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NAACLS is pleased to announce that the following programs were recently accredited or approved by the NAACLS Board of Directors on September 29, 2017:

Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) Programs:

Brookline College, Phoenix, AZ

Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH

Phlebotomy Program:

Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN

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By Megan Eggert, Meetings and Events Planner

NAACLS is extending its early registration fee deadline for the “Demystifying NAACLS’ Accreditation/Approval Processes Workshop,” to be held on November 3, 2017, from 7:30am-4:00pm in Chicago, Illinois

Register before October 2, 2017 to receive a discount!

Following are the Registration Fees:

$350/person (EARLY REGISTRATION by 10/2/17)

$375/person (FINAL REGISTRATION BETWEEN 10/3/17 and 10/20/17)

NAACLS can only accept 80 registrations for this workshop.

The workshop will be held at the Renaissance Suites Chicago O’Hare, 8500 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue, Chicago, IL 60631. The workshop will include a continental breakfast and lunch.

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The 2017 NAACLS Annual Survey of Programs is scheduled to be sent to all program directors via email during the first week of October.  Programs will have one month to complete the Annual Survey, which is required by NAACLS Standards.  A preview of the questions to expect on the Annual Survey can be found here:  2017 Annual Survey Questions

 The winter 2018 cycle includes programs that will have site visits during fall 2017 and will be placed on the agenda for the February 2018 meeting of the review committees. Recommendations from the committees will be acted upon by the Board in April 2018.

 MLS Programs:

Argosy University, Eagan, MN

Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ

Augusta Health, Fishersville, VA

Austin State Hospital, Austin, TX

Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY

Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI

Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI

Lake Superior State University, Sault Ste. Marie, MI (initial)

Marshall University, Huntington, WV

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Oklahoma Christina University, Oklahoma City, OK


Fortis Institute-Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

College of the Canyons, Clarita, CA

Middlesex Community College, Lowell, MA

Missouri Health Professions Consortium, Moberly, MO (Transfer of Sponsorship)

Sinclair Community College, Dayton, OH

New England Institute of Technology, Greenwich, RI

Concorde Career College – Memphis, Memphis, TN




Merritt College, Oakland, CA


Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI



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By Megan Eggert, Meetings and Events Planner

NAACLS will conduct a workshop titled, “Demystifying NAACLS’ Accreditation/Approval Processes,” on November 3, 2017, from 7:30am-4:00pm in Chicago, IL. The workshop will include a continental breakfast and lunch.

The workshop will be presented by Sally Pestana, MT(ASCP), and Cecelia W. Landin, EdD, MLS(ASCP)CM.

Ms. Pestana is Professor of Health Sciences, University of Hawaii, Kapiolani Community College in Honolulu, Hawaii. She has been a member of the NAACLS Programs Approval Review Committee (PARC) since 2009. She served as PARC Vice Chair from 2011-2014 and has served as PARC Chair since 2014.

Dr. Landin is Clinical Assistant Professor, Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She served as a member of NAACLS’ Clinical Laboratory Sciences Programs Review Committee (CLSPRC) for four years and as a member of the Review Committee for Accredited Programs (RCAP) for four years. She served as Vice Chair of the RCAP from 2012-2013.

Upon completion of the workshop, and with the opportunity to discuss questions, the participant should be able to:

  • Describe the purpose and philosophy of the NAACLS accreditation/approval outcomes-based model
  • Describe the elements of a successful accreditation/approval review.
  • Describe each of the accreditation/approval standards
  • Utilize the Standards Compliance Guide and other NAACLS resources to write clear complete accreditation/approval Self-Study Reports.

Please visit for more information and to register. We hope to see you at this NAACLS workshop!

The newest NAACLS Annual Volunteer Report is now available, as we continue to make publicly available the performance of our volunteers within the framework of our peer-review-based agency, based on evaluations that are completed during the accreditation review process.

The 2016 Annual Volunteer Report is available here.