Relationship Testing Collection Training Module

Updated for the 14th 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.

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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
  • Requirements for immigration cases

Course Format

  • Learn straight from the lead assessor!
  • Self-paced, online, audio-visual program that takes approximately an hour and a half to complete.
  • A pre-test is provided as a pdf file to review prior to watching the program.
  • A post-test is accessed after viewing the webinar. 80% correct on the post-test is required for successful completion.
  • Two attempts to pass the post-test are provided. If the learner fails the first attempt, he/she will be prompted to review the training webinar again before completing the 2nd attempt. If unsuccessful on the 2nd attempt, AABB provides an opportunity for a retake which provides two additional attempts. See “Retake Fee” below for more information.
  • 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, provided that the individual complies with the requirements provided during the training course, will be included on the list of qualified collection suppliers given quarterly to AABB Accredited Relationship Testing Laboratories worldwide and made available in the members-only section of the AABB website. The certificate is valid for the duration of the current edition of the AABB Standards for Relationship Testing Laboratories (valid through December 31, 2021). AABB reserves the right to remove non-compliant collectors from the list.

Current edition: 14th Edition
Effective date: January 1, 2020
Expiration date: December 31, 2021
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 within 72 hours (subject line will read “AABB Relationship Testing Training Module: Access Available”). The email will contain instructions and a link to the recording. Please make sure to check your junk or spam email for this email. 

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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 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 12, 2019 – December 31, 2020: $109
January 1, 2021 – June 30, 2021: $69
July 1, 2021 – December 15, 2021: $39

Retake Fee
Learners are provided two (2) attempts to successfully pass the certificate program quiz. If after both attempts a learner does not achieve the minimum score, the learner will not be able to receive a certificate of completion. AABB provides the opportunity for a retake (2 additional quiz attempts) at a reduced price ($35 member/nonmember). Retakes are only valid through the current certificate program edition and cannot be extended or applied to the next edition of the certificate program. Please contact AABB eLearning at for a retake registration form.

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.


All cancellations must be made in writing and sent to There will be no refunds for cancellations if program is accessed.


Contact the AABB eLearning Department:
Phone: +1.301.215.6482

   *Prices subject to change.