ART Lab Exam Information
DISCLAIMER: CFAS is NOT a certifying or regulatory body. This CFAS program aims to develop standards that all ART Laboratory Professionals should conform to, and to verify individuals are up to those standards.
You MUST be a CFAS Member to take the ART Lab Exam.
2020 Exam Date: Saturday, June 6, 2020
2020 Exam Locations: Toronto and Calgary
A passing grade on the ART Lab Exam and an approved logbook/case study submission is required in order to receive your certificate of completion.
Important Notice Regarding CPD Credits and Maintaining the CFAS ART Laboratory Professional Certification:
- In order to maintain their certification, certified professionals must complete a minimum of 24 Continuing Professional Development credits each two-year period.
- The CFAS reporting terms end on odd years; for example 2017-2019 is a 2-year reporting term and the next 2-year term will be 2020-2021.
- Please note, anyone certified in the 2nd year of a reporting period (e.g. someone certified in 2019) will not be required to complete 24 credits in less than one year. For individuals certified in the second year of a reporting period (e.g. 2019, 2021), their first reporting period will start the following year and 24 credits must be acquired in the following 2-year term. For example, if an individual is certified in March, 2019, their first reporting period would be the 2020-2021 term. For those certified in the first year of a reporting period (e.g. certified in 2018 when the period is 2018-2019), 24 credits must be achieved in the 2-year period since they have adequate time.
Please note that the CFAS strongly encourages individuals considering completing their certification to start participating in CPD activities before certification. You may submit any CPD credits acquired within the reporting period, independent of whether you were officially certified or not at the time of completion of the credits. Please be reminded, to maintain your certified status, you must submit sufficient credits every reporting term.