Certification Exam Study Tools

# 1 Histotechnology Flash Cards
Authors: Freida L. Carson and Christa Hladik

Designed for quick and easy self-study for the ASCP HTL certifying examination, HistoDeck flash cards include questions structured like those on the exam. The cards cover content based on the new third edition of Freida Carson’s classic Histotechnology volume and include additional images not included in the book. If you use flash cards for exam prep, this is the study tool for you. This book is available through the NSH Marketplace. A discount is available to NSH members.


#2 Histotechnology: A Self-Instructional Text (3rd Edition)
Authors: Freida L. Carson; Christa Hladik

An indispensable teaching tool and reference – and a “must” for histotechnologists preparing for the ASCP HTL certifying examination – Histotechnology has been completed updated in the new 3rd edition. New coverage includes chapters on immunohistochemistry and molecular techniques and cytopreparation. You’ll also appreciate new features incorporated throughout the book – new images, how-to illustrations for manual techniques, troubleshooting aids, and additional special staining procedures. This book is available through the NSH Marketplace. A discount is available to NSH members.

#3 Histotechnology: A Self-Instructional Workbook (2nd Edition)
Authors: Freida L. Carson                                      
The ideal companion to Fredia Carson’s Histotechnology: A Self-Instructional Text, 3rd edition, the new edition of the Workbook provides more than 1,000 questions to test your understanding of histotechnology concepts. Questions follow the organization of the textbook and are presented in a variety of formats to better assess understanding. Answers, explanations, and references to specific points in the new edition of Histotechnology for further study are included at the end of each chapter. This book is available through the ASCP bookstore and other online book stores.

#4 General Knowledge Outline


The General Outline was developed by the National Society for Histotechnology (NSH) Education Committee using the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification Examination Content Guidelines, with their permission. The General Outline has not been approved by the ASCP Board of Certification.

The General Outline is intended for use as a guide by NSH members when studying for the ASCP Board of Certification Histologic Technician (HT) and Histotechnologist (HTL) exams. These exams are periodically changed to reflect new procedures, techniques and concerns in the field. While every effort has been made to be current, the following outline may not contain all areas to be tested.  Click Here to Download the Outline


#5 NSH Self-Assessment Examination Online Subscription

We are delighted that you are ready to achieve a new level of professional growth and recognition. The Self Assessment Series is designed as an aid to prepare you for the HT(ASCP) certification. There are 14 modules to the series. You may purchase each module separately or as one complete product.

Study Mode/Test Mode
Each module will provide you with a study mode for you to use as much as you wish as well as a test mode for you to assess your skills by taking practice tests.

Contact hours
Contact Hours will be awarded after the completion of each module. You must complete and pass the post test in order to receive hours. A certificate will be awarded once you have passed the test.

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#6 HT/HTL Study Guide - Michigan Society of Histotechnologists

The study gude is a 90-page workbook covering fourteen different Histology related topics. This workbook is an expansion of the ASCP Board of Registry HT/HTL examination content guidelines.Topics covered range from standard histology to special procedures, immunology, chemistry and even research and development!

To order visit http://www.mihisto.org/Default.aspx?pageId=1232838

#7 Histotechnician and Histotechnologist Practice Tests - on line from ASCP Board of Certification

Prepare for your certification with our online tests. Each test includes 90-day online access to the practice tests, comprehensive diagnostic scores, and discussion boards. The tests can be taken an unlimited number of times over your 90-day subscription period. The questions on the practice tests are text only, do not include any images, and will not appear on any Board of Registry Examination.

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#8 Histological Preparations: Common Problems and Their Solutions
The "how to" guide to good slide preparation, Histologic Preparations: Common Problems and Their Solutions, was developed by the Histotechnology Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) in conjunction with the National Society for Histotechnology (NSH). Building on data and images from the NSH/CAP histology quality assurance program, HistoQIP, the book presents photographic examples of well-prepared slides followed by numerous examples of associated problems and their solutions.  Histologic Preparations is a reference text as well as a teaching tool. Written for pathologists, pathology residents, histotechnologists, and histotechnicians as well as histology students, this thorough book contains troubleshooting techniques for the most common artifacts and problems incurred in routine histologic preparations.  Some of the topics covered are fixation and processing; microtomy; frozen sections; H&E and Gram stains; mycobacteria, H pylori, spirochetes, and fungi; and trichrome, reticulin, elastin, basement membrane, mucin, amyloid, and immunohistochemical stains. This book is available through the NSH Marketplace. A discount is available to NSH members.

# 9 Theory and Practice of Histological Techniques, 7th Edition

This is a brand new edition of the leading reference work on histological techniques. It is an essential and invaluable resource suited to all those involved with histological preparations and applications, from the student to the highly experienced laboratory professional. This is a one stop reference book that the trainee histotechnologist can purchase at the beginning of his career and which will remain valuable to him as he increasingly gains experience in daily practice.  This book is available through the NSH Marketplace. A discount is available to NSH members