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American Society For Clinical Pathology International (ASCPi) 

California Licensure for Clinical Laboratory Scientist

The ASCP Board of Registry examination for International Medical Scientist (ASCPi) has been approved for licensure purposes by the state of California effective June 1, 2007. Applicants for California licensure must follow the state application process. Information on the requirements can be obtained at the CDHS Laboratory Field Service web site

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CA Licensure and International Medical Scientist (ASCPi)

You must meet the eligibility requirements established by the ASCP Board of Registry and the licensure requirements established by the State of California.

STEP 1 : Review the CDHS Laboratory Field Services web site for information on licensing requirements.

STEP 2 : Review the eligibility requirements for International Medical Laboratory Scientist (ASCPi) to be sure you have met the requirements.

STEP 3 : Apply for ASCPi certification. Please refer to the International Procedures for Examination and Certification for detailed eligibility requirements.

STEP 4 : Upon eligibility determination, you will receive an admission letter notifying you to schedule your examination. Examinations are electronically administered year-round through the Pearson Vue testing sites. You may schedule an appointment to take the examination at your convenience within the assigned 3 month examination period.

STEP 5 : Upon completion of the examination, your results (pass or fail) will appear briefly on the computer screen. A copy of your examinee performance report will be e-mailed to you and a copy of your results will be forwarded to California within ten (10) business days after we have received your final transcript verifying completion of the academic requirements. Upon passing the examination, you will receive a certification number on your examinee performance report and a certificate verifying your certification within 6-8 weeks.

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* The preceding information was obtained from the American Society of Clinical Pathologists. For a more up-to-date information, contact the ASCP directly at: