To set the strategic direction of the CAP Accreditation Programs consistent with the CAP's vision, and to monitor their overall effectiveness in ensuring that participating laboratories meet regulatory and CAP requirements.
|Time Commitment Requirements|
|Number of face-to-face meetings||3-4|
|Length of meetings||1-1.5 day|
|Typical meeting days||Friday / Saturday|
|Meeting locations||1-2 in Chicago, 2 other locations|
|Number of conference calls||12 per year; 1-1.5 hours each as needed|
|Hours/year of committee work required outside of meetings||Chair: 75+ hours per year;
Vice Chair and other members: 30-40 hours per year
Activities of Committee
Responsible for providing strategic direction of the CAP Accreditation Programs. Additional responsibilities include oversight of the CLA, AC, BAP, CAP 15189, and IAC. The council also has the responsibility to elevate global program issues to the other councils or the Board of Governors, as applicable.
Expertise or Experience
Good working knowledge of the CAP strategic direction, global initiatives, and CAP laboratory accreditation requirements. Knowledge of other laboratory accreditation requirements and other regulatory requirements such as CLIA regulations is a positive. Previous experience on other CAP committees is also desired.
Benefits of Committee Membership
Gain experience in CAP program development for regulatory and accreditation compliance in both anatomic and clinical pathology. Opportunity for speaking engagements and accreditation inspections.
Representation on Committee Beyond the CAP
The following committees report to the Council on Accreditation:
- Accreditation Committee
- Biorepository Accreditation Program Committee
- CAP 15189
- Commission on Laboratory Accreditation
- Accreditation Education Committee
- Checklists Committee
- Complaints and Investigations Committee
- Continuous Compliance Committee
- Inspection Process Committee
- International Accreditation Committee