APACE certification available for ASTH members

ASTH has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Australian Institute of Medical Scientists (AIMS) to allow Australian and New Zealand based ASTH members to participate in the Australian Professional Acknowledgement of Continuing Education (APACE) program.

The scheme is designed for medical laboratory scientists and recognises continuing education, formal courses and a wide range of professional activities which contribute to professional growth. Prior to the MOU this scheme was open to AIMS non members for fee of $231 however now ASTH members will be able to participate for only $30.

The APACE scheme provides a method in which your professional activities may be recognized and, importantly for our NZ members, has been approved by the New Zealand Medical Laboratory Science Board as are certification program for New Zealand Medical Laboratory Scientists.To participate you will need to register with APACE and then start recording your continuing education/professional activities. Once you have accumulated 100CEU over a 2 year period (3 years if you’re in rural Australia) you are eligible to apply for APACE certification. Your documentation and fees can either be submitted on line directly to AIMS or as hard copy to the ASTH Secretariat.

If you’d like to know more about the progam check out the AIMS web site