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If you are participating in ABPath CertLink® (ABPCL), you can now claim up to 5 SAM-eligible CME credits for participation during 2019. Credits are claimed through the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) in collaboration with the American Board of Pathology (ABPath). You do not have to be a member of ASCP to claim these credits.

Credits for 2019 can be claimed up until December 31, 2020 and will be applied to the next Continuing Certification reporting form (2020 or 2021 depending on your initial certification year). Credit is 1.25 hours per completed quarter, which is defined as attempting all questions assigned by ABPCL for that quarter. There is a $19 ASCP processing fee payable to ASCP to receive your CME/SAM credits and transcript.  Make sure your colleagues who also answered ABPCL questions last year know to claim their credit!

How to Claim Your CME/SAM Credits:
1. Click this link to the ABPath CertLink® 2019 CME Credit Redemption product page on the ASCP website.

2. Add this product to your cart and complete your purchase, logging in when prompted. Your ASCP account will automatically award the correct number of credits based on your 2019 ABPCL participation.

*NOTE: If you have an existing ASCP account, log in when prompted. If you are not an ASCP member, do not have an ASCP account or do not know your login information, please select ‘Forgot Username/Password’ and follow the prompts to receive a password re-set link via email. This will ensure your ABPCL credits are awarded properly. You can also contact ASCP Customer Service for further assistance, during regular business hours.

3. You may also choose to have your credits automatically appear in your ABPath PATHway account at no additional cost. To have credits claimed through ASCP transferred electronically to ABPath via the Accrediting Council for Continuing Medical Education Program and Activity Reporting System (ACCME PARS):

1. When logged in to, navigate to your Dashboard by clicking ‘Dashboard’ in the top menu of any page.
2. Click the ‘Profile & Settings’ menu item.
3. From the Profiles & Settings popup, click the ‘Privacy’ tab.
4. Under ‘ABPath Preferences’, check the ‘Allow my transcript information to be sent to ACCME’ checkbox.
5. Click ‘Save’.

*NOTE: Please allow up to 1 month for transcript data to be transferred. 

If you have any questions about the ABPCL program, please email


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