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Accreditation Criteria for Associate & Full IATP Fellows


Fellows are globally recognized for their distinguished accomplishments and consistent dedication to the enhancement of toxicologic pathology as per IATP Bylaws.

The criteria for accreditation in toxicologic pathology by IATP are divided into three areas and applicants must demonstrate accomplishments in all three areas:

  • Qualifications (Education & Training)
  • Professional Experience (Published and unpublished authorship: research publications, review articles; book chapters)
  • Recognition of Scientific Judgment (Editorial responsibilities; invited papers, seminars, lectures, posters; awards; mentorship)

Applications are blindly reviewed by the Accreditation Committee consisting of 9 Fellows representing all geographic areas served by IATP. Applicants are required to achieve 45 points to become an Associate Fellow and 75 points to become a Full Fellow. Criteria and scoring for becoming an IATP Fellow & Associate IATP Fellow can be found on the IATP website ( ).

Associate Fellows should have a minimum of 5-7 years of professional experience to apply (minimum of 5 years of professional experience working full-time in a toxicologic pathology position or a minimum of 7 years of professional experience working full time if toxicologic pathology is not a major component of employment).

Benefits of Becoming a Fellow

  • Formal international accreditation for accomplishments in the practice of toxicologic pathology as determined by a rigorous review of credentials and professional history by an international panel of expert peers.
  • The Fellow accreditation is the only global credentialing organization that recognizes accomplishments in the field of toxicologic pathology. The Associate Fellow qualification recognizes the potential to become a Fellow.
  • Association with highly experienced pathologists who are internationally recognized for their expertise in toxicologic pathology, and generally serve as thought leaders in the field of toxicologic pathology.
  • Participation in a mentorship program where Full Fellows will provide Associate Fellows with support to further their careers and professional development toward the Full Fellowship level.
  • Opportunity to participate in organizing educational events for many global constituencies, particularly to give back to the toxicologic pathology community.
  • Informal consultation with Associate Fellows and Fellows who are thoroughly experienced in all aspects of toxicologic pathology, and formal consultation with a subset of Fellows who are available for consultative engagement. Participation in a forum for global harmonization of toxicologic pathology practices.
  • Access to selected lectures and educational materials as provided by other Associate Fellows and Fellows.