The LQM 2023 program has finished. The next available LQM course will start on January 10, 2024. Course registration is now open. Early bird rate ends Oct 15. 



Please contact Maggie Ma, Program Administrator

UBC Program Office for Laboratory Quality Management

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine,

University of British Columbia

G401, 2211 Wesbrook Mall,
Vancouver BC Canada V6T2B5

Telephone: 604-827-1333    E-mail:


It is recommended that all course participants should have at least one of the following credentials (BSc, BMLSc, MD, PhD, RT, MT) and at least 2 years of work experience in a medical or research laboratory setting.

Students must be able to commit approximately 10 hours per week (reading, discussion, and assignments) to successfully complete this 22-week course that runs January to June.

Tuition 2024

Early Bird rate: CAD $3000 if you register between August 15 and October 15,2023.
Regular Course fee: CAD $3300 if you register between Oct 16 and Nov 30,2023.

Registrations after November 30th will be considered if space is still available and a rush processing fee of CAD $100 will be added to the regular course fee.
Course fee includes required electronic course materials, standards, and examinations. Course materials are non-refundable once the course starts.
Upon successful completion of the course, an electronic certificate will be provided. If you require a hard copy certificate, a CAD $30 shipping fee will be charged for Canada or the US; outside Canada and US shipments will be charged a CAD $60 shipping fee.



Course starts: Wednesday, January 10, 2024 (each course week starts mid-week on a Wednesday)
Course ends: Tuesday, June 11, 2024 (excludes one week for writing final exam)

Course schedule draft

Registration and Payment

You will be directed to UBC’s e-payment site for proceeding the online payment by VISA, MasterCard or Debit Card.


Your registration information will be collected while you process the payment online. The registration will be finished once the payment is received.
Payment due at time of registration.
If you want to pay the course fee by cheque or money order, please fill in the Registration Form (pdf) then mail it with the check or money order to:

Maggie Ma
Program Office for Laboratory Quality Management, UBC
G401 2211 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver BC, Canada

Please make the cheque or money order payable to UBC POLQM

Registration deadline

January 5,2024.

Enrolment is limited to the first 55 participants.


For those participants who withdraw from the course within 14 days of course commencement, funds will be returned, less the cost of course materials (CAD$300) and administration fee (CAD$300.00).
If cancellation occurs prior to January 10, 2024, only the administration fee will be retained.

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