Going Places? An ASCP BOC Certification Can Help.

The ASCP Board of Certification (BOC) is here to help you keep doing what you do best. We're the oldest and largest certification agency for laboratory professionals. Since our establishment in 1928, we have certified over 525,000 laboratory professionals. An ASCP BOC certification can result in improved job prospects, higher salaries and greater career satisfaction. Please review the buttons below to learn about eligibility requirements for each credential as well as important information About the Exam Process. 


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General Information

You are taking an important step in your professional career, and it is critical to understand the certification examination process and how to make it as easy as possible. Learning about the test process and staying connected are essential to your success. Please review the Procedures for Examination & Certification or the International Procedures for Examination and Certification to learn more details. Requirements and fees as stated are subject to change without notice.

 

Information About the Exam

The BOC uses Computer Adaptive Testing (CAT) because it measures knowledge and skills more accurately and quickly than standard fixed-form tests. In CAT, a more difficult question follows a correct answer and a less difficult question follows an incorrect answer to identify the test taker’s ability level in each area.

 

Taking the Exam

Because each test is sequential, the test taker cannot skip a question. Since each examination adjusts to meet the test taker’s knowledge level, every exam is unique.

 

Exam Length

Each examination has a standard time window for completion. Once you complete an exam and if there is time still available, reviewing answers for accuracy is encouraged. Changing an answer will not affect previously answered questions. 

Stay Connected with the BOC

All correspondence from the Board of Certification is delivered via email so keeping your email address current is vital to staying informed. Update your email address under account settings in your online account.

Update Your Email Address

Track Your Application Status

  1. Create an ASCP account online.
  2. Complete online application.
  3. Submit application fee.
  4. Submit required documentation and official transcripts (if applicable).
  5. Application is reviewed by an evaluator.
  6. Email notification regarding deficiencies is sent.
  7. Admission notification emailed.

Track Application Status Online


Application Assistance for International Applicants

Chinese Application Assistance
Spanish Application Assistance

Determine Your Exam Route

For each certification category, you will find a choice of routes that you must meet to establish your eligibility for the examination. You are required to choose a route of eligibility depending on the education, training and experience you have completed. Be sure you meet the eligibility requirements as stated and are able to provide the appropriate documentation before submitting your application and application fee. You can only apply for one category of examination within a three-month period.

Education received from a NAACLS, CAAHEP or ABHES accredited program is acceptable for a period of five (5) years from the date of completion of that program. After five years, eligibility will be based on clinical laboratory experience (except Cytotechnologist and Pathologists’ Assistant).

You are permitted to take the examination five times under one eligibility route provided that you meet the current eligibility requirements. After five unsuccessful attempts under one route of eligibility, you must meet the current requirements for eligibility for that particular examination category under an alternate route of eligibility.

Examination Eligibility Assistant

The Examination Eligibility Assistant will help you determine the appropriate U.S. certification route when submitting an application. 

  • Start by selecting a certification
  • Complete the questionnaire to confirm you meet the minimum stated requirements
  • View your results

Use the Eligibility Assistant 

How to Apply for Certification

  1. Determine your category of examination and route of eligibility
  2. Gather the necessary documentation
  3. Login or create an ASCP online account
  4. Submit online application
  5. Pay application fee
  6. Submit all necessary documentation

Set up an ASCP Account

Input the following information:

  • Applicant’s first and last name
  • Birth date
  • Email address
  • Answer required questions

Create Your Account

Click here for additional information regarding Application Status.
Gather Documentation

Gather Documentation

International Certification Applicants will need to gather all necessary documentation to establish eligibility for certification examination. 

Documentation for Approved Programs

Applicants that have completed education from an approved program should select their country of education below to determine necessary documentation needed to establish their eligibility.

Documentation for Applicants with a Disability

An applicant who wishes to request modifications in the examination environment because of a disability must notify the ASCP Board of Certification office in writing at the time of application and provide a letter of diagnosis from an appropriate professional specifying the needed modification.

The ASCP Board of Certification will consider modification of the testing conditions on a case-by-case basis. The ASCP Board of Certification will work directly with the applicant and proctors at the test centers to make modifications in the testing environment which make it possible for an individual with a disability to take an examination under conditions which will accurately reflect the individual’s aptitude or achievement level. Such modifications may include providing auxiliary aids and services to an applicant with a disability.

Note: Once a candidate has received their Admission Notification, requests for testing modifications will not be accepted.

Submit Documentation

Immediately after completion of the online application, all transcripts, documentation forms and Letters of Authenticity should be sent via mail or email to:

ASCP International
33 W. Monroe St., Suite 1600
Chicago, IL 60603-5617

E-mail: ascpinternational@ascp.org

Documentation Audits

Please note that documentation forms will be audited to verify authenticity.

Application Assistance for International Applicants

Chinese Application Assistance
Spanish Application Assistance

Verify Education, Experience or Training

Verify Academic Education

Applicants that have completed education outside of the United States must have their academic credentials evaluated by an acceptable evaluation agency. To evaluate your educational equivalency and courses, please use one of the acceptable evaluation agencies. 

Find Acceptable Evaluation Agencies

Verify Work Experience
  • If required for the category and route under which you are applying, clinical laboratory experience must be completed and documented before you will be determined eligible for examination.
  • Experience must be completed at a laboratory accredited/approved by JCI, CAP, ISO 15189, or authorized by a governing regulatory association or Ministry.
  • Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation must have laboratories approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification.

To document your clinical laboratory experience (if required) you must:

  • Download the work experience documentation form corresponding to your category and route.
  • Your laboratory management or your employer must complete this form and attach it to a Letter of Authenticity signed by this individual verifying the authenticity of the form.
  • Letters of Authenticity must:
    • Be printed on original letterhead
    • State that the documentation form was completed by authorized personnel
    • And include their signature and date.
Verify Training Experience
  • If required for the category and route under which you are applying, clinical laboratory training must be completed and documented before you will be determined eligible for examination.
  • All eligible clinical laboratory training must be completed outside the United States. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation must have laboratories approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification.
  • Training programs which do not grant university credit as part of a Medical Laboratory program will be counted as experience.

To document your clinical laboratory training (if required) you must:

  • Download the training documentation form corresponding to your category and route.
  • Your program director must complete this form and attach it to a Letter of Authenticity signed by this individual verifying the authenticity of the form.
    • Letters of Authenticity must:
    • Be printed on original letterhead
    • State that the documentation form was completed by authorized personnel
    • And include their signature and date.

Gather Documentation

Applicants will need to gather all necessary documents to establish eligibility for certification examination.


Common Required Documents

  • Official transcripts verifying the appropriate degree
  • Foreign transcript evaluations (if required)
  • Experience documentation form(s) (if required)
  • Notarized or official certificate(s) of training (if required)
  • Training documentation form(s) (if required)
    • Letter(s) of Authenticity must:
    • Be printed on original letterhead 
    • State that the documentation form was completed by authorized personnel. 
    • And include their signature and date. 

Documentation for Applicants with a Disability

An applicant who wishes to request modifications in the examination environment because of a disability must notify the ASCP Board of Certification office in writing at the time of application and provide a letter of diagnosis from an appropriate professional specifying the needed modification. The ASCP Board of Certification will consider modification of the testing conditions on a case-by-case basis. 

The ASCP Board of Certification will work directly with the applicant and proctors at the test centers to make modifications in the testing environment which make it possible for an individual with a disability to take an examination under conditions which will accurately reflect the individual’s aptitude or achievement level. Such modifications may include providing auxiliary aids and services to an applicant with a disability. 

Note: Once a candidate has received their Admission Notification, requests for testing modifications will not be accepted.

Submit Documentation

Mail documentation to:

ASCP BOC
33 W. Monroe St, Suite 1600
Chicago, IL 60603 

Note: Mail documentation using the United States Postal Service Regular Mail only. Do not send documents by Federal Express, UPS, Express Mail, Certified or Registered Mail or any overnight courier service or any other express mail service. Documents using express mail service will not reach the BOC office.

 

Documentation Audits

Please note that documentation forms will be audited to verify authenticity.

Verify Education, Experience or Training

Verify Academic Education

If college credits are required for the examination category, you must submit an official transcript from a regionally accredited college/university bearing the seal of the college/university, the signature of the Registrar and the date your degree was conferred. or an original or notarized copy of an acceptable transcript evaluation showing degree equivalency and subject breakdown. Please note that Continuing Education courses are not acceptable for fulfilling academic requirements.

For foreign transcript evaluations, please use acceptable evaluation agencies.
 

Acceptable Foreign Evaluation Agencies

Students from NAACLS accredited programs outside of the United States should contact their program director for the appropriate documentation for verification of your degree.

 

Verify Work Experience

If verification of experience is required for eligibility, clinical laboratory work experience must be completed and documented before you will be determined eligible for examination. Only experience obtained in an accredited laboratory in the United States, in an accredited laboratory in Canada, or in an accredited laboratory* outside of the US or Canada will be acceptable.

* CMS CLIA certificate of registration, compliance, accreditation; OR JCI accreditation; OR accreditation under ISO 15189.

Full and Part-Time Work Experience Defined
Full-time experience is defined as a minimum of thirty-five (35) hours per week. Individuals who have part-time experience may be permitted to utilize prorated part-time experience to meet the work experience requirements.

For example, if you are employed 20 hours per week for one year, your experience would be computed as 20 divided by 35 multiplied by 52 weeks, or the equivalent of 29.7 weeks of full-time employment.

Please contact the ASCP Board of Certification office prior to applying if you have any questions concerning part-time experience.

The number of years of experience required must be completed within the time frame, specified in the requirements, calculated from the date of application (e.g., application submitted 3/1/2015; experience acceptable from 3/2005 for a ten-year time frame).

Verify Training Experience

For certification categories requiring training documentation, please download the appropriate training documentation form located under Applicant Resources.

Foreign medical laboratory science clinical training programs are recognized as equivalent to one year of full time clinical laboratory experience obtained in the United States and may be applied toward one of the five (5) years required for eligibility for the MLS examination or three (3) years required for the MLT examination (provided the training was completed within the required time frame). 

The other four years of acceptable clinical laboratory experience for the MLS examination or the other two years of acceptable clinical laboratory experience for the MLT examination must be completed in the United States, Canada or an accredited laboratory*. For all other examination categories, experience must be completed in the United States, Canada or in an accredited laboratory*.

If required for the route under which you are applying, clinical laboratory experience must be completed and documented before you will be determined eligible for examination. Only experience obtained in an accredited laboratory in the United States, in an accredited laboratory in Canada, or in an accredited laboratory* outside of the US or Canada will be acceptable.

*CMS CLIA certificate of registration, compliance, accreditation; AND/OR
CAP, AABB, Joint Commission accreditation; OR
JCI accreditation; OR
Accreditation under ISO 15189

Military Certifications

Provided they are in good standing, active military personnel enrolled in military laboratory specialist courses and in NAACLS/CAAHEP accredited training programs can for the appropriate BOC certification examination within the last three weeks of Phase II training.  

Certification Examinations Offered

  • Cytotechnologist (CT)
  • Histotechnologist (HTL)
  • Medical Laboratory Assistant (MLA)
  • Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS)
  • Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT)
  • Specialist in Blood Banking (SBB)

Military-Trained MLT or MLA Applicants

Send the following documentation to the BOC upon completion of your online application:

  • Official or notarized documentation of your military code (NEC, MOS or AFSC code or 68K)
  • Your certificate verifying completion of training
    • OR a letter from Program Director documenting completion date
    • OR a notarized copy of your DD214 form or ER.B

Mail documentation to:

ASCP BOC
33 W. Monroe St, Suite 1600
Chicago, IL 60603

Note: Mail documentation using the United States Postal Service Regular Mail only. Do not send documents by Federal Express, UPS, Express Mail, Certified or Registered Mail or any overnight courier service or any other express mail service. Documents using express mail service will not reach the BOC office.

Application Fee Covered by the U.S. Military

If your application fee is being paid by the military, upon completing the online application, follow the pay-by-mail instructions. 

  • At the end of the online application process, you’ll be prompted to print your pay-by-mail documents. Submit these completed documents to the appropriate military personnel to be submitted to the ASCP BOC office. 
  • When payment is received from the military and authorized, processing of your application will begin. Processing of your application will take 45 business days from the date payment is authorized.
  • Please note that application fees are non-refundable.

Mail checks to:

ASCP Board of Certification
3462 Eagle Way
Chicago, IL 60678


Examination Location and Scheduling

Military personnel and their families can take ASCP BOC certification examinations at military bases and any other Pearson VUE Preferred test centers. A complete listing of locations on U.S. military bases is available by clicking the button below.

Military candidates should schedule an appointment for the date and time of their choice within the three month window of eligibility by following the instructions on the admission letter. 

Find a Military Exam Location

Before the Exam

Scheduling an Appointment

When you receive your email notification to login to view your Admission Notice, you may schedule your examination appointment at a Pearson VUE Testing Center  

  • Upon email notification, login to your ASCP account to view your Admission Notice.
  • Verify all information for accuracy.
  • Your admission notification will identify a three-month exam period in which you must complete the exam. There are no exceptions.
  • Contact the Pearson Testing Center to schedule a date within the three-month period.
  • Failure to complete the exam within this time frame will require you to submit a full application fee and reapply for the exam.
  • Schedule an appointment as soon as possible within a three-month period

NOTE: If you cancel or miss your scheduled date, you must submit a full application fee and reapply for examination. Application fees are non-transferable and non-refundable.

Rescheduling an Appointment

  • You must contact Pearson VUE at least one full business day (24 hours) prior to your exam date and time to reschedule an appointment within the three-month period.
  • Scheduling changes must be made and confirmed by contacting Pearson Customer Service directly. (Leaving a voice mail is not sufficient to reschedule your appointment.)
  • Upon successfully rescheduling your exam date, you will receive a confirmation email within 24 hours from Pearson VUE.
  • If you do not receive an email, you have not successfully rescheduled.

Contact Pearson VUE Customer Service

Student Resources and Study Guides

The BOC provides a range of tools to support your efforts for achieving certification. 

Content Guidelines & Reading Lists

All specific content for an exam category can be found under U.S. Certifications, sorted by individual category. This includes:

  • Examination Content Guidelines which include an outline of topics covered on each exam.
  • Reading Lists of suggested materials for each exam.
  • All required documentation forms.
  • Complete information about the application process.

BOC Study Hall on ONELab

The BOC Study Hall is a free, open group for students to share study tips, post questions, discuss topics and get support from their peers.


Visit ONELab


 

Study Guides

The BOC offers several BOC Study Guides:

  • BOC Study Guide for Medical Laboratory Certification Examinations (Book and App Bundle)
  • BOC Study Guide for Histotechnology Certification Examinations
  • BOC Study Guide for Phlebotomy Certification Examinations

Purchase Study Guides

Practice Exams

  • Purchase of the Online Practice Tests includes a 90-day subscription to a package of five to seven tests consisting of 50 unique multiple choice questions.
  • For technical support and billing inquiries regarding online practice tests, please contact Internet Testing Systems (ITS) at 1-800-514-8493 or email at support@testsys.com
  • Click here for Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) about computer/internet requirements and online access
      

Purchase Practice Tests

Exam Day

Taking the Exam

  • Verify your name and examination category at the beginning of the examination. 
  • Read all directions carefully on entering responses before beginning the test. 
  • The examinations consist of multiple choice questions. 
  • Responses may be changed as many times as you like. 
  • At the end of the test, you may review your responses and change answers if you wish. 

Exam Durations

  • Most examinations are scheduled for 2 hours and 30 minutes and have 100 questions. 
  • The PBT examination is scheduled for 2 hours and has 80 questions.
  • The DPT examination is scheduled for 2 hours and 30 minutes and features 90 questions.

Exam Day Checklist

  • Arrive at testing center 30 minutes prior to your exam time for check in procedures.
  • Bring a government issued, valid photo ID displaying first and last name matching your Pearson registration. 
  • Do not bring study or reference material into the testing center.
  • Store personal items and valuable in your assigned storage locker.

Acceptable Forms of Identification

If you appear at the Pearson Test Center without an acceptable form of identification and the first and last names do not match the name registered at the Pearson Test center, you will not be permitted to take the examination. You will be required to reapply with a full application fee for another examination period.

  • Primary ID (valid (not expired) with photo and signature)
  • Driver’s license 
  • Identification card (national/state/province identity card) 
  • International travel passport
  • Alien registration card (green card, permanent resident, visa)

Candidate Test Center Procedures

  • No visitors (i.e., children, spouses, family or friends) are allowed in the test center
  • No studying is allowed in the test center
  • No personal items are allowed in the testing room
  • Cell phones will not be permitted in the testing room
  • Review the Pearson/BOC Candidate Rules for full details on prohibited items.
     

What to Bring

When you arrive at the Pearson Test Center on the day of your exam, there are some items you must have and others that are prohibited in the testing center. Review the following information to ensure you are fully prepared and on time to take your exam.

Arrive 30 Minutes Before Your Scheduled Exam Time

  • You must report to the testing center 30 minutes prior to your scheduled time.
  • Upon check-in, Pearson VUE will collect your signature, photographic image, and palm vein image.
  • You will be given a checklist of rules to read.
  • Another palm vein image will be taken before you are seated in the exam room and if you leave the room during your exam. (Biometric technology ensures that each candidate will only have a single record in the Pearson VUE system and safeguards the integrity of every ASCP exam.

Identification with Matching Name

  • You must present a valid (not expired) government identification (ID) with photo and signature.
  • Your first and last name on your valid ID must match your first and last name registered at the Pearson VUE Testing Center.
  • If the ID presented is expired or has no visible or an illegible signature, you will have to present another valid form of ID with a clear signature.
  • If you appear at the Pearson VUE Test Center without approved ID or a form that does not match your name registered with Pearson, you will not be permitted to take the examination.
  • You will then be required to reapply with a full application fee for another examination period. 

Acceptable Forms of Identification

  • A driver’s license 
  • Identification card (national/state/province identity card) 
  • International travel passport
  • Alien registration card (green card, permanent resident, visa) 

Exam Day Checklist

  • Arrive at testing center 30 minute prior to exam for check in procedures.
  • Bring a valid photo ID displaying first and last name matching your Pearson registration. 
  • Do not bring study or reference material into the testing center.
  • Store personal items and valuables in your assigned storage locker.

Prohibited Personal Belongings

You will be required to leave your personal belongings outside of the testing room in small storage lockers; however, provisions have been made for specific religious or cultural apparel. You will be asked to remove any large jewelry or other accessories before entering the testing room.

The following items will not be accessible during your examination appointment:

  • Any educational, test preparation or study materials
  • Cell/mobile/smart phones, smart watches, MP3 players, fitness bands, pagers, jump drives, cameras or any other electronic devices
  • Weapons of any kind

Only non-programmable calculators may be brought to the testing center. Writing material for calculations will be provided for you. 

Prohibited Reference Materials

Do not bring reference books, notes, or other study materials into the testing center. If the test proctor determines that you have engaged in inappropriate conduct during the exam (such as giving or obtaining unauthorized information or aid, or looking at notes/reference books/study guides), your exam session will be terminated, and you will be unable to complete your exam. You will need to appeal to the Board of Certification. The Board will review your case and determine the appropriate course of action.

Examination Irregularities

Please review the appeals procedures regarding exam content or administration irregularities. 

Review Appeal Procedures

After the Exam

Email Notification of Exam Score

Ensure that your email address is current by logging into your ASCP account. A notification to view your examination score will be emailed to you within four business days after completing your exam.

Manage Your ASCP Account

Release of Exam Score to Program Officials

If you completed a NAACLS, ABHES or CAAHEP accredited program, your examination scores will be released to the officials of your program unless you instruct the ASCP Board of Certification otherwise. Send your request by mail to:

ASCP Board of Certification
33 West Monroe Street, Suite 1600
Chicago, IL 60603 

Official notification by mail must be received no later than 10 days before your examination date. 

Requesting Scores for Submission to Third Parties

A Third Party Verification Request link is available on your score report with instructions for requesting verification of certification for a third party, such as a state licensing board or an employer. 

  • Do not place a third party verification request until after viewing your score report. 
  • NAACLS/ABHES/CAAHEP accredited candidates cannot complete the verification of certification until receiving a Certification Number listed on the online score report.
  • Only results for California and New York Licensure examinations are automatically submitted to the appropriate state licensing board upon exam completion, so no verification order is necessary for these two states.

Verification Credentials

 

After Your Exam

  • Follow email instructions to review your exam score
  • Watch for your wall certificate to arrive
  • Request that your exam scores be submitted to a third party for verification 
  • Set a reminder to participate in the Credential Maintenance Program in three years

Receiving Your Certificate

You'll receive your wall certificate, valid for three years, approximately three to five weeks after your exam results notification.
 

Credential Maintenance Program 

To maintain your certification, you are required to complete the Credential Maintenance Program (CMP) every three years. Click the button below to learn about the CMP program. 

Learn About CMP

 

Re-Examination

If you are unsuccessful in passing your exam, information on re-testing will be included with your exam score. Do not submit an application fee to retake the exam until after receiving email notification of your exam score.


Note: MLS, MLT, CG, CT, HT, HTL, MB, PA and SBB applicants from NAACLS/CAAHEP/ABHES accredited programs and international certification applicants from select programs who do not appear OR fail the examination and wish to reapply, will not be sent an admission letter until the ASCP Board of Certification receives an official transcript verifying degree and date of degree conferral.

 

Reapplying for Examination

If you are unsuccessful in passing an examination:

  • You can take an examination five times under one eligibility route. 
  • After five unsuccessful attempts under one route: 
    • You must meet the requirements under an alternate route. 
    • If you do not meet the alternate requirements, you will no longer be eligible to apply for that particular exam. 
  • Each time you apply to take the exam, you must pay the full application fee.
  • Your laboratory experience must be within the required time limit from the date of application. 

If you cancel, do not appear, miss your scheduled appointment date or are determined ineligible, you must submit a full application fee and reapply for examination.

After Your Exam

  • Follow email instructions to see your exam score.
  • Review re-testing procedures provided in email.
  • Apply for correct examination and pay full application fee.
  • Note: you may not reapply to retest within the same three month period.

Verification of Examination Results

If you wish to contest your examination results, you must notify the BOC office in writing within 30 days from the date of receipt of scores. A $25.00 fee is required. The check or money order must be enclosed with your request. The ASCP Board of Certification does not release or disclose the content or answers for specific test items. Incorrect responses will not be reported when requesting a review. Send your request by mail to:

ASCP Board of Certification
33 West Monroe Street, Suite 1600
Chicago, IL 60603

If you have questions about exam irregularities or would like to appeal your results, review the appeal procedures page.


Review the Appeals Process

Highest Volume Certifications

Eligibility Routes for Medical Laboratory Scientist, MLS(ASCP)

To be eligible for this examination category, an applicant must satisfy the requirements of at least one of the following routes:

Route 1
  • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university,
  • AND successful completion of a NAACLS accredited Medical Laboratory Scientist program within the last five years.

The education received from a NAACLS accredited MLS program is acceptable for a period of five (5) years from the date of completion of that program. After five years, the applicant’s eligibility will be based on clinical laboratory experience as stated in the current examination eligibility requirements.

Route 2
  • MLT(ASCP) certification,
  • AND a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university, including 16 semester hours (24 quarter hours) of biological science (with one semester in microbiology), 16 semester hours (24 quarter hours) of chemistry (with one semester in organic or biochemistry),
  • AND two years of full time acceptable clinical laboratory experience in blood banking, chemistry, hematology, microbiology, immunology, and urinalysis/body fluids in the U.S., Canada or an accredited laboratory* within the last four years.

*CMS CLIA certificate of registration, compliance, accreditation; OR
JCI accreditation; OR
Accreditation under ISO 15189.

Route 3
  • CLA(ASCP)** certification, 
  • AND a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university, including 16 semester hours (24 quarter hours) of biological science (with one semester in microbiology), 16 semester hours (24 quarter hours) of chemistry (with one semester in organic or biochemistry), one semester (one quarter) of mathematics, 
  • AND four years of full time acceptable clinical laboratory experience in blood banking, chemistry, hematology, microbiology, immunology, and urinalysis/body fluids in the U.S., Canada or an accredited laboratory* within the last eight years; OR

*CMS CLIA certificate of registration, compliance, accreditation; OR 
JCI accreditation; OR 
Accreditation under ISO 15189.

**CLA(ASCP) certification was discontinued in 1982. Only applicants previously certified as CLA(ASCP) may apply under Route 3.

Route 4
  • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university, including 16 semester hours (24 quarter hours) of biological science (with one semester in microbiology), 16 semester hours (24 quarter hours) of chemistry (with one semester in organic or biochemistry),
  • AND five years of full time acceptable clinical laboratory experience in blood banking, chemistry, hematology, microbiology, immunology, and urinalysis/body fluids in the U.S., Canada or an accredited laboratory* within the last ten years.

*CMS CLIA certificate of registration, compliance, accreditation; OR
JCI accreditation; OR;
Accreditation under ISO 15189.

Application Fee

$240

Note: Application fees are non-refundable.


Applicant Resources

Routes 2-4 Work Experience Documentation
Content Guideline
Reading List
Procedures for Exam & Certification

 

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Exam Information for Applicants

To ensure the application process is smooth and easy to manage, click the button below to learn more information about:

  • Getting Ready to Apply
  • Before Exam Day
  • Exam Day
  • After the Exam

Exam Information

Eligibility Routes for Medical Laboratory Technician, MLT(ASCP)

To be eligible for this examination category, an applicant must satisfy the requirements of at least one of the following routes:

Route 1
  • Associate degree or at least 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours) of academic credit from a college/university accredited by a recognized regional or national accreditation agency,
  • AND successful completion of a NAACLS or ABHES accredited MLT program within the last five years.

The education received from a NAACLS or ABHES accredited MLT program is acceptable for a period of five (5) years from the date of completion of that program. After five years, the applicant’s eligibility will be based on clinical laboratory experience as stated in the current examination eligibility requirements.

Route 2
  • Associate degree or at least 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours) of academic credit from a regionally accredited college/university, including 6 semester hours (9 quarter hours) of chemistry and 6 semester hours (9 quarter hours) of biology,
  • AND CLA(ASCP)* certification.

*CLA(ASCP) certification was discontinued in 1982. Only applicants previously certified CLA(ASCP) may apply under Route 2.

Route 3
  • Associate degree or at least 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours) of academic credit from a regionally accredited college/university, including 6 semester hours (9 quarter hours) of chemistry and 6 semester hours (9 quarter hours) of biology,
  • AND successful completion of a 50 week U.S. military medical laboratory training course** within the last ten years.

**Official or notarized documentation of your military code (NEC, MOS, or AFSC code or 68K), certificate verifying completion of training or letter from Program Director documenting program completion date or notarized copy of your DD214 form or ER.B must be mailed to the BOC upon completion of the online application.

Route 4
  • Associate degree or at least 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours) of academic credit from a regionally accredited college/university, including 6 semester hours (9 quarter hours) of chemistry and 6 semester hours (9 quarter hours) of biology,
  • AND three years of full time acceptable clinical laboratory experience in blood banking, chemistry, hematology, microbiology, immunology, and urinalysis/body fluids in the U.S., Canada or an accredited laboratory*** within the last six years.

***CMS CLIA certificate of registration, compliance, accreditation; OR
JCI accreditation; OR
Accreditation under ISO 15189.

Application Fee

$215

Note: Application fees are non-refundable.

Applicant Resources

 
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Exam Information for Applicants

To ensure the application process is smooth and easy to manage, click the button below to learn more information about:

  • Getting Ready to Apply
  • Before Exam Day
  • Exam Day
  • After the Exam

Exam Information

Eligibility Routes for Phlebotomy Technician, PBT(ASCP)

To be eligible for this examination category, an applicant must satisfy the requirements of at least one of the following routes:

Route 1
  • High school graduation (or equivalent),
  • AND completion of a NAACLS approved phlebotomy program within the last five years

The education received from a NAACLS approved PBT program is acceptable for a period of five (5) years from the date of completion of that program. After five years, the applicant’s eligibility will be based on clinical laboratory experience as stated in the current examination eligibility requirements.

Route 2
  • High school graduation (or equivalent),
  • AND completion of an acceptable two-part formal structured phlebotomy program in the U.S., Canada or an accredited laboratory within the last five years. This two-part program, to be arranged by the program director, must consist of: 40 clock hours of classroom training, including anatomy and physiology of the circulatory system, specimen collection, specimen processing and handling, and laboratory operations (e.g. safety, quality control, etc.),
  • AND 100 clock hours of clinical training and orientation in an accredited laboratory** with a minimum performance of 100 successful unaided blood collections including venipunctures and skin punctures.

**CMS CLIA certificate of registration, compliance, accreditation; OR
JCI accreditation; OR
Accreditation under ISO 15189.

Route 3
  • High school graduation (or equivalent),
  • AND completion of one year of full time acceptable work experience as a phlebotomy technician in an accredited laboratory** within the last five years. This experience must include venipunctures and skin punctures. (Full time experience is considered thirty-five hours per week).

**CMS CLIA certificate of registration, compliance, accreditation; OR
JCI accreditation; OR
Accreditation under ISO 15189.

Route 4
  • High school graduation (or equivalent),
  • AND successful completion of RN, LPN or other acceptable accredited allied health professional/occupational education which includes phlebotomy training and orientation in an accredited laboratory** with a minimum performance of 100 successful unaided blood collections including venipunctures and skin punctures. Applicants must submit a notarized copy of their current state/provincial license for RN or LPN or notarized copy of a certificate of completion from the accredited allied health program they completed.

**CMS CLIA certificate of registration, compliance, accreditation; OR
JCI accreditation; OR
Accreditation under ISO 15189.

Route 5
  • MT/MLS(ASCP) certification or MLT(ASCP) certification.
Route 6
  • DPT(ASCP) certification
  • AND a minimum performance of 100 successful unaided non-donor blood collections including venipunctures and skin punctures in an accredited laboratory** within the last five years.

**CMS CLIA certificate of registration, compliance, accreditation; OR
JCI accreditation; OR
Accreditation under ISO 15189.

Route 7
  • High school graduation (or equivalent),
  • AND completion of a phlebotomy program approved by the California Department of Public Health within the last five years.

Application Fee

$135

Note: Application fees are non-refundable.


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Eligibility Routes for Histotechnician, HT(ASCP)

To be eligible for this examination category, an applicant must satisfy the requirements of at least one of the following routes:

Route 1
  • Successful completion of a NAACLS accredited Histotechnician program within the last five years prior to the date of application for examination.

The education received from a NAACLS accredited HT program is acceptable for a period of five (5) years from the date of completion of that program. After five years, the applicant’s eligibility will be based on clinical laboratory experience as stated in the current examination eligibility requirements.

Route 2
  • At least 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours) of academic credit from a regionally accredited college/university, with a combination of 12 semester hours (18 quarter hours) of biology and chemistry (must include credit hours in both), or an associate degree from a regionally accredited college/university, with a combination of 12 semester hours (18 quarter hours) of biology and chemistry (must include credit hours in both),
  • AND one year of full time acceptable experience in a histopathology (clinical,* veterinary, industry or research) laboratory in the U.S., Canada or an accredited laboratory* within the last five years.

* CMS CLIA certificate of registration, compliance, accreditation; OR
JCI accreditation; OR
Accreditation under ISO 15189

Laboratory Experience

To fulfill the experience requirement for the Histotechnician examination, you must have experience within the last five years in ALL of the following areas:

  • Fixation
  • Embedding/Microtomy
  • Processing
  • Staining
  • Laboratory Operations

Application Fee

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Eligibility Routes for Histotechnician, HT(ASCP)

To be eligible for this examination category, an applicant must satisfy the requirements of at least one of the following routes:



Route 1
  • Successful completion of a NAACLS accredited Histotechnician program within the last five years prior to the date of application for examination.

The education received from a NAACLS accredited HT program is acceptable for a period of five (5) years from the date of completion of that program. After five years, the applicant’s eligibility will be based on clinical laboratory experience as stated in the current examination eligibility requirements.

Route 2
  • At least 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours) of academic credit from a regionally accredited college/university, with a combination of 12 semester hours (18 quarter hours) of biology and chemistry (must include credit hours in both), or an associate degree from a regionally accredited college/university, with a combination of 12 semester hours (18 quarter hours) of biology and chemistry (must include credit hours in both),
  • AND one year of full time acceptable experience in a histopathology (clinical,* veterinary, industry or research) laboratory in the U.S., Canada or an accredited laboratory* within the last five years.

* CMS CLIA certificate of registration, compliance, accreditation; OR
JCI accreditation; OR
Accreditation under ISO 15189

Laboratory Experience

To fulfill the experience requirement for the Histotechnician examination, you must have experience within the last five years in ALL of the following areas:

  • Fixation
  • Embedding/Microtomy
  • Processing
  • Staining
  • Laboratory Operations

Application Fee

$215

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Eligibility Routes for Medical Laboratory Technician, MLT(ASCP)

To be eligible for this examination category, an applicant must satisfy the requirements of at least one of the following routes:

Route 1
  • Associate degree or at least 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours) of academic credit from a college/university accredited by a recognized regional or national accreditation agency,
  • AND successful completion of a NAACLS or ABHES accredited MLT program within the last five years.

The education received from a NAACLS or ABHES accredited MLT program is acceptable for a period of five (5) years from the date of completion of that program. After five years, the applicant’s eligibility will be based on clinical laboratory experience as stated in the current examination eligibility requirements.

Route 2
  • Associate degree or at least 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours) of academic credit from a regionally accredited college/university, including 6 semester hours (9 quarter hours) of chemistry and 6 semester hours (9 quarter hours) of biology,
  • AND CLA(ASCP)* certification.

*CLA(ASCP) certification was discontinued in 1982. Only applicants previously certified CLA(ASCP) may apply under Route 2.

Route 3
  • Associate degree or at least 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours) of academic credit from a regionally accredited college/university, including 6 semester hours (9 quarter hours) of chemistry and 6 semester hours (9 quarter hours) of biology,
  • AND successful completion of a 50 week U.S. military medical laboratory training course** within the last ten years.

**Official or notarized documentation of your military code (NEC, MOS, or AFSC code or 68K), certificate verifying completion of training or letter from Program Director documenting program completion date or notarized copy of your DD214 form or ER.B must be mailed to the BOC upon completion of the online application.

Route 4
  • Associate degree or at least 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours) of academic credit from a regionally accredited college/university, including 6 semester hours (9 quarter hours) of chemistry and 6 semester hours (9 quarter hours) of biology,
  • AND three years of full time acceptable clinical laboratory experience in blood banking, chemistry, hematology, microbiology, immunology, and urinalysis/body fluids in the U.S., Canada or an accredited laboratory*** within the last six years.

***CMS CLIA certificate of registration, compliance, accreditation; OR
JCI accreditation; OR
Accreditation under ISO 15189.

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Eligibility Routes for Phlebotomy Technician, PBT(ASCP)

To be eligible for this examination category, an applicant must satisfy the requirements of at least one of the following routes:

Route 1
  • High school graduation (or equivalent),
  • AND completion of a NAACLS approved phlebotomy program within the last five years

The education received from a NAACLS approved PBT program is acceptable for a period of five (5) years from the date of completion of that program. After five years, the applicant’s eligibility will be based on clinical laboratory experience as stated in the current examination eligibility requirements.

Route 2
  • High school graduation (or equivalent),
  • AND completion of an acceptable two-part formal structured phlebotomy program in the U.S., Canada or an accredited laboratory within the last five years. This two-part program, to be arranged by the program director, must consist of: 40 clock hours of classroom training, including anatomy and physiology of the circulatory system, specimen collection, specimen processing and handling, and laboratory operations (e.g. safety, quality control, etc.),
  • AND 100 clock hours of clinical training and orientation in an accredited laboratory** with a minimum performance of 100 successful unaided blood collections including venipunctures and skin punctures.

**CMS CLIA certificate of registration, compliance, accreditation; OR
JCI accreditation; OR
Accreditation under ISO 15189.

Route 3
  • High school graduation (or equivalent),
  • AND completion of one year of full time acceptable work experience as a phlebotomy technician in an accredited laboratory** within the last five years. This experience must include venipunctures and skin punctures. (Full time experience is considered thirty-five hours per week).

**CMS CLIA certificate of registration, compliance, accreditation; OR
JCI accreditation; OR
Accreditation under ISO 15189.

Route 4
  • High school graduation (or equivalent),
  • AND successful completion of RN, LPN or other acceptable accredited allied health professional/occupational education which includes phlebotomy training and orientation in an accredited laboratory** with a minimum performance of 100 successful unaided blood collections including venipunctures and skin punctures. Applicants must submit a notarized copy of their current state/provincial license for RN or LPN or notarized copy of a certificate of completion from the accredited allied health program they completed.

**CMS CLIA certificate of registration, compliance, accreditation; OR
JCI accreditation; OR
Accreditation under ISO 15189.

Route 5
  • MT/MLS(ASCP) certification or MLT(ASCP) certification.
Route 6
  • DPT(ASCP) certification
  • AND a minimum performance of 100 successful unaided non-donor blood collections including venipunctures and skin punctures in an accredited laboratory** within the last five years.

**CMS CLIA certificate of registration, compliance, accreditation; OR
JCI accreditation; OR
Accreditation under ISO 15189.

Route 7
  • High school graduation (or equivalent),
  • AND completion of a phlebotomy program approved by the California Department of Public Health within the last five years.

Application Fee

$135

Note: Application fees are non-refundable.


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Eligibility Routes for Donor Phlebotomy Technician, DPT(ASCP)

To be eligible for this examination category, an applicant must satisfy the requirements of at least one of the following routes:  Route 1
  • PBT(ASCP) certification,
  • AND 25 successful donor collections in the U.S., Canada or an accredited laboratory* within the last year.
Important Information: Effective January 1, 2018, the DPT Eligibility Route 1 will be revised as follows:
  • PBT(ASCP) certification
  • AND 50 successful donor collections in the U.S., Canada or an accredited laboratory* within the last year.
*CMS CLIA certificate of registration, compliance, accreditation; OR
JCI accreditation; OR
Accreditation under ISO 15189.
Route 2
  • High school graduation (or equivalent),
  • AND completion of an acceptable donor phlebotomy structured program within The Joint Commission or CAP accredited institution,
  • AND 50 successful donor collections in the U.S., Canada or an accredited laboratory* within the last two years.
*CMS CLIA certificate of registration, compliance, accreditation; OR
JCI accreditation; OR
Accreditation under ISO 15189.
Route 3
  • High school graduation (or equivalent),
  • AND completion of one year of full time acceptable experience as a donor phlebotomy technician in an accredited facility in the U.S., Canada or an accredited laboratory* within the last two years.
*CMS CLIA certificate of registration, compliance, accreditation; OR
JCI accreditation; OR
Accreditation under ISO 15189.
Route 4
  • High school graduation (or equivalent),
  • AND successful completion of RN, LPN or other accredited allied health professional/occupational education,
  • AND donor phlebotomy training with 50 successful donor collections in the U.S., Canada or an accredited laboratory*. Applicants must submit a notarized copy of their current state/provincial license for RN or LPN or a notarized copy of a certificate of completion from the accredited allied health program they completed.
*CMS CLIA certificate of registration, compliance, accreditation; OR
JCI accreditation; OR
Accreditation under ISO 15189.

Application Fee

$135

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Eligibility Requirements for the Medical Laboratory Assistant, MLA(ASCP)

To be eligible for this examination category, an applicant must satisfy the requirements of at least one of the following routes:

Route 1
  • High school graduation (or equivalent),
  • AND successful completion of a NAACLS approved Clinical Assistant (CA) program within the last five years.
The education received from a NAACLS approved Clinical Assistant (CA) program is acceptable for a period of five (5) years from the date of completion of that program.  After five years, the applicant’s eligibility will be based on clinical laboratory experience as stated in the current examination eligibility requirements.

Route 2
  • High school graduation (or equivalent),
  • AND successful completion of a 50 week U.S. military medical laboratory training course* within the last ten years.

*Official or notarized documentation of your military code (NEC, MOS or AFSC code or 68K), certificate verifying completion of training or letter from Program Director documenting program completion date or notarized copy of your DD214 form or ER.B must be mailed to the BOC upon completion of the online application.

Route 3
  • High school graduation (or equivalent),
  • AND two years of full time acceptable clinical laboratory** experience as a laboratory assistant within the last five years.

** CMS CLIA certificate of registration, compliance, accreditation; OR
JCI accreditation; OR 
Accreditation under ISO 15189

Route 4
  • Associate degree or at least 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours) of academic credit from a regionally accredited college/university, including 6 semester hours (9 quarter hours) of chemistry and 6 semester hours (9 quarter hours) of biology,
  • AND one year of full time acceptable clinical laboratory** experience as a laboratory assistant within the last five years.

** CMS CLIA certificate of registration, compliance, accreditation; OR
JCI accreditation; OR
Accreditation under ISO 15189

Route 5
  • PBT(ASCP) certification,
  • AND one year of full time acceptable clinical laboratory** experience as a laboratory assistant within the last five years.

** CMS CLIA certificate of registration, compliance, accreditation; OR
JCI accreditation; OR
Accreditation under ISO 15189

Route 6
  • High school graduation (or equivalent),
  • AND successful completion of an acceptable two part formal structured medical laboratory assistant program in the U.S., Canada or an accredited laboratory** within the last five years which consists of classroom training and clinical laboratory training,
  • AND six months of full time acceptable clinical laboratory** experience as a laboratory assistant within the last five years.
** CMS CLIA certificate of registration, compliance, accreditation; OR
JCI accreditation; OR
Accreditation under ISO 15189

Application Fee

$135

Note: Application fees are non-refundable.


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Technologist/Scientist Certifications

Eligibility Routes for Technologist in Blood Banking – BB(ASCP)

To be eligible for this examination category, an applicant must satisfy the requirements of at least one of the following routes:

Route 1
  • MT/MLS(ASCP) certification, 
  • AND a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university.
Route 2
  • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university with a major in biological science or chemistry, or a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university with a combination of 30 semester hours (45 quarter hours) of biology, chemistry and/or medical sciences,
  • AND one year of full time acceptable clinical laboratory experience in blood banking in the U.S., Canada or an accredited laboratory* within the last five years.

*CMS CLIA certificate of registration, compliance, accreditation; OR
JCI accreditation; OR 
Accreditation under ISO 15189.

Route 3
  • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university with a major in biological science or chemistry, or a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university with a combination of 30 semester hours (45 quarter hours) of biology, chemistry and/or medical sciences,
  • AND successful completion of a structured program in blood banking under the auspices of a NAACLS accredited Medical Laboratory Scientist Program within the last five years. The structured program in blood banking must be equivalent to the curriculum for blood banking in the Medical Laboratory Scientist Program.
Route 4
  • Master’s degree or Doctorate in chemistry, biology, immunology, immunohematology, microbiology, allied health, medical laboratory science or an appropriately related field, from a regionally accredited college/university,
  • AND six months of full time acceptable clinical laboratory experience in blood banking in the U.S., Canada or an accredited laboratory* within the last five years.

*CMS CLIA certificate of registration, compliance, accreditation; OR
JCI accreditation; OR 
Accreditation under ISO 15189.

Route 5
  • Baccalaureate degree or post baccalaureate degree in medical laboratory science from a regionally accredited college/university, or a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university with 30 semester hours (45 quarter hours) in the biological, chemical and/or medical sciences,
  • AND successful completion of a program accredited by NAACLS as a Medical Laboratory Scientist Program within the last five years.
Clinical Laboratory Experience

To fulfill the experience requirement for the Technologist in Blood Banking examination, you must have clinical laboratory experience within the last five years in ALL of the following procedures:

Serologic and/or Molecular Testing

  • ABO and Rh Typing
  • Antibody detection and identification
  • Crossmatching
  • Direct antiglobulin tests
  • Tests for other blood group antigens

  • Routine Problem Solving

  • Transfusion reactions
  • Immune hemolytic anemias
  • Hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn (HDFN)
  • Rh immune globulin studies
  • Indications for transfusion

  • Quality Control/Assurance

  • Reagents, equipment

  • Laboratory Operations


    Donor Collection, Processing, and Testing (Proficiency may be demonstrated through performance, observation or simulation)

  • Donor selection, preparation and collection
  • Processing and donor testing
  • Component preparation for storage and administration
  • Application Fee

    $240

    Note: Application fees are non-refundable.


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    Eligibility Routes for Technologist in Chemistry, C(ASCP)

    To be eligible for this examination category, an applicant must satisfy the requirements of at least one of the following routes:

    Route 1
    • MT/MLS(ASCP) certification,
    • AND a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university.
    Route 2
    • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university with a major in biological science or chemistry, or a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university with a combination of 30 semester hours (45 quarter hours) of biology, chemistry and/or medical science,
    • AND one year of full time acceptable clinical laboratory experience in chemistry in the U.S., Canada or an accredited laboratory* within the last five years.

    * CMS CLIA certificate of registration, compliance, accreditation; OR
    JCI accreditation; OR
    Accreditation under ISO 15189.

    Route 3
    • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university with a major in biological science or chemistry, or a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university with a combination of 30 semester hours (45 quarter hours) of biology, chemistry and/or medical science,
    • AND successful completion of a structured program in chemistry under the auspices of a NAACLS accredited Medical Laboratory Scientist Program within the last five years. The structured program in chemistry must be equivalent to the curriculum for chemistry in the Medical Laboratory Scientist Program.
    Route 4
    • Master’s degree in chemistry or an appropriately related field, from a regionally accredited college/university,
    • AND six months of full time acceptable clinical laboratory experience in chemistry in the U.S., Canada or an accredited laboratory* within the last five years.

    * CMS CLIA certificate of registration, compliance, accreditation; OR
    JCI accreditation; ;OR
    Accreditation under ISO 15189.

    Route 5
    • Baccalaureate degree or post baccalaureate degree in medical laboratory science from a regionally accredited college/university, or a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university with 30 semester hours (45 quarter hours) in the biological, chemical and/or medical sciences,
    • AND successful completion of a program accredited by NAACLS as a Medical Laboratory Scientist Program within the last five years.
    Clinical Laboratory Experience

    To fulfill the experience requirement for the Technologist in Chemistry examination, you must have clinical laboratory experience within the last five years in 8 of the 15 procedures listed:

    • Blood gases
    • Carbohydrates
    • Electrolytes
    • Electrophoresis
    • Enzymes
    • Heme compounds
    • Immunochemistry
    • Lipids/lipoproteins
    • Non-protein nitrogen compounds
    • Point-of-care
    • Proteins
    • Quality control program management
    • Therapeutic drug monitoring
    • Toxicology
    • Vitamins / hormones

    Application Fee

    $240

    Note: Application fees are non-refundable.


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    Eligibility Routes for Technologist in Cytogenetics, CG(ASCP)

    To be eligible for this examination category, an applicant must satisfy the requirements of at least one of the following routes:

    Route 1
    • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university
    • AND successful completion of a NAACLS accredited cytogenetics education program within the last five years.

    The education received from a NAACLS accredited CG program is acceptable for a period of five (5) years from the date of completion of that program. After five years, the applicant’s eligibility will be based on clinical laboratory experience as stated in the current examination eligibility requirements.

    Route 2
    • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university with a major in biological science or chemistry, or a baccalaureate degree including 30 semester hours (45 quarter hours) of college course work in the biological, chemical and/or medical sciences from a regionally accredited college/university,
    • AND one year of full time acceptable work experience in a clinical cytogenetics laboratory* in the U.S., Canada or an accredited laboratory** within the last three years.

    * A clinical cytogenetics laboratory is defined as one capable of providing individuals with knowledge and practical experience in clinical cytogenetics such as primary cell culture and harvest, slide preparation and staining, chromosome analysis, microscopic and image analysis, and molecular techniques (e.g., fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) and microarray). 
    ** CMS CLIA certificate of registration, compliance, accreditation; OR
    JCI accreditation; OR
    Accreditation under ISO 15189.

    Route 3
    • Master’s degree or Doctorate in genetics or molecular biology from a regionally accredited college/university,
    • AND nine months of full time acceptable work experience in a clinical cytogenetics laboratory* in the U.S., Canada or an accredited laboratory** within the last three years.

    * A clinical cytogenetics laboratory is defined as one capable of providing individuals with knowledge and practical experience in clinical cytogenetics such as primary cell culture and harvest, slide preparation and staining, chromosome analysis, microscopic and image analysis, and molecular techniques (e.g., fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) and microarray). 
    ** CMS CLIA certificate of registration, compliance, accreditation; OR
    JCI accreditation; OR
    Accreditation under ISO 15189.

    Application Fee

    $240

    Note: Application fees are non-refundable.


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    Eligibility Route for Cytotechnologist, CT(ASCP)

    To be eligible for this examination category, an applicant must satisfy the requirements of the following route:

    Route 1
    • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university,
    • AND successful completion of a CAAHEP accredited Cytotechnology program within the last five years.

    The education received from a CAAHEP accredited CT program is acceptable for a period of five (5) years from the date of completion of that program.

    Application Fee

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    Eligibility Routes for Technologist in Hematology, H(ASCP)

    To be eligible for this examination category, an applicant must satisfy the requirements of at least one of the following routes:

    Route 1
    • MT/MLS(ASCP) certification,
    • AND a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university.
    Route 2
    • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university with a major in biological science or chemistry, or a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university with a combination of 30 semester hours (45 quarter hours) of biology, chemistry and/or medical science,
    • AND one year of full time acceptable clinical laboratory experience in hematology in the U.S., Canada or an accredited laboratory* within the last five years.

    *CMS CLIA certificate of registration, compliance, accreditation; OR
    JCI accreditation; OR
    Accreditation under ISO 15189.

    Route 3
    • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university with a major in biological science or chemistry, or a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university with a combination of 30 semester hours (45 quarter hours) of biology, chemistry, and/or medical science,
    • AND successful completion of a structured program in hematology under the auspices of a NAACLS accredited Medical Laboratory Scientist Program within the last five years. The structured program in hematology must be equivalent to the curriculum for hematology in the Medical Laboratory Scientist Program.
    Route 4
    • Master’s degree in biology, chemistry or an appropriately related field, from a regionally accredited college/university,
    • AND six months of full time acceptable clinical laboratory experience in hematology in the U.S., Canada or an accredited laboratory* within the last five years.

    *CMS CLIA certificate of registration, compliance, accreditation; OR
    JCI accreditation; OR
    Accreditation under ISO 15189.

    Route 5
    • Baccalaureate degree or post baccalaureate degree in medical laboratory science from a regionally accredited college/university, or a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university with 30 semester hours (45 quarter hours) in the biological, chemical and/or medical sciences,
    • AND successful completion of a program accredited by NAACLS as a Medical Laboratory Scientist Program within the last five years.

    **A training documentation form is required. The training documentation form must be completed by the program director and attached to a Letter of Authenticity. The Letter of Authenticity must:

    Clinical Laboratory Experience

    To fulfill the experience requirement for the Technologist in Hematology examination, you must have clinical laboratory experience within the last five years in ALL of the following procedures:

    • Blood smear, evaluation and differential
    • Complete blood count
    • Quality Control: performance and evaluation
    • Routine coagulation tests (e.g., PT, APTT, D-dimer)

    Experience is also required within the last five years in 2 of the 3 procedures listed:

    • Instrument maintenance / troubleshooting
    • Miscellaneous tests (e.g., ESR, sickle screen, manual cell count, reticulocyte)
    • Other coagulation tests (e.g., fibrinogen, factor assays, hypercoaguability)

    Application Fee

    $240

    Note: Application fees are non-refundable.


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    Eligibility Routes for Technologist in Microbiology – M(ASCP)

    To be eligible for this examination category, an applicant must satisfy the requirements of at least one of the following routes:

    Route 1
    • MT/MLS(ASCP) certification,
    • AND a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university.
    Route 2
    • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university with a major in biological science or chemistry, or a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university with a combination of 30 semester hours (45 quarter hours) of biology and chemistry, and/or medical science,
    • AND one year of full time acceptable clinical laboratory experience in microbiology in the U.S., Canada or an accredited laboratory* within the last five years.

    * CMS CLIA certificate of registration, compliance, accreditation; OR
    JCI accreditation; OR
    Accreditation under ISO 15189.

    Route 3
    • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university with a major in biological science or chemistry, or a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university with a combination of 30 semester hours (45 quarter hours) of biology, chemistry and/or medical science,
    • AND successful completion of a structured program in microbiology under the auspices of a NAACLS accredited Medical Laboratory Scientist Program within the last five years. The structured program in microbiology must be equivalent to the curriculum for microbiology in the Medical Laboratory Scientist Program.
    Route 4
    • Master’s degree in microbiology, or an appropriately related field, from a regionally accredited college/university,
    • AND six months of full time acceptable clinical laboratory experience in microbiology in the U.S., Canada or an accredited laboratory* within the last five years.

    * CMS CLIA certificate of registration, compliance, accreditation; OR
    JCI accreditation; OR
    Accreditation under ISO 15189.

    Route 5
    • Baccalaureate degree or post baccalaureate degree in medical laboratory science from a regionally accredited college/university or a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university with 30 semester hours (45 quarter hours) in the biological, chemical and/or medical sciences,
    • AND successful completion of a program accredited by NAACLS as a Medical Laboratory Scientist Program within the last five years.
    Clinical Laboratory Experience

    To fulfill the experience requirements for the Technologist in Microbiology examination, you must have experience, within the last five years, in 3 of 6 of the following areas:

    • Bacteriology
    • Molecular Microbiology
    • Mycobacteriology
    • Mycology
    • Parasitology
    • Virology

    Application Fees

    $240

    Note: Application fees are non-refundable.


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    Eligibility Routes for Medical Laboratory Scientist, MLS(ASCP)

    To be eligible for this examination category, an applicant must satisfy the requirements of at least one of the following routes:

    Route 1
    • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university,
    • AND successful completion of a NAACLS accredited Medical Laboratory Scientist program within the last five years.

    The education received from a NAACLS accredited MLS program is acceptable for a period of five (5) years from the date of completion of that program. After five years, the applicant’s eligibility will be based on clinical laboratory experience as stated in the current examination eligibility requirements.

    Route 2
    • MLT(ASCP) certification,
    • AND a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university, including 16 semester hours (24 quarter hours) of biological science (with one semester in microbiology), 16 semester hours (24 quarter hours) of chemistry (with one semester in organic or biochemistry),
    • AND two years of full time acceptable clinical laboratory experience in blood banking, chemistry, hematology, microbiology, immunology, and urinalysis/body fluids in the U.S., Canada or an accredited laboratory* within the last four years.

    *CMS CLIA certificate of registration, compliance, accreditation; OR
    JCI accreditation; OR
    Accreditation under ISO 15189.

    Route 3
    • CLA(ASCP)** certification, 
    • AND a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university, including 16 semester hours (24 quarter hours) of biological science (with one semester in microbiology), 16 semester hours (24 quarter hours) of chemistry (with one semester in organic or biochemistry), one semester (one quarter) of mathematics, 
    • AND four years of full time acceptable clinical laboratory experience in blood banking, chemistry, hematology, microbiology, immunology, and urinalysis/body fluids in the U.S., Canada or an accredited laboratory* within the last eight years; OR

    *CMS CLIA certificate of registration, compliance, accreditation; OR 
    JCI accreditation; OR 
    Accreditation under ISO 15189.

    **CLA(ASCP) certification was discontinued in 1982. Only applicants previously certified as CLA(ASCP) may apply under Route 3.

    Route 4
    • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university, including 16 semester hours (24 quarter hours) of biological science (with one semester in microbiology), 16 semester hours (24 quarter hours) of chemistry (with one semester in organic or biochemistry),
    • AND five years of full time acceptable clinical laboratory experience in blood banking, chemistry, hematology, microbiology, immunology, and urinalysis/body fluids in the U.S., Canada or an accredited laboratory* within the last ten years.

    *CMS CLIA certificate of registration, compliance, accreditation; OR
    JCI accreditation; OR 
    Accreditation under ISO 15189.

    Application Fee

    $240

    Note: Application fees are non-refundable.


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    Eligibility Routes for Technologist in Molecular Biology, MB(ASCP)

    To be eligible for this examination category, an applicant must satisfy the requirements of at least one of the following routes:

    Route 1
    • ASCP certified as a technologist/scientist or specialist,
    • AND a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university.
    Route 2
    • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university
    • AND successful completion of a NAACLS accredited diagnostic molecular science program within the last five years.

    The education received from a NAACLS accredited diagnostic molecular science program is acceptable for a period of five (5) years from the date of completion of that program. After five years, the applicant’s eligibility will be based on clinical laboratory experience as stated in the current examination eligibility requirements.

    Route 3
    • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university with a major in biological science or chemistry, or a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university with a combination of 30 semester hours (45 quarter hours) of biology, chemistry and/or medical science,
    • AND one year of full time acceptable experience (clinical**, veterinary, industry or research) in a molecular biology laboratory* in the U.S., Canada or an accredited laboratory** within the last five years.

    *A molecular biology laboratory is defined as one capable of providing individuals with knowledge and practical experience in all aspects of molecular methods including, but not limited to, nucleic acid isolation, amplification, detection, sequencing, hybridization techniques, and data analysis.

    **CMS CLIA certificate of registration, compliance, accreditation; OR
    JCI accreditation; OR
    Accreditation under ISO 15189
    .

    Route 4
    • Master’s degree or Doctorate in molecular biology, chemistry, biology, immunology, microbiology, allied health, medical laboratory science, or an appropriately related field from a regionally accredited college/university,
    • AND six months of full time acceptable experience (clinical**, veterinary, industry or research) in a molecular biology laboratory* in the U.S., Canada or an accredited laboratory** within the last five years.

    *A molecular biology laboratory is defined as one capable of providing individuals with knowledge and practical experience in all aspects of molecular methods including, but not limited to, nucleic acid isolation, amplification, detection, sequencing, hybridization techniques, and data analysis.

    **CMS CLIA certificate of registration, compliance, accreditation; OR 
    JCI accreditation; OR 
    Accreditation under ISO 15189
    .

    Clinical Laboratory Experience

    To fulfill the experience requirement for the Technologist in Molecular Biology examination, you must have laboratory experience within the timeframe required in one of the following areas:

    • Genetics/Genomics (e.g., genotyping, genetic disorders, pharmocogenomics)
    • Oncology (e.g., hematologic lymphoid neoplasms/neoplasia, solid tumor gene markers)
    • Histocompatibility (DNA-based)
    • Infectious Disease ( molecular microbiology/virology) )
    • Molecular Identity Testing (e.g., bone marrow engraftment, paternity, forensic)

    Application Fees

    $240

    Note: Application fees are non-refundable.


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    Eligibility Routes for Histotechnologist, HTL(ASCP)

    To be eligible for this examination category, an applicant must satisfy the requirements of at least one of the following routes:

    Route 1
    • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university with a combination of 30 semester hours (45 quarter hours) of biology and chemistry (must include credit hours in both),
    • AND successful completion of a NAACLS accredited Histotechnician or Histotechnology program within the last five years.

    The education received from a NAACLS accredited HT/HTL program is acceptable for a period of five (5) years from the date of completion of that program. After five years, the applicant’s eligibility will be based on laboratory experience as stated in the current examination eligibility requirements.

    Route 2
    • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university with a combination of 30 semester hours (45 quarter hours) of biology and chemistry (must include credit hours in both),
    • AND one year of full time acceptable experience in a histopathology (clinical,* veterinary, industry or research) laboratory in the U.S., Canada or an accredited laboratory* within the last five years.

    *CMS CLIA certificate of registration, compliance, accreditation; OR
    JCI accreditation; OR
    Accreditation under ISO 15189.

    Clinical Laboratory Experience

    To fulfill the experience requirement for the Histotechnologist examination, you must have experience within the last five years in ALL of the following areas:

    • Fixation
    • Embedding/Microtomy
    • Processing
    • Staining
    • Laboratory Operations

    Application Fee

    $240

    Note: Application fees are non-refundable.


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    Specialist Certifications

    Eligibility Routes for Specialist in Blood Banking – SBB(ASCP)

    To be eligible for this examination category, an applicant must satisfy the requirements of at least one of the following routes:

    Route 1
    • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university including biological science and chemistry courses,
    • AND successful completion of a CAAHEP accredited Specialist in Blood Bank Technology program within the last five years.

    The education received from a CAAHEP accredited SBB program is acceptable for a period of five (5) years from the date of completion of that program.

    Route 2
    • MT/MLS(ASCP) certification or BB(ASCP) certification,
    • AND a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university,
    • AND three years of full time acceptable experience in the clinical laboratory in blood banking in the U.S., Canada or an accredited laboratory* within the last six years. These three years of experience must be acquired post baccalaureate degree.

    *CMS CLIA certificate of registration, compliance, accreditation; OR
    JCI accreditation; OR
    Accreditation under ISO 15189.

    Route 3
    • Master’s degree or Doctorate in chemistry, biology, immunology, immunohematology, microbiology, allied health, medical laboratory science, or an appropriately related field, from a regionally accredited college/university,
    • AND three years of full time acceptable experience in the clinical laboratory in blood banking in the U.S., Canada or an accredited laboratory* within the last six years. These three years of experience must be acquired post baccalaureate degree.

    *CMS CLIA certificate of registration, compliance, accreditation; OR
    JCI accreditation; OR
    Accreditation under ISO 15189.


    Route 4
    • Doctorate in chemistry, biology, immunology, immunohematology, microbiology, allied health, medical laboratory science, or an appropriately related field, from a regionally accredited college/university,
    • AND two years of post-doctoral fellowship** in clinical blood banking in the U.S. or Canada within the last five years.

    **A copy of the certificate of completion of the post-doctoral fellowship is required.

    Route 5
    • MT/MLS(ASCP) certification or BB(ASCP) certification,
    • AND a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university,
    • AND three years of full time acceptable experience as an academic educator in clinical blood banking at a regionally accredited college/university in the U.S., Canada or an accredited laboratory* within the last six years. These three years of experience must be acquired post baccalaureate degree.

    *CMS CLIA certificate of registration, compliance, accreditation; OR
    JCI accreditation; OR
    Accreditation under ISO 15189.


    Route 6
    • Master’s degree or Doctorate in chemistry, biology, immunology, immunohematology, microbiology, allied health, medical laboratory science, or an appropriately related field, from a regionally accredited college/university,
    • AND three years of full time acceptable experience as an academic educator in clinical blood banking in a regionally accredited college/university in the U.S., Canada or an accredited laboratory* within the last six years. These three years of experience must be acquired post baccalaureate degree.

    *CMS CLIA certificate of registration, compliance, accreditation; OR
    JCI accreditation; OR
    Accreditation under ISO 15189.


    Laboratory or Teaching Experience

    To fulfill the experience requirement for the Specialist in Blood Banking examination, you must have laboratory or teaching experience, within the time frame required, in all of the following procedures:

    Serologic and/or Molecular Testing

    • ABO and Rh Typing
    • Antibody detection and identification
    • Crossmatching
    • Direct antiglobulin tests
    • Tests for other blood group antigens

    Routine Problem Solving

    • Transfusion reactions
    • Immune hemolytic anemias
    • Hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn (HDFN)
    • Rh immune globulin evaluation
    • Indications for transfusion

    Quality Control/Quality Assurance

    • Reagents, equipment


    Laboratory Operations

     

    Donor Collection, Processing, and Testing (Proficiency may be demonstrated through performance, observation or simulation)

    • Donor selection, preparation and collection
    • Processing and donor testing
    • Component preparation for storage and administration

    Application Fee

    $290

    Note: Application fees are non-refundable.


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    Eligibility Routes for Specialist in Chemistry, SC(ASCP)

    To be eligible for this examination category, an applicant must satisfy the requirements of at least one of the following routes:

    Route 1
    • MT/MLS(ASCP) certification or C(ASCP) certification,
    • AND a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university,
    • AND three years of full time acceptable experience in the clinical laboratory in chemistry in the U.S., Canada or an accredited laboratory* within the last six years. These three years of experience must be acquired post baccalaureate degree.

    *CMS CLIA certificate of registration, compliance, accreditation; OR
    JCI accreditation; OR
    Accreditation under ISO 15189.

    Route 2
    • Master’s degree in chemistry, biology, immunology, microbiology, allied health, medical laboratory science, or an appropriately related field, from a regionally accredited college/university,
    • AND three years of full time acceptable experience in the clinical laboratory in chemistry in the U.S., Canada or an accredited laboratory* within the last six years. These three years of experience must be acquired post baccalaureate degree.

    *CMS CLIA certificate of registration, compliance, accreditation; OR
    JCI accreditation; OR
    Accreditation under ISO 15189.

    Route 3
    • Doctorate in chemistry, biology, immunology, microbiology, allied health, medical laboratory science, or an appropriately related field, from a regionally accredited college/university,
    • AND two years of post-doctoral fellowship** in clinical chemistry in the U.S. or Canada or two years of full time acceptable experience in the clinical laboratory in chemistry in the U.S., Canada or an accredited laboratory* within the last five years. These two years of experience must be acquired post baccalaureate degree.

    *CMS CLIA certificate of registration, compliance, accreditation; OR
    JCI accreditation; OR
    Accreditation under ISO 15189.


    ** A copy of the certificate of completion of the post-doctoral fellowship is required.

    Route 4

    • MT/MLS(ASCP) certification or C(ASCP) certification,
    • AND a Doctorate in chemistry, biology, immunology, microbiology, allied health, medical laboratory science, or an appropriately related field, from a regionally accredited college/university,
    • AND one year of full time acceptable laboratory experience in chemistry (clinical or research) in the U.S. or Canada or an accredited laboratory* within the last five years.

    *CMS CLIA certificate of registration, compliance, accreditation; OR
    JCI accreditation; OR
    Accreditation under ISO 15189.

    Route 5
    • MT/MLS(ASCP) certification or C(ASCP) certification,
    • AND a baccalaureate or Master’s degree from a regionally accredited college/university,
    • AND three years of full time acceptable experience as an academic educator in clinical chemistry at a regionally accredited college/university in the U.S., Canada or an accredited laboratory* within the last six years. These three years of experience must be acquired post baccalaureate degree.

    *CMS CLIA certificate of registration, compliance, accreditation; OR
    JCI accreditation; OR
    Accreditation under ISO 15189.

    Route 6
    • MT/MLS(ASCP) certification or C(ASCP) certification,
    • AND a Doctorate in chemistry, biology, immunology, microbiology, allied health, medical laboratory science, or an appropriately related field, from a regionally accredited college/university,
    • AND one year of full time acceptable experience as an academic educator in clinical chemistry at a regionally accredited college/university in the U.S. or Canada or an accredited laboratory* within the last five years.

    *CMS CLIA certificate of registration, compliance, accreditation; OR
    JCI accreditation; OR
    Accreditation under ISO 15189.

    Required Laboratory or Teaching Experience

    To fulfill the experience requirement for the Specialist in Chemistry examination, you must have laboratory or teaching experience, within the time frame required, in 8 of the 15 procedures listed:

    • Blood gases
    • Carbohydrates
    • Chromatography
    • Electrolytes
    • Electrophoresis
    • Enzymes
    • Heme compounds
    • Hormones/vitamins
    • Immunochemistry
    • Lipids/lipoproteins
    • Non-protein nitrogen compounds
    • Point-of-care
    • Proteins
    • Therapeutic drug monitoring
    • Toxicology

    Laboratory or teaching experience is also required in 2 of the 5 areas listed:

    • Procurement of laboratory equipment
    • Quality management
    • Regulatory compliance
    • Supervisory experience
    • Test development / validation

    Application Fee

    $290

    Note: Application fees are non-refundable.


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    Eligibility Route for Specialist in Cytotechnology, SCT(ASCP)

    To be eligible for this examination category, an applicant must satisfy the requirements of at least one of the following routes:

    Route 1
    • CT(ASCP) certification,
    • AND a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university,
    • AND three years of full time acceptable laboratory experience in cytology in the U.S., Canada or an accredited laboratory* within the last six years. These three years of experience must be obtained following CT(ASCP) certification.
    *CMS CLIA certificate of registration, compliance, accreditation; OR
    JCI accreditation; OR
    Accreditation under ISO 15189.

    Route 2
    • CT(ASCP) certification,
    • AND a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university,
    • AND three years of full time acceptable experience as an academic educator in cytology at a regionally accredited college/university in the U.S., Canada, or an accredited laboratory* within the last six years. These three years of experience must be obtained following CT(ASCP) certification.
    *CMS CLIA certificate of registration, compliance, accreditation; OR
    JCI accreditation; OR
    Accreditation under ISO 15189.

    Application Fee

    $290

    Note: Application fees are non-refundable.


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    Eligibility Routes for Specialist in Hematology, SH(ASCP)

    To be eligible for this examination category, an applicant must satisfy the requirements of at least one of the following routes:

    Route 1
    • MT/MLS(ASCP) certification or H(ASCP) certification,
    • AND a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university,
    • AND three years of full time acceptable experience in the clinical laboratory in hematology in the U.S., Canada or an accredited laboratory* within the last six years. These three years of experience must be acquired post baccalaureate degree.

    *CMS CLIA certificate of registration, compliance, accreditation; OR
    JCI accreditation; OR
    Accreditation under ISO 15189.

    Route 2
    • Master’s degree in chemistry, biology, immunology, microbiology, allied health, medical laboratory science, or an appropriately related field, from a regionally accredited college/university,
    • AND three years of full time acceptable experience in the clinical laboratory in hematology in the U.S., Canada or an accredited laboratory* within the last six years. These three years of experience must be acquired post baccalaureate degree.

    *CMS CLIA certificate of registration, compliance, accreditation; OR
    JCI accreditation; OR
    Accreditation under ISO 15189.

    Route 3
    • Doctorate in chemistry, biology, immunology, microbiology, allied health, medical laboratory science, or an appropriately related field, from a regionally accredited college/university,
    • AND two years of post-doctoral fellowship** in clinical hematology in the U.S. or Canada; or, two years of full time acceptable experience in the clinical laboratory in hematology in the U.S., Canada or an accredited laboratory* within the last five years. These two years of experience must be acquired post baccalaureate degree.

    *CMS CLIA certificate of registration, compliance, accreditation; OR
    JCI accreditation; OR
    Accreditation under ISO 15189.


    **A copy of the certificate of completion of the post-doctoral fellowship is required.

    Route 4
    • MT/MLS(ASCP) certification or H(ASCP) certification
    • AND a Doctorate in chemistry, biology, immunology, microbiology, allied health, medical laboratory science, or an appropriately related field, from a regionally accredited college/university,
    • AND one year of full time acceptable laboratory experience in hematology (clinical or research) in the U.S. or Canada or an accredited laboratory* within the last five years.

    *CMS CLIA certificate of registration, compliance, accreditation; OR
    JCI accreditation; OR
    Accreditation under ISO 15189.

    Route 5
    • MT/MLS(ASCP) certification or H(ASCP) certification,
    • AND a baccalaureate or Master’s degree from a regionally accredited college/university,
    • AND three years of full time acceptable experience as an academic educator in clinical hematology at a regionally accredited college/university in the U.S., Canada or an accredited laboratory* within the last six years. These three years of experience must be acquired post baccalaureate degree.

    *CMS CLIA certificate of registration, compliance, accreditation; OR
    JCI accreditation; OR
    Accreditation under ISO 15189.

    Route 6
    • MT/MLS(ASCP) certification or H(ASCP) certification,
    • AND a Doctorate in chemistry, biology, immunology, microbiology, allied health, medical laboratory science, or an appropriately related field, from a regionally accredited college/university,
    • AND one year of full time acceptable experience as an academic educator in clinical hematology at a regionally accredited college/university in the U.S. or Canada or an accredited laboratory* within the last five years.

    *CMS CLIA certificate of registration, compliance, accreditation; OR
    JCI accreditation; OR
    Accreditation under ISO 15189.

    Laboratory or Teaching Experience

    To fulfill the experience requirement for the Specialist in Hematology examination, you must have laboratory or teaching experience within the time frame required in ALL of the following procedures:

    • Blood smear, evaluation and differential
    • Complete blood count
    • Instrument maintenance / troubleshooting
    • Miscellaneous tests (e.g., ESR, sickle screen, manual cell count, reticulocyte)
    • Quality control: performance and evaluation
    • Routine coagulation tests (e.g., PT, APTT, and D-dimer)
    • Other coagulation tests (e.g., fibrinogen, factor assays)

    Experience in performing, supervising or teaching 5 of the 12 procedures listed is also required: 

    • Advanced coagulation (e.g., inhibitor assays, hypercoagulability)
    • Body fluid evaluation
    • Bone marrow prep or evaluation
    • Budgeting/inventory control/purchasing
    • Cytochemical stains
    • Flow cytometry
    • Hemoglobinopathy evaluation
    • Method evaluation
    • Personnel management
    • Platelet function studies
    • PT/PTT mixing studies
    • QA/QI

    Application Fee

    $290

    Note: Application fees are non-refundable.


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    Eligibility Routes for Specialist in Microbiology – SM(ASCP)

    To be eligible for this examination category, an applicant must satisfy the requirements of at least one of the following routes:

    Route 1
    • MT/MLS(ASCP) certification or M(ASCP) certification,
    • AND a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university,
    • AND three years of full time acceptable experience in the clinical laboratory in microbiology in the U.S., Canada or an accredited laboratory* within the last six years. These three years of experience must be acquired post baccalaureate degree.
    *CMS CLIA certificate of registration, compliance, accreditation; OR
    JCI accreditation; OR
    Accreditation under ISO 15189.

    Route 2
    • Master’s degree in chemistry, biology, immunology, microbiology, allied health, medical laboratory science, or an appropriately related field, from a regionally accredited college/university,
    • AND three years of full time acceptable experience in the clinical laboratory in microbiology in the U.S., Canada or an accredited laboratory* within the last six years. These three years of experience must be acquired post baccalaureate degree.

    *CMS CLIA certificate of registration, compliance, accreditation; OR
    JCI accreditation; OR
    Accreditation under ISO 15189.

    Route 3
    • Doctorate in chemistry, biology, immunology, microbiology, allied health, medical laboratory science, or an appropriately related field, from a regionally accredited college/university,
    • AND two years of post-doctoral fellowship** in clinical microbiology in the U.S. or Canada or two years of full time acceptable experience in the clinical laboratory in microbiology in the U.S., Canada or an accredited laboratory* within the last five years. These two years of experience must be acquired post baccalaureate degree.
    *CMS CLIA certificate of registration, compliance, accreditation; OR
    JCI accreditation; OR
    Accreditation under ISO 15189.


    **A copy of the certificate of completion of the post-doctoral fellowship is required.
    Route 4
    • MT/MLS(ASCP) certification or M(ASCP) certification,
    • AND a Doctorate in chemistry, biology, immunology, microbiology, allied health, medical laboratory science, or an appropriately related field, from a regionally accredited college/university,
    • AND one year of full time acceptable laboratory experience in microbiology (clinical or research) in the U.S. or Canada or an accredited laboratory* within the last five years.

    *CMS CLIA certificate of registration, compliance, accreditation; OR
    JCI accreditation; OR
    Accreditation under ISO 15189.

    Route 5
    • MT/MLS(ASCP) certification or M(ASCP) certification,
    • AND a baccalaureate or Master’s degree from a regionally accredited college/university,
    • AND three years of full time acceptable experience as an academic educator in clinical microbiology at a regionally accredited college/university in the U.S., Canada or an accredited laboratory* within the last six years. These three years of experience must be acquired post baccalaureate degree.

    *CMS CLIA certificate of registration, compliance, accreditation; OR
    JCI accreditation; OR
    Accreditation under ISO 15189.

    Route 6
    • MT/MLS(ASCP) certification or M(ASCP) certification,
    • AND a Doctorate in chemistry, biology, immunology, microbiology, allied health, medical laboratory science, or an appropriately related field, from a regionally accredited college/university,
    • AND one year of full time acceptable experience as an academic educator in clinical microbiology at a regionally accredited college/university in the U.S. or Canada or an accredited laboratory* within the last five years.

    *CMS CLIA certificate of registration, compliance, accreditation; OR
    JCI accreditation; OR
    Accreditation under ISO 15189.

    Laboratory or Teaching Experience

    To fulfill the experience requirement for the Specialist in Microbiology examination, you must have laboratory or teaching experience, within the time frame required, in 4 of 6 of the following areas:

    • Bacteriology
    • Molecular Microbiology
    • Mycobacteriology
    • Mycology
    • Parasitology
    • Virology

    Application Fee

    $290

    Note: Application fees are non-refundable.


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    Specialist in Cytometry, SCYM(ASCP)

    To be eligible for this examination category, an applicant must satisfy the requirements of at least one of the following routes:

    Route 1
    • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university with a major in biological/life science, physics, engineering, or an appropriately related field or a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university with a combination of 30 semester hours (45 quarter hours) of biology, chemistry, physics, and/or medical science,
    • AND four years of full time acceptable laboratory experience in cytometry (clinical,* research, industry, or veterinary) in the U.S., Canada or an accredited laboratory* within the last eight years.
    *CMS CLIA certificate of registration, compliance, accreditation; OR
    JCI accreditation; OR
    Accreditation under ISO 15189.

    Route 2
    • ASCP certified as a technologist/scientist or specialist,
    • AND a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university,
    • AND three years of full time acceptable laboratory experience in cytometry (clinical,* research, industry, or veterinary) in the U.S., Canada or an accredited laboratory* within the last six years.
    *CMS CLIA certificate of registration, compliance, accreditation; OR
    JCI accreditation; OR
    Accreditation under ISO 15189.

    Route 3
    • Master’s degree in biological/life science, physics, engineering, or an appropriately related field, from a regionally accredited college/university,
    • AND three years of full time acceptable laboratory experience in cytometry (clinical,* research, industry, or veterinary) in the U.S., Canada or an accredited laboratory* within the last six years.

    *CMS CLIA certificate of registration, compliance, accreditation; OR
    JCI accreditation; OR
    Accreditation under ISO 15189.

    Route 4
    • Doctorate in biological/life science, physics, engineering, or an appropriately related field, from a regionally accredited college/university,
    • AND two years of full time acceptable laboratory experience in cytometry (clinical,* research, industry, or veterinary) in the U.S., Canada or an accredited laboratory* within the last four years.
    *CMS CLIA certificate of registration, compliance, accreditation; OR
    JCI accreditation; OR
    Accreditation under ISO 15189.
    Route 5
    • ASCP certified as a technician,
    • AND an associate degree from a regionally accredited college/university,
    • AND 4.5 years (54 months) of full time acceptable laboratory experience in cytometry (clinical,* research, industry, or veterinary) in the U.S., Canada or an accredited laboratory* within the last nine years.
    *CMS CLIA certificate of registration, compliance, accreditation; OR
    JCI accreditation; OR
    Accreditation under ISO 15189.

    Effective October 1, 2019 Route 5 for the SCYM certification will be discontinued. Applications for route 5 must be submitted by July 1, 2019.

    Route 6
    • An associate degree with a major in biological/life science, physics, engineering, or an appropriately related field from a regionally accredited college/university, or 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours) of academic credit from a regionally accredited college/university with a combination of 15 semester hours (22 quarter hours) of biology, chemistry, physics, and/or medical science,
    • AND five years of full time acceptable laboratory experience in cytometry (clinical,* research, industry, or veterinary) in the U.S., Canada or an accredited laboratory* within the last ten years
    *CMS CLIA certificate of registration, compliance, accreditation; OR
    JCI accreditation; OR
    Accreditation under ISO 15189.

    Effective October 1, 2019 Route 6 for the SCYM certification will be discontinued. Applications for route 5 must be submitted by July 1, 2019.

    Laboratory Experience

    To fulfill the experience requirements for the Specialist in Cytometry, you must have experience in flow cytometry applications, cytometric analysis, and quality assurance as described below. 

    Flow Cytometry Applications

    Experience is required in at least one of the following:

    • Immunophenotyping (e.g., CD4, Leukemia/lymphoma, transplant)
    • Cell sorting
    • Cell cycle analysis/DNA Ploidy
    • Apoptosis
    • Red blood cell analysis (e.g., PNH, fetal hemoglobin
    • Progenitor cells
    • Therapeutic drug monitoring
    • Microorganism and/or microparticle analysis
    • Functional assays
    • Multiplex bead assays
    • Imaging cytometry
    • Rare event analysis 

    Cytometric Analysis

    Experience is required in at least three of the following:

    • Specimen processing
    • Instrument set-up
    • Specimen analysis
    • Data management
    • Interpretation of results 

    Quality Assurance

    Experience is required in at least three of the following:

    • Specimen collection, processing, storage
    • Reagent selection, preparation, storage, disposal
    • Assay selection, validation, documentation
    • Instrument operation and maintenance
    • Quality control and proficiency testing
    • Safety

    Application Fee

    U.S. - $290

    Note: Application fees are non-refundable.


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    Eligibility Requirements for Specialist in Molecular Biology, SMB(ASCP)

    To be eligible for this examination category, an applicant must satisfy the requirements of at least one of the following routes:

    Route 1
    • MB(ASCP) certification,
    • AND a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university,
    • AND three years of full time acceptable experience (clinical**, veterinary, industry or research) in a molecular biology laboratory* in the U.S., Canada or an accredited laboratory** within the last six years. These three years of experience must be acquired post baccalaureate degree.
    * A molecular biology laboratory is defined as one capable of providing individuals with knowledge and practical experience in all aspects of molecular methods including, but not limited to, nucleic acid isolation, amplification, detection, sequencing, hybridization techniques, and data analysis.

    **CMS CLIA certificate of registration, compliance, accreditation; OR
    JCI accreditation; OR
    Accreditation under ISO 15189.

    Route 2
    • Master’s degree in molecular biology, chemistry, biology, immunology, microbiology, allied health, medical laboratory science, or an appropriately related field, from a regionally accredited college/university,
    • OR an appropriately related field, from a regionally accredited college/university,
    • AND three years of full time acceptable experience (clinical**, veterinary, industry or research) in a molecular biology laboratory* in the U.S., Canada or an accredited laboratory** within the last six years. These three years of experience must be acquired post baccalaureate degree.
    * A molecular biology laboratory is defined as one capable of providing individuals with knowledge and practical experience in all aspects of molecular methods including, but not limited to, nucleic acid isolation, amplification, detection, sequencing, hybridization techniques, and data analysis.

    **CMS CLIA certificate of registration, compliance, accreditation; OR
    JCI accreditation; OR
    Accreditation under ISO 15189.

    Route 3
    • Doctorate in molecular biology, chemistry, biology, immunology, microbiology, allied health, medical laboratory science, or an appropriately related field, from a regionally accredited college/university,
    • AND two years of post-doctoral fellowship*** in a molecular biology laboratory* in the U.S. or Canada or two years of full time acceptable experience in a molecular biology laboratory* in the U.S., Canada or an accredited laboratory** within the last five years. These two years of experience must be acquired post baccalaureate degree.
    * A molecular biology laboratory is defined as one capable of providing individuals with knowledge and practical experience in all aspects of molecular methods including, but not limited to, nucleic acid isolation, amplification, detection, sequencing, hybridization techniques, and data analysis.

    **CMS CLIA certificate of registration, compliance, accreditation; OR
    JCI accreditation; OR
    Accreditation under ISO 15189.

    *** A copy of the certificate of completion of the post-doctoral fellowship is required.

    Route 4
    • MB(ASCP) certification,
    • AND a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university,
    • AND three years of full time acceptable experience as an academic educator in clinical molecular biology at a regionally accredited college/university in the U.S., Canada or an accredited laboratory** within the last six years. These three years of experience must be acquired post baccalaureate degree.
    **CMS CLIA certificate of registration, compliance, accreditation; OR
    JCI accreditation; OR
    Accreditation under ISO 15189.

    Route 5
    • MB(ASCP) certification,
    • AND a Doctorate in molecular biology, chemistry, biology, immunology, microbiology, allied health, medical laboratory science, or an appropriately related field, from a regionally accredited college/university,
    • AND one year of full time acceptable experience as an academic educator in clinical molecular biology at a regionally accredited college/university in the U.S. or Canada or an accredited laboratory** within the last five years.

    ** CMS CLIA certificate of registration, compliance, accreditation; OR
    JCI accreditation; OR
    Accreditation under ISO 151289.

    Laboratory or Teaching Experience

    To fulfill the experience requirement for the Specialist in Molecular Biology examination, you must have laboratory or teaching experience within the frame required in one of the following areas:

    • Genetics/Genomics (e.g., genotyping, genetic disorders, pharmocogenomics)
    • Oncology (e.g., hematologic lymphoid neoplasms/neoplasia, solid tumor gene markers)
    • Histocompatibility (DNA-based)
    • Infectious Disease (molecular microbiology/virology)
    • Molecular Identity Testing (e.g., bone marrow engraftment, paternity, forensic)

    Experience is also required in two of the following procedures:

    • Test development/validation
    • Procurement of laboratory equipment
    • Quality management
    • Regulatory compliance
    • Supervisory experience
    • Teaching/Training

    Application Fee

    $290

    Note: Application fees are non-refundable.


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    Eligibility Routes for Diplomate in Laboratory Management, DLM(ASCP)

    To be eligible for this examination category, an applicant must satisfy the requirements of at least one of the following routes:

    Route 1
    • MBA or MHA or other management related Master’s degree from a regionally accredited college/university,
    • AND two years of full time acceptable experience in clinical laboratory supervision or management in the U.S., Canada or an accredited laboratory* within the last five years.

    *CMS CLIA certificate of registration, compliance, accreditation; OR
    JCI accreditation; OR
    Accreditation under ISO 15189.

    Route 2
    • Master's degree from a regionally accredited college/university,
    • AND ASCP certified as a technologist/scientist or specialist,
    • AND two years of full time acceptable experience in clinical laboratory supervision or management in the U.S., Canada or an accredited laboratory* within the last five years.

    *CMS CLIA certificate of registration, compliance, accreditation; OR
    JCI accreditation; OR
    Accreditation under ISO 15189.

    Route 3
    • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university,
    • AND ASCP certified as a technologist/scientist or specialist,
    • AND four years of full time acceptable experience in clinical laboratory supervision or management in the U.S., Canada or an accredited laboratory* within the last eight years.

    *CMS CLIA certificate of registration, compliance, accreditation; OR
    JCI accreditation; OR
    Accreditation under ISO 15189.

    Route 4
    • Doctorate in medicine, chemistry, biology, immunology, microbiology, allied health, medical laboratory science, or an appropriately related field from a regionally accredited college/university,
    • AND two years of full time acceptable experience in clinical laboratory supervision or management in the U.S., Canada or an accredited laboratory* within the last five years.

    *CMS CLIA certificate of registration, compliance, accreditation; OR
    JCI accreditation; OR
    Accreditation under ISO 15189.

    Route 5
    • Baccalaureate degree in a management or business related field from a regionally accredited college/university,
    • AND four years of full time acceptable experience in clinical laboratory supervision or management in the U.S., Canada or an accredited laboratory* within the last eight years.

    *CMS CLIA certificate of registration, compliance, accreditation; OR
    JCI accreditation; OR
    Accreditation under ISO 15189.

    Route 6
    • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university,
    • AND five years of full time acceptable experience in clinical laboratory supervision or management in the U.S., Canada or an accredited laboratory* within the last ten years.

    *CMS CLIA certificate of registration, compliance, accreditation; OR
    JCI accreditation; OR
    Accreditation under ISO 15189.

    Additional Documents Required for the DLM Examination

    If you own your own business, you must submit incorporation papers or other form of ownership documentation.

    Experience Requirements for Management

    To fulfill the experience requirements for the Diplomate in Laboratory Management examination, you must have experience, within the time frame required, in 22 of the 35 areas listed below.


    Financial Management
    • Billing
    • Budgets
    • Capital equipment acquisition
    • Cash flow analysis
    • Contract negotiations
    • Cost analysis
    • Financial accounting
    • Labor resource management
    • Materials management
    • Utilization/reimbursement management 

    Operations Management

    • Communications
    • Data management
    • Facilities management
    • Information technology
    • Intra/Interdepartmental relations
    • Marketing
    • Development, evaluation, and/or validation of new technology/tests
    • Safety and emergency management
    • Strategic planning and growth

    Personnel Management

    • Conflict resolution 
    • Education and training/continuing education
    • Job descriptions
    • Performance management
    • Performance standards
    • Personnel engagement
    • Personnel regulatory compliance
    • Recruiting and hiring
    • Staffing and scheduling
    • Succession planning and staff development
    • Wage and salary administration

    Quality Management

    • Accreditation
    • Performance improvement
    • Productivity assessment and process improvement
    • Regulatory compliance and licensure
    • Risk management/medical-legal issues 

    Application Fee

    $405

    Note: Application fees are non-refundable.


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    Eligibility Route for Pathologists’ Assistants – PA(ASCP)

    To be eligible for this examination category, an applicant must satisfy the following requirement:

    Route 1
    • A minimum of a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university,
    • AND successful completion of a NAACLS accredited Pathologists’ Assistant program within the last five years.

    The education received from a NAACLS accredited PA program is acceptable for a period of five (5) years from the date of completion of that program.

    Application Fee

    $530

    Note: Application fees are non-refundable.


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    Eligibility Routes for International Medical Laboratory Scientist, MLS(ASCPi)

    To be eligible for this examination category, an applicant must satisfy the requirements of at least one of the following routes:

    Route 1
    • Baccalaureate degree in Medical Laboratory Science,* biological science, or chemistry from an accredited/approved** educational institution
    • AND successful completion of a Medical Laboratory Science training program.** The training program must include blood banking (immunohematology), chemistry, hematology, and microbiology.
    *Degrees/Diplomas in Medical Laboratory Science include Medical Technology, Medical Laboratory Science, Clinical Laboratory Science, and Biomedical Laboratory Science.

    **Accredited/approved by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation/approval must have programs/educational institutions approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification, or eligibility will be determined by transcript evaluation. The baccalaureate degree must be equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree.

    Route 2
    • Baccalaureate degree in Medical Laboratory Science* from an accredited/approved** educational institution
    • AND three years of acceptable clinical laboratory experience in an accredited/approved laboratory.*** Experience must include blood banking (immunohematology), chemistry, hematology, and microbiology.
    *Degrees/Diplomas in Medical Laboratory Science include Medical Technology, Medical Laboratory Science, Clinical Laboratory Science, and Biomedical Laboratory Science.

    **Accredited/approved by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation/approval must have programs/educational institutions approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification, or eligibility will be determined by transcript evaluation. The baccalaureate degree must be equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree.

    ***Laboratory accredited by JCI, CAP, under ISO 15189 or authorized by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation must have laboratories approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification.

    Route 3
    • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited/approved** educational institution
    • AND successful completion of a minimum two-year Medical Laboratory Science program. The training program must include blood banking (immunohematology), chemistry, hematology, and microbiology.
    **Accredited/approved by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation/approval must have programs/educational institutions approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification, or eligibility will be determined by transcript evaluation. The baccalaureate degree must be equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree.

    Route 4
    • Baccalaureate degree in any biological science or chemistry from an accredited/approved** educational institution
    • AND five years of acceptable clinical laboratory experience in an accredited/approved laboratory.*** Experience must include blood banking (immunohematology), chemistry, hematology, and microbiology.
    **Accredited/approved by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation/approval must have programs/educational institutions approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification, or eligibility will be determined by transcript evaluation. The baccalaureate degree must be equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree.

    ***Laboratory accredited by JCI, CAP, under ISO 15189 or authorized by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation must have laboratories approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification.

    Route 5
    • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited/approved** educational institution
    • AND minimum of a two-year diploma or equivalent in any biological science or chemistry from an accredited/approved** educational institution
    • AND five years of acceptable clinical laboratory experience in an accredited/approved laboratory.*** Experience must include blood banking (immunohematology), chemistry, hematology, and microbiology.
    **Accredited/approved by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation/approval must have programs/educational institutions approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification, or eligibility will be determined by transcript evaluation. The baccalaureate degree must be equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree.

    ***Laboratory accredited by JCI, CAP, under ISO 15189 or authorized by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation must have laboratories approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification.

    Application Fee

    $200

    Note: Application fees are non-refundable.

    Applicants who both (a) obtained medical laboratory education in, AND (b) currently reside in select nations will receive discounted pricing of $95 for all international certification examination categories. Click here to review the International Pricing Policy for select nations.


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    Eligibility Routes for International Medical Laboratory Technician, MLT(ASCPi)

    To be eligible for this examination category, an applicant must satisfy the requirements of at least one of the following routes:

    Route 1
    • Minimum of a two-year diploma in Medical Laboratory Science* which includes training in blood banking (immunohematology), chemistry, hematology, and microbiology from an accredited/approved** technical institution.
    *Degrees/Diplomas in Medical Laboratory Science include Medical Technology, Medical Laboratory Science, Clinical Laboratory Science, and Biomedical Laboratory Science.

    **Accredited/approved by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation/approval must have programs/educational institutions approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification, or eligibility will be determined by transcript evaluation.

    Route 2
    • Minimum of a two-year diploma or equivalent in any biological science or chemistry from an accredited/approved** educational institution,
    • AND successful completion of a Medical Laboratory Science training program.** The training program must include blood banking (immunohematology), chemistry, hematology, and microbiology.
    **Accredited/approved by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation/approval must have programs/educational institutions approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification, or eligibility will be determined by transcript evaluation.
    Route 3
    • Minimum of a two-year diploma or equivalent in any biological science or chemistry from an accredited/approved** educational institution,
    • AND three years of acceptable clinical laboratory experience in an accredited/approved laboratory.*** Experience must include blood banking (immunohematology), chemistry, hematology, and microbiology.
    **Accredited/approved by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation/approval must have programs/educational institutions approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification, or eligibility will be determined by transcript evaluation.

    ***Laboratory accredited by JCI, CAP, under ISO 15189 or authorized by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation must have laboratories approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification.

    Application Fee

    $175

    Note: Application fees are non-refundable.

    Applicants who both (a) obtained medical laboratory education in, AND (b) currently reside in select nations will receive discounted pricing of $95 for all international certification examination categories. Click here to review the International Pricing Policy for select nations.


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    Eligibility Routes for International Phlebotomy Technician, PBT(ASCPi)

    To be eligible for this examination category, an applicant must satisfy the requirements of at least one of the following routes:

    Route 1
    • High school graduation (or equivalent)
    • AND completion of a formal phlebotomy program. This program must consist of: classroom training, including anatomy and physiology of the circulatory system, specimen collection, specimen processing and handling and laboratory operations (e.g. safety, quality control, etc.)
    • AND clinical training in an approved/accredited laboratory* with a minimum performance of 50 successful, unaided blood collections, including venipunctures and skin punctures.

    *Laboratory accredited by JCI, CAP, under ISO 15189 or authorized by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation must have laboratories approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification.

    Route 2
    • High school graduation (or equivalent)
    • AND completion of one year of acceptable work experience as a phlebotomy technician in an approved/accredited laboratory.* This experience must include venipunctures and skin punctures.

    *Laboratory accredited by JCI, CAP, under ISO 15189 or authorized by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation must have laboratories approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification.

    Route 3
    • High school graduation (or equivalent)
    • AND successful completion of a nursing or other acceptable/accredited biomedical science education which includes phlebotomy training with a minimum performance of 50 successful, unaided blood collections, including venipunctures and skin punctures.
    Route 4

    • MT/MLS(ASCPi) certification or MLT(ASCPi) certification.
    Applicants with training in the United States must apply through the United States PBT(ASCP) eligibility routes.

    Application Fee

    $125

    Note: Application fees are non-refundable

    Applicants who both (a) obtained medical laboratory education in, AND (b) currently reside in select nations will receive discounted pricing of $95 for all international certification examination categories. Click here to review the International Pricing Policy for select nations.

     


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    Note on Training Documentation--Route 3: You must submit a notarized copy of proof of completion/graduation from your nursing program; or a notarized copy of certificate of completion from the biomedical science program you completed along with your application form.

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    Eligibility Routes for International Technologist in Molecular Biology, MB(ASCPi)

    To be eligible for this examination category, an applicant must satisfy the requirements of at least one of the following routes:

    Route 1
    • ASCPi certified as a technologist/scientist or specialist,
    • AND a baccalaureate degree from an accredited/approved* educational institution.
    *Accredited/approved by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation/approval must have programs/educational institutions approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification, or eligibility will be determined by transcript evaluation. The baccalaureate degree must be equivalent to a U.S. Baccalaureate degree.

    Route 2
    • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited/approved* educational institution,
    • AND successful completion of an accredited/approved* diagnostic molecular science program which includes an internship. Academic education or molecular science program must include courses in biological science and chemistry.
    *Accredited/approved by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation/approval must have programs/educational institutions approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification, or eligibility will be determined by transcript evaluation. The baccalaureate degree must be equivalent to a U.S. Baccalaureate degree.

    Route 3
    • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited/approved* educational institution,
    • AND successful completion of a minimum two-year Medical Laboratory Science program.** The training program must include blood banking (immunohematology), chemistry, hematology, and microbiology.
    *Accredited/approved by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation/approval must have programs/educational institutions approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification, or eligibility will be determined by transcript evaluation. The baccalaureate degree must be equivalent to a U.S. Baccalaureate degree.

    **Degrees/Diplomas in Medical Laboratory Science include Medical Laboratory Science, Medical Technology, Clinical Laboratory Science, and Biomedical Laboratory Science.

    Route 4
    • Baccalaureate degree in any biological science or chemistry from an accredited/approved* educational institution, or a baccalaureate degree from an accredited/approved* educational institution with a minimum of 30 semester hours in biology and/or chemistry,
    • AND one year of acceptable experience (clinical***, veterinary, industry or research) in a molecular biology laboratory**** in an accredited/approved laboratory. ***
    *Accredited/approved by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation/approval must have programs/educational institutions approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification, or eligibility will be determined by transcript evaluation. The baccalaureate degree must be equivalent to a U.S. Baccalaureate degree.

    ***Laboratory accredited by JCI, CAP, under ISO 15189 or authorized by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation must have laboratories approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification.

    ****A molecular biology laboratory is defined as one capable of providing individuals with knowledge and practical experience in all aspects of molecular methods including, but not limited to, nucleic acid isolation, amplification, detection, sequencing, hybridization techniques, and data analysis.

    Route 5
    • Master’s degree or Doctorate in any biological science or chemistry from an accredited/approved* educational institution,
    • AND six months of acceptable experience (clinical***, veterinary, industry, or research) in a molecular biology laboratory**** in an accredited/approved laboratory. *** laboratory.
    *Accredited/approved by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation/approval must have programs/educational institutions approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification, or eligibility will be determined by transcript evaluation. The baccalaureate degree must be equivalent to a U.S. Baccalaureate degree.

    ***Laboratory accredited by JCI, CAP, under ISO 15189 or authorized by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation must have laboratories approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification.

    ****A molecular biology laboratory is defined as one capable of providing individuals with knowledge and practical experience in all aspects of molecular methods including, but not limited to, nucleic acid isolation, amplification, detection, sequencing, hybridization techniques, and data analysis.

    Laboratory Experience

    To fulfill the experience requirement for the International Technologist in Molecular Biology examination, you must have laboratory experience in one of the following areas:

    • Genetics/Genomics (e.g., genotyping, genetic disorders, pharmocogenomics)
    • Oncology (e.g., hematologic lymphoid neoplasms/neoplasia, solid tumor gene markers)
    • Histocompatibility (DNA-based)
    • Infectious Disease (molecular microbiology/virology)
    • Molecular Identity Testing (e.g., bone marrow engraftment, paternity, forensic)

    Application Fee

    $200

    Note: Application fees are non-refundable.

    Applicants who both (a) obtained medical laboratory education in, AND (b) currently reside in select nations will receive discounted pricing of $95 for all international certification examination categories. Click here to review the International Pricing Policy for select nations.

     


    Applicant Resources

    Route 2 Training Documentation
    Route 3 Training Documentation
    Routes 4 & 5 Work Experience Documentation
    Content Guideline
    Reading List
    Procedures for Exam & Certification

     

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    Technician Certifications

    Eligibility Routes for International Histotechnician, HT(ASCPi)

    To be eligible for this examination category, an applicant must satisfy the requirements of at least one of the following routes:

    Route 1
    • Successful completion of an accredited/approved* Histotechnician clinical training program which includes an internship in histotechnology.
    *Accredited/approved by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation/approval must have programs/educational institutions approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification, or eligibility will be determined by transcript evaluation.

    Route 2
    • Minimum of a two-year diploma from an accredited/approved* educational institution,
    • AND one year of acceptable experience in a histopathology (clinical,** veterinary, industry, or research) laboratory in an accredited/approved laboratory. **
    *Accredited/approved by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation/approval must have programs/educational institutions approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification, or eligibility will be determined by transcript evaluation.

    **Laboratory accredited by JCI, CAP, under ISO 15189 or authorized by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation must have laboratories approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification.

    Laboratory Experience

    To fulfill the experience requirement for the International Histotechnician examination, you must have experience in ALL of the following areas:

    • Fixation
    • Embedding / Microtomy
    • Processing
    • Staining
    • Laboratory Operations

    Application Fee

    $175

    Note: Application fees are non-refundable.

    Applicants who both (a) obtained medical laboratory education in, AND (b) currently reside in select nations will receive discounted pricing of $95 for all international certification examination categories. Click here to review the International Pricing Policy for select nations.


    Applicant Resources

    Route 1 Training Documentation
    Route 2 Work Experience Documentation
    Content Guideline
    Reading List
    Procedures for Exam & Certification

     

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    Eligibility Routes for International Medical Laboratory Technician, MLT(ASCPi)

    To be eligible for this examination category, an applicant must satisfy the requirements of at least one of the following routes:

    Route 1
    • Minimum of a two-year diploma in Medical Laboratory Science* which includes training in blood banking (immunohematology), chemistry, hematology, and microbiology from an accredited/approved** technical institution.
    *Degrees/Diplomas in Medical Laboratory Science include Medical Technology, Medical Laboratory Science, Clinical Laboratory Science, and Biomedical Laboratory Science.

    **Accredited/approved by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation/approval must have programs/educational institutions approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification, or eligibility will be determined by transcript evaluation.

    Route 2
    • Minimum of a two-year diploma or equivalent in any biological science or chemistry from an accredited/approved** educational institution,
    • AND successful completion of a Medical Laboratory Science training program.** The training program must include blood banking (immunohematology), chemistry, hematology, and microbiology.
    **Accredited/approved by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation/approval must have programs/educational institutions approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification, or eligibility will be determined by transcript evaluation.
    Route 3
    • Minimum of a two-year diploma or equivalent in any biological science or chemistry from an accredited/approved** educational institution,
    • AND three years of acceptable clinical laboratory experience in an accredited/approved laboratory.*** Experience must include blood banking (immunohematology), chemistry, hematology, and microbiology.
    **Accredited/approved by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation/approval must have programs/educational institutions approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification, or eligibility will be determined by transcript evaluation.

    ***Laboratory accredited by JCI, CAP, under ISO 15189 or authorized by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation must have laboratories approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification.

    Application Fee

    $175

    Note: Application fees are non-refundable.

    Applicants who both (a) obtained medical laboratory education in, AND (b) currently reside in select nations will receive discounted pricing of $95 for all international certification examination categories. Click here to review the International Pricing Policy for select nations.


    Applicant Resources

    Routes 1 & 2 Training Documentation
    Route 3 Work Experience Documentation
    Content Guideline
    Reading List
    Procedures for Exam & Certification

     

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    Eligibility Routes for International Phlebotomy Technician, PBT(ASCPi)

    To be eligible for this examination category, an applicant must satisfy the requirements of at least one of the following routes:

    Route 1
    • High school graduation (or equivalent)
    • AND completion of a formal phlebotomy program. This program must consist of: classroom training, including anatomy and physiology of the circulatory system, specimen collection, specimen processing and handling and laboratory operations (e.g. safety, quality control, etc.)
    • AND clinical training in an approved/accredited laboratory* with a minimum performance of 50 successful, unaided blood collections, including venipunctures and skin punctures.

    *Laboratory accredited by JCI, CAP, under ISO 15189 or authorized by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation must have laboratories approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification.

    Route 2
    • High school graduation (or equivalent)
    • AND completion of one year of acceptable work experience as a phlebotomy technician in an approved/accredited laboratory.* This experience must include venipunctures and skin punctures.

    *Laboratory accredited by JCI, CAP, under ISO 15189 or authorized by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation must have laboratories approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification.

    Route 3
    • High school graduation (or equivalent)
    • AND successful completion of a nursing or other acceptable/accredited biomedical science education which includes phlebotomy training with a minimum performance of 50 successful, unaided blood collections, including venipunctures and skin punctures.
    Route 4

    • MT/MLS(ASCPi) certification or MLT(ASCPi) certification.
    Applicants with training in the United States must apply through the United States PBT(ASCP) eligibility routes.

    Application Fee

    $125

    Note: Application fees are non-refundable.

    Applicants who both (a) obtained medical laboratory education in, AND (b) currently reside in select nations will receive discounted pricing of $95 for all international certification examination categories. Click here to review the International Pricing Policy for select nations.


    Applicant Resources

    Route 1 Training Documentation
    Route 2 Work Experience Documentation
    Route 3 Training Documentation
    Content Guideline
    Reading List
    Procedures for Exam & Certification


    Note on Training Documentation--Route 3: You must submit a notarized copy of proof of completion/graduation from your nursing program; or a notarized copy of certificate of completion from the biomedical science program you completed along with your application form.

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    Technologist/Scientist Certifications

    Eligibility Routes for International Technologist in Blood Banking, BB(ASCPi)

    To be eligible for this examination category, an applicant must satisfy the requirements of at least one of the following routes:

    Route 1
    • MT/MLS(ASCPi) certification,
    • AND a baccalaureate degree from an accredited/approved* educational institution.
    *Accredited/approved by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation/approval must have programs/educational institutions approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification, or eligibility will be determined by transcript evaluation. The baccalaureate degree must be equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree.

    Route 2
    • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited/approved* educational institution in biological science or chemistry, or a baccalaureate degree from an accredited/approved* educational institution with a minimum of 30 semester hours in biology and/or chemistry,
    • AND one year of acceptable clinical laboratory experience in blood banking (immunohematology) in an accredited/approved laboratory.**
    *Accredited/approved by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation/approval must have programs/educational institutions approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification, or eligibility will be determined by transcript evaluation. The baccalaureate degree must be equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree.

    **Laboratory accredited by JCI, CAP, under ISO 15189 or authorized by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation must have laboratories approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification.
    Route 3
    • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited/approved* educational institution in biological science or chemistry, or a baccalaureate degree from an accredited/approved* educational institution with a minimum of 30 semester hours in biology and/or chemistry,
    • AND successful completion of a Blood Banking (Immunohematology) clinical training program* which includes an internship.
    *Accredited/approved by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation/approval must have programs/educational institutions approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification, or eligibility will be determined by transcript evaluation. The baccalaureate degree must be equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree.

    Route 4
    • Master’s degree or Doctorate in chemistry, biology, immunology, immunohematology, microbiology, medical laboratory science or an appropriately related field, from an accredited/approved* educational institution,
    • AND six months of acceptable clinical laboratory experience in blood banking (immunohematology) in an accredited/approved laboratory.**
    *Accredited/approved by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation/approval must have programs/educational institutions approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification, or eligibility will be determined by transcript evaluation. The baccalaureate degree must be equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree.

    **Laboratory accredited by JCI, CAP, under ISO 15189 or authorized by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation must have laboratories approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification.
    Route 5
    • Baccalaureate degree in Medical Laboratory Science*** from an accredited/approved* educational institution
    • AND successful completion of a Medical Laboratory training program*.
    *Accredited/approved by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation/approval must have programs/educational institutions approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification, or eligibility will be determined by transcript evaluation. The baccalaureate degree must be equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree.

    ***Degrees/Diplomas in Medical Laboratory Science include Medical Laboratory Science, Medical Technology, Clinical Laboratory Science, and Biomedical Laboratory Science.

     

    Clinical Laboratory Experience

    To fulfill the experience requirement for the International Technologist in Blood Banking examination, you must have clinical laboratory experience in ALL of the following procedures:

    • Serologic and/or Molecular Testing

      • ABO and Rh Typing
      • Antibody detection and identification
      • Crossmatching
      • Direct antiglobulin tests
      • Tests for other blood group antigens
    • Routine Problem Solving

      • Transfusion reactions
      • Immune hemolytic anemias
      • Hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn (HDFN)
      • Rh immune globulin studies
      • Indications for transfusion
    • Quality Control/Assurance

      • Reagents, equipment
    • Laboratory Operations

    • Donor Collection, Processing, and Testing (Proficiency may be demonstrated through performance, observation or simulation)

      • Donor selection, preparation and collection
      • Processing and donor testing
      • Component preparation for storage and administration

    Application Fee

    $200

    Note:  Applications fees are non-refundable.

    Applicants who both (a) obtained medical laboratory education in, AND (b) currently reside in select nations will receive discounted pricing of $95 for all international certification examination categories. Click here to review the International Pricing Policy for select nations.

    Applicant Resources

    Routes 2 & 4 Work Experience Documentation
    Route 3 Training Documentation
    Route 5 Training Documentation
    Content Guideline
    Reading List
    Procedures for Exam & Certification

     

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    Eligibility Routes for International Technologist in Chemistry, C(ASCPi)

    To be eligible for this examination category, an applicant must satisfy the requirements of at least one of the following routes:

    Route 1
    • MT/MLS(ASCPi) certification,
    • AND a baccalaureate degree from an accredited/approved* educational institution.
    *Accredited/approved by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation/approval must have programs/educational institutions approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification, or eligibility will be determined by transcript evaluation.

    Route 2
    • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited/approved* educational institution in biological science or chemistry, or a baccalaureate degree from an accredited/approved* educational institution with a minimum of 30 semester hours in biology and/or chemistry,
    • AND one year of acceptable clinical laboratory experience in chemistry in an accredited/approved laboratory.**
    *Accredited/approved by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation/approval must have programs/educational institutions approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification, or eligibility will be determined by transcript evaluation.

    **Laboratory accredited by JCI, CAP, under ISO 15189 or authorized by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation must have laboratories approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification.

    Route 3
    • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited/approved* educational institution in biological science or chemistry, or a baccalaureate degree from an accredited/approved* educational institution with a minimum of 30 semester hours in biology and/or chemistry,
    • AND successful completion of a chemistry clinical training program* which includes an internship.
    *Accredited/approved by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation/approval must have programs/educational institutions approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification, or eligibility will be determined by transcript evaluation.

    Route 4
    • Master’s degree or Doctorate in chemistry, or an appropriately related field, from an accredited/approved* educational institution,
    • AND six months of acceptable clinical laboratory experience in chemistry in an accredited/approved laboratory.**
    *Accredited/approved by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation/approval must have programs/educational institutions approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification, or eligibility will be determined by transcript evaluation.

    **Laboratory accredited by JCI, CAP, under ISO 15189 or authorized by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation must have laboratories approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification.

    Route 5
    • Baccalaureate degree in Medical Laboratory Science*** from an accredited/approved* educational institution
    • AND successful completion of a Medical Laboratory training program.*
    *Accredited/approved by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation/approval must have programs/educational institutions approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification, or eligibility will be determined by transcript evaluation.

    *** Degrees/Diplomas in Medical Laboratory Science include Medical Laboratory Science, Medical Technology, Clinical Laboratory Science, and Biomedical Laboratory Science.
    Clinical Laboratory Experience

    To fulfill the experience requirement for the International Technologist in Chemistry examination, you must have clinical laboratory experience in 8 of the 15 procedures listed:

    • Blood gases
    • Carbohydrates
    • Electrolytes
    • Electrophoresis
    • Enzymes
    • Heme compounds
    • Immunochemistry
    • Lipids/lipoproteins
    • Non-protein nitrogen compounds
    • Point-of-care
    • Proteins
    • Quality control program management
    • Therapeutic drug monitoring
    • Toxicology
    • Vitamins/hormones

    Application Fee

    $200

    Note: Application fees are non-refundable.

    Applicants who both (a) obtained medical laboratory education in, AND (b) currently reside in select nations will receive discounted pricing of $95 for all international certification examination categories. Click here to review the International Pricing Policy for select nations.


    Applicant Resources

    Routes 2 & 4 Work Experience Documentation 
    Route 3 Training Documentation
    Route 5 Training Documentation
    Content Guideline
    Reading List
    Procedures for Exam & Certification

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    Científico de Laboratorio Médico Internacional, CLM(ASCPi)

    Rutas de Elegibilidad

    Ruta 1
    • Un título universitario, de mínimo 4 años de duración, en Tecnología Médica*, ciencia biológica, o química de una institución educativa acreditada/aprobada**, 
    • Y haber concluido un programa de formación en Laboratorio Médico**. El programa de formación debe incluir Banco de Sangre (Inmunohematología), Química, Hematología, y Microbiología.

    * Títulos/Diplomas en Tecnología Médica incluyen Tecnología Médica, Ciencia de Laboratorio Médico, Ciencia de Laboratorio Clínico y Ciencia de Laboratorio Biomédico. Hacer referencia a los requerimientos académicos específicos para su país de educación: Haga Clic Aquí. Cada país varía en terminología y nombre de título. Su título debe ser equivalente un título de los Estados Unidos.

    ** Acreditado/aprobado por una asociación o Ministerio regulador. Países que no cuentan con un sistema prevalente de acreditación/aprobación deben tener programas/instituciones educativas aprobadas por una Junta de Asesores Internacional elegida por la Junta de Certificación de la ASCP, o elegibilidad será determinada mediante una evaluación curricular. Su título debe ser equivalente a un título de los Estados Unidos.

    Ruta 2
    • Un título universitario, de mínimo 4 años de duración, en Tecnología Médica*, ciencia biológica, o química de una institución educativa acreditada/aprobada**, 
    • Y haber concluido un programa de formación en Laboratorio Médico**. El programa de formación debe incluir Banco de Sangre (Inmunohematología), Química, Hematología, y Microbiología.

    * Títulos/Diplomas en Tecnología Médica incluyen Tecnología Médica, Ciencia de Laboratorio Médico, Ciencia de Laboratorio Clínico y Ciencia de Laboratorio Biomédico. Hacer referencia a los requerimientos académicos específicos para su país de educación: Haga Clic Aquí. Cada país varía en terminología y nombre de título. Su título debe ser equivalente un título de los Estados Unidos.

    ** Acreditado/aprobado por una asociación o Ministerio regulador. Países que no cuentan con un sistema prevalente de acreditación/aprobación deben tener programas/instituciones educativas aprobadas por una Junta de Asesores Internacional elegida por la Junta de Certificación de la ASCP, o elegibilidad será determinada mediante una evaluación curricular. Su título debe ser equivalente a un título de los Estados Unidos.

    Ruta 3
    • Un título universitario, de mínimo 4 años de duración, de una institución educativa acreditada/aprobada**, 
    • Y haber culminado satisfactoriamente un programa de Laboratorio Clínico de una duración mínima de dos años**. El programa de formación debe incluir Banco de Sangre (Inmunohematología), Química, Hematología, y Microbiología.

    ** Acreditado/aprobado por una asociación o Ministerio regulador. Países que no cuentan con un sistema prevalente de acreditación/aprobación deben tener programas/instituciones educativas aprobadas por una Junta de Asesores Internacional elegida por la Junta de Certificación de la ASCP, o elegibilidad será determinada mediante una evaluación curricular. Su título debe ser equivalente a un título de los Estados Unidos.

    Ruta 4
    • Un título universitario, de mínimo 4 años de duración, en cualquier ciencia biológica o química de una institución educativa acreditada/aprobada**, 
    • Y poseer cinco años de experiencia, incluyendo todos los aspectos del laboratorio clínico, en un laboratorio acreditado/aprobado***. Dicha experiencia debe incluir Banco de Sangre (Inmunohematología), Química, Hematología, y Microbiología.

    ** Acreditado/aprobado por una asociación o Ministerio regulador. Países que no cuentan con un sistema prevalente de acreditación/aprobación deben tener programas/instituciones educativas aprobadas por una Junta de Asesores Internacional elegida por la Junta de Certificación de la ASCP, o elegibilidad será determinada mediante una evaluación curricular. Su título debe ser equivalente a un título de los Estados Unidos.

    *** Laboratorio acreditado por JCI, CAP, ISP 15189 o por una asociación o Ministerio regulador. Países que no cuenten con un sistema prevalente de acreditación deben tener laboratorios aprobados por una Junta de Asesores Internacional elegida por la Junta de Certificación de la ASCP.

    Ruta 5
    • Un título universitario, de mínimo 4 años de duración, de una institución educativa acreditada/aprobada**, 
    • Y poseer un diploma, o equivalente, de una duración mínima de dos años en cualquier ciencia biológica o química de una institución educativa acreditada/aprobada**, 
    • Y poseer cinco años de experiencia, habiendo incluido todos los aspectos del laboratorio clínico, en un laboratorio acreditado/aprobado***. Dicha experiencia debe incluir Banco de Sangre (Inmunohematología), Química, Hematología, y Microbiología.

    ** Acreditado/aprobado por una asociación o Ministerio regulador. Países que no cuentan con un sistema prevalente de acreditación/aprobación deben tener programas/instituciones educativas aprobadas por una Junta de Asesores Internacional elegida por la Junta de Certificación de la ASCP, o elegibilidad será determinada mediante una evaluación curricular. Su título debe ser equivalente a un título de los Estados Unidos.

    *** Laboratorio acreditado por JCI, CAP, ISP 15189 o por una asociación o Ministerio regulador. Países que no cuenten con un sistema prevalente de acreditación deben tener laboratorios aprobados por una Junta de Asesores Internacional elegida por la Junta de Certificación de la ASCP.

    Application Fee

    $200

    Note: Application fees are non-refundable.

    Applicants who both (a) obtained medical laboratory education in, AND (b) currently reside in select nations will receive discounted pricing of $95 for all international certification examination categories. Click here to review the International Pricing Policy for select nations.


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    Spanish Application Assistance
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    Eligibility Routes for International Cytotechnologist, CT(ASCPi)

    To be eligible for this examination category, an applicant must satisfy the requirements of at least one of the following routes:

    Route 1
    • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited/approved* educational institution,
    • AND successful completion of an accredited/approved* Cytotechnology clinical training program which includes an internship.
    *Accredited/approved by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation/approval must have programs/educational institutions approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification, or eligibility will be determined by transcript evaluation. The baccalaureate degree must be equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree.

    Route 2
    • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited/approved* educational institution,
    • AND three years of acceptable laboratory experience in gynecological and non-gynecological cytology, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and laboratory operations immediately prior to application in an accredited/approved laboratory**,
    • AND successful completion of the national examination in countries where a national registry for Cytotechnology exists.
    *Accredited/approved by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation/approval must have programs/educational institutions approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification, or eligibility will be determined by transcript evaluation. The baccalaureate degree must be equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree.

    **Laboratory accredited by JCI, CAP, under ISO 15189 or authorized by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation must have laboratories approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification.

    Route 3
    • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited/approved* educational institution,
    • AND CT(IAC) certification.
    *Accredited/approved by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation/approval must have programs/educational institutions approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification, or eligibility will be determined by transcript evaluation. The baccalaureate degree must be equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree.

    Route 4
    • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited/approved* educational institution,
    • AND CTgyn(ASCPi) certification,
    • AND two years of acceptable laboratory experience in non-gynecological cytology, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and laboratory operations in an accredited/approved laboratory facility.**
    *Accredited/approved by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation/approval must have programs/educational institutions approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification, or eligibility will be determined by transcript evaluation. The baccalaureate degree must be equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree.

    **Laboratory accredited by JCI, CAP, under ISO 15189 or authorized by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation must have laboratories approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification.

    Application Fee

    $200

    Note:  Application fees are non-refundable.

    Applicants who both (a) obtained medical laboratory education in, AND (b) currently reside in select nations will receive discounted pricing of $95 for all international certification examination categories. Click here to review the International Pricing Policy for select nations.

     


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    Route 1 Training Documentation
    Routes 2 & 4 Work Experience Documentation
    Content Guideline
    Reading List
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    Eligibility Routes for International Technologist in Gynecologic Cytology, CTgyn(ASCPi)

    To be eligible for this examination category, an applicant must satisfy the requirements of at least one of the following routes:

    Route 1
    • Minimum of a 2 year diploma or equivalent from an accredited/approved* educational institution,
    • AAND successful completion of an accredited/approved* Cytotechnology program in which the program of study incorporates theory and practice in gynecologic cytology.
    *Accredited/approved by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation/approval must have programs/educational institutions approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification, or eligibility will be determined by transcript evaluation.

    Route 2
    • Current employment in the field of cytology,
    • AND one year of experience in gynecologic cytology immediately prior to application in an accredited/approved laboratory**,
    • AND successful completion of the national examination in countries where a national registry for Cytotechnology exists.
    **Laboratory accredited by JCI, CAP, under ISO 15189 or authorized by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation must have laboratories approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification.

    Route 3
    • CT(IAC) certification.

    Application Fee

    $125

    Note: Application fees are non-refundable.

    Applicants who both (a) obtained medical laboratory education in, AND (b) currently reside in select nations will receive discounted pricing of $95 for all international certification examination categories. Click here to review the International Pricing Policy for select nations.

     


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    Route 1 Training Documentation
    Route 2 Work Experience Documentation
    Content Guideline
    Reading List
    Procedures for Exam & Certification

     

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    Eligibility Routes for International Technologist in Hematology, H(ASCPi)

    To be eligible for this examination category, an applicant must satisfy the requirements of at least one of the following routes:

    Route 1
    • MT/MLS(ASCPi) certification,
    • AND a baccalaureate degree from an accredited/approved* educational institution.
    *Accredited/approved by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation/approval must have programs/educational institutions approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification, or eligibility will be determined by transcript evaluation.

    Route 2
    • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited/approved* educational institution with a major in biological science or chemistry, or a baccalaureate degree from an accredited/approved* educational institution with a minimum of 30 semester hours in biology and/or chemistry,
    • AND one year of acceptable clinical laboratory experience in hematology in an accredited/approved laboratory.**
    *Accredited/approved by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation/approval must have programs/educational institutions approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification, or eligibility will be determined by transcript evaluation.

    **Laboratory accredited by JCI, CAP, under ISO 15189 or authorized by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation must have laboratories approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification.


    Route 3
    • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited/approved* educational institution in biological science or chemistry, or a baccalaureate degree from an accredited/approved* educational institution with a minimum of 30 semester hours in biology and/or chemistry,
    • AND successful completion of a Hematology clinical training program* which includes an internship.
    *Accredited/approved by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation/approval must have programs/educational institutions approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification, or eligibility will be determined by transcript evaluation.

    Route 4
    • Master’s degree or Doctorate in biology, chemistry, or an appropriately related field, from an accredited/approved* educational institution,
    • AND six months of acceptable clinical laboratory experience in hematology in an accredited/approved laboratory.**

    *Accredited/approved by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation/approval must have programs/educational institutions approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification, or eligibility will be determined by transcript evaluation.

    **Laboratory accredited by JCI, CAP, under ISO 15189 or authorized by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation must have laboratories approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification.
     

    Route 5
    • Baccalaureate degree in Medical Laboratory Science*** from an accredited/approved* educational institution,
    • AND successful completion of a Medical Laboratory training program.*

    *Accredited/approved by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation/approval must have programs/educational institutions approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification, or eligibility will be determined by transcript evaluation.

    ***Degrees/Diplomas in Medical Laboratory Science include Medical Laboratory Science, Medical Technology, Clinical Laboratory Science, and Biomedical Laboratory Science.

    Clinical Laboratory Experience

    To fulfill the experience requirement for the International Technologist in Hematology examination, you must have clinical laboratory experience in ALL of the following procedures:

    • Blood smear, evaluation and differential
    • Complete blood count
    • Quality control: performance and evaluation
    • Routine coagulation tests (e.g., PT, APTT, D-dimer)

    Experience is also required in 2 of the 3 procedures listed:

    • Instrument maintenance / troubleshooting
    • Miscellaneous tests (e.g., ESR, sickle screen, manual cell count, reticulocyte)
    • Other coagulation tests (e.g., fibrinogen, factor assays, hypercoagulability)

    Application Fee

    $200

    Note: Application fees are non-refundable.

    Applicants who both (a) obtained medical laboratory education in, AND (b) currently reside in select nations will receive discounted pricing of $95 for all international certification examination categories. Click here to review the International Pricing Policy for select nations.

    Applicant Resources

    Routes 2 & 4 Work Experience Documentation
    Route 3 Training Documentation
    Route 5 Training Documentation
    Content Guideline
    Reading List
    Procedures for Exam & Certification

     

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    Eligibility Routes for International Technologist in Microbiology, M(ASCPi)

    To be eligible for this examination category, an applicant must satisfy the requirements of at least one of the following routes:

    Route 1
    • MT/MLS(ASCPi) certification,
    • AND a baccalaureate degree from an accredited/approved* educational institution.
    *Accredited/approved by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation/approval must have programs/educational institutions approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification, or eligibility will be determined by transcript evaluation. The baccalaureate degree must be equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree.

    Route 2
    • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited/approved* educational institution in biological science or chemistry, or a baccalaureate degree from an accredited/approved* educational institution with a minimum of 30 semester hours in biology and/or chemistry,
    • AND one year of acceptable clinical laboratory experience in microbiology in an accredited/approved laboratory.**
    *Accredited/approved by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation/approval must have programs/educational institutions approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification, or eligibility will be determined by transcript evaluation. The baccalaureate degree must be equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree.

    **Laboratory accredited by JCI, CAP, under ISO 15189 or authorized by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation must have laboratories approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification.

    Route 3
    • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited/approved* educational institution in biological science or chemistry, or a baccalaureate degree from an accredited/approved* educational institution with a minimum of 30 semester hours in biology and/or chemistry,
    • AND successful completion of a Microbiology clinical training program* which includes an internship.
    *Accredited/approved by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation/approval must have programs/educational institutions approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification, or eligibility will be determined by transcript evaluation. The baccalaureate degree must be equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree.

    Route 4
    • Master’s degree or Doctorate in microbiology, or an appropriately related field, from an accredited/approved* educational institution,
    • AND six months of acceptable clinical laboratory experience in microbiology in an accredited/approved laboratory.**

    *Accredited/approved by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation/approval must have programs/educational institutions approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification, or eligibility will be determined by transcript evaluation. The baccalaureate degree must be equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree.

    **Laboratory accredited by JCI, CAP, under ISO 15189 or authorized by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation must have laboratories approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification.

    Route 5
    • Baccalaureate degree in Medical Laboratory Science*** from an accredited/approved* educational institution,
    • AND successful completion of a Medical Laboratory training program*.
    *Accredited/approved by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation/approval must have programs/educational institutions approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification, or eligibility will be determined by transcript evaluation. The baccalaureate degree must be equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree.

    ***Degrees/Diplomas in Medical Laboratory Science include Medical Laboratory Science, Medical Technology, Clinical Laboratory Science, and Biomedical Laboratory Science.

    Clinical Laboratory Experience

    To fulfill the experience requirements for the International Technologist in Microbiology examination, you must have experience in 3 of 6 of the following areas:

    • Bacteriology
    • Molecular Microbiology
    • Mycobacteriology
    • Mycology
    • Parasitology
    • Virology

    Application Fee

    $200

    Note: Application fees are non-refundable.

    Applicants who both (a) obtained medical laboratory education in, AND (b) currently reside in select nations will receive discounted pricing of $95 for all international certification examination categories. Click here to review the International Pricing Policy for select nations.


    Applicant Resources

    Routes 2 & 4 Work Experience Documentation
    Route 3 Training Documentation
    Route 5 Training Documentation
    Content Guideline
    Reading List
    Procedures for Exam & Certification

     

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    Eligibility Routes for International Technologist in Molecular Biology, MB(ASCPi)

    To be eligible for this examination category, an applicant must satisfy the requirements of at least one of the following routes:

    Route 1
    • ASCPi certified as a technologist/scientist or specialist,
    • AND a baccalaureate degree from an accredited/approved* educational institution.
    *Accredited/approved by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation/approval must have programs/educational institutions approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification, or eligibility will be determined by transcript evaluation. The baccalaureate degree must be equivalent to a U.S. Baccalaureate degree.

    Route 2
    • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited/approved* educational institution,
    • AND successful completion of an accredited/approved* diagnostic molecular science program which includes an internship. Academic education or molecular science program must include courses in biological science and chemistry.
    *Accredited/approved by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation/approval must have programs/educational institutions approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification, or eligibility will be determined by transcript evaluation. The baccalaureate degree must be equivalent to a U.S. Baccalaureate degree.

    Route 3
    • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited/approved* educational institution,
    • AND successful completion of a minimum two-year Medical Laboratory Science program.** The training program must include blood banking (immunohematology), chemistry, hematology, and microbiology.
    *Accredited/approved by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation/approval must have programs/educational institutions approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification, or eligibility will be determined by transcript evaluation. The baccalaureate degree must be equivalent to a U.S. Baccalaureate degree.

    **Degrees/Diplomas in Medical Laboratory Science include Medical Laboratory Science, Medical Technology, Clinical Laboratory Science, and Biomedical Laboratory Science.

    Route 4
    • Baccalaureate degree in any biological science or chemistry from an accredited/approved* educational institution, or a baccalaureate degree from an accredited/approved* educational institution with a minimum of 30 semester hours in biology and/or chemistry,
    • AND one year of acceptable experience (clinical***, veterinary, industry or research) in a molecular biology laboratory**** in an accredited/approved laboratory. ***
    *Accredited/approved by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation/approval must have programs/educational institutions approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification, or eligibility will be determined by transcript evaluation. The baccalaureate degree must be equivalent to a U.S. Baccalaureate degree.

    ***Laboratory accredited by JCI, CAP, under ISO 15189 or authorized by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation must have laboratories approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification.


    ****A molecular biology laboratory is defined as one capable of providing individuals with knowledge and practical experience in all aspects of molecular methods including, but not limited to, nucleic acid isolation, amplification, detection, sequencing, hybridization techniques, and data analysis.


    Route 5
    • Master’s degree or Doctorate in any biological science or chemistry from an accredited/approved* educational institution,
    • AND six months of acceptable experience (clinical***, veterinary, industry, or research) in a molecular biology laboratory**** in an accredited/approved laboratory. ***
    *Accredited/approved by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation/approval must have programs/educational institutions approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification, or eligibility will be determined by transcript evaluation. The baccalaureate degree must be equivalent to a U.S. Baccalaureate degree.

    ***Laboratory accredited by JCI, CAP, under ISO 15189 or authorized by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation must have laboratories approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification.

    ****A molecular biology laboratory is defined as one capable of providing individuals with knowledge and practical experience in all aspects of molecular methods including, but not limited to, nucleic acid isolation, amplification, detection, sequencing, hybridization techniques, and data analysis.


    Laboratory Experience

    To fulfill the experience requirement for the International Technologist in Molecular Biology examination, you must have laboratory experience in one of the following areas:

    • Genetics/Genomics (e.g., genotyping, gene disorders, pharmocogenomics)
    • Oncology (e.g., hematologic lymphoid neoplasms/neoplasia, solid tumor gene markers)
    • Histocompatibility (DNA-based)
    • Infectious Disease (molecular microbiology/virology)
    • Molecular Identity Testing (e.g., bone marrow engraftment, paternity, forensic)

    Application Fee

    $200

    Note: Application fees are non-refundable.

    Applicants who both (a) obtained medical laboratory education in, AND (b) currently reside in select nations will receive discounted pricing of $95 for all international certification examination categories. Click here to review the International Pricing Policy for select nations.


    Applicant Resources

    Route 2 Training Documentation
    Route 3 Training Documentation
    Routes 4 & 5 Work Experience Documentation
    Content Guideline
    Reading List
    Procedures for Exam & Certification

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    Eligibility Routes for International Medical Laboratory Scientist, MLS(ASCPi)

    To be eligible for this examination category, an applicant must satisfy the requirements of at least one of the following routes:

    Route 1
    • Baccalaureate degree in Medical Laboratory Science,* biological science, or chemistry from an accredited/approved** educational institution
    • AND successful completion of a Medical Laboratory Science training program.** The training program must include blood banking (immunohematology), chemistry, hematology, and microbiology.
    *Degrees/Diplomas in Medical Technology include Medical Technology, Medical Laboratory Science, Clinical Laboratory Science, and Biomedical Laboratory Science.

    **Accredited/approved by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation/approval must have programs/educational institutions approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification, or eligibility will be determined by transcript evaluation. The baccalaureate degree must be equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree.

    Route 2
    • Baccalaureate degree in Medical Laboratory Science* from an accredited/approved** educational institution,
    • AND three years of acceptable clinical laboratory experience in an accredited/approved laboratory.*** Experience must include blood banking (immunohematology), chemistry, hematology, and microbiology.
    *Degrees/Diplomas in Medical Technology include Medical Technology, Medical Laboratory Science, Clinical Laboratory Science, and Biomedical Laboratory Science.

    **Accredited/approved by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation/approval must have programs/educational institutions approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification, or eligibility will be determined by transcript evaluation. The baccalaureate degree must be equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree.

    ***Laboratory accredited by JCI, CAP, under ISO 15189 or authorized by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation must have laboratories approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification.

    Route 3
    • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited/approved** educational institution,
    • AND successful completion of a minimum two-year Medical Laboratory Science program. The training program must include blood banking (immunohematology), chemistry, hematology, and microbiology.
    **Accredited/approved by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation/approval must have programs/educational institutions approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification, or eligibility will be determined by transcript evaluation. The baccalaureate degree must be equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree.

    Route 4
    • Baccalaureate degree in any biological science or chemistry from an accredited/approved** educational institution
    • AND five years of acceptable clinical laboratory experience in an accredited/approved laboratory.*** Experience must include blood banking (immunohematology), chemistry, hematology, and microbiology.
    **Accredited/approved by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation/approval must have programs/educational institutions approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification, or eligibility will be determined by transcript evaluation. The baccalaureate degree must be equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree.

    ***Laboratory accredited by JCI, CAP, under ISO 15189 or authorized by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation must have laboratories approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification.

    Route 5
    • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited/approved** educational institution,
    • AND minimum of a two-year diploma or equivalent in any biological science or chemistry from an accredited/approved** educational institution,
    • AND five years of acceptable clinical laboratory experience in an accredited/approved laboratory.*** Experience must include blood banking (immunohematology), chemistry, hematology, and microbiology.
    **Accredited/approved by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation/approval must have programs/educational institutions approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification, or eligibility will be determined by transcript evaluation. The baccalaureate degree must be equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree.

    ***Laboratory accredited by JCI, CAP, under ISO 15189 or authorized by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation must have laboratories approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification.

    Application Fee

    $200

    Note: Application fees are non-refundable.

    Applicants who both (a) obtained medical laboratory education in, AND (b) currently reside in select nations will receive discounted pricing of $95 for all international certification examination categories. Click here to review the International Pricing Policy for select nations.


    Applicant Resources

    Routes 1 & 3 Training Documentation
    Routes 2, 4 & 5 Work Experience Documentation
    Content Guideline
    Reading List
    Procedures for Exam & Certification

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    Eligibility Routes for International Technologist in Cytogenetics, CG(ASCPi)

    To be eligible for this examination category, an applicant must satisfy the requirements of at least one of the following routes:

    Route 1
    • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited/approved* educational institution,
    • AND successful completion of an accredited/approved* cytogenetics clinical training program* which includes an internship.
    *Accredited/approved by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation/approval must have programs/educational institutions approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification, or eligibility will be determined by transcript evaluation. The baccalaureate degree must be equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree.

    Route 2
    • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited/approved* educational institution in biological science or chemistry, or a baccalaureate degree from an accredited/approved* educational institution with a minimum of 30 semester hours in biology and/or chemistry,
    • AND one year of acceptable work experience in an accredited/approved clinical cytogenetics** laboratory*** or an accredited/approved laboratory.***
    *Accredited/approved by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation/approval must have programs/educational institutions approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification, or eligibility will be determined by transcript evaluation. The baccalaureate degree must be equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree.

    **A clinical cytogenetics laboratory is defined as one capable of providing individuals with knowledge and practical experience in clinical cytogenetics such as primary cell culture and harvest, slide preparation and staining, chromosome analysis, microscopic and image analysis, and molecular techniques (e.g., fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) and microarray).

    ***Laboratory accredited by JCI, CAP, under ISO 15189 or authorized by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation must have laboratories approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification.

    Route 3
    • Master’s degree or Doctorate in genetics or molecular biology from an accredited/approved* educational institution,
    • AND nine months of acceptable work experience in an accredited/approved clinical cytogenetics** laboratory*** or an accredited/approved laboratory.***
    *Accredited/approved by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation/approval must have programs/educational institutions approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification, or eligibility will be determined by transcript evaluation. The baccalaureate degree must be equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree.

    **A clinical cytogenetics laboratory is defined as one capable of providing individuals with knowledge and practical experience in clinical cytogenetics such as primary cell culture and harvest, slide preparation and staining, chromosome analysis, microscopic and image analysis, and molecular techniques (e.g., fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) and microarray).

    ***Laboratory accredited by JCI, CAP, under ISO 15189 or authorized by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation must have laboratories approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification.

    Application Fee

    $200

    Note: Application fees are non-refundable.

    Applicants who both (a) obtained medical laboratory education in, AND (b) currently reside in select nations will receive discounted pricing of $95 for all international certification examination categories. Click here to review the International Pricing Policy for select nations.


    Applicant Resources

    Route 1 Training Documentation
    Routes 2 & 3 Work Experience Documentation
    Content Outline
    Reading List 
    Procedures for Exam & Certification

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    Eligibility Routes for International Histotechnologist, HTL(ASCPi)

    To be eligible for this examination category, an applicant must satisfy the requirements of at least one of the following routes:

    Route 1
    • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited/approved* educational institution,
    • AND successful completion of an accredited/approved* Histotechnician or Histotechnology clinical training program which includes an internship in histotechnology.
    *Accredited/approved by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation/approval must have programs/educational institutions approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification, or eligibility will be determined by transcript evaluation. The baccalaureate degree must be equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree.

    Route 2
    • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited/approved* educational institution,
    • AND one year of acceptable experience in a histopathology (clinical,** veterinary, industry, or research) laboratory in an accredited/approved laboratory.**
    *Accredited/approved by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation/approval must have programs/educational institutions approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification, or eligibility will be determined by transcript evaluation. The baccalaureate degree must be equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree.

    **Laboratory accredited by JCI, CAP, under ISO 15189 or authorized by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation must have laboratories approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification.

    Laboratory Experience

    To fulfill the experience requirement for the International Histotechnologist examination, you must have experience in ALL of the following areas:

    • Fixation
    • Embedding / Microtomy
    • Processing
    • Staining
    • Laboratory Operations

    Application Fee

    $200

    Note: Application fees are non-refundable.

    Applicants who both (a) obtained medical laboratory education in, AND (b) currently reside in select nations will receive discounted pricing of $95 for all international certification examination categories. Click here to review the International Pricing Policy for select nations.


    Applicant Resources

    Route 1 Training Documentation
    Route 2 Work Experience Documentation
    Content Guideline
    Reading List
    Procedures for Exam & Certification

     

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    Specialist Certifications

    Eligibility Routes for International Specialist in Blood Banking, SBB(ASCPi)

    To be eligible for this examination category, an applicant must satisfy the requirements of at least one of the following routes:

    Route 1
    • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited/approved* educational institution in biological science or chemistry,
    • AND successful completion of a minimum one-year post baccalaureate Blood Banking (Immunohematology) clinical training program* which includes an internship.
    *Accredited/approved by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation/approval must have programs/educational institutions approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification, or eligibility will be determined by transcript evaluation. The baccalaureate degree must be equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree.

    Route 2
    • MT/MLS(ASCPi) or BB(ASCPi) certification,
    • AND a baccalaureate degree from an accredited/approved* educational institution,
    • AND three years of acceptable medical laboratory experience in blood banking (immunohematology) in an accredited/approved laboratory.** These three years of experience must be acquired post baccalaureate degree.
    *Accredited/approved by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation/approval must have programs/educational institutions approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification, or eligibility will be determined by transcript evaluation. The baccalaureate degree must be equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree.

    **Laboratory accredited by JCI, CAP, under ISO 15189 or authorized by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation must have laboratories approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification.

    Route 3
    • Master’s degree or Doctorate in chemistry, biology, immunology, immunohematology, microbiology, medical laboratory science, or an appropriately related field, from an accredited/approved* educational institution,
    • AND three years of acceptable clinical laboratory experience in blood banking (immunohematology) in an accredited/approved laboratory.** These three years of experience must be acquired post baccalaureate degree.
    *Accredited/approved by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation/approval must have programs/educational institutions approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification, or eligibility will be determined by transcript evaluation. The baccalaureate degree must be equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree.

    **Laboratory accredited by JCI, CAP, under ISO 15189 or authorized by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation must have laboratories approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification.

    Route 4
    • MT/MLS(ASCPi) or BB(ASCPi) certification,
    • AND a baccalaureate degree from an accredited/approved* educational institution,
    • AND three years of acceptable experience as an academic educator in clinical blood banking (immunohematology) in an accredited/approved* educational institution. These three years of experience must be acquired post baccalaureate degree.
    *Accredited/approved by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation/approval must have programs/educational institutions approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification, or eligibility will be determined by transcript evaluation. The baccalaureate degree must be equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree.

    Route 5
    • Master’s degree or Doctorate in chemistry, biology, immunology, immunohematology, microbiology, medical laboratory science, or an appropriately related field, from an accredited/approved* educational institution,
    • AND three years of acceptable experience as an academic educator in clinical blood banking (immunohematology) in an accredited/approved* educational institution. These three years of experience must be acquired post baccalaureate degree.
    *Accredited/approved by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation/approval must have programs/educational institutions approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification, or eligibility will be determined by transcript evaluation. The baccalaureate degree must be equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree.

    Laboratory or Teaching Experience

    To fulfill the experience requirement for the International Specialist in Blood Banking examination, you must have laboratory or teaching experience in ALL of the following procedures:

    • Serologic and/or Molecular Testing
      • ABO and Rh Typing
      • Antibody detection and identification
      • Crossmatching
      • Direct antiglobulin tests
      • Tests for other blood group antigens
    • Routine Problem Solving
      • Transfusion reactions
      • Immune hemolytic anemias
      • Hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn (HDFN)
      • Rh immune globulin evaluation
      • Indications for transfusion
    • Quality Control/Quality Assurance
      • Reagents, equipment
    • Laboratory Operations
    • Donor Collection, Processing, and Testing (Proficiency may be demonstrated through performance, observation or simulation)
      • Donor selection, preparation and collection
      • Processing and donor testing
      • Component preparation for storage and administration

    Application Fee

    $250

    Note: Application fees are non-refundable.

    Applicants who both (a) obtained medical laboratory education in, AND (b) currently reside in select nations will receive discounted pricing of $95 for all international certification examination categories. Click here to review the International Pricing Policy for select nations.
     

    Applicant Resources

    Route 1 Training Documentation
    Routes 2 & 3 Work Experience Documentation
    Routes 4 & 5 Educator Experience Documentation
    Content Guideline
    Reading List
    Procedures for Exam & Certification

     

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    Eligibility Routes for International Specialist in Chemistry, SC(ASCPi)

    To be eligible for this examination category, an applicant must satisfy the requirements of at least one of the following routes:

    Route 1
    • MT/MLS(ASCPi) certification or C(ASCPi) certification,
    • AND a baccalaureate degree from an accredited/approved* educational institution,
    • AND three years of acceptable experience in the clinical laboratory in chemistry in an accredited/approved laboratory.** These three years of experience must be acquired post baccalaureate degree.
    *Accredited/approved by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation/approval must have programs/educational institutions approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification, or eligibility will be determined by transcript evaluation.

    **Laboratory accredited by JCI, CAP, under ISO 15189 or authorized by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation must have laboratories approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification.

    Route 2
    • Master’s degree in chemistry, biology, immunology, microbiology, medical laboratory science,*** or an appropriately related field, from an accredited/approved* educational institution,
    • AND three years of acceptable experience in the clinical laboratory in chemistry in an accredited/approved laboratory.** These three years of experience must be acquired post baccalaureate degree.
    *Accredited/approved by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation/approval must have programs/educational institutions approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification, or eligibility will be determined by transcript evaluation.

    **Laboratory accredited by JCI, CAP, under ISO 15189 or authorized by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation must have laboratories approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification.

    ***Degrees/Diplomas in Medical Laboratory Science include Medical Laboratory Science, Medical Technology, Clinical Laboratory Science, and Biomedical Laboratory Science.

    Route 3
    • Doctorate in chemistry, biology, immunology, microbiology, medical laboratory science,*** or an appropriately related field, from an accredited/approved* educational institution,
    • AND two years of acceptable experience in the clinical laboratory in chemistry in an accredited/approved laboratory.** These two years of experience must be acquired post baccalaureate degree.
    *Accredited/approved by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation/approval must have programs/educational institutions approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification, or eligibility will be determined by transcript evaluation.

    **Laboratory accredited by JCI, CAP, under ISO 15189 or authorized by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation must have laboratories approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification.

    ***Degrees/Diplomas in Medical Laboratory Science include Medical Laboratory Science, Medical Technology, Clinical Laboratory Science, and Biomedical Laboratory Science.

    Route 4
    • MT/MLS(ASCPi) certification or C(ASCPi) certification, 
    • AND a Doctorate in chemistry, biology, immunology, microbiology, medical laboratory science,*** or an appropriately related field, from an accredited/approved* educational institution,
    • AND one year of acceptable laboratory experience in chemistry (clinical or research) in an accredited/approved laboratory.**
    *Accredited/approved by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation/approval must have programs/educational institutions approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification, or eligibility will be determined by transcript evaluation.

    **Laboratory accredited by JCI, CAP, under ISO 15189 or authorized by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation must have laboratories approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification.

    ***Degrees/Diplomas in Medical Laboratory Science include Medical Laboratory Science, Medical Technology, Clinical Laboratory Science, and Biomedical Laboratory Science.

    Route 5
    • MT/MLS(ASCPi) certification or C(ASCPi) certification,
    • AND a baccalaureate or Master’s degree from an accredited/approved* educational institution,
    • AND three years of acceptable experience as an academic educator in clinical chemistry in an accredited/approved* educational institution. These three years of experience must be acquired post baccalaureate degree.
    *Accredited/approved by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation/approval must have programs/educational institutions approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification, or eligibility will be determined by transcript evaluation.

    Route 6
    • MT/MLS(ASCPi) certification or C(ASCPi) certification,
    • AND a Doctorate in chemistry, biology, immunology, microbiology, medical laboratory science,*** or an appropriately related field, from an accredited/approved* educational institution,
    • AND one year of acceptable experience as an academic educator in clinical chemistry in an accredited/approved* educational institution.
    *Accredited/approved by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation/approval must have programs/educational institutions approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification, or eligibility will be determined by transcript evaluation.

    ***Degrees/Diplomas in Medical Laboratory Science include Medical Laboratory Science, Medical Technology, Clinical Laboratory Science, and Biomedical Laboratory Science.

    Laboratory or Teaching Experience

    To fulfill the experience requirement for the International Specialist in Chemistry examination, you must have laboratory or teaching experience in 8 of the 15 procedures listed:

    • Blood gases
    • Carbohydrates
    • Chromatography
    • Electrolytes
    • Electrophoresis
    • Enzymes
    • Heme compounds
    • Hormones/vitamins
    • Immunochemistry
    • Lipids/lipoproteins
    • Non-protein nitrogen compounds
    • Point-of-care
    • Proteins
    • Therapeutic drug monitoring
    • Toxicology

    Laboratory or teaching experience is also required in 2 of the 5 areas listed:

    • Procurement of laboratory equipment
    • Quality management
    • Regulatory compliance
    • Supervisory experience
    • Test development/validation

    Application Fee

    $250

    Note: Application fees are non-refundable.

    Applicants who both (a) obtained medical laboratory education in, AND (b) currently reside in select nations will receive discounted pricing of $95 for all international certification examination categories. Click here to review the International Pricing Policy for select nations.

     

    Applicant Resources

    Routes 1-4 Work Experience Documentation
    Routes 5 & 6 Work Experience Documentation
    Content Guideline
    Reading List 
    Procedures for Exam & Certification

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    Eligibility Routes for International Specialist in Cytotechnology, SCT(ASCPi)

    To be eligible for this examination category, an applicant must satisfy the requirements of at least one of the following routes:

    Route 1
    • CT(ASCPi) certification,
    • AND a baccalaureate degree from an accredited/approved* educational institution,
    • AND three years of acceptable laboratory experience in cytology in an accredited/approved laboratory.** These three years of experience must be obtained following CT(ASCPi) certification.
    *Accredited/approved by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation/approval must have programs/educational institutions approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification, or eligibility will be determined by transcript evaluation. The baccalaureate degree must be equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree.

    **Laboratory accredited by JCI, CAP, under ISO 15189 or authorized by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation must have laboratories approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification.

    Route 2
    • CT(ASCPi) certification, 
    • AND a baccalaureate degree from an accredited/approved* educational institution,
    • AND three years of acceptable experience as an academic educator in cytology in an accredited/approved* educational institution. These three years of experience must be obtained following CT(ASCPi) certification.
    *Accredited/approved by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation/approval must have programs/educational institutions approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification, or eligibility will be determined by transcript evaluation. The baccalaureate degree must be equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree.

    Application Fee

    $250

    Note: Application fees are non-refundable.

    Applicants who both (a) obtained medical laboratory education in, AND (b) currently reside in select nations will receive discounted pricing of $95 for all international certification examination categories. Click here to review the International Pricing Policy for select nations.


    Applicant Resources

    Route 1 Work Experience Documentation Route 2 Educator Experience Documentation Content Guideline
    Reading List
    Procedures for Exam & Certification

     

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    Eligibility Routes for International Specialist in Hematology, SH(ASCPi)

    To be eligible for this examination category, an applicant must satisfy the requirements of at least one of the following routes:

    Route 1
    • MT/MLS(ASCPi) certification or H(ASCPi) certification,
    • AND a baccalaureate degree from an accredited/approved* educational institution,
    • AND three years of acceptable experience in the clinical laboratory in hematology in an accredited/approved laboratory.** These three years of experience must be acquired post baccalaureate degree.
    *Accredited/approved by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation/approval must have programs/educational institutions approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification, or eligibility will be determined by transcript evaluation.

    **Laboratory accredited by JCI, CAP, under ISO 15189 or authorized by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation must have laboratories approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification.

    Route 2
    • Master’s degree in chemistry, biology, immunology, microbiology, medical laboratory science,*** or an appropriately related field, from an accredited/approved* educational institution,
    • AND three years of acceptable experience in the clinical laboratory in hematology in an accredited/approved laboratory.** These three years of experience must be acquired post baccalaureate degree.
    *Accredited/approved by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation/approval must have programs/educational institutions approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification, or eligibility will be determined by transcript evaluation.

    **Laboratory accredited by JCI, CAP, under ISO 15189 or authorized by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation must have laboratories approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification.

    ***Degrees/Diplomas in Medical Laboratory Science include Medical Laboratory Science, Medical Technology, Clinical Laboratory Science, and Biomedical Laboratory Science.

    Route 3
    • Doctorate in chemistry, biology, immunology, microbiology, medical laboratory science,*** or an appropriately related field, from an accredited/approved* educational institution,
    • AND two years of acceptable experience in the clinical laboratory in hematology in an accredited/approved laboratory.** These two years of experience must be acquired post baccalaureate degree.
    *Accredited/approved by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation/approval must have programs/educational institutions approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification, or eligibility will be determined by transcript evaluation.

    **Laboratory accredited by JCI, CAP, under ISO 15189 or authorized by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation must have laboratories approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification.

    ***Degrees/Diplomas in Medical Laboratory Science include Medical Laboratory Science, Medical Technology, Clinical Laboratory Science, and Biomedical Laboratory Science.

    Route 4
    • MT/MLS(ASCPi) certification or H(ASCPi) certification,
    • AND a Doctorate in chemistry, biology, immunology, microbiology, medical laboratory science,*** or an appropriately related field, from an accredited/approved* educational institution,
    • AND one year of acceptable laboratory experience in hematology (clinical or research) in an accredited/approved laboratory.**
    *Accredited/approved by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation/approval must have programs/educational institutions approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification, or eligibility will be determined by transcript evaluation.

    **Laboratory accredited by JCI, CAP, under ISO 15189 or authorized by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation must have laboratories approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification.

    ***Degrees/Diplomas in Medical Laboratory Science include Medical Laboratory Science, Medical Technology, Clinical Laboratory Science, and Biomedical Laboratory Science.

    Route 5
    • MT/MLS(ASCPi) certification,
    • AND a baccalaureate or Master’s degree from an accredited/approved* educational institution,
    • AND three years of acceptable experience as an academic educator in clinical hematology in an accredited/approved* educational institution. These three years of experience must be acquired post baccalaureate degree.
    *Accredited/approved by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation/approval must have programs/educational institutions approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification, or eligibility will be determined by transcript evaluation.

    Route 6
    • MT/MLS(ASCPi) certification or H(ASCPi) certification,
    • AND a Doctorate in chemistry, biology, immunology, microbiology, medical laboratory science,*** or an appropriately related field, from an accredited/approved* educational institution,
    • AND one year of acceptable experience as an academic educator in clinical hematology in an accredited/approved* educational institution.
    *Accredited/approved by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation/approval must have programs/educational institutions approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification, or eligibility will be determined by transcript evaluation.

    ***Degrees/Diplomas in Medical Laboratory Science include Medical Laboratory Science, Medical Technology, Clinical Laboratory Science, and Biomedical Laboratory Science.

    Laboratory or Teaching Experience

    To fulfill the experience requirement for the International Specialist in Hematology examination, you must have laboratory or teaching experience in ALL of the following procedures:

    • Blood smear, evaluation and differential
    • Complete blood count
    • Instrument maintenance / troubleshooting
    • Miscellaneous tests (e.g., ESR, sickle screen, manual cell count, reticulocyte)
    • Quality control: performance and evaluation
    • Routine coagulation tests (e.g., PT, APTT, D-dimer)
    • Other coagulation tests (e.g., fibrinogen, factor assays)

    Experience in performing, supervising or teaching 5 of the 12 procedures listed is also required:

    • Advanced coagulation (e.g., inhibitor assays, hypercoagulability)
    • Body Fluid evaluation
    • Bone marrow prep or evaluation
    • Budgeting/inventory control/purchasing
    • Cytochemical stains
    • Flow cytometry
    • Hemoglobinopathy evaluation
    • Method evaluation
    • Personnel management
    • Platelet function studies
    • PT/PTT mixing studies
    • QA/QI

    Application Fee

    $250

    Note: Application fees are non-refundable.

    Applicants who both (a) obtained medical laboratory education in, AND (b) currently reside in select nations will receive discounted pricing of $95 for all international certification examination categories. Click here to review the International Pricing Policy for select nations.


    Applicant Resources

    Routes 1-4 Work Experience Documentation
    Routes 5-6 Educator Experience Documentation
    Content Guideline
    Reading List
    Procedures for Exam & Certification

     

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    Eligibility Routes for International Specialist in Microbiology, SM(ASCPi)

    To be eligible for this examination category, an applicant must satisfy the requirements of at least one of the following routes:

    Route 1
    • MT/MLS(ASCPi) certification or M(ASCPi) certification,
    • AND a baccalaureate degree from an accredited/approved* educational institution,
    • AND three years of acceptable experience in the clinical laboratory in microbiology in an accredited/approved laboratory.** These three years of experience must be acquired post baccalaureate degree.
    *Accredited/approved by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation/approval must have programs/educational institutions approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification, or eligibility will be determined by transcript evaluation. The baccalaureate degree must be equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree.

    **Laboratory accredited by JCI, CAP, under ISO 15189 or authorized by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation must have laboratories approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification.

    Route 2
    • Master’s degree in chemistry, biology, immunology, microbiology, medical laboratory science,*** or an appropriately related field, from an accredited/approved* educational institution,
    • AND three years of acceptable experience in the clinical laboratory in microbiology in an accredited/approved laboratory.** These three years of experience must be acquired post baccalaureate degree.
    *Accredited/approved by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation/approval must have programs/educational institutions approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification, or eligibility will be determined by transcript evaluation. The baccalaureate degree must be equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree.

    **Laboratory accredited by JCI, CAP, under ISO 15189 or authorized by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation must have laboratories approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification.

    ***Degrees/Diplomas in Medical Laboratory Science include Medical Laboratory Science, Medical Technology, Clinical Laboratory Science, and Biomedical Laboratory Science.

    Route 3
    • Doctorate in chemistry, biology, immunology, microbiology, medical laboratory science,*** or an appropriately related field, from an accredited/approved* educational institution, AND two years of acceptable experience in the clinical laboratory in microbiology in an accredited/approved laboratory.** These two years of experience must be acquired post baccalaureate degree.
    *Accredited/approved by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation/approval must have programs/educational institutions approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification, or eligibility will be determined by transcript evaluation. The baccalaureate degree must be equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree.

    **Laboratory accredited by JCI, CAP, under ISO 15189 or authorized by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation must have laboratories approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification.

    ***Degrees/Diplomas in Medical Laboratory Science include Medical Laboratory Science, Medical Technology, Clinical Laboratory Science, and Biomedical Laboratory Science.

    Route 4
    • MT/MLS(ASCPi) certification or M(ASCPi) certification, 
    • AND a Doctorate in chemistry, biology, immunology, microbiology, medical laboratory science,*** or an appropriately related field, from an accredited/approved* educational institution,
    • AND one year of acceptable laboratory experience in microbiology (clinical or research) in an accredited/approved laboratory.**
    *Accredited/approved by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation/approval must have programs/educational institutions approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification, or eligibility will be determined by transcript evaluation. The baccalaureate degree must be equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree.

    **Laboratory accredited by JCI, CAP, under ISO 15189 or authorized by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation must have laboratories approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification.

    ***Degrees/Diplomas in Medical Laboratory Science include Medical Laboratory Science, Medical Technology, Clinical Laboratory Science, and Biomedical Laboratory Science.

    Route 5
    • MT/MLS(ASCPi) certification or M(ASCPi) certification, 
    • AND a baccalaureate or Master’s degree from an accredited/approved* educational institution,
    • AND three years of acceptable experience as an academic educator in clinical microbiology in an accredited/approved* educational institution. These three years of experience must be acquired post baccalaureate degree.
    *Accredited/approved by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation/approval must have programs/educational institutions approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification, or eligibility will be determined by transcript evaluation. The baccalaureate degree must be equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree.

    Route 6
    • MT/MLS(ASCPi) certification or M(ASCPi) certification, 
    • AND a Doctorate in chemistry, biology, immunology, microbiology, medical laboratory science,*** or an appropriately related field, from an accredited/approved* educational institution,
    • AND one year of acceptable experience as an academic educator in clinical microbiology in an accredited/approved* educational institution.
    *Accredited/approved by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation/approval must have programs/educational institutions approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification, or eligibility will be determined by transcript evaluation. The baccalaureate degree must be equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree.

    ***Degrees/Diplomas in Medical Laboratory Science include Medical Laboratory Science, Medical Technology, Clinical Laboratory Science, and Biomedical Laboratory Science.

    Laboratory or Teaching Experience

    To fulfill the experience requirement for the International Specialist in Microbiology examination, you must have laboratory or teaching experience in 4 of 6 of the following areas:

    • Bacteriology
    • Molecular Microbiology
    • Mycobacteriology
    • Mycology
    • Parasitology
    • Virology

    Application Fee

    $250

    Note: Application fees are non-refundable.

    Applicants who both (a) obtained medical laboratory education in, AND (b) currently reside in select nations will receive discounted pricing of $95 for all international certification examination categories. Click here to review the International Pricing Policy for select nations.

     

    Applicant Resources

    Routes 1-4 Work Experience Documentation
    Routes 5 & 6 Educator Experience Documentation
    Content Guideline
    Reading List
    Procedures for Exam & Certification

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    Eligibility Routes for International Specialist in Cytometry, SCYM(ASCPi)

    To be eligible for this examination category, an applicant must satisfy the requirements of at least one of the following routes:

    Route 1
    • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited/approved* educational institution in biological/life science, physics, engineering, or an appropriately related field or a baccalaureate degree from an accredited/approved* educational institution with a minimum of 30 semester hours of biology, chemistry, physics, and/or medical science,
    • AND four years of acceptable laboratory experience in cytometry (clinical,** research, industry, or veterinary) in an accredited/approved laboratory.**
    *Accredited/approved by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation/approval must have programs/educational institutions approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification, or eligibility will be determined by transcript evaluation.

    **Laboratory accredited by JCI, CAP, under ISO 15189 or authorized by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation must have laboratories approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification.

    Route 2
    • ASCPi certified as a technologist/scientist or specialist,
    • AND a baccalaureate degree from an accredited/approved* educational institution,
    • AAND three years of acceptable laboratory experience in cytometry (clinical,** research, industry, or veterinary) in an accredited/approved laboratory.**
    *Accredited/approved by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation/approval must have programs/educational institutions approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification, or eligibility will be determined by transcript evaluation.

    **Laboratory accredited by JCI, CAP, under ISO 15189 or authorized by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation must have laboratories approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification.

    Route 3
    • Master’s degree in biological/life science, physics, engineering, or an appropriately related field, from an accredited/approved* educational institution,
    • AND three years of acceptable laboratory experience in cytometry (clinical,** research, industry, or veterinary) in an accredited/approved laboratory.**
    *Accredited/approved by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation/approval must have programs/educational institutions approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification, or eligibility will be determined by transcript evaluation.

    **Laboratory accredited by JCI, CAP, under ISO 15189 or authorized by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation must have laboratories approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification.

    Route 4
    • Doctorate in biological/life science, physics, engineering, or an appropriately related field, from an accredited/approved* educational institution,
    • AND two years of acceptable laboratory experience in cytometry (clinical,** research, industry, or veterinary) in an accredited/approved laboratory.**
    *Accredited/approved by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation/approval must have programs/educational institutions approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification, or eligibility will be determined by transcript evaluation.

    **Laboratory accredited by JCI, CAP, under ISO 15189 or authorized by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation must have laboratories approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification.

    Route 5
    • ASCPi certified as a technician,
    • AND a minimum of an associate degree from an accredited/approved* educational institution,

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Effective Oct. 1, 2019, Route 5 for the SCYM certification will be discontinued. Applications for Route 5 must be submitted by July 1, 2019.

    *Accredited/approved by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation/approval must have programs/educational institutions approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification, or eligibility will be determined by transcript evaluation.

    **Laboratory accredited by JCI, CAP, under ISO 15189 or authorized by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation must have laboratories approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification.

    Route 6
    • Minimum of an associate degree in biological/life science, physics, engineering, or an appropriately related field from an accredited/approved* educational institution, or 60 semester hours of academic credit from an accredited/approved* educational institution with a minimum of 15 semester hours of biology, chemistry, physics, and/or medical science,
    • AND five years of acceptable laboratory experience in cytometry (clinical,** research, industry, or veterinary) in an accredited/approved laboratory.**

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Effective Oct. 1, 2019, Route 6 for the SCYM certification will be discontinued. Applications for Route 6 must be submitted by July 1, 2019.

    *Accredited/approved by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation/approval must have programs/educational institutions approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification, or eligibility will be determined by transcript evaluation.

    **Laboratory accredited by JCI, CAP, under ISO 15189 or authorized by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation must have laboratories approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification.

    Laboratory Experience

    To fulfill the experience requirements for the Specialist in Cytometry, you must have experience in flow cytometry applications, cytometric analysis, and quality assurance as described below.

    • Flow Cytometry Applications

      Experience is required in at least one of the following:
    • Cytometric Analysis

      Experience is required in at least three of the processing
    • Quality Assurance

      Experience is required in at least three of the following:

    Application Fee

    $250

    Note: Application fees are non-refundable.

    Applicants who both (a) obtained medical laboratory education in, AND (b) currently reside in select nations will receive discounted pricing of $95 for all international certification examination categories. Click here to review the International Pricing Policy for select nations.


    Applicant Resources

    Routes 1-6 Work Experience Documentation
    Content Guideline
    Reading List 
    Procedures for Exam & Certification

     

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    To ensure the application process is smooth and easy to manage, click the button below to learn more information about:

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    Eligibility Requirements for International Specialist in Molecular Biology, SMB(ASCPi)

    To be eligible for this examination category, an applicant must satisfy the requirements of at least one of the following routes:

    Route 1
    • MB(ASCPi) certification,
    • AND a baccalaureate degree from an accredited/approved* educational institution,
    • AND three years of acceptable experience (clinical**, veterinary, industry or research) in a molecular biology laboratory*** in an accredited/approved laboratory.** These three years of experience must be acquired post baccalaureate degree.
    *Accredited/approved by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation/approval must have programs/educational institutions approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification, or eligibility will be determined by transcript evaluation. The baccalaureate degree must be equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree.

    **Laboratory accredited by JCI, CAP, under ISO 15189 or authorized by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation must have laboratories approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification.

    ***A molecular biology laboratory is defined as one capable of providing individuals with knowledge and practical experience in all aspects of molecular methods including, but not limited to, nucleic acid isolation, amplification, detection, sequencing, hybridization techniques, and data analysis.

    Route 2
    • Master’s degree in molecular biology, chemistry, biology, immunology, microbiology, medical laboratory science****, or an appropriately related field, from an accredited/approved* educational institution,
    • AND three years of acceptable experience (clinical**, veterinary, industry or research) in a molecular biology laboratory*** in an accredited/approved laboratory.** These three years of experience must be acquired post baccalaureate degree.
    *Accredited/approved by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation/approval must have programs/educational institutions approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification, or eligibility will be determined by transcript evaluation. The baccalaureate degree must be equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree.

    **Laboratory accredited by JCI, CAP, under ISO 15189 or authorized by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation must have laboratories approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification.

    ***A molecular biology laboratory is defined as one capable of providing individuals with knowledge and practical experience in all aspects of molecular methods including, but not limited to, nucleic acid isolation, amplification, detection, sequencing, hybridization techniques, and data analysis.

    ****Degrees/Diplomas in Medical Laboratory Science include Medical Laboratory Science, Medical Technology, Clinical Laboratory Science, and Biomedical Laboratory Science.

    Route 3
    • Doctorate in molecular biology, chemistry, biology, immunology, microbiology, medical laboratory science****, or an appropriately related field, from an accredited/approved* educational institution,
    • AND two years of acceptable experience (clinical**, veterinary, industry or research) in a molecular biology laboratory*** in an accredited/approved laboratory.**
    *Accredited/approved by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation/approval must have programs/educational institutions approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification, or eligibility will be determined by transcript evaluation. The baccalaureate degree must be equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree.

    **Laboratory accredited by JCI, CAP, under ISO 15189 or authorized by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation must have laboratories approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification.

    ***A molecular biology laboratory is defined as one capable of providing individuals with knowledge and practical experience in all aspects of molecular methods including, but not limited to, nucleic acid isolation, amplification, detection, sequencing, hybridization techniques, and data analysis.

    ****Degrees/Diplomas in Medical Laboratory Science include Medical Laboratory Science, Medical Technology, Clinical Laboratory Science, and Biomedical Laboratory Science.

    Route 4
    • MB(ASCPi) certification,
    • AND a baccalaureate degree from an accredited/approved* educational institution,
    • AND three years of acceptable experience as an academic educator in clinical molecular biology in an accredited/approved* educational institution. These three years of experience must be acquired post baccalaureate degree.
    *Accredited/approved by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation/approval must have programs/educational institutions approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification, or eligibility will be determined by transcript evaluation. The baccalaureate degree must be equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree.

    Route 5
    • MB(ASCPi) certification,
    • AND a Doctorate in molecular biology, chemistry, biology, immunology, microbiology, medical laboratory science,**** or an appropriately related field, from an accredited/approved* educational institution,
    • AND one year of acceptable experience as an academic educator in clinical molecular biology in an accredited/approved* educational institution.
    *Accredited/approved by a governing regulatory association or Ministry. Countries without a prevalent system of accreditation/approval must have programs/educational institutions approved by an International Advisory Board appointed by the ASCP Board of Certification, or eligibility will be determined by transcript evaluation. The baccalaureate degree must be equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree.

    ****Degrees/Diplomas in Medical Laboratory Science include Medical Laboratory Science, Medical Technology, Clinical Laboratory Science, and Biomedical Laboratory Science.

    Laboratory or Teaching Experience

    To fulfill the experience requirement for the International Specialist in Molecular Biology examination, you must have laboratory or teaching experience within the frame required in one of the following areas:

    • Genetics/Genomics (e.g., genotyping, genetic disorders, pharmocogenomics)
    • Oncology (e.g., hematologic lymphoid neoplasms/neoplasia, solid tumor gene markers)
    • Histocompatibility (DNA-based)
    • Infectious Disease (molecular microbiology/virology)
    • Molecular Identity Testing (e.g., bone marrow engraftment, paternity, forensic)

    Experience is also required in two of the following procedures:

    • Test development/validation
    • Procurement of laboratory equipment
    • Quality management
    • Regulatory compliance
    • Supervisory experience
    • Education/Training

    Application Fee

    $250

    Note: Application fees are non-refundable.

    Applicants who both (a) obtained medical laboratory education in, AND (b) currently reside in select nations will receive discounted pricing of $95 for all international certification examination categories. Click here to review the International Pricing Policy for select nations.


    Applicant Resources

    Routes 1-3 Work Experience Documentation
    Routes 4-5 Educator Experience Documentation
    Content Guideline
    Reading List
    Procedures for Exam & Certification

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    Exam Information for Applicants

    To ensure the application process is smooth and easy to manage, click the button below to learn more information about:

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    General Information

    You are taking an important step in your professional career, and it is critical to understand the Qualification examination process and how to make it as easy as possible. Learning about the test process and staying connected are essential to your success. Please review the Procedures for Qualification to learn more details.

    Information About the Exam

    QIA, QIHC, and QLS Qualification Categories: Each of these qualification examinations consist of a 50-question multiple choice timed test that must be completed within a 90-minute time period. The test is self-administered on your own computer at the date and time of your choice within the 60 day time period indicated on your admission notification.

    QLI Qualification Category: This qualification requires the completion of a QLI Project that must be electronically returned to the BOC office within 90 days. 

    Stay Connected with the BOC

    All correspondence from the Board of Certification is delivered via email so keeping your email address current is vital to staying informed.  Update your email address under account settings in your online account.

    Update your Email Address 

    Track Your Application Status

    1. Create an ASCP account online.
    2. Complete online application.
    3. Submit application fee.
    4. Submit required documentation and official transcripts (if applicable).
    5. Application is reviewed by an evaluator.
    6. Email notification regarding deficiencies is sent.
    7. Admission notification emailed.

    Track Application Status

    Determine Your Exam Route

    All applicants need to qualify for a specific eligibility route to receive become BOC qualified. Choose the appropriate route for your Qualification corresponding to the education, training or experience you’ve completed. You can only apply for one Qualification route within a 60 day time period. 

    Approved exam applicants are eligible to take an exam under one route up to five times. After the fifth unsuccessful attempt, he or she would need to qualify for examination under an alternative route.

    How to Apply for Qualification

    1. Determine your category of examination and route of eligibility
    2. Gather the necessary documentation
    3. Login or create an ASCP online account
    4. Submit online application
    5. Pay application fee
    6. Submit all necessary documentation

    Set up an ASCP Account

    Input the following information:

    • Applicant’s first and last name
    • Birth date
    • Email address
    • Answer required questions

    Create Your Account

    Gather Documentation

    Applicants will need to gather all necessary documents to establish eligibility for Qualification examination.

    Common Required Documents

    • Official transcripts verifying the appropriate degree
    • Foreign transcript evaluations (if required)
    • Experience documentation form(s) (if required)
    • Copies of official certificate(s), diploma(s) or license(s) (if required)
    • Training documentation form(s) (if required)
      • Letter(s) of Authenticity must be printed on original letterhead
      • State that the documentation form was completed by authorized personnel
      • Include their signature and date

       

    Submit Documentation

    Mail documentation to:

    ASCP Board of Certification
    33 W. Monroe St, Suite 1600
    Chicago, IL 60603 

    Note: Mail documentation using the United States Postal Service Regular Mail only. Do not send documents by Federal Express, UPS, Express Mail, Certified or Registered Mail or any overnight courier service or any other express mail service. Documents using express mail service will not reach the BOC office.

    Documentation Audits

    Please note that documentation forms will be audited to verify authenticity.

    Verify Education, Experience or Training

    Verify Education

    If college credits are required for the Qualification, you must submit an official transcript from a regionally accredited college/university bearing the seal of the college/university, the signature of the Registrar and the date your degree was conferred, or an original or notarized copy of an acceptable transcript evaluation showing degree equivalency and subject breakdown. Please note that Continuing Education courses are not acceptable for fulfilling academic requirements.

    For foreign transcript evaluations, please use acceptable evaluation agencies.

    Acceptable Foreign Evaluation Agencies

    Verify Experience

    For Qualification categories requiring clinical laboratory experience documentation, please download the appropriate clinical laboratory experience documentation form located under Applicant Resources.

    If required for the category and route under which you are applying, clinical laboratory experience must be completed and documented before you will be determined eligible for examination. Only experience obtained in an accredited laboratory in the United States, in an accredited laboratory in Canada, or in an accredited laboratory* outside of the US or Canada will be acceptable.

    * CMS CLIA certificate of registration, compliance, accreditation; OR JCI accreditation; OR accreditation under ISO 15189.

    Full and Part-Time Work Experience Defined
    Full-time experience is defined as a minimum of thirty-five (35) hours per week. Individuals who have part-time experience may be permitted to utilize prorated part-time experience to meet the work experience requirements.

    For example, if you are employed 20 hours per week for one year, your experience would be computed as 20 divided by 35 multiplied by 52 weeks, or the equivalent of 29.7 weeks of full-time employment.

    Please contact the ASCP Board of Certification office prior to applying if you have any questions concerning part-time experience.

    The number of years of experience required must be completed within the time frame, specified in the requirements, calculated from the date of application (e.g., application submitted 3/1/2015; experience acceptable from 3/2005 for a ten-year time frame).

    Verify Training

    For Qualification categories requiring training documentation, please download the appropriate training documentation form located under Applicant Resources.

    If required for the category and route under which you are applying, clinical laboratory training must be completed and documented before you will be determined eligible for examination. Training programs which do not grant university credit as part of a Medical Laboratory program will be counted as experience.

    Examination

    Scheduling an Exam

    You will receive an email notification to login to view your Admission Notice (QIA, QIHC, QLS). You’re admission notification will include authorization number to the online Qualification examination.

    • Upon email notification, login to your ASCP account to view your Admission Notice.
    • Verify all information for accuracy.
    • Your admission notification will identify a 60 day time period in which you must complete the exam.
    • The test is self-administered on your own computer at the date and time of your choice within the 60 day time period indicated on your Admission Notice.
    • To access your online examination click on this link to the testing site.
    • Failure to complete the exam within this time frame will require you to submit a full application fee and reapply for the exam. Application fees are non-transferable and non-refundable.

    QLI: Once your application and eligibility documentation have been approved by BOC, you’ll electronically receive the QLI Project Booklet. Your QLI Project must be electronically returned to the BOC office within 90 days.

     

    Study Materials

    Examination Topic Outlines and Reading Lists can be found under each Qualification category.

    Taking the Exam

    • Verify your name and examination category at the beginning of the examination. (QIA, QIHC, QLS)
    • Read all directions carefully on entering responses before beginning the test. 
    • The examinations consists of 50 multiple choice questions.
    • The examinations are scheduled for a 90 minute time period.

    Email Notification of Exam Score

    Ensure that your email address is current by logging into your ASCP account. A notification to view your examination score (QIA, QIHC, QLS) will be emailed to you within four business days after completing your exam.

    QLI NOTE: Because of the nature of the evaluation, allow approximately three months for QLI scoring, reporting, and certificate delivery.

    Manage Your ASCP Account

    Requesting Scores for Submission to Third Parties

    A Third Party Verification Request link is available on your score report with instructions for requesting verification of certification for a third party, such as a state licensing board or an employer. 

    • Do not place a third party verification request until after viewing your score report. 

    After Your Exam

    • Follow email instructions to review your exam score.
    • Watch for your wall certificate to arrive.
    • Request that your exam scores be submitted to a third party for verification. 
    • Set a reminder to participate in the Credential Maintenance Program in three years.

    Receiving Your Certificate

    You'll receive your wall certificate, valid for three years, approximately three to five weeks after your exam results notification.

    QLI NOTE: Because of the nature of the evaluation, allow approximately three months for scoring, reporting, and certificate delivery.

    Credential Maintenance Program

    To maintain your Qualification, you are required to complete the Credential Maintenance Program (CMP) every three years. Click the button below to learn about the Credential Maintenance Program. 

    Learn More About CMP

    Re-Examination

    If you are unsuccessful in passing your exam, information on re-testing will be included with your exam score. Do not submit an application fee to retake the exam until after receiving email notification to view your score report.

    Reapplying for Examination

    If you are unsuccessful in passing an examination:

    • You can take an examination five times under one eligibility route. 
    • After five unsuccessful attempts under one route:
      • You must meet the requirements under an alternate route.
      • If you do not meet the alternate requirements, you will no longer be eligible to apply for that particular exam. 
    • Each time you apply to take the exam, you must pay the full application fee.
    • Your laboratory experience must be within the required time limit from the date of application. 

    After Your Exam

    • Follow email instructions to review your exam score.
    • Review re-testing procedures provided in email.
    • Apply for correct examination and pay full application fee.
    • Note: you may not reapply to retest within the same 60 day period.

    Verification of Examination Results

    If you wish to contest your examination results, you must notify the BOC office in writing within 30 days from the date of receipt of scores. A $25.00 fee is required. The check or money order must be enclosed with your request. The ASCP Board of Certification does not release or disclose the content or answers for specific test items. Incorrect responses will not be reported when requesting a review. Send your request by mail to:

    ASCP Board of Certification
    33 West Monroe Street, Suite 1600
    Chicago, IL 60603

    If you have questions about exam irregularities or would like to appeal your results, review the appeal procedures page.

    Review the Appeals Process

    Qualifications

    Qualification in Apheresis, QIA

    To be eligible for this category, an applicant must satisfy the requirements of at least one of the following routes:

    Route 1
    • RN, LPN, or LVN with U.S. state license, certificate, or diploma*,
    • AND three years of full time acceptable experience in apheresis or five years of part time acceptable experience in apheresis within the last ten years.

    *Applicants must submit a notarized copy of their official certificate, diploma, or license.

    Route 2
    • Professional nurse diploma or equivalent received outside of the U.S.*,
    • AND three years of full time acceptable experience in apheresis or five years of part time acceptable experience in apheresis within the last ten years.

    *Applicants must submit a notarized copy of their official certificate, diploma, or license.

    Route 3
    • ASCP or ASCPi certification in the following categories: MLS/MT, BB, SBB or MLT,
    • AND three years of full time acceptable experience in apheresis or five years of part time acceptable experience in apheresis within the last ten years.
    Route 4
    • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university in the U.S. or an accredited/approved educational institution** outside of the U.S. with a combination of 24 semester hours (36 quarter hours) of biology and/or chemistry,
    • AND three years of full time acceptable experience in apheresis or five years of part time acceptable experience in apheresis within the last ten years.

    **Accredited/approved by a governing regulatory association or Ministry, or eligibility will be determined by transcript evaluation. The baccalaureate degree must be equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree. A doctorate in medicine must be equivalent to a U.S. doctorate in medicine. Applicants who are practicing physicians in the U.S. must submit a copy of their official state license to practice medicine.

    Route 5
    • Doctorate in medicine* or equivalent of a U.S. Doctorate in Medicine**,
    • AND one year of acceptable experience as an apheresis physician within the last five years.

    **Accredited/approved by a governing regulatory association or Ministry, or eligibility will be determined by transcript evaluation. The baccalaureate degree must be equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree. A doctorate in medicine must be equivalent to a U.S. doctorate in medicine. Applicants who are practicing physicians in the U.S. must submit a copy of their official state license to practice medicine.

    Route 6
    • Doctorate in medicine* or equivalent of a U.S. Doctorate in Medicine**,
    • AND documented training in a relevant accredited post graduate medical education program which includes apheresis (e.g., transfusion medicine, hematology/oncology, nephrology, clinical pathology).

    **Accredited/approved by a governing regulatory association or Ministry, or eligibility will be determined by transcript evaluation. The baccalaureate degree must be equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree. A doctorate in medicine must be equivalent to a U.S. doctorate in medicine. Applicants who are practicing physicians in the U.S. must submit a copy of their official state license to practice medicine.

    Apheresis Experience and Training Routes 1-4

    To fulfill the experience requirement for the Qualification in Apheresis examination, you must have experience within the time frame required in at least one of the following apheresis areas:

    • Therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE)
    • Red blood cell exchange
    • Cellular depletions
    • Selective adsorptions
    • Extracorporeal photopheresis (ECP)
    • Mononuclear cell collections (MNC)
    • Hematopoietic progenitor cell collection (HPC)
    • Automated red blood cell collections (RBC)
    • Donor platelet collections
    • Donor plasma collections
    • Granulocyte collections
    Apheresis Experience and Training Routes 5-6

    To fulfill the experience/training requirement for the Qualification in Apheresis examination, you must have experience/training in ALL of the following areas.  Experience must be completed within the time frame required.

    • Evaluating patients and/or donors for suitability to undergo apheresis procedures
    • Writing orders for apheresis procedures
    • Supervising apheresis procedures
    • Evaluating and managing adverse events during apheresis procedures

    Qualification in Immunohistochemistry, QIHC

    To be eligible for this Qualification, an applicant must satisfy the requirements of at least one of the following routes:

    Route 1
    • ASCP or ASCPi certified as an HT or HTL
    • AND six (6) months of full time acceptable experience in immunohistochemistry (clinical, veterinary, industry or research) in the U.S., Canada or an accredited laboratory* within the last five years.

    * CMS CLIA certificate of registration, compliance, accreditation; OR
    JCI accreditation; OR
    Accreditation under ISO 15189.

    Route 2
    • ASCP or ASCPi certified as a technologist/scientist or specialist
    • AND twelve (12) months of full time acceptable experience in a combination of routine histology and immunohistochemistry, with a minimum of six (6) months in histology (clinical, veterinary, industry or research) and a minimum of six (6) months in immunohistochemistry, in the U.S., Canada or an accredited laboratory* within the last five years.

    * CMS CLIA certificate of registration, compliance, accreditation; OR
    JCI accreditation; OR
    Accreditation under ISO 15189.

    Route 3
    • MLT(ASCP) or MLT(ASCPi) certification
    • AND eighteen (18) months of full time acceptable experience in a combination of routine histology and immunohistochemistry, with a minimum of six (6) months in histology (clinical, veterinary, industry or research) and a minimum of twelve (12) months in immunohistochemistry, in the U.S., Canada or an accredited laboratory* within the last five years.

    * CMS CLIA certificate of registration, compliance, accreditation; OR
    JCI accreditation; OR
    Accreditation under ISO 15189.

    Route 4
    • Baccalaureate degree or higher from a regionally accredited college/university,
    • AND twenty-four (24) months of full time acceptable experience in a combination of routine histology and immunohistochemistry, with a minimum of nine (9) months in histology (clinical, veterinary, industry or research) and a minimum of fifteen (15) months in immunohistochemistry, in the U.S., Canada or an accredited laboratory* within the last five years.

    * CMS CLIA certificate of registration, compliance, accreditation; OR
    JCI accreditation; OR
    Accreditation under ISO 15189.

    Experience Requirements

    To fulfill the experience requirements for the Qualification in Immunohistochemistry, the applicant must have experience in the following areas:

    • Routine Histotechnology
    • The applicant should have experience in ALL of the following:

      • Fixation
      • Embedding / Microtomy
      • Processing
      • Staining
      • Laboratory Operations
    • Immunohistochemical and/or Immunofluorescence
    • ALL of the following should have been performed by the applicant:

      • Selection of proper control material
      • Performance of technique
      • Titration of immunologic reagents
    • Quality Control and Assurance
    • The applicant should have participated in Quality Assurance related to ALL of the following:

      • Method selection, validation, documentation
      • Instrumentation
      • Reagent selection, preparation, storage, disposal
      • Safety
      • Specimen fixation, processing, microtomy
      • Interpretation of normal staining patterns

    Direct performance, training and/or management/supervision of IHC procedures are acceptable in meeting the experience requirements.

    Qualification in Laboratory Informatics, QLI

    The Qualification in Laboratory Informatics (QLI) credential will no longer be offered effective December 31, 2017. The last day to submit an application for the QLI was November 1, 2017. Application fees are non-refundable. All work projects must be completed by March 1, 2018.

    Competency in laboratory informatics must be demonstrated through completion of a project. The purpose of this qualification is to assess the competency of the examinee in the technical application of relevant laboratory informatics workflow. The work project candidate will be required to demonstrate the following competencies for LI qualification:

    • Analysis of your system architecture and dataflow
    • Analysis of scenarios related to the following:
      • ADT Functions
      • Print Jobs
      • Medical Device Interfaces
      • Upgrade Validation
      • Databases
      • Administration 

    Qualification in Laboratory Safety, QLS

    To be eligible for this Qualification, an applicant must satisfy the requirements of at least one of the following routes:

    Route 1
    • ASCP or ASCPi technologist/scientist or specialist certification
    • AND at least six (6) months of acceptable experience in laboratory safety (clinical,* veterinary, industry, or research) in the U.S., Canada or an accredited laboratory* within the last five years.

    *CMS CLIA certificate of registration, compliance, accreditation; OR
    JCI accreditation; OR
    Accreditation under ISO 15189.

    Route 2
    • ASCP or ASCPi certification (HT, MLT)
    • AND twelve (12) months of acceptable experience in laboratory safety (clinical,* veterinary, industry, or research) in the U.S., Canada or an accredited laboratory* within the last five years.

    *CMS CLIA certificate of registration, compliance, accreditation; OR
    JCI accreditation; OR
    Accreditation under ISO 15189.

    Route 3
    • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university
    • AND eighteen (18) months of acceptable experience in laboratory safety (clinical,* veterinary, industry, or research) in the U.S., Canada or an accredited laboratory* within the last five years.

    *CMS CLIA certificate of registration, compliance, accreditation; OR
    JCI accreditation; OR
    Accreditation under ISO 15189.

    Laboratory Experience

    To fulfill the experience requirement for the Qualification in Laboratory Safety examination, you must have experience, within the last five years, in 4 of the 8 following areas:

    • Biohazard control (i.e. bloodborne pathogens, infection control)
    • Chemical safety
    • Ergonomics
    • Fire safety
    • First aid
    • Physical environment (i.e. electrical, equipment, spills, waste management, emergency preparedness, shipping)
    • Safety management (i.e. risk assessment, monitoring, safety committee)
    • Training and education

    Direct performance, training and/or management/supervision of Laboratory Safety procedures are acceptable in meeting the experience requirements.

    Application Fee

    $240 


    Note: Application fees are non-refundable.

    Applicant Resources

    Work Experience Documentation
    Topic Outline
    Reading List
    Procedures for Qualification

     

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    California State Licensure

    California State Licensure Only

    This option is for Licensure ONLY. If you choose this option you will not be ASCP Certified. 

    MLS/CLS, BB, SBB, C, SC, M, SM, H, SH, MLT, MB, CG

    These ASCP Board of Certification examinations have been approved for licensure purposes ONLY by the state of California. This requires applying for the ASCP California Licensure Examination Only. You will not be ASCP certified under this choice.

    If you choose this option you must meet the licensure requirements established by the state of California and successfully pass the appropriate ASCP Board of Certification examination for California Licensure Only. 

    Steps to Complete California Licensure

    STEP 1: Review the CDPH Laboratory Field Service website for information on completing the licensure process and submit an application to California.

    STEP 2: Apply online for California state licensure examination only.

    STEP 3: You will receive an email notification to login to view your Admission Notification. Verify all information for accuracy. 

    STEP 4: A notification to view your examination score by logging in to your ASCP account will be emailed to you within four (4) business days. Results for California Licensure are automatically submitted to the CDPH Laboratory Field Services upon completion of the examination. It is not necessary to place a verification order through the ASCP website to submit your licensure exam result to the California State Licensing Board. 

    Application Fee

    MLS/CLS, BB, C, H, M - $240
    SBB, SC, SH, SM - $290
    MLT - $215
    MB, CG - $240

    Note: Application fees are non-refundable.


    Applicant Resources

    CDPH Laboratory Field Service website
    Review study materials by clicking on the appropriate certification

     

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    Exam Information for Applicants

    To ensure the application process is smooth and easy to manage, click the button below to learn more information about:

    • Getting Ready to Apply
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    ASCP Certification and California State Licensure


    If you choose this option you will have ASCP Certification AND California Licensure.

    MLS/CLS, BB, SBB, C, SC, M, SM,  H, SH, MLT, PBT, MB, CG, International MLS

    These ASCP Board of Certification examinations have been approved for licensure purposes by California State.

    Steps to Complete Certification and Licensure

    STEP 1: You must meet the eligibility requirements established by the ASCP Board of Certification (BOC) and successfully complete the appropriate ASCP certification examination (MLS/CLS, BB, SBB, C, SC, M, SM, H or SH, MLT, MB, CG, or International MLS). It is your responsibility to review and complete all licensure requirements for the state of California. Contact the CDPH Laboratory Field Service web site for information on completing the licensure process and submit an application to California.

    STEP 2: Review the eligibility requirements for ASCP Certification for the appropriate ASCP certification examination category (MLS/CLS, BB, SBB, C, SC, M, SM, H or SH, MLT, MB, CG, or International MLS) to be sure you have met these requirements.

    STEP 3: Complete the Online Application for ASCP Certification AND Licensure.

    Application Fee

    MLS/CLS, BB, C, H, M - $240
    SBB, SC, SH, SM - $290
    MLT - $215
    PBT - $135
    MB, CG - $240
    International MLS - $200

    Note:  Application fees are non-refundable. 

    International Pricing Policy: Applicants who both (a) obtained medical laboratory education in, AND (b) currently reside in select nations will receive discounted pricing of $95 for all international certification examination categories.

    Applicant Resources

    CDPH Laboratory Field Service website
    Review certifications and study materials by clicking on the appropriate certification

     

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    Exam Information for Applicants

    To ensure the application process is smooth and easy to manage, click the button below to learn more information about:

    • Getting Ready to Apply
    • Before Exam Day
    • Exam Day
    • After the Exam

    Exam Information

    Already ASCP Certified

    This option is for if you have already been certified by the BOC, but it is dependent upon if you were certified before or after a specific date.

    The ASCP Board of Certification examinations have been approved for licensure purposes by California State. It is your responsibility to review and complete all licensure requirements for the state of California.

    MLS/MT, BB, SBB, C, SC, M, SM, H, SH

    Steps for Before Specified Dates

    If you choose this option, you are already ASCP Certified before the dates as shown below. It will be necessary for you to retake and successfully complete the appropriate certification examination.

    • MT(ASCP) certified BEFORE October 1, 2002
    • C(ASCP), SC(ASCP), M(ASCP), SM(ASCP) certified BEFORE March 1, 2004
    • BB(ASCP), SBB(ASCP), H(ASCP), SH(ASCP) certified  BEFORE July 1, 2005
    • International MLS/MT certified AFTER June, 2007

    If you do not pass the examination for CA Licensure, it will not affect your certification status.

    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: Apply online for California state licensure examination only.

    STEP 3: You will receive an email notification to login to view your Admission Notification. Verify all information for accuracy.

    STEP 4:  A notification to view your examination score by logging in to your ASCP account will be emailed to you within four (4) business days. Results for California Licensure are automatically submitted to the CDPH Laboratory Field Services. It is not necessary to place a verification order through the ASCP website to submit your licensure exam result to the California State Licensing Board.

    Steps for After Specified Dates

    If you choose this option, you are already ASCP Certified after the dates shown below. You do not need to reapply or retake the ASCP certification examination. 

    • MT(ASCP) certified  AFTER  October 1, 2002
    • MLS(ASCP) certified AFTER October 1, 2002
    • C(ASCP), SC(ASCP), M(ASCP), SM(ASCP) certified  AFTER  March 1, 2004
    • BB(ASCP), SBB(ASCP), H(ASCP), SH(ASCP) certified  AFTER July 1, 2005 

    STEP 1: Contact the CDPH Laboratory Field Service web site for information on completing the licensure process, and submit an application to California. When you have been determined eligible, you will receive a qualification letter from CDPH with a unique identification number.

    STEP 2: You will need to follow the instructions under Verification of Certification.  To place an order you will be required to enter your unique California identification number in the space for "ID number" on the order form.  Verification of your certification will automatically be submitted to the California LFS Personnel Licensing Section of the CDPH office.

     

    Application Fee

    MLS/MT, BB, C, H, M - $240
    SBB, SC, SH, SM - $290

    Note:  Application fees are non-refundable. 

    Applicant Resources

    CDPH Laboratory Field Service website
    Review study materials by clicking on the appropriate certification
    Verification of Certification Process

     

    Apply Now


    Exam Information for Applicants

    (Already ASCP Certified applicants before 2002, 2004 or 2005)
    To ensure the application process is smooth and easy to manage, click the button below to learn more information about:

    • Getting Ready to Apply
    • Before Exam Day
    • Exam Day
    • After the Exam

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    New York State Licensure

    New York State Licensure Only

    This option is for Licensure ONLY.  If you choose this option you will not be ASCP Certified. 

    MLS, MLT, CT, HT

    Note: The Histotechnologist (HTL) certification examination is not accepted for NY licensure.

    These ASCP Board of Certification examinations have been approved for licensure purposes ONLY by the state of New York.  This requires applying for the ASCP New York Licensure Examination Only.  You will not be ASCP certified under this choice.

    If you choose this option you must meet the licensure requirements established by the state of New York and successfully pass the appropriate ASCP Board of Certification examination for New York Licensure Only. 

    Steps to Complete New York State Licensure

    STEP 1: Review the state of New York website for information on completing the licensure process, and submit an application to the state of New York.

    STEP 2:  When you have been determined eligible for licensure by the state of New
    York, you will receive a qualification letter from the state.

    STEP 3: After you receive the qualification letter, apply online for state licensure only. 

    STEP 4: You will receive an email notification to login to view your Admission Notification. Verify all information for accuracy. 

    STEP 5:  A notification to view your examination score by logging in to your ASCP account will be emailed to you within four (4) business days. Results for New York Licensure are automatically submitted to the state of New York upon completion of the examination. It is not necessary to place a verification order through the ASCP website to submit your licensure exam result to the New York State Licensing Board. 

     

    Application Fee

    MLT, HT - $235
    MLS, CT - $260
     
    Note: Application fees are non-refundable. 

    Applicant Resources

    New York state website
    Review study materials by clicking on the appropriate certification

     

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    Exam Information for Applicants

    To ensure the application process is smooth and easy to manage, click the button below to learn more information about:

    • Getting Ready to Apply
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    ASCP Certification and New York State Licensure

    If you choose this option you will have ASCP Certification AND New York Licensure.

    MLT, MLS, CT, HT

    Note: The Histotechnologist (HTL) certification examination is not accepted for NY licensure.

    These ASCP Board of Certification examinations have been approved for licensure purposes by the state of New York.

    Steps to Complete Certification and Licensure

    STEP 1:  You must meet the eligibility requirements established by the ASCP Board of Certification (BOC) and successfully complete the appropriate ASCP certification examination (MLS, MLT, CT, HT).  It is your responsibility to review and complete all licensure requirements for the state of New York.  Review the state of New York website for information on completing the licensure process.

    STEP 2: Review the eligibility requirements for ASCP Certification for the appropriate ASCP certification examination category (MLS, MLT, CT, HT) to be sure you have met these requirements.

    STEP 3: Complete the Online Application for ASCP Certification AND New York State Licensure.

    Application Fee

    MLT, HT - $235
    MLS, CT - $260
     
    Note: Application fees are non-refundable.

    Applicant Resources

    New York state website
    Review Certifcation requirements and study materials

     

    Apply Now


    Exam Information for Applicants

    To ensure the application process is smooth and easy to manage, click the button below to learn more information about:

    • Getting Ready to Apply
    • Before Exam Day
    • Exam Day
    • After the Exam

    Exam Information

    Already ASCP Certified

    This option is for if you have already been certified by the BOC, but it is dependent upon if you were certified before or after a specific date.

    These ASCP Board of Certification examinations have been approved for licensure purposes by the state of New York.  It is your responsibility to review and complete all licensure requirements for the state of New York.

    MLT, MLS, CT, HT

    Note: The Histotechnologist (HTL) certification examination is not accepted for NY licensure.
    Steps Before Specified Dates

    If you choose this option, you are already ASCP Certified before September 1, 2001 it will be necessary for you to retake and successfully complete the appropriate certification examination (MLT, MLS, CT, HT). If you do not pass the examination for New York Licensure, it will not affect your certification status.

    STEP 1: Review the New York website [for information on completing the licensure process.

    STEP 2: When you have been determined eligible, you will receive a qualification letter from the state of New York.

    STEP 3: After you receive a qualification letter from the state, apply online for State Licensure only.

    STEP 4 : You will receive an email notification to login to view your Admission Notification. Verify all information for accuracy.

    STEP 5: A notification to view your examination score by logging in to your ASCP account will be emailed to you within four (4) business days. Results for New York State Licensure are automatically submitted to the New York State Licensing Board. It is not necessary to place a verification order through the ASCP website to submit your licensure exam result to the New York State Licensing Board.

    Steps After Specified Dates

    If you choose this option you are already ASCP Certified (MLT, MLS, CT,HT) after September 1, 2001, you do not need to reapply or retake the ASCP certification examination.

    STEP 1: You will need to follow the instructions under Verification of Certification. Verification of your ASCP certification will automatically be submitted to the state of New York.

     

    Application Fee

    MLT, HT - $235
    MLS, CT - $260
     
    Note:  Application fees are non-refundable. 

    Applicant Resources

    New York state website
    Review study materials by clicking on the appropriate certification
    Verification of Certification Process

     

    Apply Now


    Exam Information for Applicants

    (Already ASCP Certified applicants before 2002, 2004 or 2005)
    To ensure the application process is smooth and easy to manage, click the button below to learn more information about:

    • Getting Ready to Apply
    • Before Exam Day
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    Additional Licensure States

    Florida

    The U.S. has several states which require licensure or certification. The ASCP Board of Certification examinations have been approved for licensure purposes by the state of Florida. Please contact the Florida Department of Health to review and complete all licensure requirements.

     
    Florida Department of Health
    Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel
    Division of Medical Quality Assurance
    4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin#C07
    Tallahassee, FL 32399-3257
    T 850.245.4355
    F 850.922.8876

    Georgia

    The U.S. has several states which require licensure or certification. The ASCP Board of Certification examinations have been approved for licensure purposes by the state of Georgia. Please contact the Georgia Department of Human Resources to review and complete all licensure requirements.
     
    Georgia Department of Human Resources
    Office of Regulatory Services
    Diagnostic Services Unit
    2 Peachtree Street, NW, Suite 33-250
    Atlanta, GA 30303-3181
    T 404.657.5700
    F 404.657.5708

    Hawaii

    The U.S. has several states which require licensure or certification. The ASCP Board of Certification examinations have been approved for licensure purposes by the state of Hawaii. Please contact the Hawaii Department of Health to review and complete all licensure requirements.
     
    Hawaii Department of Health
    State Laboratory Division
    2725 Waimano Home Road
    Pearl City, HI 96782-1496
    T 808.453.6653
    F 808.453.6662

    Louisiana

    The U.S. has several states which require licensure or certification. The ASCP Board of Certification examinations have been approved for licensure purposes by the state of Louisiana. Please contact the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners to review and complete all licensure requirements.
     
    Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners
    Licensure Division
    P. O. Box 30250
    New Orleans, LA 70190-0250
    T 504.568.6820
    F 504.599.0503

    Montana

    The U.S. has several states which require licensure or certification. The ASCP Board of Certification examinations have been approved for licensure purposes by the state of Montana. Please contact the Montana Board of Clinical Laboratory to review and complete all licensure requirements.
     
    Montana Board of Clinical Laboratory
    Science Practitioners
    301 South Park, 4th Floor
    P. O. Box 200513
    Helena, MT 59620-0513
    T 406.841.2395
    F 406.841.2305

    Nevada

    The U.S. has several states which require licensure or certification. The ASCP Board of Certification examinations have been approved for licensure purposes by the state of Nevada. Please contact the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health to review and complete all licensure requirements.
     
    Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health
    Medical Laboratory Services
    727 Fairview Dr, Suite E 
    Carson City, NV 89701
    T 775.687.4475
    F 775.687.6588
     

    North Dakota

    The U.S. has several states which require licensure or certification. The ASCP Board of Certification examinations have been approved for licensure purposes by the state of North Dakota. Please contact the North Dakota Board of Clinical Laboratory Practice to review and complete all licensure requirements.
     
    North Dakota Board of Clinical Laboratory Practice
    P. O. Box 4103
    Bismarck, ND 58502-4103
    T 701.530.0199
     

    Rhode Island

    The U.S. has several states which require licensure or certification. The ASCP Board of Certification examinations have been approved for licensure purposes by the state of Rhode Island. Please contact the Rhode Island Department of Health to review and complete all licensure requirements.
     
    Rhode Island Department of Health
    Board of Clinical Laboratory Sciences
    Room 104
    3 Capitol Hill
    Providence, RI 02908-5097
    T 401.222.5960
    F 401.222.6548

    Tennessee

    The U.S. has several states which require licensure or certification. The ASCP Board of Certification examinations have been approved for licensure purposes by the state of Tennessee. Please contact the Tennessee State Licensure Board to review and complete all licensure requirements.
     
    Tennessee State Licensure Board
    Medical Laboratory Board
    665 Mainstream Drive
    Nashville, TN 37243-1003
    T 615.532.5128

    West Virginia

    The U.S. has several states which require licensure or certification. The ASCP Board of Certification examinations have been approved for licensure purposes by the state of West Virginia. Please contact the West Virginia Office of Laboratory Science to review and complete all licensure requirements.
     
    West Virginia Office of Laboratory Science
    Department of HHS
    167 Eleventh Ave
    South Charleston, WV 25303-1114
    T 304.558.3530
    F 304.558.2006
     

    Puerto Rico

    The U.S. has several states which require licensure or certification. The ASCP Board of Certification examinations have been approved for licensure purposes by the Puerto Rico Department of Health. Please contact the Puerto Rico Department of Health to review and complete all licensure requirements.
     
    Puerto Rico Department of Health
    (Note: this site does contain malware, but approved by BOC since no other official site is available.)
    Junta Examinadora de Tecnologos Medicos de Puerto Rico
    Box 10200
    Santurce, PR 00908-0200
    T 787.792.6400
    F 787.792.6627