COLA’s Laboratory Director course will prepare participants to meet the CLIA requirements for Laboratory Director, promote successful management of laboratory operations and effectively oversee required staff.

Participants enrolling in COLA’s Laboratory Director course will benefit from self-paced modules delivered through a blended online learning environment. The course will provide the learner with ease of accessibility and material that is concise and practical.


  • General Responsibilities
  • Personnel Management Responsibilities
  • Procedural Responsibilities
  • Quality Control/Quality Assessment Responsibilities
  • Proficiency Testing Responsibilities

CME Credits


American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) credits are recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA), American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and other health professional organizations.

CEU Credits


Professional Acknowledgment for Continuing Education (PACE) offers continuing education credits to laboratory professionals. P.A.C.E. ® approved programs are accepted by the ASCP-BOC for recertification, and for license renewal in all licensure states except Florida.

Intended Audience


Doctors of medicine, osteopathy, or podiatry seeking to fulfill CLIA requirement at 42 CFR 493.1405(b)(2)(ii)(B) may use the 20 CME credits. If you are not a physician, you cannot qualify as a laboratory director for moderate complexity laboratories by taking this course.

Intended Audience


This course can serve as valuable continuing education for laboratory supervisors, registered nurses, respiratory therapists, and many other healthcare professionals with a role in laboratory services in:

  • Urgent care facilities
  • Hospitals
  • Student health centers
  • Physician offices
  • Long term care facilities
  • Retail care settings
  • Public health departments

Authors of the courses

  • Verlin K. Janzen, MD
  • Kathy Nucifora
  • Danielle Stroughton Duncan
  • Susan Densford
  • Nicole Colby
  • Maurica Price
  • Kathy Wilson

CRI is an independent entity and is not affiliated in any way with COLA.  CRI courses, products, and materials are not sanctioned or endorsed by COLA.  COLA does not give preferential treatment to CRI or CRI customers.