AABB Certified Advanced Biotherapies Professional

Certified Advanced Biotherapies Professional (CABP) Credential

The AABB Certified Advanced Biotherapies Professional (CABP) credentialing program is the first and only certification for biotherapies professionals.

What is AABB's Certified Advanced Biotherapies Professional (CABP) credential?

This certification is a mark of distinction and benefits the entire biotherapies field by establishing minimum standards of competence, identifying qualified and proficient professionals, and advancing safety and quality.

Candidates must meet pre-requisites, obtain a passing grade on the computer-based proctored online exam covering the seven key domains, and agree to the CABP Code of Conduct to earn the certification for a three-year cycle.

The CABP Exam is available 24/7 on-demand, computer based, and an online proctored exam.


Exam Fees - AABB Members $395, Non-Members $495

Who is Eligible for the CABP?

This certification is intended for experienced professionals working in advanced biotherapies. Example roles include:

  • Researchers
  • Medical directors
  • Quality specialists
  • Regulatory specialists
  • Laboratorians
  • Nurses
  • Pharmacists
  • Fellows

For more information on the exam including eligibility and how to apply, please follow the link below.

Meet the CABPs: Q&A Interview Series and Full CABP Registry

In this article series, AABB interviews and highlights Certified Advanced Biotherapies Professionals. Read as they share what inspired them to pursue the CABP certification and how this new program will help address current challenges in the biotherapies field.

Alternatively, to view the full registry of CABPs follow the link below:

View Full Registry

The Need for the CABP - A Short History & Timeline

Developed by AABB in response to worldwide workforce shortages in the industry and the challenges associated with identifying and retaining qualified employees, the CABP certification benefits the entire biotherapies field by:

  • Establishing minimum standards of competence.
  • Identifying qualified and proficient professionals.
  • Advancing safety and quality.
  1. "The CABP exam was established through a rigorous and methodical process in accordance with ANSI standards (ISO/IEC 17024) for personnel certification. It is designed to validate a candidates’ knowledge, experience, and qualifications, and was developed with the input of more than 50 subject matter experts in the field who contributed more than 4,000 hours to the effort."

    Jackie Thomas
    VP Education, AABB Developed According to ANSI Standards, Rigorous certification development according to ANAB ISO/IEC 17024 Standards

  2. July 2022

    First CABP application received.

    December 2022

    First cohort of CABPs certified.

  3. April 2023

    Phacilitate Case StudyPhacilitate publishes case study on AABB’s CABP.


  4. March 2024

    AABB releases CABP Sample Exam Question sets and CABP Resource Library.

    Resource Library

CABP By The Numbers

AABB Certified Advanced Biotherapies Professional


There are 125+ CABPs
and counting!


Organizations who are
CABP employers
CABP Globe


CABPs are in 10 countries across the world