National Laboratory Training Network

Laboratory Training of Public Health Significance

The National Laboratory Training Network (NLTN)TM, a joint program of APHL and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), develops and delivers education programs for professionals in both public and private sector laboratories. Since its inception nearly 20 years ago, the NLTNTM has presented over 4,700 courses reaching well over 284,000 laboratory professionals.

The NLTNTM seeks to strengthen the quality of laboratory practice and the skills of laboratorians performing testing of public health significance. Most NLTNTM courses provide continuing education credits.

The NLTNTM offers training in multiple formats to meet  learners’ unique needs. Training ranges from broad overviews to step-by-step testing methods incorporating hands-on practical experience. These include:

  • Hands-on Workshops - discussion, lecture and laboratory exercises
  • On Demand Courses - online and at your convenience, many of which are free of charge
  • Public Health Webinar Series - These intermediate-level webinars are of public health significance and will be of interest to public health laboratorians. Registration: NO CHARGE!
  • Seminars - provided all over the country, including some that are state-specific


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