Members - Eligibility and Privilege ($300)
There are two (2) categories of membership in the Association: ordinary members (the “Ordinary Members”) and emeritus members (the “Emeritus Members”).

  • Ordinary Members are those persons who have graduated in medicine and who are licensed to practice in a Canadian province or territory and who are:
    • certified by or hold fellowship in the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or le Collège des médecins du Québec in a recognized branch of Laboratory Medicine; or
    • in possession of credentials which in the opinion membership committee of the Association (the “Membership Committee”), confirmed by the Association President (the “President”), are the equivalent of paragraph (a) above; or
    • in possession of special skills and knowledge by virtue of a minimum of four (4) years’ training in a medical laboratory science not recognized by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, or le Collège des médecins du Québec and who the Membership Committee, confirmed by the President, shall consider as possessing qualifications equivalent to paragraphs (a) and (b) above.
  • Emeritus Members have retired from practice and have been Ordinary Members of the Association.  They are appointed to this category at their own request, or at the suggestion of the Membership Committee. 

Associates ($0) or
Honorary Associates ($0) - are those persons recognized for their outstanding service in or contributions to the Association or the advancement of medicine, especially in the fields of pathology and those fields related to or complementary to pathology. 

Junior Associates 1st year ($0) - may include those persons who are medical students presently enrolled in their first year of studies at a medical school in Canada or graduates in medicine who have been accepted into their first year in a training program in pathology or the subspecialties of laboratory medicine that have been approved by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.  Associates in this category shall have their relationship reviewed after completion of their first year in their training program and upon application to the Association in the prescribed form may be transferred to Junior Associate – 2nd to 5th on payment of the appropriate fee.

Junior Associates 2nd to 5th year ($38)- may include those persons who are medical students presently enrolled beyond their first year of studies at a medical school in Canada or graduates in medicine who have been accepted into their second to fifth years in a training program in pathology or the subspecialties of laboratory medicine that have been approved by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.  Trainees in this category shall have their relationship reviewed after completion of their second to fifth years in their training programs and upon application to the Association in the prescribed form may be transferred to another category of Associate or a category of member on payment of the appropriate fee.

Corresponding Associates ($50) - are those persons who:
(a)    are graduates in medicine, certified in pathology in a foreign country by an internationally recognized certifying body, or whose major practice is devoted to pathology; and
(b)    hold an appropriate academic degree other than medicine, reside in a country other than Canada and who are recognized as authorities in their scientific field and whose membership would further the aims and objectives of the Association

Corporate Associates ($50) - may include those corporate entities who:
(a)    have interests in common with pathologists;
(b)    have interests in laboratory medicine in general; and
(c)    have interests in the advancement of laboratory diagnostics

Pathologist Assistant Associates ($100) - are those persons who work in a diagnostic laboratory, are identified by the pathologists at that laboratory as "Pathologist Assistants", and assist pathologists with gross examination and dissection of specimens, performance of autopsies and other administrative duties.  The individual may have additional training such as completion of a Master of Science program for Pathologist Assistants in an accredited Canadian university or similar accredited programs in the United States.
To access the Pathologist Assistant Membership Application CLICK HERE.
For more information on becoming a PA Member CLICK HERE
Pathologist Assistant Exam Registration CLICK HERE

Ph.D. Associates ($100) - are those persons who:
a)     have a doctorate degree in a biomedical field
b)     take responsibility for oversight of clinical testing in a diagnostic medical laboratory.

For more information, please review the CAP-ACP Bylaws.


- last updated March 2017 -