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ABPath CertLink® 

Diplomates who participate in the ABPath CertLink® assessment pilot program will be asked to answer questions every three months. Those who successfully participate (meet assessment requirements) in the program can expect:

  • Qualify for a $500 exam refund if required to take the CC exam for current 10-Year Cycle.
  • Possible exemption from taking the CC exam.
  • Reduction in SAM requirements for participation in 2018 and SAM credits awarded through ASCP for participation beginning January 1, 2019. SAM credits awarded the year following successful participation. 

ABPath CertLink® Policy

For the full ABPath CertLink Policy document, click here. For a program comparison chart, click here.

Key Dates

• The current ABPath CertLink segment began July 2, 2019.  Registration for this segment is now closed.

• Registration is open for the next segment that begins Jan. 3, 2020. 

Incentives for 2008, 2009, and 2010 Diplomates

Diplomates who were enrolled in the Continuing Certification Program in either 2008, 2009, or 2010 are required to pass the CC exam before the end of their first 10-Year Cycle. The ABPath will offer partial exam fee refunds of $500 to these Diplomates who also participate in ABPath CertLink.

Registration

•  To register, please log in to your PATHway account and click the ABPath CertLink tab. 

PATHway login

•  Once you are registered you will receive a welcome email confirming your registration. 

•  On the first day of the quarter, you will then receive an email from ABPath CertLink with a link to log in to CertLink, set up your profile, and begin answering questions for your first quarter.

• Check out additional features of ABPath CertLink by viewing brief tutorial videos here.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact Kasey Davis, ABPath CertLink Coordinator, at kasey@abpath.org, or (813) 286-2444 ext. 234.

Mobile App for Tablets

The ABPath CertLink® mobile app is available for download on tablets through Google Play (Android) and Apple (iPad) App Stores; it has not been approved for use on smartphones at this time. Since the app was developed for tablets only, it will only be displayed and accessible in the app store for the intended device (iPad and Android tablet); participants may not see it as an available app from a smartphone.

The CertLink app can be downloaded from the following links:

• For iPads:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/certlink/id1172843542?mt=8

• For Android tablets:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.abms.certlink&hl=en_IE

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