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|NEW CMP Requirements|
What you need to know…
What: The ASCP recently announced new CMP requirements for Pathologists’ Assistants. They include:
60 points required during a three-year period
When: We have a long time to prepare. The new CMP requirements will apply to PA(ASCP) certificants recertifying on or after January 1, 2022.
Where: Where can you get these new credits? Well, with the AAPA of course! Currently the AAPA offers 15 free credits a year included with your membership. By 2019, the AAPA will offer 20 free credits per year, ensuring these credits fulfill the new advanced cancer credit, the new ethics credit, and the required safety credit. By simply renewing your membership annually, you will have access to all the credits needed to fulfill the new standards.
Examples of where to obtain the new advanced cancer credit include:
Current Credential Maintenance Program (CMP) Requirements
45 points required during a three-year period
The ASCP BOC Credential Maintenance Program (CMP) costs $95 for three years * (paid to the ASCP). This is REQUIRED to maintain your certification as a PA(ASCP).
ASCP membership, which costs $99 annually*, is OPTIONAL. You DO NOT have to be an ASCP member to maintain your certification through ASCP.
For more information:
Certification maintenance and CE requirements: https://www.ascp.org/content/docs/default-source/boc-pdfs/boc-stay-credentialed-general-cmp-pdfs/boc_cmp_us.pdf?sfvrsn=2
* All fees are subject to change by the ASCP BOC.