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The UTHSC Pathologists’ Assistant program is applying for NAACLS Accreditation and students’ eligibility to take the ASCP board of certification examination may depend on whether or not the program achieves “serious applicant” status. If you have any questions about the accreditation process, please reach out to the Program Director.

For more information, please visit the NAACLS website or contact:

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
5600 N. River Rd.
Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018-5119

Telephone: 847.939.3597 or 773.714.8880

The program is seeking accreditation from the NAACLS and intends to adhere to the following accreditation timeline:

  • January 2023: submission of the Initial Application Packet to NAACLS and begin work on Self-Study.
  • November 2024 (prior to graduation of first class): submission of Self-Study to NAACLS
    • “Serious Applicant Status” granted: graduating students will become eligible for the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) board of certification exam.
      • Grant’s the students the same privileges and rights as an accredited program.
  • The NAACLS Site Visit will occur in early to mid 2026.
  • The NAACLS Board of Directors issue accreditation awards/recommendations in the Spring and Fall of each year:
    • The program intends to receive their accreditation award from NAACLS in the Fall of 2026 or the Spring of 2027.

Tennessee Higher Education Commission Approval:

The UTHSC Pathologists’ Assistant program received final approval from the Tennessee Higher Education Commission on July 28, 2022.

Programmatic Outcomes

Outcomes will be listed as they become available.


Oct 10, 2022