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Updated November 1, 2013

Make a difference in the practice of pathology and enhance your career. Join the College of American Pathologists, the leading advocate for pathology and laboratory medicine. The College values the insight and support that pathologists like you can offer as it works toward charting the course for pathology in the changing landscape of health care.

Your membership in the College is an investment in your future and the future of your profession. Become a member of the organization exclusively representing board-certified pathologists.

Please note important Federal Tax Information regarding member dues.

Membership Classes and Applications

Join early in your career and save. Regular CAP member dues are $360 annually. The CAP makes it easy for newly-practicing pathologists to join by offering a tiered dues structure. You spoke and we listened!

  • First Year Fellow - Free Dues ($0)

    (Board Certified in 2013)

  • Fellow - 2011-2012 Diplomates of Pathology - 50% Dues ($180.00)

    (Board Certified in 2011-2012)

  • Fellow - 2010 and prior Diplomates of Pathology - Regular Dues ($360.00)

    (Board Certified in 2010 and prior)

  • Life Fellow - ($5,770)

    Fellows of the College in good standing may qualify for Life Fellowship by a one-time prepayment of dues as prescribed by the Board of Governors.

  • International Fellow - ($360 USD per year)

    Physicians residing outside of the United States and Canada who spend at least fifty percent of their professional time practicing Pathology, and who have taken and passed their country‚Äôs certifying Pathology exam (if there is one established), shall be eligible to be International Fellows. International Fellows shall have the privilege of using the initials “IFCAP” after their names but will not have the right to vote or hold elective office. They will pay the same dues as Fellows and may be appointed to participate in committees electronically.

  • Junior Member - (Free)

    Physicians of good moral character are eligible for College Junior Membership if they are actively enrolled in, or have completed, a formal training program in pathology toward the qualifications of the American Board of Pathology, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, or the American Osteopathic Board of Pathology. For physicians not certified by one of these boards within three (3) years of the date of the completion of training, Junior Membership will automatically terminate at the end of the calendar year.

    When certified by a qualifying board, Junior Members are expected to apply for Fellowship within one year, after which Junior Membership automatically terminates. In the event of illness or other mitigating circumstances, the time period may be extended at the discretion of the Board of Governors. Junior Members do not have the right to vote or hold office; they may be appointed to committees.

If you have questions, please contact our Membership Team via e-mail, or by calling 800-323-4040 option 2.


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