RE: [Histonet] PA


I had an ASCP visitor two weeks ago and she said the whole OJT
requirement and route question was still in debate.  She had hoped that
it would be worked out before the end of March.  Cross your fingers but
I think they may take longer to decide a course of action.  As soon as I
hear anything I'll post the info.

-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Nocito [] 
Sent: Tuesday, March 08, 2005 12:08 PM
To: Charles.Embrey;
Subject: RE: [Histonet] PA

I went to the ASCP website and it hasn't been updated since November. I
called the ASCP BOR and left a voice message, no call was returned. I
to the AAPA website and was instructed to go to the ASCP website. I know
the information is for current fellows, but what about people who want
become eligible?

Joe Nocito, BS, HT(ASCP) QIHC
Histology Manager
Pathology Reference Lab
San Antonio, TX

-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of
Sent: Tuesday, March 08, 2005 9:04 AM
Subject: FW: [Histonet] PA

-----Original Message-----
From: Charles.Embrey
Sent: Tuesday, March 08, 2005 9:04 AM
To: ''
Subject: RE: [Histonet] PA

Peggy,  The $450 fee is what the ASCP is charging the current AAPA
fellows for certification.  We have been told that that will be the exam
fee.  If the actual exam fee is lower then I know several hundred AAPA
fellows that pay $450 this year will be highly upset.  The new
certificates have been received by several of my fellow PA's and are
very nicely done.  You can see the fee listed on the ASCP application
Any new news I get I will pass on to the Histonet as well.

Charles Embrey
Pathologists' Assistant

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of
Sent: Tuesday, March 08, 2005 4:33 AM
To: Histonet
Subject: [Histonet] PA

Questions arose about the exam content and cost for the ASCP PA

There is a committee working on this (with members from ASCP, AAPA,
organizations). They expect to publish in the Spring of 2005.

I'll keep an eye on the ASCP BOR webpage, and let the histonet community
know when this information is available.

As for the cost of the PA exam - that has not been established either.
from the cost of the other tests:
- phlebotomists - $90
- technicians - $125
- technologists - $145
- specialists - $185
- diplomate (manager/supervisor) - $250

Notice, it relates to the salary - those who make more money, pay a
application fee.

I don't know where the $450 figure, mentioned in one email,  is coming
There is nothing on the ASCP BOR webpage about the PA application fee.
that mentioned figure just seems way out of line from the other fees
established. So let's just wait until the fee is published, OK?

Peggy A. Wenk, HTL(ASCP)SLS
William Beaumont Hospital
Royal Oak, MI 48073

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