Certification by the American Board of Clinical Chemistry satisfies the personnel requirements of CLIA ’88 regulations to serve as the director of a high complexity clinical laboratory and clinical consultant in laboratory medicine. Certifications are available in Clinical Chemistry, Toxicological Chemistry, and Molecular Diagnostics.
Preparation for and maintaining board certification is a process of continuing education – an effort of continuous self-improvement that enhances your ability to participate in the delivery of clinical laboratory services. The significance of board certification lies beyond achieving the approval of a certifying body or regulatory group. It lies in the inner motivation for continual professional development and in the knowledge and skills that are gained from the ongoing critical review of the results of one’s own efforts. Certification affirms that one’s understanding of clinical chemistry or toxicological chemistry, or molecular diagnostics is state-of-the-art.
Post-doctoral Training at ComACC Accredited Schools and Institutions
The requisite background for certification in clinical chemistry and/or toxicological chemistry includes at least five years’ experience in the applicant’s discipline of clinical chemistry or toxicological chemistry subsequent to obtaining the doctorate, in a setting acceptable to the Board. In addition, successful applicants must pass a written examination based on all aspects of clinical chemistry and/or toxicological chemistry, and on fundamental knowledge in biochemistry and other related disciplines.
However, applicants may apply for early admission to the examination when they have completed a doctoral, or have completed a minimum of one year in a post-doctoral, clinical chemistry training program accredited by the Commission for Accreditation in Clinical Chemistry or other entity acceptable to the Board. Results of the exam may be void if the applicant does not successfully complete the training program. Learn more about ComACC accredited schools and programs.