Inspection Team Member Training - LAPITMT02W.2024
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This inspection training activity is intended for new as well as experienced team members (medical laboratory scientists, clinical laboratory scientists, laboratory supervisors/managers, pathologists, PhDs, and pathology trainees) who are preparing to perform an inspection and need to fulfill the inspector training requirement.

Credit Type: CE, CME
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
Launch Date: February 6, 2024
Expiration Date: February 5, 2025 12:00 AM (ET)
Pricing: N/A
MOC Category: Systems-Based Practice

NOTE: You must complete your prescribed topics and pass assigned assessment questions to fulfill the training requirement and claim credit.

This activity explores all the necessary inspection steps from accepting the assignment to completing the post-inspection paperwork. You will learn inspection or auditing techniques, which will assist you in gathering the appropriate information to determine if your findings support compliance with the requirements. Team Member inspection training encompasses all CAP Accreditation Programs (Laboratory, Biorepository (BAP), Forensic Drug Testing (FDT), and Reproductive).

This activity presents an adaptive learning experience. By answering a series of questions that determine your existing knowledge, you will be prescribed a customized pathway through the course that focuses on your individual learning needs.

After completing this activity, you should be able to::

  1. Effectively apply time management strategies to facilitate the inspection process.
  2. Inform laboratory personnel of potential deficiencies as the deficiencies are identified (prior to Summation).
  3. Based on the information gathered during the inspection, cite deficiencies when the intent of the requirements is not met.
  4. Provide recommendations in compliant situations to promote process improvements.
  5. Apply appropriate Lab General requirements.
  6. Ensure consistent interpretation of common checklist items (eg, QMS, PT, QC, patient safety, method specifications, personnel/competency, safety, computers, and reports).
  7. Recognize situations which have caused or could cause serious immediate harm to patient or staff (immediate jeopardy) and act accordingly (eg, contact the CAP).
  8. Apply the practice of corrected during inspection versus removing deficiencies appropriately.
  9. Complete the pink deficiency ISR pages with sufficient detail to clearly describe the noncompliance.
  10. Recognize the purpose and importance of the Presummation and Summation Conferences.
  11. Recognize the Counsel on Accreditation (CoA) policies that relate to the conduct of inspections.
  12. Be familiar with the purpose and use of the checklists.
  13. Understand the information included in the Team Member Packet and use that information to prepare in advance for the inspection.
  14. Use appropriate inspection techniques (R-O-A-D).

CME/CE Information
Accreditation: The College of American Pathologists (CAP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CME Category 1: The College of American Pathologists designates this internet enduring material educational activity for a maximum of 4.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CE (Continuing Education for non-physicians): The CAP designates this educational activity for a maximum of 4.5 credit(s) of continuing education. Participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is approved for continuing education credit in the states of California and Florida.

The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification (BOC) Certification Maintenance Program (CMP) accepts this activity to meet the continuing education requirements.

Technical Requirements
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The CAP recognizes that some Veteran’s Administration, US Government, and military participants may have difficulty accessing the online activity. If you experience difficulty or have any questions, please contact a representative of the Customer Contact Center at 800-323-4040 option 1 or

This activity and evaluation are available February 6, 2024, and expire on February 5, 2025, at 11:59 PM (CT). Upon completion of the activity your credit will be awarded. Your certificate may be downloaded from your Transcript.


Non-Member Price:   Free  
Member Price:  Free   

Inspection Team Member Training