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