Why COLA Accreditation?

COLA Accreditation Improves Your Laboratory…

Completing COLA’s accreditation program means your clinical laboratory is in compliance with CLIA, and is recognized by the Joint Commission.

We accredit the following types of laboratories:

  • Physician Office
  • Community Hospitals
  • Mobile Clinics
  • Veterans Administration
  • Department of Defense

COLA is approved by CMS to accredit laboratories in the following specialties:

  • Chemistry
  • Hematology
  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Immunohematology/transfusion services

When you work with COLA, our goal is simple – we use our educational laboratory accreditation program to help your laboratory stay safe, efficient, and compliant.

With our premier clinical lab accreditation services, you benefit from competitive pricing, straightforward standards, and established experience. If your organization wants to have an immediate, positive impact on patient care, get accredited with COLA.
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COLA Accreditation for Affiliate Labs

If you are a member of one of the following organizations,
you are eligible for a discount on COLA accreditation:

  • AACE
  • AAFP
  • ACP
  • FMA
  • MLE

If you are a member of a group of laboratories, you also may be eligible for additional discounts on your accreditation fees.
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Already a COLA Accreditation Customer?

If your lab is already COLA-accredited, or is interested in our complete approach to promoting excellence in healthcare, combine accreditation with our e-learning offerings through