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The Canadian Certification Council of Pathologists’ Assistants (CCCPA-CCCAP) is responsible for certifying Pathologists' Assistants.

To apply, complete the application package found under Applicant Documents 

For those looking to apply for certification through our Biopsy Processing and Simple Dissection routes, please see the Canadian Certification Council of Pathology Laboratory Specialists (CCCPLA-CCCPSL). Click here

CCCPA Document Library: 

  1. Bylaws
  2. Applicant Documents
  3. Certification Options & Application Route Guide
  4. Certification FAQ
  5. Recertification Process
  6. Recertification FAQ
  7. Appeals Process
  8. Examinations
  9. Examination FAQ
  10. Certified Pathologists' Assistants

Always be sure CCCPA has your current email for important notifications.  If you need to update your records please contact info@cccpa-cccap.org

CCCPA Executive and Board of Directors


Chief Executive Officer: Amanda Xuemin Chan, PA(ASCP)cm(CCCPA-CCCAP)
Past Chief Executive Officer: Sarah James, PA(CCCPA-CCCAP)
Chief Operating Officer: Danielle Lee, PA(CCCPA-CCCAP)
Chief Financial Officer: Dr. Monalisa Sur MBBS,FCPath,MMED,FRCPath,FRCPC
Director: Dr. Matthew Cesari: MD FRCPC
Director of Exam Committee: Cassie Buick, PA(CCCPA-CCCAP)
Director of CCCPA Recertification Committee: Adrian Bahneanu, PA(CCCPA-CCCAP)
Director of Initial Applications Review Committee: Lillian Feng, PA(ASCP)cm(CCCPA-CCCAP)
Secretary: Ryan Healey, PA(ASCP)cm(CCCPA-CCCAP)
Member at Large: Megan Maitland, PA(ASCP)cm(CCCPA-CCCAP)

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- last updated June 2024 -