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NAACLS Accredited Training Programs for PAs
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The National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) board of directors voted in 1995 to accept the Essentials (now Standards) of Accredited Training Programs for the Pathologists' Assistant, establishing a process of accreditation for pathologists' assistant training programs.  Adoption of NAACLS Standards ensures a uniform standard of excellence for the training of pathologists' assistants.  The following training programs have been accredited by NAACLS and provide academic and practical training leading to a master's degree.

Drexel University PA
Duke University NC
Indiana University IN
Loma Linda University* CA
Quinnipiac University CT
Rosalind Franklin University IL
University of Calgary AB, Canada
University of Maryland MD
University of Toledo* OH
University of Western Ontario ON, Canada
Wayne State University MI
West Virginia University WV

If you have any problems or questions concerning training program accreditation, please contact:

Donna Meaders
Staff Program Coordinator


Dr. Dianne Cearlock
NAACLS Chief Executive Officer

Further information about NAACLS (National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences) may be obtained from


*Program not approved but in serious applicant status.

The AAPA is an approved provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences through the ASCLS PACE program.
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