAP and its members’ actions on laboratory quality, public policy, member benefits, and patient care. To ensure transparency, it also includes an overview of the organization’s finances. Learn more about how the CAP and pathologists worked to improve laboratory medicine and patient care in 2021.
Constitution and Bylaws
Our Constitution and Bylaws provide our membership classifications, governance structure, and rules that govern the organization.
Important Governance Policies
Making cap.org Better for You
Read more about how the CAP continues to upgrade its systems to offer you a leading-edge web experience that is simple, fast, convenient, and secure.
Our Commitment to Patients
Patients count on pathology and laboratory medicine for accurate diagnoses and the consistent quality of their test results. Visit yourpathologist.org to watch pathologists at work and see the stories of the patients who trust them with their care.
CAP members and customers can log in to access our Staff Directory to provide the services and information you need.