American College of Microbiology

The American College of Microbiology, one of the core components of the ASM's Professional Practice Committee, is responsible for certification of microbiologists and immunologists, accreditation of postdoctoral training programs, and other programs consistent with its mission of providing leadership in promoting the high quality and ethical practice of the microbiology and immunology professions for the benefits of human, animal, and environmental well-being.

Looking for Certification?

The American Board of Medical Microbiology (ABMM) certifies the expertise of doctoral-level microbiologists seeking to direct medical and public health microbiology laboratories.

The American Board of Medical Laboratory Immunology (ABMLI) certifies the expertise of doctoral-level immunologists seeking to direct laboratories engaged in the practice of medical laboratory immunology.

The National Registry of Certified Microbiologists (NRCM) certifies microbiologists at the baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral levels. Certification is offered in biological safety; food safety and quality; and pharmaceutical and medical device.


Postdoctoral Training
The Committee on Postgraduate Educational Programs (CPEP) develops standards to train doctoral-level (Ph.D., M.D., Sc.D., O.D., Dr. P.H., etc.) microbiologists and immunologists in the clinical profession of laboratory medicine; CPEP approved programs are located throughout the United States.



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