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  • The applicant must have 36 months of full-time training in an accredited AP/CP program. Training must include at least 24 months of structured CP training. The remaining 12 months are flexible; and may include AP and/or CP. Training may include up to 6 months of research completed during the pathology training program with the approval of the program director.
  • Candidates already certified in AP must have an additional 24 months of full-time training in CP including 18 months of structured training in CP. The remaining 6 months are flexible, but must be in one or more areas of CP.  Candidates with time-limited primary AP certification must be participating in MOC and up to date with all MOC reporting requirements.
  • A diplomate certified in AP, who then applies for CP certification, cannot use previous CP training if it is all more than 5 years old to qualify to take the examination.  Additional training will be required.

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