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Clinical Laboratory Technology

Description:

Clinical Laboratory Technology Practitioners are clinical laboratory technologists, cytotechnologists, certified clinical laboratory technicians and certified histological technicians who work in licensed clinical laboratories and practice clinical laboratory technology.

Clinical Laboratory Technology Practitioners are an essential part of the team of health care professionals. They perform tests and procedures on all bodily fluids and tissue that are critical to the diagnostic process in determining health and disease. They also have a critical role in determining the nature of substances that are used by bioterrorists.

A Clinical Laboratory Technologist must have received an education, including a bachelor's degree, or higher, in clinical laboratory technology from a program registered by the department or determined by the department to be the substantial equivalent, or have received a bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry, or the physical sciences or the substantial equivalent and also have received an advanced certificate from an accredited clinical laboratory technology program or a program determined by the Department to be the substantial equivalent.

A Cytotechnologist must have received an education, including a bachelor's degree, or higher, in cytotechnology from a program registered by the department or determined by the department to be the substantial equivalent, or have received a bachelor's degree in the biological, chemical or physical sciences, or the substantial equivalent and also have received an advanced certificate from an accredited cytotechnology program or a program determined by the department to be the substantial equivalent.

A Certified Clinical Laboratory Technician must have received an education, including an associate's degree, or higher, from an approved clinical laboratory technician program registered by the department or determined by the department to be the substantial equivalent.

A Certified Histological Technician must have received an education, including an associate's degree, or higher, from an approved histological technician program registered by the department or determined by the department to be the substantial equivalent, or have received an associate's degree that includes a minimum number of credit hours in the sciences and received appropriate clinical education in a histological technician program approved by the department or a program determined by the department to be the substantial equivalent;

Clinical Laboratory Technology Practitioners must pass a general examination as a clinical laboratory technologist, cytotechnologist, certified clinical laboratory technician, or certified histological technician. In addition, they must have good moral character, as determined by the Department.

Certification Requirements:

Must meet education, examination, age, and moral character requirements. There is a grand parenting period that ends on January 1, 2009 that allows for certain individuals with a specified amount of experience to be licensed without education and/or examination. http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/clt/

Licenses Issued and Active:

In 2012, there were 437 licenses issued for Clinical Laboratory Technologist.
In 2013, there were 623 licenses issued for Clinical Laboratory Technologist.
In 2012, there were 22 licenses issued for Cytotechnologist.
In 2013, there were 18 licenses issued for Cytotechnologist.
In 2012, there were 109 licenses issued for Clinical Laboratory Technician.
In 2013, there were 82 licenses issued for Clinical Laboratory Technician.
In 2012, there were 43 licenses issued for Certified Histological Technician.
In 2013, there were 93 licenses issued for Certified Histological Technician.

Licensing Authority:

New York State Education Department
Office of Professions
Clinical Laboratory Technology Board Office
Education Building
89 Washington Avenue, 304
Albany, New York 12234
Phone: (518) 474-3817 Ext. 592
Fax: (518) 402-2323
E-mail: opunit5@nysed.gov

Standard Occupational Classification:

29-2011.00 - Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
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Disclaimer:

Fees stated and other information contained in this report are subject to change. Please contact the licensing authority listed above for the most current information.

This page was last updated on 12/3/14.

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