Dear Dr. NAACLS: I am currently preparing to assemble my Self-Study Report, and remembered there was a recent addition to Standard 7, which states that, “Students must be provided with a clear description of the program and its content and current publications, which must include: N. outcomes measure.”  Do I have to use ASCP-BOC certification […]

NAACLS is seeking candidates for our Board of Directors and Programs Review Committees. The following positions will be open in 2013: Board of Directors One Public Member RCAP One MLT Educator One MLS Educator One CG Educator One Anatomic Pathologist One Four-Year Educator PARC Three PHLEB Educators Two CA Educators Information on eligibility and responsibilities […]

The National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) is pleased to offer the following new workshop: NAACLS Basics on Accreditation, Approval and Program Assessment Friday, November 2, 2012 7:30am – 4:00pm Presenter:  Andrea G. Gordon, MEd, MT(ASCP)SH The workshop will be held at the Renaissance Suites Chicago O’Hare, 8500 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue, Chicago, […]

DMS: SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY MLS: Argosy University, Eagan, MI (Initial) Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ (Initial) Auburn University, Montgomery, AL Berkshire Medical Center, Pittsfield, MA Danbury Hospital, Danbury, CT Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI

The NAACLS Board has opened a 45 day public comment period on the Draft Standards for Accredited and Approved Programs. The public comment period began on , June 20, 2012, and will conclude August 6, 2012. Comments may be submitted via email to

Most people reading this blog are well acquainted with the routine functions performed by NAACLS–reviewing educational programs in the clinical laboratory sciences and granting accreditation or approval. These are very important functions for a wide range of stakeholders, arguably every person in the USA and several other countries. In order to accomplish these functions, and […]

DMS Program: University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT MLS Programs: Saginaw Valley State University, University Center, MI Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, OK The Colorado Center for Medical Laboratory Science, a Program of Metropolitan State College of Denver, Denver, CO (transfer of sponsorship, effective July 2012)

The extended due date is June 8, 2012.  If you are a program director with multiple programs, an additional survey link will be sent to you shortly.  The due date for that survey will be at least a week from when it is sent.  This site will be updated with information as it is received.  Thank you.

After over two years of diligent work, the NAACLS Standards Task Force is nearing completion of its charge and will soon be submitting the new draft Standards to the Board of Directors for consideration. As previously reported, the charge to the Task Force is: to review and revise the current Standards with a focus on […]

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