The certification criteria is listed below. Under Route 2, please note the last sentence. If the applicant is under the supervision of a BOR, board certified technician/technologist, the supervisor can sign the attestation form to validate the experience.
Explanation: In the case of Histopathology, the (board certified) supervisor is recognized as an "appropriately board certified medical scientist."
To be eligible for this examination category, an applicant must satisfy the requirements of at least one of the following routes:
Route 1: Successful completion of a NAACLS accredited Histotechnician program within the last 5 years prior to the date of application for examination; or
Route 2: Associate degree or at least 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours) of academic credit from a regionally accredited college/university, with a combination of 12 semester hours (18 quarter hours) of biology and chemistry, AND one year full time acceptable experience in histopathology in the U.S., Canada or a CAP/The Joint Commission (JCAHO)/AABB accredited laboratory within the last ten years under the supervision of a pathologist (certified by the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic Pathology), or an appropriately board certified medical scientist.
To fulfill the experience requirement for the Histotechnician examination, you must have experience, within the last ten years, in the following areas:
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