International Certification and Qualification


ASCPi Certification & Qualification: Our Global Response to a Changing World

International Credentials through ASCPi help you stay focused on work and education priorities no matter where you’re located.

ASCP offers its gold standard credentials in the form of international certification to eligible individuals worldwide. The ASCPi credential certifies professional competency among new and practicing laboratory personnel in an effort to contribute globally to the highest standards of patient safety. Graduates of medical laboratory science programs outside the United States are challenged with content that mirrors the standards of excellence established by ASCP exams. The ASCPi credential carries the weight of eighty years of expertise in clinical laboratory professional certification.

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What to Bring to the Testing Center

When you arrive at the testing center, you must present valid government identification (ID) with photo and signature. Your first and last name on the government ID must match your first and last name registered at Pearson. Your identification must be valid (not expired) or it will not be accepted. View acceptable forms of ID.

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

NOTE: ID with Embedded Signatures: If the ID presented has no visible signature or one that is difficult or impossible to read, the ASCP candidate is required to present another form of identification from the primary list which contains a visible signature.

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. This is a standard procedure at all Pearson Professional Centers. Biometric technology ensures that each candidate will only have a single record in the Pearson VUE system and will help safeguard the integrity of the ASCP Board of Certification exams. 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 again if you leave the room at any time during your exam.

You will be required to leave your personal belongings outside of the testing room. Small, lockable storage is available; however, you are not allowed to access any prohibited personal items at any time during your exam. Hats, scarves, gloves and coats are not allowed in the testing room; however, provisions have been made for specific religious/cultural apparel. You will be asked to remove any large jewelry or other accessories before entering the testing room.

All personal items must be stored in your locker. All electronic devices (cell phones, smart watches, MP3 players, fitness bands, etc.) must be placed inside a Pearson VUE provided plastic bag. The following items may not be accessed at all 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. Cell phones will not be permitted in the exam room.

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.

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