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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.

 

NAACLS

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)

5600 N. River Rd. Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018-5119
773-714-8880
www.naacls.org

 

ASCP 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 via Route 1 with ASCP after successfully graduating with an AAS MLT degree, and for the MLS certification exam via Route 1 with ASCP after successfully graduating with an MLS BS degree.

One month prior to graduation, the student may start the application process. 

Students who successfully complete MLS 1010 Core Clinical Practices may be able to qualify for MLA ASCP certification via *Route 6. 

* Work experience required for Route 6 MLA certification

 

Applying for the ASCP BOC Exam

American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)

https://www.ascp.org/