Histology Training Program

NSH Histology Training Program Overview

Histology Training Program


The NSH Histology Training Program is intended to create a histology training/onboarding resource for individuals with relevant education and/or experience to become a histotechnician/histotechnologist. This program leverages both self-paced didactic training that aligns with the technical skills needed to perform core histology, as well as live support and sessions. 

This program is intended to be completed online and will be flexible so that barriers such as time, geographic location, and other responsibilities do not prevent someone from pursuing a histology career. 

Download the Course Overview for complete information or click here to register!

Questions?  Email NSH Director of Education, Connie Wildeman, histo@nsh.org or call the NSH office, 443-535-4060.


The program consists of 13 online learning modules covering:

  • Tissue ID
  • Fixation
  • Grossing
  • Processing
  • Embedding
  • Microtomy 
  • Staining
  • H&E Staining
  • Special Stains
  • Microscopy
  • Basics of Immunohistochemistry 
  • Introduction to Advanced Topics (Molecular and Digital Pathology)
  • Career Options and Success (Your Career)

Who is this Histology Training Program for?

This program was designed to be used as an onboarding/training tool for individuals that need foundational knowledge of the profession to effectively do their job.  The best participant for this program would fit 1 or more of these criteria:

    • AP lab aides
    • People coming from research labs
    • Med techs
    • Those with a basic of understanding of a working AP lab (e.g. HIPPA, CLIA)
    • Individuals that have working exposure to the scientific method.
    • Individuals that have knowledge in general biology, anatomy and physiology, and chemistry
    • Individuals hired for a sales role that need technical training.

All participants should have: 

    • Access to internet and computer or other device that allows for both viewing webinar style content and uploading assignments.
    • Ability to self motivate.
    • Willingness to seek assistance when needed in order to grasp concepts. 

Visit elearn.nsh.org or download the Course Overview for complete information.  Questions? Email NSH, histo@nsh.org or call 443-535-4060.