Private facilities seeking COVID-19 accreditation

As directed by Dr. Bonnie Henry: Any site, laboratory, or company that charges clients for symptomatic or asymptomatic point-of-care (POC) testing for COVID-19 is required to receive full independent accreditation through the Diagnostic Accreditation Program (DAP).

Read the PHO official letter on July 15, 2022

Do I require DAP accreditation?

Yes, as per direction from Dr. Bonnie Henry, all private facilities looking to offer COVID-19 rapid antigen testing require DAP accreditation.

Yes, all facilities looking to perform PCR COVID-19 testing require DAP accreditation.

Yes, all facilities looking to perform COVID-19 serology testing require DAP accreditation.

Yes, accreditation is required.

However, if you are a physician or nurse practitioner collecting samples, accreditation is not required.

No, you do not require DAP accreditation.

You may collect samples and send them to a DAP accredited lab for testing. However, you may not conduct testing in your office (e.g. rapid antigen testing).

How does the DAP accreditation work?

  • How do I apply for DAP accreditation?
  • What pre-assessment work is required?
  • When will assessment be scheduled?

Learn more about pre-assessment

  • How long does it take?
  • Is there a fee for DAP accreditation?
  • How do I prepare for the assessment?

Learn more about the assessment

  • What documentation does the DAP provide?
  • What are the requirements of a facility?

Learn more about post-assessment

Accreditation award
  • When will my facility become eligible for provisional accreditation?
  • How is an accreditation decision reached?
  • When can patient testing begin?

Learn more about the accreditation award

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