ASRM/CAP Reproductive Laboratory Accreditation Program Inspector Training Seminar

Date:October 12, 2013

Time:8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location:Boston Convention and Exhibition Center


Erica J. Behnke, PhD, HCLD, Faculty

Kepler Johnson, E.L.D., Faculty

Jacob Meyer, PhD, HCLD, Faculty

Kathleen Passerelli, MT(ASCP), CAP Staff

Lyn Weiglos, MT(ASCP), CAP Staff


Developed in Cooperation with the College of American Pathologists (CAP)


In collaboration with ASRM, the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has developed an accreditation program specifically designed for the unique needs of reproductive laboratories.  This program was created with the primary objective of improving the quality of laboratory services through voluntary participation, professional peer review, education and compliance with established performance standards.  Due to recent changes in accreditation inspection requirements, additional laboratorians may be involved in the inspection process.  

Experience has shown that laboratorians already possess the technical knowledge regarding good laboratory practices. The purpose of this seminar is to demonstrate effective inspecting techniques so that inspectors will be more confident and comfortable performing inspection.  The morning sessions focus on the overall inspection process including team preparation, resources and practical "how to" tips of conducting the inspection.  The afternoon consists of sessions highlighting the accreditation requirements unique to embryology, andrology and cryobiology testing.  Sessions include PowerPoint presentations, small and large group discussions regarding inspection scenarios, and hands-on document reviews. This seminar fulfills both the team leader and team member training requirements.

NOTE: To fulfill the CAP inspector training requirement, you must complete the online post-test. Instructions and a link to the post-test will be provided after the live seminar.

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:

  1. Prepare and perform an inspection using CAP resources.
  2. Use generally accepted techniques to produce consistent inspection findings.
  3. Identify deficiencies and recommendations and appropriately document findings.
  4. Identify compliance requirements unique to embryology, andrology, and cryobiology.


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