HT/HTL Prep

Prepare for the ASCP Certification Exam

NSH members have access to a library of free study tools on NSH's member community, The Block. Members also qualify for discounts on certification preparation programs on NSH's Online Learning  Center. 

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Exam Simulator

NSH + LabCE's Histology Exam Simulator is an online test prep tool, which includes HT and HTL practice tests  to help you prepare for the ASCP exam.  The Histology Exam Simulator includes over 2,000 questions, updated regularly , in all major histology subject areas. The test is computer adaptive, just like the actual exam, which allows you to simulate the test taking experience. The Exam Simulator is available for purchase on NSH's Online Learning Center, just $79 for NSH members. The Exam Simulator is also available in select histology program bookstores. Contact natalie@nsh.org for more information on bookstore sales. 

HT Prep Course

The HT Prep Course is an online course containing 7 webinar modules, on topics that will appear on the HT exam, including fixation, processing, microtomy, staining, special stains, immunohistochemistry and lab math. Each module includes a knowledge check at the end to ensure comprehension.  NSH members receive a $100 discount on the HT Prep Course. 


HTL Prep Course

The HTL Prep Course is an online course containing 5 webinar modules, focused on topics that will appear on the HTL exam, including advanced immunohistochemistry, electron microscopy, enzyme histochemistry and education methodology. Each module includes a knowledge check at the end to ensure comprehension.  NSH members receive a $20 discount on the HTL Prep Course. 

Blog Posts

NSH's blog, Fixation on Histology, includes advice articles from actual test takers: 

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Archived Webinars

All of NSH’s previously aired webinars are available to view on-demand to help fill gaps in knowledge on specific topics.

Image Bank

Image Bank

The Image Bank provides over 200 unique tissue and stain examples, giving  HT/HTL test takers a reliable reference. The Image Bank is available 24/7, to ensure accuracy every step of the way, from learning, to diagnosis, to treatment.

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Community Resources

NSH's student members have their own unique community on the Block, specifically for students to connect and share resources. In the student community, you can find information about signing up for the exam, what documents you will need, as well as information about certification maintenance.