​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​APHL has a wide array of training and education options to support the growth and development of public health laboratory scientists, including conferences and meetings, webinars, workshops, on-demand courses, toolkits and other training documents. Find everything APHL has to offer on a searchable, filterable list of all APHL laboratory training and events​.

Stay up-to-date on APHL’s training offerings with the Training Partners Connection newsletter (see archived issues of the newsletter on the right hand of this page). Contact​ Marisa Barley at marisa.barley@aphl.org​ to subscribe.

Live Education and Training Events​​​

Find a full list of upcoming events on the Upcoming Laboratory Training and Events​ page.

Conferences and Meetings ​​

APHL offers conferences that address the full spectrum of public health laboratory topics, newborn screening and genetics, food safety and infectious diseases. Learn more about our major conferences and search for upcoming events​

Contact Terry Reamer at terry.reamer@aphl.org​ with questions.

Webinars ​

Webinars bring quality continuing education to your screen and span a wide range of public health laboratory-related topics. Most APHL webinars are free and some provide continuing education credit. Find upcoming live webinars on the Upcoming Training and Events​ page by filtering the list by “format.”

​​Virtual Packaging and Shipping Seminars

Delivered by Saf-T-Pak and supported by APHL, virtual packaging and shipping seminars are now available to member laboratories. Participants in Saf-T-Pak’s one-day virtual seminars receive the comprehensive Saf-T-Pak Training Reference Manual and take part in hands-on exercises to correctly pack, mark, label and document a shipment using actual UN-specification packaging. The Training meets the requirements outlined by IATA, ICAO and US DOT 49 CFR regulations. 

Contact Pam Moleta at pamela.moleta@aphl.org​ to learn more.


Laboratory workshops combine lecture, discussion and state-of-the-art laboratory exercises to provide a hands-on learning experience. Topics have included rabies, mycology, mycobacteriology and more. Find upcoming workshops on the All APHL Training and Events​ or Upcoming Training and Events​ pages.

Contact Pam Moleta at pamela.moleta@aphl.org​ to learn more.

​​​​​On-demand Training Opportunities 

APHL’s online training options mean that there is no need to leave your workplace to learn! APHL offers on-demand trainings you can take at your convenience—anytime, anywhere. Unless otherwise noted, APHL’s online trainings are free of charge, and many offer PACE® laboratory continuing education credits. 

Visit the APHL Learning Center​ to search for pre-recorded educational materials such as archived webinars and online courses, and the Laboratory Training and Education Resources​ page for documents and toolkits. Email alc@aphl.org​ with any questions about the APHL Learning Center.

Contact Us

For technical difficulties or issues registering for any APHL training contact Marisa Barley, senior specialist, Training and Workforce Development at marisa.barley@aphl.org​ or 240.485.3843.

For general information about the APHL Education and Training program contact Cathy Johnson, director, Training and Workforce Dev​elopment at catherine.johnson@aphl.org​

To support APHL with an unrestricted educational grant or supplies/reagents for training, contact Camille Walker, manager, Corporate Relations at camille.walker@aphl.org​.​​