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Certificate Program

Statistical Methods for Clinical Laboratorians Certificate Program 2018

  • Credit: 7.5 ACCENT
  • Level: Intermediate

Price: $400.00

Member Price: $200.00

Rating: Member Average


Earn 7.5 ACCENT® continuing education credits and a certificate of completion for successfully completing the program before the access end date.

This program is composed of five courses listed below. Each course can be completed online in 1-2.5 hours each. Each course contains a lecture, reference materials, Excel-based problem solving exercises, and a quiz. Communicate questions or comments using the program discussion board.

  • Descriptive Statistics and Measures of Variation
  • Statistical Distributions and Tests of Significance
  • Correlation and Tests for Linearity
  • Method Validation and Reference Ranges
  • Quality Control and Clinical Performance of Laboratory Tests

Certificates of completion are awarded online upon successful completion of the program. Graduates are recognized on a register located on the certificate program web page.

Please note that the completion of an online certificate program should be listed within the education section of a resume or CV. It is not equivalent to completing a board certification process.

Speaker Presentation Description

Launch Year: 2010
Review Year: 2014

In the clinical laboratory, statistics are used to validate and monitor the performance of analytical methods, and to guide the clinical interpretation of laboratory data. This program will enable clinical laboratorians to broaden their knowledge of statistics and refine their skills in the application of statistical methods. It is an intermediate-level program for professionals who already have knowledge of the basic theories applicable to laboratory statistics, and some prior training and experience in this subject. The intended audience includes laboratory directors, managers, supervisors, and clinical laboratory scientists. For laboratory professionals who wish to engage in an educational activity that recognizes their expanded knowledge and competence in statistical methods, this program provides a convenient and cost-effective means for doing so.

After completing this program, participants will be able to:

  • Calculate commonly used statistical parameters
  • Apply statistical tests of significance to laboratory data
  • Evaluate and monitor the performance of analytical methods
  • Use statistical techniques to validate reference ranges
  • Interpret the clinical meaning of laboratory results through statistical methods

Program Chair and Faculty:

Roger Bertholf, PhD, FACB, DABCC
Professor of Pathology, University of Florida Health Sciences Center
Director of Clinical Chemistry, Toxicology, and Point of Care Testing, Shands Jacksonville Hospital, Jacksonville, FL


Open Enrollment until December 31, 2018
Program Access from January 1, 2018 until July 15, 2019

Fee: $200 AACC Member/$400 Non-member

Course Number: 11786

7.5 ACCENT® continuing education credit

  • If you purchase the program on our website, order processing is immediate.
  • If you purchase the program over the telephone, order processing will take 3-4 business days.
  • If you purchase the program via US Post or fax, please allow 2 weeks for order processing.
  • In all cases, program access information will be sent in an email titled AACC Order Confirmation once the order process is complete. Haven’t received your access information? We recommend checking your Spam/Junk Mail in case the confirmation email is filtered there. If you cannot locate the email, please contact AACC Customer Service.


ACCENT® credit is offered. AACC is an approved provider of continuing education for clinical laboratory scientists in the states of California, Florida, Louisiana, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Rhode Island, and West Virginia.


You must have Internet access and Internet browser software installed on your computer to view the e-learning materials in this course, as well as Adobe Reader. We recommend the following Internet browsers and browser settings.

  • Internet Explorer version 11 or higher
  • Mozilla Firefox version 33 or higher
  • Google Chrome version 36 or higher
  • Apple Safari version 6 or higher


You will need speakers attached to your computer to hear the audio files associated with some of the course materials.


For best viewing, your screen resolution should be 1024 x 768 or higher.


Cancellations and refunds are not available for e-learning courses.


1/1/2018 12:00 AM Until 12/31/2018 11:59 PM

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Developed in cooperation with the AACC Management Sciences and Patient Safety Division