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Relationship Testing Collection Training Module

Updated for the 12th Edition of AABB’s Standards for Relationship Testing Laboratories!
Earn a Certificate of Training from AABB and be included on the list of qualified collection suppliers given quarterly to AABB Accredited Relationship Testing Laboratories worldwide.

Become a Registered Collector - REGISTER TODAY

AABB offers a certificate course for individuals who would like to be recognized as AABB-trained sample collectors for relationship testing purposes. This web-based course was developed by subject-matter and quality expert, Marsha Deitz, MBA, MT (ASCP), CQA (ASQ), who is also the lead assessor for AABB relationship testing facilities.

Program Goal

To educate collectors on the requirements for collection of samples, improve quality, and provide the accredited facilities with resources for collection of samples.

Learning Outcomes

Course will teach individuals the proper controlled process for obtaining a sample for relationship testing. Topics include:

  • Quality Control
  • Consent
  • Identification
  • Sampling
  • Chain of custody documentation
  • Common Errors
  • Secure transport to the testing laboratory
Course Format
  • Learn straight from the lead assessor!
  • Self-paced, online, audio-visual program that takes approximately an hour and a half to complete.
  • After a pretest, individuals watch and listen to the program.
  • After successfully completing the post-test, an official AABB certificate of completion is provided.
  • Successful individuals will earn a Certificate of Training from AABB and be included on the list of qualified collection suppliers given quarterly to AABB Accredited Relationship Testing Laboratories worldwide. The certificate is valid for the duration of the current edition of the AABB Standards for Relationship Testing Laboratories.

Current edition: 12th Edition
Effective date: January 1, 2016
Expiration date: December 31, 2017
Revision cycle: 24 months (January of even numbered years)

How to Register & Access

Register online through the AABB Marketplace. Once purchased, access will be provided via email from AABB CommPartners within 72 hours. The email will contain instructions and a link to the recording. Please note: Access to the program belongs exclusively to the person named during the registration process. That person may transfer the registration to someone else as long as the program has not been accessed or completed. The transfer must be in writing from the original registrant and must be received no later than the final registration date (send to professionaldevelopment@aabb.org). Once the program is completed and a certificate has been issued, the certificate cannot be transferred, it belongs to the individual registered in the program.

Registration Fees*

December 23, 2015 – December 31, 2016: $99 
January 1, 2017 – June 30, 2017: $59
July 1, 2017 – December 31, 2017: $29    

Program Waiver/Grandfathering

The AABB does not grandfather any existing credentials or offer training reciprocity for any credentials, prior training or related experience for the Relationship Testing Collection Training Program. In order to receive the certificate of training, all registrants must successfully complete the program.

Cancellation

All cancellations must be made in writing and sent to professionaldevelopment@aabb.org. Cancellations received by AABB will receive a refund less a $10 administrative fee. There will be no refunds for cancellations if program is accessed.

Questions?

Contact the AABB Professional Development Department:
Phone: +1.301.215.6482
Email: professionaldevelopment@aabb.org

   *Prices subject to change.