How do I become a Fellow of the CACB?
All applicants for Fellowship must be Full Members of the Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists and must meet one of the following requirements:
- Candidates who graduated from a CACB accredited Postdoctoral Program in Clinical Chemistry/Biochemistry with three years combined training and job experience in a clinical laboratory are required to apply for certification in clinical chemistry prior to applying for Fellowship.
- Candidates may apply for Fellowship if they process a Specialist Certificate in Clinical Biochemistry issued by the Ordre des Chemistes du Quebec (OCQ) since 2000 (exempted from the Certification written and oral examination).
- Candidates may apply for Fellowship if they process a fellowship in Medical Biochemistry, be a member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in good standing, and work in the field of Medical Biochemistry
- Candidates who have successfully completed a two or more year accredited Clinical Chemistry/Biochemistry training program and doctoral certified member or Fellow of an approved Foreign Academy of Clinical/Biochemistry1 may apply for Fellowship upon being successful in the CACB Oral Examination2
1 Currently acceptable designations are Diplomate of the American Board of Clinical Chemistry (DABCC) or Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists (FRCPath)
2 Applicants who wish to apply under Requirement #4 shall be required to take the CACB Oral Examination (link to Certification application form). Upon passing the Oral examination, they are not deemed to be certified, but are deemed to have met the requirement for Fellowship.