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Council on Accreditation

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.

This council reports to the Board of Governors. View a list of our Current Council Members.

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 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.

Interested in Joining this Committee?

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