ASCP BOC Certification

Eligibility Routes for MLT Technician, MLT (ASCP)

Visit the ASCP Board of Certification (BOC) website to learn about eligibility requirements for each credential, as well as important information about the exam process. The College's school code is 037017.

To be eligible for this examination category, an applicant must satisfy the following requirements:

Associate degree or at least 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours) of academic credit from a college/university accredited by a recognized regional or national accreditation agency


successful completion of a NAACLS or ABHES accredited MLT program within the last five years.

The education received from a NAACLS or ABHES accredited MLT program is acceptable for a period of five (5) years from the date of completion of that program. After five years, the applicant’s eligibility will be based on clinical laboratory experience as stated in the current examination eligibility requirements.

Application Fee $215

Note: Once submitted, your application fee is nonrefundable.

Information About the Exam

The BOC uses Computer Adaptive Testing (CAT) because it measures knowledge and skills more accurately and quickly than standard fixed-form tests. In CAT, a more difficult question follows a correct answer and a less difficult question follows an incorrect answer to identify the test taker’s ability level in each area.

You can access the ASCP MLT exam content guide here.