Certification is now available only to graduates of NAACLS
accredited Pathologists' Assistant Programs, no longer to on-the-job-trained individuals and the board of certification examination is offered through the ASCP as Computer Adaptive Testing at multiple Pearson Professional Centers throughout the United States.
standards for the Clinical Laboratory Scientist/Medical Technologist limit knowledge of research to that sufficient to "evaluate published studies as an informed consumer" and do not require the ability to conduct research.
This workshop combines information from NAACLS
, ASCP, NSH, Wenk's experience, as well as a survey of other HT/HTL programs.
The previous program was NAACLS
accredited in 2000.
The clinical site must meet NAACLS
standards as a training facility and clinical mentors must also comply with set standards.
According to the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS
) most recent statistics the number of educational programs for medical laboratory and clinical laboratory technicians (MLT/CLT) and medical technologists and clinical laboratory scientists (MT/CLS) have remained relatively steady for the past three years.
A survey questionnaire was sent electronically via SurveyMonkey[C] to all faculty in National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS
) accredited college and university based baccalaureate level CLS programs (n = 106) in May 2008.
is the acronym for the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences--the organization that assures the lab community that clinical lab training programs have met minimum essential standards.
(1.) Directory of NAACLS
approved Online Clinical Laboratory Education Programs.
BOR exam candidates must have graduated from a pathologists' assistant program approved by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS
) or must otherwise demonstrate appropriate training and experience in the field.
Member programs of the NAACLS
have argued for the master's or doctoral degrees to replace the baccalaureate degree as the career-entry standard for the clinical lab scientist/med tech.
** A NAACLS
approved resource on writing instructional object-tives is available.