The Advances in Clinical Chemistry Education and New Technology (ACCENT®) Program was established in 1982 to provide continuing education (CE) specific to clinical laboratory professionals. ACCENT grants credit to various educational activities developed by the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) and outside organizations. The ACCENT program advances quality learning for clinical laboratory professionals that drives improvements in patient care.

ACCENT credit is accepted in all states where documentation for continuing education is required, including the following states: California, Florida, Louisiana, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Rhode Island, Tennessee, and West Virginia.

Apply for ACCENT Accreditation

Organizations that recognize ACCENT credit:

  • American Association of Bioanalysts
  • American Board of Clinical Chemistry
  • American Board of Forensic Toxicology
  • American Society of Microbiology
  • American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science
  • American Society for Clinical Pathology
  • American Medical Technologists
  • Association of Clinical Scientists
  • International Federation of Clinical Chemistry
  • National Registry in Clinical Chemistry

Continuing Education Accreditation for Activity Organizers

The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) accredits continuing education activities in clinical laboratory medicine. Apply today to request ACCENT continuing education credit for your upcoming activity. By having your activity accredited, you will:

  • be recognized as a source of high-quality continuing education in clinical laboratory medicine.
  • receive valuable feedback on each of your programs through reports provided by AACC to then assist in creating a needs assessment for future education planning.

Learn how to apply for ACCENT accreditation for your educational activity or contact AACC at [email protected].

ACCENT Review Board

The ACCENT Review Board is responsible for overseeing the ACCENT accreditation program and serving as expert reviewers on all ACCENT applications. The members and their financial disclosures are below. All disclosures were reviewed and mitigated on an ongoing basis.

Shu-Ling Fan, PhD, DABCC, FADLM, Chair
Medical Director, Special Chemistry
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Disclosures: None

Edward Leung, PhD, DABCC, FADLM
Director, Core Laboratory
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Disclosures: None

J Shirley Li, MD, PhD, DABCC, NRCC
Assistant Professor-Clinical, Department of Pathology
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Disclosures: None

Thomas Lorey, MD
Senior Consultant and Strategic Director, Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Kaiser Permanente Regional Laboratories
Disclosures: None

Zahra Shajani-Yi, PhD, DABCC, FADLM
Senior Clinical and Scientific Director
Salary: LabCorp
Stocks/Bonds: LabCorp