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CDC Laboratory Training understands that there are numerous credible providers of quality laboratory training available online. Below, we have gathered a group of training providers that you might find helpful. If you would like to add your state or group to this list, please email us at

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Association of Public Health Laboratories

APHLThe Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) represents state and local governmental health laboratories in the United States. Its members, known as “public health laboratories,” monitor and detect health threats to protect the health and safety of Americans. Founded over 50 years ago as a forum for state public health laboratory directors, APHL brings together laboratories and staff from multiple disciplines, including public health, environmental, agricultural and food safety laboratories.
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Phone: (240)485-2745

Iowa State Hygienic Laboratory at the University of Iowa

Iowa/State Hygienic Laboratory at the University of Iowa 

Iowa logo We offer a variety of learning modules in the following topic areas:  CLIA compliance, rule out/refer procedures for agents of bioterrorism, and general laboratory topics such as influenza surveillance, chain of custody, and foodborne outbreak investigation.

Courses are also offered through Prepare Iowa for public health professionals on topics such as the role of sentinel labs in emergency response and biosafety.

Contact information:
Beth Hochstedler,
Education, Training and Outreach Director, phone: 319-335-4303

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CDC Learning Connection

These tools and resources assist e‑learning developers in creating quality products and will help those new to e‑learning understand the basics.

American Society for Microbiology

American Society for Microbiology 

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The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) offers a variety of webinars for laboratory personnel interested in professional development. Current topics are presented by experts in the field and include in-depth discussions on laboratory technology and testing. ASM is the oldest and largest single life science membership organization in the world.

Most webinars are approved for P.A.C.E.® credits.

Contact information:
Nicole Jackson
Program Coordinator, PPC, phone:202-942-9257

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