Several national certifying agencies offer examinations which program graduates are eligible to take. Among these agencies are, the Board of Registry of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP), the American Board of Bioanalysis (ABB) of the American Association of Bioanalysts (AAB), and the American Medical Technologists (AMT). These agencies have different requirements for certification. At this time, the State of Illinois does not require that medical laboratory technicians be licensed.

Voluntary professional certification can be important for hiring and advancement. For more information on certification, contact:

American Society of Clinical Pathologists
33 West Monroe St, Suite 1600, Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: 312.541.4999, Fax: 312.541.4998
American Association of Bioanalysts
906 Olive Street - Suite 1200, St. Louis, MO 63101-1448
Phone: 314.241.1445, Fax: 314.241.1449
American Medical Technologists
10700 West Higgins Road, Suite 150, Rosemont, IL 60018
Toll Free: 800.275.1268, Phone: 847.823.5169, Fax: 847.823.0458