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Applications, to write the PA examination, must be received BEFORE May 1.

The Pathologists’ Assistant Section of the Canadian Association of Pathologists’ (PA Section of the CAP-ACP) will be phasing out current routes of membership to the Section in the coming years, beginning with grand parented and on the job trained PAs with a minimum education of a Registered Technologist diploma in July of 2016.  These phase outs will continue until 2021, at which time it is expected that all new practicing PAs will be Master’s Degree program graduates.

These membership requirements to the PA Section are expected to be rolled into CANADIAN CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS for Canadian PAs, beginning in July of 2016.

It is imperative that your qualified PAs apply for Membership to the PA Section of the CAP-ACP before their applicable route of membership is phased out.

The various routes of member ship to the PA Section and their gradual phase out will honour Canada’s original PAs, will standardize this diverse group of professionals in Canada, and will pave the way for future practicing Canadian PAs.

The membership routes and membership requirements are posted on the PA Section of the CAP-ACP website at:

Under “By laws Amended 2014” at:

The membership application form is posted at:

Thank you for your attention to this timely matter,

Executive Committee of the PA Section of the CAP-ACP


- last updated April 2017 -