Introduction to Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA)
The goal of this course is to equip learners with foundational information about CLIA, including the history, its importance, and implications for clinical laboratories and facilities that perform testing that are subject to the regulations.
This basic-level eLearning course provides information on selected CLIA regulations. Topics covered include CLIA Regulatory Program Overview, CLIA Laboratory Testing and Quality Standards, and CLIA Program Oversight and Administration.
This online course is designed for anyone who has a role associated with clinical laboratory testing, including those conducting tests or overseeing the testing process. This audience includes laboratory professionals, physicians, nurses, pharmacists, midlevel practitioners that include nurse midwives, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants, and those who perform testing at non-laboratory sites.
At the conclusion of this course, the learner will be able to:
- Describe the background and fundamental concepts of the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA) Law and Regulatory Program
- Recall CLIA certification requirements for clinical laboratory testing
- Identify the important components of the quality system standards supporting CLIA regulations
- Recall the roles of federal agencies that support the CLIA program
- Describe the role and responsibilities of team members associated with clinical laboratory testing, including conducting tests or supporting other activities related to the clinical testing process for obtaining a CLIA certificate
- Follow the link to register for the course.
- If you have difficulty with the online registration process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Continuing Education Units (CEU)
You must complete the evaluation and pass the posttest with a score of 80% or higher.
P.A.C.E.®: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Laboratory Systems is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program. This course is approved for 1.5 contact hour(s) P.A.C.E.® credit.
P.A.C.E.® Course Number: 288-015-23.
CME: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
CNE: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this activity for 1.0 nursing contact hours.
CEU: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEU’s for this program.