Professional Development

Professional Certification

Demonstrate expertise in medical and public health microbiology with ABMM certification; application deadline April 1.


Postgraduate Training (CPEP)

Committee on Postdoctoral Educational Programs (CPEP)
CPEP accredits training programs that prepare scientists and physicians for leadership roles in the medical microbiology or immunology professions. The usual length of training is two years but may vary depending on the background of the fellow; there are 20 programs located in the U.S.

Trainees in medical microbiology learn diagnostic bacteriology, mycology, parasitology and virology, methods in antimicrobial testing, and techniques used in the molecular diagnosis of infectious diseases. Trainees in medical immunology learn testing for patients with malignancies, immunodeficiencies, autoimmune disease, allergy, and infectious diseases, as well as for patients treated with transplantation. All trainees receive research training and conduct original or collaborative research in conjunction with their clinical training. In addition, trainees study laboratory management, epidemiology, public health and laboratory safety.

Continuing Education (CE) Portal

Continuing Education (CE) Portal
The ASM CE Portal provides you with a growing library of continuing education activities that offer the latest and most important information regarding Microbiology. Dynamic and informative, our accredited courses are designed by the nation's leading experts.

Our goal is to have what you need, we are continually working to add the best programs to our library. If you have any ideas for courses you would like to take, please let us know.

The ASM CE Portal is designed to allow users to:

  • Browse the library of available CE activities. Our current catalogue includes live conferences and online teleconferences and webinars.
  • Purchase and participate in an activity from the selections you will see on your My Activities page.
  • Claim credits for and evaluate ASM activities.
  • Print certificates directly from the CE portal.
  • Track all credits earned on the ASM CE Portal through your personalized transcript.


ASM Writing Courses

ASM provides resources to assist graduate students pursuing careers in microbiology.

ASM Grant Writing Course
Intensive and closely guided experience in grant writing, scientific presentations, teaching, career planning and ethics.

ASM Scientific Writing Course
Hands-on intensive training in scientific writing and publishing under mentorship of ASM Journal editors and reviewers.

CME/CE Opportunities

CME/CE Opportunities
ASM’s offers CME and CE credits for many of its clinical laboratory professional development activities.