The Canadian Certification Council of Pathologists' Assistants (CCCPA) will begin certifying Pathologists' Assistants (PAs) in the near future.  The certification requirements are expected to remain akin to the current membership requirements to the PA Section of the CAP-ACP.

To maintain continued membership to the PA Section you are required to re-apply for membership before your application route deadline. If you have already re-applied for membership after implementation of the PA specific application form please disregard this notice. 

Deadlines are listed on the PA Section website

The first deadline is May 1, 2016 for on-the-job trained applicants who have an RT-Diploma.  However, for certification for those routes of application that close in 2016, CCCPA has extended the deadline to December 31, 2018

Note: The deadline to obtain experience, if applicable to your application route, remains unchanged at this time.

The certification process will open in the near future via the CCCPA. An announcement will be made at that time, and certification information will then be posted on the CCCPA webpage within that CAP-ACP website.

CCCPA Executive and Board of Directors

Chief Executive Officer:
Danielle Lee - Pathologists’ Assistant

Chief Operating Officer:
Amanda Chan - Pathologists’ Assistant

Chief Financial Officer:
Dr. Catherine Ross MD FRCPC - Pathologist

Director of Exam
Lance Fuczek - Pathologists’ Assistant

Dr. Carolyn O’Hara MD FRCPC - Pathologist

Dr. Rosemary Henderson MD FRCP - Pathologist


- last updated September 2016 -