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ASCP Board of Certification

ASCP Board of Certification

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The ASCP Board of Certification is an administratively independent certification agency that prepares relevant standards and develops procedures that will assure the competence of non-physician medical laboratory personnel.

The ASCP Board of Certification certifies those individuals who have met the academic and clinical prerequisites and who achieve acceptable performance levels on examinations.

Scheduling Your Certification Examination

Before scheduling an examination appointment, you must have:

  1. Completed the online application and submitted an application fee through the ASCP Board of Certification.
  2. Met all eligibility requirements.
  3. Received an email notification to login to view your Admission Notice.

You must take the examination within the examination period indicated on your admission notification. If you cancel, do not appear, or miss your scheduled appointment date you must reapply for examination and submit a full application fee.


Appointments may be made up to one business day in advance.

After you schedule your test, Pearson VUE will send a confirmation letter listing your test date, your testing time, the address and phone number of the test center, and directions to the test center.


Scheduling changes must be made and confirmed by direct contact with Pearson VUE. Leaving a message on voice mail is not sufficient to reschedule your appointment.

If you have successfully rescheduled your test date online, you will receive a confirmation email from Pearson Vue within 24 hours. If you do not receive an email, you have not successfully rescheduled.

Last updated 2020-04-29