Welcome to CAPHLD
California Association of Public Health Laboratory Directors

A California Nonprofit Benefit Corporation, 501(c)(3)

The MISSION of the California Association of Public Health Laboratory Directors is to improve and protect public health through the promotion and advancement of public health laboratory practice.


PHM Training and Examination

Interested in becoming a Public Health Microbiologist Trainee? Here's how:

  • The Laboratory Field Services (LFS) will only accept application for approval to train through its PERL website.
  • Create an account in PERL: https://healthappportal.cdph.ca.gov/osphld/perl
  • If you require assistance with the website, please contact technical support by calling CDPH Help Desk at (844)421-5091 or by emailing LFSHelpDesk@cdph.ca.gov
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PHM Trainees, Class of 2017
Click here to view the CA Public Health Laboratories that are approved to train for 2017 - 2018.
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Click here to learn more about Public Health Microbiologist Training.
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For all other training inquiries, please send your questions to phmtrainingupdate@gmail.com
PHM Trainees, Class of 2016