What Is Certification?
The ASCP Board of Certification (BOC) is a separate certifying body within the organizational structure of the American Society for Clinical Pathology, Inc. (ASCP). Since 1928, BOR has been widely recognized as the preeminent leader in the certification of medical laboratory professionals. Today, BOC offers a formal certification process that requires education, clinical training and experience, and successful completion of the certification examination for Technicians, Technologists, Specialists, and Diplomates in Laboratory Management.
The Board of Certification's mission is to provide excellence in certification of laboratory professionals on behalf of patients worldwide.
To be the gold standard in global certification for all laboratory professionals.
In order to become certified by the ASCP Board of Certificationy you must meet the academic requirements, the experience/training requirements and then successfully complete a certification examination. Certification examinations are administered by the ASCP Board of Certification year-round using computerized adaptive testing.
Guidelines for Evaluating Experience
To qualify for certification as a histotechnician or histotechnologist, the applicant should be competent in all of the procedures listed on this list.
What Certifications Are Available?
The Board of Certification offers Certifications in the following categories:
Donor Phlebotomy Technician, DPT(ASCP)
Medical Laboratory Technician, MLT(ASCP)
Phlebotomy Technician, PBT(ASCP) Medical Laboratory Assistant (MLA,ASCP)
Medical Laboratory Scientist, MLS
Blood Banking, BB(ASCP)
Technologist in Cytogenetics, CG
Technologist in Molecular Biology Cytotechnologist (CT,ASCP)
Blood Banking, SBB(ASCP)
Pathologist's Assistant, PA(ASCP)
Diplomate in Laboratory Management, DLM(ASCP)
A qualification recognizes the competence of individuals in specific technical areas. Qualifications are available in laboratory informatics, immunohistochemistry, laboratory safety and cytometry. To receive the credential, candidates must meet the eligibility requirements and successfully complete an examination (QCYM, QIHC, and QLS) or a work sample project (QLI). Candidates who complete the Qualification process will recieve a Certificate of Qualification, which is valid for 3 years.
The Board of Certification offers Qualifications in the following categories:
Qualification in Cytometry, QCYM
Qualification in Immunohistochemistry, QIHC
Qualification in Laboratory Informatics, QLI
Qualification in Laboratory Safety, QLS