BOC State Licensure Landing Page

New York State Licensure

The ASCP Board of Certification examinations for Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS)/Medical Technologist (MT) and Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) have been approved for licensure purposes by the state of New York effective December 1, 2007. The ASCP Board of Certification examination for Histotechnician was approved October 1, 2009. The ASCP Board of Certification examination for Cytotechnology was approved September 1, 2007. Applicants for New York licensure must first apply to the state of New York and follow the state application process. Information on the requirements and application process may be obtained at the New York state web site. It is your responsibility to review and complete all licensure requirements of the appropriate state.

Note: There is a six-year "look back" period, meaning that an individual already certified as a Medical Laboratory Scientist, MLS(ASCP)/Medical Technologist, MT(ASCP), a Medical Laboratory Technician, MLT(ASCP) or a Cytotechnologist, CT(ASCP) after September 1, 2001 does not need to retake the examination.

Application Fee for Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT): $220
Application Fee for Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS): $245
Application Fee for Cytotechnologist (CT): $245
Application fee for Histotechnician (HT): $220
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: The Histotechnologist (HTL) certification examination is not accepted for NY licensure.

Please review the steps below for the following options:

  • OPTION 1: For New York Licensure only
  • OPTION 2: For NY Licensure and ASCP Certification
  • OPTION 3: ASCP Certification before September 1, 2001
  • OPTION 4: ASCP Certification after September 1, 2001

    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:

    1. Go to www.ascp.org/login
    2. Login using your ASCP Customer User ID (8 digit number) & Password (for login assistance contact ASCP Customer Service 800.267.2727)
    3. Scroll down and click on the BOC Activities icon
    4. Scroll down and click on the View Application Status link
    5. 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.


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