The Canadian Certification Council of Pathologists’ Assistants (CCCPA-CCCAP) is pleased to announce that Canadian Pathologists’ Assistants may now apply for certification via the CCCPA-CCCAP, effective immediately.

To apply, complete the application package found at:
Forward the completed application to:

Certification fee - Non-Refundable Certification fee - $550.00 (No extra charge to sit an exam - if one is required)

The exam may be available at each institution that offers a qualified Pathologists’ Assistants Master’s Program following the graduation date of the PA Master’s students.  It will also be available on a yearly basis (with limited seatings) at:

The exam will be made available at the Events & Management Plus Inc (EM+) office in Kingston, Ontario for a date that is agreed upon by the applicant and EM+.

All PA Section members that became members following the 2014 AGM must re-submit their application to the CCCPA-CCCAP to obtain certification. Those Members that passed the exam are not required to re-write the exam.
For more information, please see the CCCPA-CCCAP Document Library.

CCCPA Executive and Board of Directors

  • Chief Executive Officer: Sarah James, PA CCCPA
  • Chief Operating Officer: Amanda Chan, PA CCCPA
  • Chief Financial Officer: Jason Karamchandani, MD FRCPC 
  • Director of Exam: vacant
  • Director: Dr. Catherine Ross, MD FRCPC
  • Director of Applicant Appeals & Recertification Committee:  Ryan Healey, PA ASCPCM CCCPA
  • Director of Initial Applications Review Committee: Sanowar Hossain, PA CCCPA

CCCPA Document Library: 

  1. Annual Forms
  2. Statements, Policies & Bylaws
  3. Applicant Documents
  4. Certification FAQ
  5. Recertification Process
  6. Recertification FAQ
  7. Appeals Process
  8. Examinations
  9. Certified Pathologists' Assistants

- last updated February 2020 -