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.

COLA is offering a summer special on our virtual on-demand Laboratory Director course. Enroll now through Labor Day and receive a special discount. This course meets the CLIA 20 CME requirements for physicians to qualify to direct moderate complexity laboratories. Use the promo code “COLASummer” by September 5, 2022, for exclusive pricing on the course.

Physicians who complete our Laboratory Director course can qualify to be a director of a moderate complexity laboratory and obtain the required 20 CME credits in the process. The course will provide the learner with ease of accessibility and material that is concise and practical, with self-paced modules delivered through a blended online learning environment.


  • 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

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