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As a member of the CAP, you will have access to an unparalleled range of benefits. Together with your peers, you can continuously strengthen your practice, evolve your skills, and support your profession.

Interested in becoming a Life Fellow? Contact the CAP

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Membership Types and Dues

The CAP makes it easy for newly practicing pathologists to join by offering a tiered dues.

First-Year FellowFree
Fellow, Diplomates of Pathology
(Board Certified in 2018)
$113.75 (75% Dues Discount)
Fellow, Diplomates of Pathology
(Board Certified in 2017)
$227.50 (50% Dues Discount)
Fellow, Diplomates of Pathology
(Board Certified in 2016)
$341.25 (25% Dues Discount)
Fellow, Diplomates of Pathology
(Board Certified in 2015 or earlier)
Life Fellow1$7,775
International Fellow2$455.00
Junior Member3Free
Military - active duty U.S. Military, U.S. Public Health Services (USPHS), or Veterans Administration (VA) board-certified pathologists4$227.50 (50% Dues Discount)

Please note important federal tax information regarding member dues.

1 Fellows of the CAP in good standing may qualify for Life Fellowship by a one-time prepayment of dues as prescribed by the Board of Governors, or upon their retirement from pathology practice. The CAP defines retirement as no longer actively practicing pathology. To learn more about Life Fellow, email membership@cap.org.

2 Physicians residing outside of the United States and Canada who spend at least fifty percent of their professional time practicing pathology, and who have taken and passed their country's certifying Pathology exam shall be eligible to be International Fellows. International Fellows shall have the privilege of using the initials "IFCAP" after their names but will not have the right to vote or hold elective office. They will pay the same dues as Fellows and may be appointed to participate in committees electronically.

3 Physicians of good moral character are eligible for College Junior Membership if they are actively enrolled in, or have completed, a formal training program in pathology toward the qualifications of the American Board of Pathology, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, or the American Osteopathic Board of Pathology. For physicians not certified by one of these boards within three (3) years of the date of the completion of training, Junior Membership will automatically terminate at the end of the calendar year.

When certified by a qualifying board, Junior Members are expected to apply for fellowship within one year, after which Junior Membership automatically terminates. In the event of illness or other mitigating circumstances, the time may be extended at the discretion of the Board of Governors. Junior Members do not have the right to vote or hold office; they may be appointed to committees.

Please contact Membership at membership@cap.org or 800-323-4040, option 2 to receive your military discount.

CAP for Medical Students

Medical students can access content and information about how vital the specialty of pathology is from the leading organization of board-certified pathologists and our members. We encourage you to become part of our CAP community through our medical student forum and apply for a CAP Foundation Medical Students Travel Award.

Membership Team

800-323-4040, option 2