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The BOC Certification Process
Congratulations on your decision to apply for certification by the ASCP Board of Certification! The ASCP Board of Certification (BOC) is a recognized leader in certification of medical laboratory professionals. By earning credentials from the ASCP BOC, laboratory professionals demonstrate their competence to carry out their responsibilities in this critical profession. In turn, they reap the benefits of better job prospects, higher salaries and the respect of colleagues. Long considered the “gold standard,” BOC certification is sought out by seven times as many laboratory professionals as any other lab professional credentialing organization.

Let's get started. Please read and follow the instructions under the appropriate certification category listed below, as well as in each of the tabbed sections here in order to properly complete the entire certification process.

Please review all of the following before submitting your application for the Cytotechnologist, CT(ASCP) certification examination.
  • Eligibility and Documentation
  • Applying for Certification and Application Processing
  • Examination Information

Complete Instructions
Complete instructions on the certification process are also available in the booklet, U.S. Procedures for Examination and Certification.

      Please review all of the following before submitting your application for the Histotechnician, HT(ASCP) certification examination.
      • Eligibility and Documentation
      • Applying for Certification and Application Processing
      • Examination Information

      Complete Instructions
      Complete instructions on the certification process are also available in the booklet, U.S. Procedures for Examination and Certification.

          Please review all of the following before submitting your application for the Medical Laboratory Technician, MLT(ASCP) certification examination.
          • Eligibility and Documentation
          • Applying for Certification and Application Processing
          • Examination Information

          Complete Instructions
          Complete instructions on the certification process are also available in the booklet, U.S. Procedures for Examination and Certification.

              Please review all of the following before submitting your application for the Medical Laboratory Scientist, MLS(ASCP) certification examination.
              • Eligibility and Documentation
              • Applying for Certification and Application Processing
              • Examination Information

              Complete Instructions
              Complete instructions on the certification process are also available in the booklet, U.S. Procedures for Examination and Certification.

                  Please review all of the following before submitting your application for the Specialist in Blood Banking, SBB(ASCP) certification examination.
                  • Eligibility and Documentation
                  • Applying for Certification and Application Processing
                  • Examination Information

                  Complete Instructions
                  Complete instructions on the certification process are also available in the booklet, U.S. Procedures for Examination and Certification.


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