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Point-of-Care Professional Certification Board

The AACC Point-of-Care Professional Certification Board oversees the certification process for individuals who apply to receive AACC’s Certified Point-of-Care Testing Professional (CPP) designation. This certification program is designed for all personnel who perform diagnostic tests outside the central laboratory, including near-patient testing, point-of-care device selection and validation, quality management, operator training, regulatory compliance, and liaison with the central laboratory. Those who receive the designation CPP will demonstrate to patients and healthcare colleagues and institutions that they have proven expertise in this field.

Call for Nominations

Deadline: September 18

For the 2021 term, AACC is now accepting nominations for the Point-of-Care Testing Professional Certification Board for the following positions: President-Elect, Credentials Chair, and Nominating Committee Chair. Learn more about these positions.

Nominations must be accompanied by the nominee’s Curriculum Vitae and a confirmation of willingness to serve. Self-nominations are also welcomed.

Submit a nomination.

Once submitted, nominations will be considered by the Nominating Committee and prepared for review and selection at the upcoming Certification Board and AACC Board of Directors meeting, which will be held later in the fall of 2020.

Board Officers

T. Scott Isbell, PhD, DABCC (President)
Medical Director of Clinical Chemistry
Saint Louis University

Elizabeth L. Frank, PhD, DABCC (Secretary)
Professor of Pathology
University of Utah

Lou Ann Wyer, MS, MT(ASCP) (Chair, Nominating Committee)
Director, Laboratory Services (retired)
Sentara Healthcare

Corinne Fantz, PhD
Director, Scientific Affairs, POCT
Roche Diagnostics Corp.

Kimberly Skala, MS, MT(ASCP)
Clinical Applications Manager, Critical Care Division
Instrumentation Laboratory

Veronica Luzzi, PhD, DABCC (Chair, Examination Committee)
Medical Director, Providence Regional Core Laboratory
Providence Health

James Nichols, PhD
Director, Clinical Chemistry
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Brenda Suh-Lailam, PhD
Director of Clinical Chemistry
Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Marcia Zucker, PhD, MT(ASCP)

Bradley Karon, MD, PhD (Chair, Credentialing Committee)
Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Mayo Clinic

Elia Mears, MT(ASCP)
Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations

Adonica Wilson, MT(ASCP)
Point of Care Coordinator
A. I. DuPont Hospital for Children

Staff Liaisons

Elaine Colwell, Associate Director, Professional Education

Dominic Rizzo, Coordinator, Professional Education


Other Program Contributors

The AACC Board of Certification would also like to acknowledge the point-of-care testing experts on the Certification Program Task Force who developed the Point-of-Care Testing Professional Certification program, as well as the additional point-of-care testing experts throughout North America who collaborated to develop the certification exam.