You must meet the eligibility requirements established by the ASCP Board of Certification and the licensure requirements established by the state of California. You must also successfully complete the ASCP Board of Certification international certification examination.
Step 1: Contact the CDPH Laboratory Field Service web site for information on completing the licensure process and submit an application to California.
Step 2: Make sure you review the Eligibility requirements for International Medical Technologist, MT(ASCPi) to be sure you have met the requirements.
Step 3: To apply for ASCPi certification, complete the general Application for ASCPi Board of Certification (BOC) certification.
Example: Select “International Certification” on the online application
Submit the online application with a non-refundable application fee and all necessary documentation to the ASCP Board of Certification office. Please refer to the International Procedures for Examination and Certification for detailed eligibility requirements. Sign and submit a release form (PDF) authorizing our office to submit your examination scores to California Laboratory Field Services. This form must contain the unique California identification number provided by the state.
Step 4: Upon determination of your eligibility for examination, you will receive an admission letter via email with a phone number for scheduling your appointment to take the examination. Examinations are administered year-round on computer by appointment. Visit the Pearson website for ASCP examinations to identify a testing location that's convenient for you. You may schedule an appointment to take the examination at your convenience within the assigned 3 month examination period.
Step 5: Upon completion of the examination, your results (pass or fail) will appear briefly on the computer screen. A copy of your examinee performance report will be e-mailed to you and a copy of your results will be forwarded to California within ten (10) business days after we have received your final transcript verifying completion of the academic requirements. Upon passing the examination, you will receive a certification number on your examinee performance report and a certificate verifying your certification within 6-8 weeks.