Introduction to Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) of 1988
The goal of this course is to equip learners with foundational information about CLIA, including the history, its importance, and implications for clinical laboratories and facilities that perform testing that are subject to the regulations.
This basic-level eLearning course provides information on selected CLIA regulations. Topics covered include CLIA Regulatory Program Overview, CLIA Laboratory Testing and Quality Standards, and CLIA Program Oversight and Administration.
This online course is designed for anyone who has a role associated with clinical laboratory testing, including those conducting tests or supporting other activities related to the clinical testing process.
Course content is closed captioned, where applicable, and optimized for a screen reader.
At the end of this course, learners should be able to:
- Describe the background and fundamental concepts of the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA) Law and Regulatory Program
- Recall CLIA certification requirements for clinical laboratory testing
- Identify the important components of the quality system standards supporting CLIA regulations
- Recall the roles of federal agencies that support the CLIA program
- Describe your role and responsibilities as a team member associated with clinical laboratory testing, including conducting tests or supporting other activities related to the clinical testing process for obtaining a CLIA certificate
Continuing Education (CE)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Laboratory Systems is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program. This course is approved for 1.5 contact hours of P.A.C.E. ® credit. P.A.C.E.® number: 288-015-23.