ASCP Certificate Programs

ASCP offers a selection of online certificate programs that have been developed to support the ongoing professional needs of pathologists, laboratory professionals and residents. Completion of these programs are a convenient way to stay sharp and learn new skills, and they allow you to fit them into your busy schedule. Certificate programs have been developed in conjunction with ASCP partner organizations, including the American Pathology Foundation and the Association for Pathology Informatics. Review the certificate programs and see how they can help advance your career.

 

Lab Management University
University of Pathology Informatics
Leadership Institute
Product Information

LMU Fundamentals

Lab Management University (LMU) is a self-paced certificate program that improves competency in laboratory management, with customizable options for all skill levels. 

The customizable LMU Fundamentals program lets you choose 25 out of 40+ on-demand courses covering all key management concepts. Topics range from essential knowledge to more specialized and advanced topics.

Upon completion, you will earn your certificate in laboratory management and be fully qualified to move on to LMU Advanced.

Course Area Highlights

Hone your skills covering six core competencies and expand your technical understanding in key areas.

  • Leadership
    • Apply modern elements of management theory
    • Learn essential elements for strategic planning
    • Apply influence strategies to promote patient safety and improve patient outcomes
  • Personnel Management
    • Identify training and certification needed for medical laboratory sciences professionals
    • Diagnose performance problems and implement coaching best practices
    • Understand delegation and effective communication skills
  • Operations
    • Learn about the CLSI Quality Management System (QMS) framework for the laboratory
    • Recognize the differences between implementing a commercially available and a laboratory-developed test
    • Understand competency assessment requirements for testing personnel from a regulatory and accreditation agency (e.g. CAP) perspective
  • Financial Management
    • Identify key strategies in pathology revenue cycle management
    • Discuss the importance of budget preparation in the context of operational planning.
    • Prepare and justify a budget for a hospital or clinical laboratory
  • Informatics
    • Explore Digital Pathology
    • Review Tips for working with inspectors
    • Understand how different LIS systems affect your laboratory
  • Compliance
    • List the basic elements of a model compliance plan
    • Learn the main OSHA regulations that direct a laboratory safety program
    • Understand how a Quality Management system contributes to patient safety

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Pricing

LMU Fundamentals
List Price: $599
ASCP & APF Members: $499

LMU Complete
List Price: $949
ASCP & APF Members: $799 

Enroll in LMU Complete


How to Enroll in LMU

  1. Click “Add to Cart” on the LMU product page.
  2. Log into your ASCP account or create a new account.
  3. Confirm the correct member or non-member price.
  4. Click “Checkout.”
  5. Enter your payment information to complete your purchase.

Enroll in LMU Fundamentals


How to Access LMU Online

  1. Log into your ASCP account.
  2. On My ASCP home page, click the Education icon and view LMU.
  3. Browse the available LMU courses. 
  4. Select the items you wish to access.

Access LMU Online

LMU Advanced

The LMU Advanced program offers 10 courses on advanced laboratory management topics, plus an innovative 15-credit Portfolio Development course. You'll be guided through the creation, setup and deployment of your own web-based professional portfolio.

Upon completion, you will also earn your advanced certificate in laboratory management.

Course Area Highlights

Hone your skills covering six core competencies and expand your technical understanding in key areas.

  • Leadership
    • Learn to identify, anticipate, and respond to major changes in the laboratory environment 
    • Identify and anticipate internal and external factors that could initiate significant workflow changes 
  • Personnel Management
    • Develop effective mentoring skills for all technical and administrative levels within your organization
  • Operations
    • Apply workflow analysis methods to improve lab processes
  • Financial Management
    • Review the use of the strategic planning process in budget preparation
  • Informatics
    • Understand how to design, validate, and implement auto-verification rules using CLSI guidelines
  • Compliance
    • Learn to develop an individualized quality control plan

Review LMU Advanced Courses

 

Pricing

LMU Advanced
List Price: $599
ASCP & APF Members: $499

LMU Complete
List Price: $949
ASCP & APF Members: $799

 

Enroll in LMU Complete


How to Enroll in LMU

  1. Click “Add to Cart” on the LMU product page.
  2. Log into your ASCP account or create a new account.
  3. Confirm the correct member or non-member price.
  4. Click “Checkout.”
  5. Enter your payment information to complete your purchase.

Enroll in LMU Advanced


How to Access LMU Online

  1. Log into your ASCP account.
  2. On My ASCP home page, click the Education icon and view LMU.
  3. Browse the available LMU courses. 
  4. Select the items you wish to access.

Access LMU Online

Overview

ASCP is proud to collaborate with the American Pathology Foundation (APF) to develop and deliver a variety of courses to further your skills and knowledge in laboratory management. Through these comprehensive education resources you can achieve your career goals and improve the performance of your lab.

Courses

Created for pathologists, residents and laboratory professionals, LMU is a customizable program for individuals planning on moving into management positions, or who are in the management realm and want to bolster their experience. Discover why LMU has already grown to over 12,000 participants worldwide.

The Core Competencies of Leadership

The Lab Management University (LMU) Program is a certificate program focusing on the six competencies of lab management:

  • Leadership
  • Personnel Management
  • Financial Management
  • Operations
  • Informatics
  • Compliance

LMU Core Competencies Package

Are you looking for discipline specific training in just one or two core areas and not the full Lab Management University offering? Or do you want to try a taste of LMU before you buy the complete Fundamentals package? Then the LMU Core Competencies Sample Pack is the ideal offer for you.

Flexible and customizable, LMU was created for everyone, including those who are either currently in or aspiring to be in leadership positions in the lab. Available course options covering varying skill sets and experience levels teach Lab Professionals, Pathologists, and Pathology Residents alike the practical skills needed to elevate their careers.

Course Area Highlights

The LMU Core Competencies Sample Pack for ASCP Members only and allows you to sample the incredible content available in LMU by creating a customized package. Pick from any of the six core areas:

  • Leadership
  • Personnel Management
  • Operations
  • Financial Management
  • Informatics
  • Compliance

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Pricing

2018 LMU Core Competencies Package
ASCP Members: $50 


Enroll in 2018 LMU Core Package


How to Enroll in LMU

  1. Click “Add to Cart” on the LMU product page.
  2. Log into your ASCP account or create a new account.
  3. Confirm the correct member or non-member price.
  4. Click “Checkout.”
  5. Enter your payment information to complete your purchase.

How to Access LMU Online

  1. Log into your ASCP account.
  2. On My ASCP home page, click the Education icon and view LMU.
  3. Browse the available LMU courses. 
  4. Select the items you wish to access.

Access LMU Online

Product Information

Overview

University of Path Informatics (UPI) is a joint effort between the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) and the Association for Pathology Informatics (API).  The UPI Certificate Program consists of 20 custom courses: 12 core and 8 elective course are required to earn the certificate.

University of Pathology Informatics (UPI) is a case-based program, where you act as the project leader developing a pathology informatics needs assessment for a laboratory. It focuses on four essential laboratory informatics competencies:

  • Information Fundamentals
  • Information Systems
  • Workflow & Processes
  • And Governance & Management

Initiatives for the Lab Team

The program is designed for individuals participating in laboratory informatics initiatives to enhance quality diagnosis, throughput and patient safety. It is of great value to a range of lab team members, including:

  • Pathologists
  • Residents
  • Lab Supervisors
  • Laboratory Technologist/Scientist (Including all Sub-specialty Areas)
  • Pathologist Assistants
  • Laboratory Directors
  • And Laboratory Professionals

Requirements for Earning a Certificate

You are required to complete 20 courses across four laboratory informatics competencies, to earn the UPI Certificate of Completion. These include tasks and topics such as: 

  • Preparing an Executive Brief
  • Information Fundamentals
  • Information Systems
  • Workflow & Processes 
  • Governance & Management

All courses are offered online; however, a select number of pre-approved live sessions will be offered at the API and ASCP live meetings at additional costs. 

  • Twelve core modules, modules 1-12, are required. 
  • In addition, you must also take eight enduring materials electives. 
  • Choose electives appropriate for your individual skill needs to meet the 20- course requirement. 
  • To receive credit for online or live courses, you must pass an online quiz with a score of 80% or better in three attempts.

Review the UPI Course Syllabus


Course Components 

All online instructional strategies are approximately 90 minutes and consist of: 

  • A pre-reading assignment
  • An engaging online multimedia activity
  • Knowledge checks
  • Case studies
  • And the downloadable eBook Pathology Informatics: Theory & Practice

Each course also includes a post-test of five to 10 questions. You are allowed three attempts to take the test and need a score of 80% or higher. You can earn 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, CMLE, or SAMs CME credits for each course completed.

Learning Objectives

After completing 20 required and elective on-demand courses, you will be able to:

  • Conduct an informatics audit of existing lab systems including hardware, software, peripherals and databases
  • Create a high-level dataflow diagram of the laboratory network
  • Document existing workflow and create a high-level redesign of workflow process in light of a new LIS
  • Prepare an executive brief addressing:
    • The challenge of legacy systems
    • Opportunities for process improvement and integration with EMR
    • Workflow impact of a new LIS
    • Suggestions for next steps

Price

List Price: $599
ASCP Member Price: $499


How to Enroll in UPI

  1. Click “Add to Cart” on the UPI product page.
  2. Log into your ASCP account or create a new account.
  3. Confirm the correct member or non-member price.
  4. Click “Checkout.”
  5. Enter your payment information to complete your purchase.

Order UPI Now


How to Access UPI Online

  1. Log into your ASCP account.
  2. On My ASCP home page, click the Education icon and view UPI.
  3. Browse the Online UPI library. 
  4. Select the items you wish to access.

Access UPI Courses


Program Schedule

Typically, UPI can be accessed until requirements are met within a three-year period. If UPI is purchased by your institution, there is a yearly subscription to the program. The average participant usually takes approximately six-months to a year to complete the informatics certificate program.

How to Complete UPI

The curriculum focuses on the four laboratory informatics competencies: Information Fundamentals, Information Systems, Workflow & Processes, and Governance & Management. UPI participants also have access to a wide variety of bonus materials, including Pathology Informatics: Theory & Practice (eBook).

Course Prerequisite

The first module, Welcome to UPI Certificate & Needs Analysis, focuses on the steps involved in developing a needs analysis and executive briefing for informatics tools and systems for the laboratory. This module also introduces the University of Pathology Informatics Certificate of Completion program, including details about its instructional approach, curriculum, and requirements for completion.  Please complete this course first before moving on to others.

Student Assessments

Self-assessments can be very helpful in determining where your strengths and weaknesses lie. The following assessment will help you determine areas to work on as you progress through the UPI program. The assessment will take approximately 15 to 20 minutes to complete. 

This skills assessment is a requirement for completing the first course in the University of Pathology Informatics program. 

  • Please review and answer the questions honestly to determine the areas upon which to concentrate. 
  • The results will not be shared with anyone and are for research purposes only. 
  • Once you have successfully fulfilled the requirements for the UPI Certificate of Completion, you will be asked to complete this assessment again.

Complete the Self-Assessment

Price

List Price: $599
ASCP Member Price: $499


How to Enroll in UPI

  1. Click “Add to Cart” on the UPI product page.
  2. Log into your ASCP account or create a new account.
  3. Confirm the correct member or non-member price.
  4. Click “Checkout.”
  5. Enter your payment information to complete your purchase.

Order UPI Now


How to Access UPI Online

  1. Log into your ASCP account.
  2. On My ASCP home page, click the Education icon and view UPI.
  3. Select the items you wish to access.

Access UPI Courses

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Comprehensive Leadership Training for the Laboratory Medicine Team

The Leadership Institute is the lab team’s complete resource for practical, customizable leadership training developed to enhance pathologists’ and laboratory professionals’ effectiveness in the lab.

Facilitated by ASCP’s organizational and leadership experts, the Leadership Institute teaches participants to adapt their behavior, communication skills, and leadership styles to be effective in a variety of workplace situations.

Customizable Options

The Leadership Institute provides multiple training options, including a Leadership Certificate program with 10 online, on-demand courses offering CME/CMLE/SAMs credit. You can also build your skills and earn credit through live courses and the on-site facilitation of courses at your institution. For one-on-one instruction that meets your specific leadership needs, the Leadership Institute offers personal coaching. By choosing from our flexible, customizable options, you can ensure you and your lab team have the leadership skills you need to succeed.

Leadership Certificate Program

Hone your leadership skills at your own pace with the Leadership Institute’s Leadership Certificate program. With 10 on-demand courses that offer CME/CMLE/SAMs credit, the certificate program provides practical leadership skills to advance your career.

Strengthen Your Skills, Advance Your Career

  • Register for 10 online, on-demand courses as part of the Leadership Certificate program.
  • Gain insight into your own leadership behavior and identify areas for improvement by taking the pre-course self-assessment included with each course. Self-assessments can be downloaded for future reference.
  • Earn up to 2.5 CME/CMLE/SAMs credits per course, as all courses are accredited through the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).
  • Complete a course with approximately one to two hours of work.
  • Apply live courses and courses offered via on-site facilitation towards completion of the Leadership Certificate program.
  • Receive the Leadership Certificate upon completion of the program.

Download the Leadership Institute Certificate Program Syllabus

Price

List Price:  $599
ASCP Member Price: $499

Enroll in the Leadership Certificate Program

Start building your leadership skills today when you enroll in the self-paced Leadership Certificate program.

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Enrich Your Learning With Live Courses

Enjoy enhanced opportunities for skill building in the interactive environment of our live courses at ASCP meetings, which you can attend for no additional charge when enrolled in the Leadership Certificate program. You’ll gain insight from our expert facilitators as well as your colleagues through live discussion. 


Questions About a Current Course?

Are you currently enrolled in the Leadership Institute and have a question regarding a course? ASCP’s organizational and leadership experts are available to answer any questions regarding the course materials. Please email questions to leadership@ascp.org.

On-Site Facilitation

Enhance the effectiveness of you and your laboratory staff by booking on-site facilitation of a Leadership Institute course your institution. ASCP’s organizational and leadership experts will teach practical leadership skills in an interactive environment, and attendees will gain tools for success while earning CME/CMLE credit.

Customize Courses for Your Laboratory’s Needs

  • Choose from a variety of courses designed to enhance participants’ effectiveness in the lab.
  • Enjoy enhanced opportunities for skill building and team building offered by in-person discussion with peers and facilitation by ASCP’s organizational and leadership experts.
  • Give your team insight into their own leadership behavior and identify areas for improvement through self-assessments included with each course.
    Offer your team members up to 2.5 CME/CMLE/SAMs credits per course, as all courses are accredited through the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).
  • Provide your team with the opportunity to apply courses offered via on-site facilitation towards completion of the Leadership Certificate program.
  • Tailor courses to your needs and wants, focusing on how you and your team can apply the skills you have learned.

Download the Leadership Institute Catalog

 

Schedule On-Site Facilitation

Contact ASCP’s leadership and organizational experts at leadership@ascp.org to get more information regarding hosting an ASCP Leadership Institute course at your institution or conference.

 

ASCP Members at the Annual Meeting 2016 participate in a Leadership Institute course

 

Personal Coaching

Take your career to the next level with one-on-one leadership coaching from ASCP’s organizational and leadership experts. Receive in-person or telephone training and guidance catered specifically to your professional needs and goals and tailored to your schedule.

Receive Customized Training

  • Accelerate your learning by working one-on-one with one of ASCP’s organizational and leadership experts.
  • Tackle a specific leadership challenge or strengthen a particular skill.
  • Adapt your coaching experience to fit your schedule through in-person or telephone sessions.
  • Gain access to the Leadership Certificate program with 10 on-demand courses that offer CME/CMLE credit and include self-assessments.

Learn More About Personal Coaching

Learn More About the Personal Coaches

Contact ASCP’s leadership and organizational experts to get more information about a coaching experience customized for you. Please email any questions to leadership@ascp.org.