American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science California

Enhance your professional knowledge through ASCLS’s unique P.A.C.E.® (Professional Acknowledgment for Continuing Education)programs, audio-conferences, workshops and online course offerings. P.A.C.E.® provides continuing education credits through hundreds of quality programs on topics of critical interest – programs reviewed for educational content, relevancy to the profession, qualification of faculty and structure. You can earn P.A.C.E.® credits for re-certification or to fulfill re-licensure requirements. ASCLS also offers FOCUS, a convenient, mail-in continuing education program published in our journal, Clinical Laboratory Science. Recognizing the importance of certification, ASCLS also endorses the National Certification Agency (NCA) in its certification or recertification processes and the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) in its accreditation efforts.


We are pleased that ASCLS-CA has joined us in providing quality continuing education for clinical laboratory professionals. In 1977, P.A.C.E.® was developed to provide a mechanism for recording credits that clinical laboratory professionals earned by attending continuing education programs to maintain and enhance their competence beyond career entry. Although individual transcripts are not provided, P.A.C.E. continues to perform as a quality assurance mechanism for program approval. ASCLS’s sponsorship of continuing education credit granting programs was among the first implemented by a professional society, and P.A.C.E.® has helped to maintain high standards of program quality and professional acceptability…

If you have any other questions, please contact ASCLS-CA P.A.C.E. Chair.

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