Re: [Histonet] Exam question
Both the written and the practical have to be taken before Jan. 1, 2005.
That means people have to apply BEFORE July 1, 2004, in order to take (at
the latest) the practical due in Sept. 2004 and the written in Oct-Dec.
A person can take an exam a total of 5 times. But there is a 5 year "clause"
related to the high school on the job (HS OJT) route.
If someone takes both parts before the Dec. 31, 2004 deadline, they have a
total of 5 times to take it over a 5 year period, and still be under the
So if someone takes both parts in 2004, doesn't pass one or either part,
they would still have 4 more times to take it in 2005, 2006, 2007, and part
of 2008 (depends when in 2004 they took the exam). And still be under the
pre-2005 rules, of letting them take it with the HS OJT.
If they had passed one part (say, the practical), then they just have to
retake the other part (the written in this case) until they pass, or their
total of 5 times is used up, or 5 years is used up.
If, however, they only retake the one part, for example, 3 times during that
5 year period. That 3 retakes, plus the first time they took it, which means
they have taken it 4 times. They still have 1 more try (to make the 5).
However, if it is after the 5 year period from when they first took it
(example, it's now 2009), they are now signing up to take the exam under the
NEW HT rules. This means they must now have the associate degree with 20
credits of biology and chemistry and 1 year OJT, or they must be a graduate
of a NAACLS-accredited HT program.
After 5 tries, they cannot take the HT exam, ever. No matter what route they
go through. They could get the baccalaureate degree and try the HTL exam,
Peggy A. Wenk, HTL(ASCP)SLS
William Beaumont Hospital
Royal Oak, MI 48073
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, January 06, 2004 9:23 PM
Subject: [Histonet] Exam question
> Greetings everyone,
> A few people in our lab are signing up to take the histotech exam
> before 2005 cutoff with highschool diploma). What are the requirements if
> the practical is completed but written retesting is done after Dec 2005?
> both parts of the exam have to be successfully completed before December
> Deb King, HT
> Sacramento, CA
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