Pan American Aerobiology Certification Board

 

 

 

 

 

About PAACB

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Spore Analyst Certification

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Summary of Topics for Spore Analyst Level 1 Certification

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 Pan American Aerobiology Certification Board

 The PAACB, Inc. is a non-profit organization founded by members of the Pan American Aerobiology Association training and certification committee to address the need for verification of identification skills of analysts involved in quantifying airborne pollen and spores. Participation in PAACB activities is strictly voluntary.

 

Mission

The mission of the PAACB is to promote accuracy in the identification and quantification of airborne fungal spores and pollen grains by conferring certification to analysts who demonstrate a specific level of knowledge of aerobiology, and competency in microscopic identification. 

 

Organizational Structure

 The PAACB consists of a Board of Directors, Advisory Board, and Scientific Committee. The day to day operations of the PAACB are administered by Lisa Groth.

 

Programs

             Spore Analyst Certification

 The PAACB spore analyst certification program will offer several levels of certification. The first level of certification will be available by fall 2004 and will cover the practical approaches to sample analyses, identification of commonly encountered spores, and calculation of concentrations from raw counts.

 Registration for Spore Analyst Level 1Certification is now open

 

            Pollen Analyst Certification

The PAACB pollen analyst certification program will also offer several levels of certification. The first level tentatively scheduled to be offered in 2005 will cover the practical approaches to sample analyses, identification of commonly encountered pollen grains, and calculation of concentrations from raw counts.

 

 

 

PAACB does not recommend specific analysts, companies or organizations nor offer interpretive advice of air samples, or provide fee schedules for specific services.  PAACB does not sponsor or maintain any records on any courses which claim to be review courses in preparation for its examinations, nor does it offer or endorse any specific publication or courses to prepare for its examinations.

 Contact information

For more information email administrator@PAACB.org