Re: IHC Qualification Exam
Guess I missed the original question, so I'll hop in on Patsy's reply.
The following is from the ASCP Board of Registry home page
click on "qualifications"
There are 3 routes for the Qualification in Immunohistochemistry
(QIHC) exam. In summary:
If you are a registered HT or HTL (or other ASCP BOR tech),
with the appropriate amount and type of experience, you do NOT
need a degree.
If you are NOT a registered HT or HTL (or other ASCP BOR tech),
then you MUST have a baccalaureate degree, along with the appropriate
amount and type of experience.
In specifics for eligibility to take the exam:
1. ASCP certified as a technologist (HTL, MT, CT, BB, C, H, I, or M)
or specialist certified (SBB, SC, SCT, SH, SI, or SM) AND six (6)
months full time acceptable experience in immunohistochemistry within
the last five years.
2. ASCP technician certification (HT, MLT) AND twelve (12) months
full time acceptable experience in immunohistochemistry within the last
3. Baccalaureate degree or higher from a regionally accredited
college/university, AND eighteen (18) months full time acceptable
experience in immunohistochemistry within the last five years.
Applicants must have experience in the following areas
- Immunohistochemical and Immunofluorescence Preparation
All of the following should have been performed by the applicant
selection of proper control material
titration of immunologic reagents
- Immunophenotyping in at least one of the following applications
immunoproliferative disorders (neoplastic and non-neoplastic
other immunophenotyping applications
please specify: ______________________
- Quality Assurance
The applicant should have participated in Quality Assurance
related to all of the following
specimen fixation, processing, microtomy
reagent selection, preparation, storage, disposal
method selection, validation, documentation
Hope this helps.
Peggy A. Wenk, HTL(ASCP)SLS
William Beaumont Hospital
Royal Oak, MI 48073
----- Original Message -----
To: "Turriago, Adriana" ; "HistoNet Server"
Sent: Wednesday, November 28, 2001 5:15 PM
Subject: Re: IHC Qualification Exam
> Degrees are not required for taking the QIHC, the only requirement is that
> have worked doing IHC for a year I believe. I would like to invite you
> to join the NSH IHCRG by going to www.ihcrg.org and filling out the
> forms. We could then help you with control tissues and ASCP forms, etc.
> "Turriago, Adriana" wrote:
> > Dear Patty,
> > I have 3 people under me who would like to take the IHC
> > qualification/certification test. Could you provide me with some
> > information/application/material for them. Their background are:
> > in one case, IHC by job training but no college degree in another case,
> > the third one, she has a college degree in biology and some training in
> > Are there any requirements they need to fulfill before they become
> > to take the test?
> > Thank you so much for your help and hope to hear from you soon,
> > Adriana
> > Adriana Turriago, MT (ASCP)
> > Laboratory Manager
> > Assay Development
> > Chromavision Medical Systems
> > (949) 443-3373 Ext. 279
> > email@example.com
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