The American Board of Pathology (ABPath) is a private, non-profit certification organization that has provided board exams and certifications for American and Canadian laboratory physicians since 1936.
The Continuing Certification (CC) Program provides continuous professional development throughout a laboratory professional's career. It assists professionals in maintaining compliance and regulation standards in pathology. After the initial board certification, CC requires monitoring of a professional's competency, according to the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). CC requirements are renewed every 10 years.
ABPath offers the following board exams:
- Primary Exams
- Anatomic Pathology
- Clinical Pathology
- Subspecialty Exams
- Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine
- Chemical Pathology
- Forensic Pathology
- Medical Microbiology
- Molecular Genetic Pathology
- Pediatric Pathology
- Continuing Certification (CC) Exams