Application Fee: $225
To be eligible for this Qualification, an applicant must satisfy the requirements of at least one of the following routes:
Route 1: ASCP technologist/scientist or specialist certification AND six months full time acceptable experience in cytometry in the U.S., Canada or an accredited laboratory* within the last five years; OR
Route 2: ASCP technician certification (HT, MLT) AND twelve months full time acceptable experience in cytometry in the U.S., Canada or an accredited laboratory* within the last five years; OR
Route 3: Baccalaureate degree or higher from a regionally accredited college/university, AND eighteen months full time acceptable experience in cytometry in the U.S., Canada or an accredited laboratory* within the last five years. Applicants must have experience in Immunophenotyping and other applications, Cytometric Analysis and Quality Assurance.
Applicants must have experience in immunophenotyping and other applications; cytometric analysis and quality assurance. Successful completion of an online examination is required.
*Laboratory accredited by AABB, CAP, COLA, DNV, Joint Commission, JCI, or under ISO 15189.
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, QCYM (for individuals qualified in cytometry)
- Mary Smith, CT(ASCP)QCYM (for individuals who are qualified and who are also ASCP certified)
Time Limits and Revalidation: Candidates who complete the qualification process, including completion of the eligibility requirements and successful completion of the 50 item online examination will receive documentation of their qualification which is valid for three years. This Qualification may be revalidated every three years upon payment of a $50 application fee and completion of 6 contact hours of acceptable continuing education / other activities in the area of the Qualification.