CLIA states that "...Competency is the ability of personnel to apply their skill, knowledge, and experience to perform their laboratory duties correctly. Competency assessment is used to ensure that the laboratory personnel are fulfilling their duties as required by federal regulation..."
Our program addresses the 6 key CLIA requirements for competency assessment.
Each type of competency test includes:
It is easy to confuse proficiency testing and competency testing. Simply put, competency tests the 6 parts of analyst ability, while proficiency tests the lab accuracy. In other words, proficiency testing alone is not sufficient to meet the regulatory requirement. Labs that use proficiency testing samples for their competency may appear to have technologists collaborating on proficiency test answers, depending on the timing of each analysis and result submission.
Competency tests are offered during spring and fall of each year; schedule your test when ordering.
In this program, you will receive 1 vial of stabilized sperm, 2 streaming videos, and 2 digital viability smears, and your results are reported online. Includes observation forms, worksheets, general knowledge, troubleshooting, and problem-solving questions to meet CLIA Competency guidelines. You will submit your results to Fertility Solutions here [https://fertsol.limequery.com/422896]. Remember to only submit results for examinations you have subscribed to.
(Can be reported as positive/negative only or with concentrations to match your lab procedure)