You will receive recognition for your expertise through the International ASCP Qualification in Laboratory Operations. The exam will test your fundamental knowledge in Chemistry, CD4, Haematology and Laboratory Operations. You earn a credential that demonstrates your knowledge in these important areas of medical laboratory science and your commitment to promoting public health and patient safety in your country.
Ready? We’re here to help you apply for Qualification. You will need to read and follow the instructions in each tabbed section in order to properly complete the entire qualification process.
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Determine your eligibility.
Find out the eligibility requirements for your qualification.
Note: Requirements are subject to change without notice
Gather your education and experience documentation.
You’ll need to provide documentation of your training and specified experience requirements that you've fulfilled in your area of specialization. Before you apply for the qualification, you should assemble all the documentation needed to:
Apply for Qualification.
Review the booklet International Procedures for Examination & Certification for details about qualification eligibility requirements.
BEFORE you apply for a qualification you must obtain all documentation necessary to establish your eligibility i.e. experience documentation form(s), training certificate(s) must be submitted to our office at the time of application.
Complete and submit the application form along with all the information you gathered in the Documentation Step. Apply Online.
Qualification, if granted, may be revoked at any time, and you may be barred from admission to apply for future qualifications if it is established that the information contained in, or supplied in support of, this application is inaccurate in any material respect, if you engage in any inappropriate conduct during the examination (such as giving or obtaining unauthorized information or aid), or if it is determined that you have misrepresented or misused any qualification you may have or be granted.
When the status of your examination application changes (i.e., is determined deficient, ineligible, eligible, etc.) you will receive a notification sent to the email you provided on your application informing you to login to your ASCP account for specific information /details regarding the status of your application. All notifications regarding the status of your application (from submission to examination results) are accessed by logging into your ASCP account.
To access your ASCP account:
- Go to www.ascp.org/login
- Login using your ASCP Customer User ID (8 digit number) & Password (for login assistance contact ASCP Customer Service 800.267.2727)
- Scroll down and click on the BOC Activities icon
- Scroll down and click on the View Application Status link
- Click on the Show Details button to view the current status of your application
All notifications from the ASCP Board of Certification informing an applicant to login to their account to view important information regarding the status of their application are sent via email. It is your responsibility to keep your email address current. Update the email address in your record by logging on to the ASCP website and clicking on “Profiles & Setting”. Failure to keep the ASCP Board of Certification informed of your current email address will result in the non-receipt of important information and notifications regarding your application, scheduling the examination and receipt of scores.
Schedule your examination.
QLO: Once your application and eligibility documentation has been approved by BOC, you’ll receive an admission letter containing an authorization number to the examination. The examination consists of a 50-question multiple choice timed test that must be completed within a 90-minute time period. The test is self-administered on your own computer at the date and time of your choice within the 60 day time period indicated on your admission letter. To access the online examination, click on this link to the testing site.
Study for Qualification.
- QLO Training/Study Materials
The Topic Outline is a general description of the subject areas tested on the Qualification in Laboratory Operations exam.
The training/study materials will provide you with the information needed to prepare for the Qualification in Laboratory Operations exam. You can download a comprehensive group of training/study materials below as zip files. You may also view the documents individually.
PLEASE NOTE: the zip files are large files (between 0.5 MB - 2.6MB) and may take several minutes to download, depending on your internet connection.
Attention Windows users: you will not be able to see the photos in the HTML document unless you save and extract the zip file (see instructions). You should save a copy of the zip file to your desktop and then right click to "extract all" of the presentations to a folder of your choice.
To download the OPTIONAL Job Aids in Word format, please use these links:
Watch for your results and certificate.
QLO: You’ll receive your examination scores along with your certificate within ten business days of your examination date.
Use of Qualification.
This Qualification will not, in itself, entitle the individual to membership in ASCP. Individuals must be ASCP certified as a technician, technologist or specialist to be eligible for ASCP membership. Individuals who have been qualified may indicate this qualification through the use of initials in the following manner:
- Mary Smith, QLO (for individuals qualified in laboratory operations)