You must meet the eligibility requirements established by the ASCP Board of Certification and the licensure requirements established by the state of New York. You must also successfully complete the ASCP certification examination administered after September 1, 2001 for MT/MLS, MLT, CT or HT.
Step 1: Contact the New York web site for information on completing the licensure process and submit an application to New York.
Step 2: Review the eligibility requirements for the appropriate examination category (MT/MLS, MLT, CT, HT) to be sure you have met these requirements.
Step 3: To apply for ASCP certification, complete the general application (PDF) for ASCP Certification (DO NOT COMPLETE THE STATE LICENSURE APPLICATION) and submit this form with a non-refundable application fee to the ASCP Board of Certification office. An official transcript verifying the degree and science requirements must be submitted and reference forms (depending on the examination route under which you are applying) may be required. Please refer to the Procedures for Examination and Certification (PDF) for detailed eligibility requirements. Sign and submit a release form (PDF) authorizing our office to submit your examination scores to New York. If you choose to apply online for state licensure and certification, you must use a credit card. Application fees are non-refundable.
Step 4: Upon determination of your eligibility for examination, you will receive an admission letter with a phone number for scheduling your appointment to take the examination. Examinations are administered year-round on computer by appointment at 14 test sites located in New York. You may schedule an appointment to take the examination at your convenience within the assigned 3 month examination period.
Step 5: Study for Exam. View study materials.
Step 6: Upon completion of the examination, your results (pass or fail) will appear briefly on the computer screen. A written copy of your examinee performance report will be mailed to you and a copy of your results will be forwarded to New York 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.