ASCP has published study guides and books to help your students prepare for the certification/licensure examination.
BOC Study Guide: Clinical Laboratory Certification Examinations Book and Bundle
- 2,500 questions anytime, anywhere.
- Updated and expanded edition now includes molecular pathology, lab information, safety and much more.
- Buy the bundle and access on any device browser with internet access.
- The Study Guide can be purchased separately in paperback or app format.
BOC Study Guide: Histotechnology Certification Examination
- Covers all areas on the BOC HT and HTL exams, including fixation, processing, microtomy, staining, and lab operations.
- Over 1,100 multiple choice questions.
- Practice questions presented in a format and style similar to the exam.
- Valuable information about the development, content, structure and scoring of the exam.
Online Practice Tests
*NEW* BOC Interactive Practice Exam – MLT and MLS
Versatile and extremely valuable, the BOC Interactive Practice Exam enables the user to build custom quizzes and timed practice tests based on topics, difficulty and more, pulling from a library of nearly 2,500 study questions built by ASCP. You can even compare question-level results to see how your peers are answering.
- Nearly 2,500 questions (same as the BOC Study Guide).
- User can build their own quiz or timed practice exam, choosing questions based on:
- Subject area.
- Difficulty level – Based on data from other users.
- Practice Exam allows user to set a time limit to simulate a real exam scenario.
- MLT-only filter can be applied for those studying for MLT Exam.
- Mobile friendly – Access anywhere on desktop or mobile.
- Commentary and references can be turned on or off for different study styles.
MLT and MLS Educators: You can purchase the interactive practice exams for your students and get access to advanced reporting features, including comparative data across program averages.* Click here for program-level ordering information.
*Peer comparison and question difficulty features will be made available once a minimum participant threshold has been met.
Additional Online Practice Tests are available for CT and SC. Your purchase includes a 90-day subscription to a package of five tests consisting of 50 unique multiple choice questions.
- For technical support regarding online practice tests, please contact Internet Testing Systems (ITS) at 1-800-514-8493 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Click here for Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) about computer/internet requirements and online access.
Become An ASCP Student Member
You are eligible to be a Laboratory Student Member if you are enrolled in a regionally accredited college/university science program or a medical laboratory science program approved by an appropriate accrediting agency.
Laboratory Student Member Benefits
Laboratory Student Membership - Free
- Virtual ID card
- Online & print subscription to Critical Values
- Online subscriptions to the American Journal of Clinical Pathology (AJCP) and Lab Medicine
- Daily Diagnosis email news, ASCP News and ePolicy News
- Exclusive discounts on annual meetings, educational products and services
- Valuable savings through our Member Rewards Program
- Add options to your membership after signing up
The Value of an ASCP Laboratory Student Membership
- Access to the most current scientific content through AJCP and Lab Medicine
- Stay abreast of changes affecting policy related to the laboratory
- Access to key thought leaders
- Connect to a network of students like you
Gain recognition for your efforts and apply for the ASCP National Student Honor Award and other opportunities.
ASCP Laboratory Science Student Award
ASCP is committed to advancing laboratory medicine by recognizing future leaders in the profession. If your students have demonstrated academic excellence, community service and leadership, nominate them for an ASCP LaboratoryStudent Award! Up to 10 laboratory science students will be selected to receive this prestigious honor.
Ten awardees will receive:
- A personalized certificate
- A BOC Study Guide book of your choice
This award is open to current Laboratory Student members who must meet the following requirements:
- Be a current Laboratory Student Member of ASCP. (Student membership is FREE!)
- Have a minimum GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale.
- Demonstrate leadership and community service participation.
- Be in one of the following categories:
- Completing the final clinical year of an accredited MLS, MLT, PA, CT, HTL, MB, or CG program.
- Completing a clinical internship for an accredited MLS or CT program
- Enrolled in an accredited, hospital-based MLS program.
- Enrolled in an accredited PBT, HT or MLA program.
- Students may not self-nominate.
- Program directors or instructors may nominate multiple students for this award.
ASCP Career Center
The ASCP Career Center provides valuable career information and resources including wage and salary data.
The ASCP Wage and Vacancy Survey are conducted every two years by ASCP. The Wage Survey reports the national average annual salaries for laboratory professionals. The report also provides useful geographic information, including states with highest and lowest pay specific job categories.
The ASCP Vacancy Survey results provides a national snapshot of the laboratory workforce vacancy rate. The survey has served as the primary source of information for academic, government, and industry labor analysts.
MLS Online Review CourseASCP offers a competency-based curriculum to help U.S. and international medical laboratory scientists (MLSs) who plan on becoming ASCP/ASCPi MLS certified prepare for this examination. In addition to functioning as a concise review, covering the highlights of the content areas on the MLS exam, the MLS Online Review Course can also help you determine when you are ready to take the exam.
This course consists of 10 interactive online modules highlighting key areas on the MLS exam, incorporating case studies, real-life scenarios, and feedback. Nine of the ten modules will highlight the key content areas on the MLS exam. The tenth module will provide you with information on the MLS certification process, including computer adaptive testing what to expect on the day of testing and tips for taking the exam.
When used in combination with the BOC Study Guide: Clinical Laboratory Examinations, you will have a comprehensive suite of materials to prepare for the Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) certification examination.