RE: ASCP Registration
You can get info about ASCP from their web-site, www.ascp.org;
but no, registration with ASCP is not a pre-requisitie for
in the US. You'll probably find that they won't recognise South
African qualifications, they don't recognise ones from the UK.
However, there exists a kind of double-edged sword regarding
employment for "aliens" (and I'm speaking from personnal
You can't get a job without a work-visa, and you can't get a
without a job.
You must have a prospective employer, who is willing to sponsor you
for a work-visa, and you must also satisfy the INS that you are not
taking a position from a suitably qualified US citizen.
Either way, I would strongly advise you to seek the
of an Immigration attorney. It can be done by an individual, but
laws are so complex, and constantly changing it would (in my
be exhaustive and probably futile.
Your cause may be helped by the national shortage of histotechs,
may also be hindered by the change in national security.
If you need any further information, please don't hesitate to ask.
Regional Histology Operations Manager
Bon Secours HealthPartners Laboratories
5801 Bremo Road
Richmond, VA 23226
______________________________ Reply Separator
Subject: ASCP Registration
Author: "dana" at MSGHub
Date: 10/8/02 7:14 AM
I am a qualified technologist registered with the Health Professions
of South Africa as a histology technologist. Can someone give me more
information about the requirements to register with the ASCP. Is
registration with the ASCP a must for one to work in the US?
<< Previous Message | Next Message >>