About the ASCP


The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) is the world’s largest professional membership organization for pathologists and laboratory professionals. Our mission is to provide excellence in education, certification and advocacy on behalf of patients, pathologists and laboratory professionals across the globe. With more than 100,000 members, the society’s influence has guided the application and evolution of the pathology and laboratory medicine specialty since 1922.

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At ASCP, we know that we are stronger together, which is why we represent your interests in Washington D.C. by taking your issues to Congress, the Administration, federal regulatory agencies, and state governments to continue increasing laboratory standards, improving healthcare and reaching patients in need. The Washington, D.C. office also interacts with patient, allied health, laboratory and medical organizations to build coalitions to further the goals of ASCP.

To find out more about our current advocacy efforts and how you can get involved,
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ASCP Press is a full-scale medical publisher of reference manuals, multimedia, journals and magazines, including:

  • American Journal of Clinical Pathology (AJCP), the leading clinically oriented peer-reviewed pathology and laboratory medicine research journal
  • LABMEDICINE, monthly periodical dedicated to providing the entire laboratory community with continuing education, career development and information about emerging technologies
  • Critical Values quarterly newsmagazine

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The ASCP Board of Certification (BOC), with accreditation from the American National Standards Institute, is the oldest and largest certification agency for pathologists and laboratory professionals. Administratively independent of the ASCP, the BOC has certified more than 450,000 people since it was founded in 1928 and represents the gold standard for certification of pathologists’ assistants and laboratory professionals.

ASCPi—ASCP’s international certification credential—is now offered worldwide.


ASCP is here to support your ongoing learning needs while also helping you meet institutional, licensure and MOC or CMP requirements. ASCP is accredited with Commendation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (CME) to provide CME for physicians and continuing medical laboratory education (CMLE) for lab professionals. Our educational programs include:

  • Online self-studies and assessments
  • Live teleconferences and webcasts
  • Workshops and conferences

ASCP also offers a variety of activities and tools designed to help pathologists meet Part II and Part IV Maintenance of Certification (MOC) requirements from the American Board of Pathology, and help laboratory professionals meet Certification Maintenance Program (CMP) requirements. In addition to providing you with the tools to obtain your CE credits, ASCP’s new online member portal, remember, will help you easily navigate the MOC or CMP process.

The latest version of the ASCP's Bylaws can be found here.