Accreditation & National Certification Exams

Accreditation

Weber State University's Medical Laboratory Sciences on-campus and online programs are accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).

NAACLS is committed to being the premier international agency for accreditation and approval of educational programs in the clinical laboratory sciences and related health professions through the involvement of expert volunteers and its dedication to public service.

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)
5600 N. River Rd. Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018-5119
773-714-8880
www.naacls.org


Board of Certification

American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification (BOC) is the gold standard for certification of clinical laboratory personnel.  ASCP's 2010 wage survey of U.S. Clinical laboratories found that certified laboratory professionals earn up to 14 percent more than their non-certified counterparts.  Also, many laboratories will not hire non-certified laboratory personnel.

Students are eligible to sit for the MLT certification exam after successfully graduating with an MLT AAS degree, and for the MLS certification after successfully graduating with an MLS BS degree.

One month prior to graduation, the student may start the application process by visiting the web site below. 

American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)
http://www.ascp.org/

Follow the guidelines to complete the online application process.