Re: questions about certification

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From:Vinnie Della Speranza <> (by way of histonet)
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you can find the information you need at the ASCP's Board of Registry
website. go to

and select the category you are interested in . Here you will learn how to
qualify for a particular exam as well as information regarding examination
content. Good luck on you quest to become a registered histotech.

Vinnie Della Speranza
Manager for Anatomic Pathology Services
Medical University of South Carolina
165 Ashley Avenue
Suite 309
Charleston, SC  29425
ph:  (843) 792-6353
fax: (843) 792-8974

>>> Marcia Bentz <> 11/16/99 08:12AM >>>
Hi all,
I have several questions about certifications. All my experience has been
in research and I'm pretty much self taught (of course with the help of the
Histonet group!) What I want to know is what the levels of certification
are, what experience/education is required and who do I contact to get
things rolling and get instructional material. Basically I've done H&E's
and lots of immunohistochemistry, focusing on cytokines. I've worked with
frozens and paraffin and do all fixation/processing/staining manually. My
boss is working on a NIH program project and wants me to be the
histology/IHC core lab supervisor. I don't feel comfortable with accepting
this role without more education and experience and he's supporting me and
willing to do what needs to be done to help me to achieve certification. I
am currently in the state of Virginia, so anyone in VA that could tell me
the paticulars if any for this state would be appreciated.
As always thanks for all the great help!

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