Anna Grahn, Microbiology Manager, and Angela L. Harrison, Associate Director, Microbiology, are now Registrants of the National Registry of Certified Microbiologists.
10, 2011— Anna Grahn, Microbiology Manager, and Angela L. Harrison, Associate Director, Microbiology, are now Registrants of the National Registry of Certified Microbiologists (NRCM). On December 23, 2010, they became certified as Registered Microbiologists in Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Microbiology. To earn the NRCM credential, they first met rigorous educational and experiential eligibility requirements and then passed a comprehensive written examination. They have demonstrated the knowledge and skills necessary in a consumer product microbiology testing laboratory.
The NRCM is a voluntary certifying body which was founded in 1958 and has certified microbiologists in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico and on six continents. The goals of the NRCM are to minimize risk to the public by identifying qualified microbiologists; encourage mastery of microbiological knowledge and skills that contribute to improving the human condition; and foster professional pride and a sense of accomplishment in qualified microbiologists. Employers use NRCM certification to distinguish their company and attest to their employees’ competency.
The American College of Microbiology is the component of the American Academy of Microbiology responsible for accreditation of postdoctoral training programs, certification of microbiologists and immunologists, and other programs consistent with its mission of providing leadership in promoting the high quality and ethical practice of the microbiology and immunology professions for the benefits of human, animal, and environmental well-being. For more information about the NRCM or other programs of the American College of Microbiology, please visit
www.microbiologycert.org or contact the College at firstname.lastname@example.org.