CMP: What You Need To Know

The ASCP Board of Certification developed the Credential Maintenance Program (CMP) to provide opportunities to obtain a wide variety of learning experiences that demonstrate your professional competency and dedication to excellence in the medical laboratory. In addition to helping you maintain your professional certification, the CMP can help you stay current on developments in your field and provide opportunities for both professional and personal enrichment.


Please Note: Effective July 1, 2018, the ASCP Board of Certification has discontinued issuing the Credential Maintenance Program (CMP) wall certificate. Upon successful completion of the CMP, a renewal notification will be provided to certificants.

NEW in 2024: Increase of dedicated CMP points in area of certification from 2 to 8 for the following categories; AT, BB, C, CG, CT, H, HT, HTL, I, M, MB

CMP requirements will be revised to increase from 2 to 8 points (i.e. blood bank, chemistry, cytology, etc.) for certification cycles expiring in January 2024 and moving forward, regardless of when you submit your completed online declaration form. This does not increase the overall total CMP points required.