How Do I Get Certified?
National certification is administered through the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP). ASCP offers two certifications for histology, the HT (Histotechnician) Certification and the HTL (Histotechnologist) Certification. Both require prior education in the histology field, either through attending a histology program, or acquiring laboratory experience in the field. In order to sit for either exam, you must fulfill the qualifications of either Route 1 or Route 2. Learn more about the routes to certification.
Procedures for Examination and Certification Booklet
To become certified, an individual must fulfill the academic and experience/training components specified in the Procedures for Examination and Certification and successfully complete the appropriate examination. ASCP recommends that you carefully review the ASCP Board of Certification Procedures for Examination and Certification booklet to ensure that you meet the eligibility requirements.
Please visit the ASCP website for a step-by-step guide to the process.