"Is Your Lab Competency Assessment
a Competent Assessment" Webinar



Your Arizona Point of Care Network was pleased to provide this timely topic and webinar presented by Jean Ball, MBA, MT(HHS), MLT(ASCP)

and Jean Hood, BSMT (AMT) from CAP!


In this presentation you will find the answers to the “who, what, how, when, and why” of Competency Assessment. You will learn what Competency Assessment really is…and isn’t. You will come to see the differences between Competency Assessment, Training, and Education. Finally, you will hear what the College of American Pathologists’ requirements are pertaining to Competency Assessment and some suggestions for your own program for compliance with those standards.



  • Define “Competency Assessment”

  • Differentiate Competency assessment from “Training” and “Education”

  • Understand CAP’s requirements


  • When must Competency be assessed?

  • What must be assessed?

  • Who must be assessed?

  • How must we assess competency?

  • Why must we assess competency?

About our Speakers:


Jean Ball, MBA, MT(HHS), MLT(ASCP) is a certified Medical Technologist with over thirty years of experience in laboratory medicine. Before coming to the College of American Pathologists (CAP), she worked in hospital and clinic settings in every area of the clinical laboratory, in both bench technologist and supervisory capacities. Jean has also spent many hours in the classroom, teaching in medical technology and business arenas.


Jean Hood, BSMT (AMT) has been in the laboratory field for over 20 years. She received her AAS in Medical Laboratory Technology from the University of Rio Grande in Rio Grande, Ohio and her BS in Clinical Laboratory Science from the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio. During the past 2 years as a College of American Pathologist Staff Inspector she has traveled to 36 states and Japan to inspect.  Jean has twin 17 year old boys and 3 Labrador Retrievers. Living in Columbus, Ohio she enjoys gardening, reading and golf.

Webinar Sponsors:

This web meeting was provided with financial support from Alere, Medical Automation Systems and Siemens Healthcare


Webinar Production:

The webinar was produced by Whitehat Communications in cooperation with PointofCare.net.

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