Master of Science in Pathologists’ Assistant
UTMB is in the process of applying to the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) for accreditation of its Master of Science in Pathologists’ Assistant program. If NAACLS awards accreditation to this program, graduates of the program will have satisfied the educational requirement toward eligibility to take the ASCP examination for certification as a Pathologist Assistant.
National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
5600 N. River Rd. Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018-5119
Graduates of an accredited clinical laboratory science program are eligible for national certification as clinical laboratory scientists (medical technologists).
- Sponsor: American Society of Clinical Pathologists
- Administrator: American Society of Clinical Pathologists
- Exams: ASCP Board of Certification
In addition to the national certification, some states require the Pathologists' Assistant practitioner to obtain a license, usually requiring one of the national certifications and/or a state licensing test. The following list is provided as an advisory to CLS students, but is not guaranteed to be complete or current. The interested student should contact the state of interest for more details about any requirements for working as a CLS in that state. Texas, at his time, does not require a license.
Visit https://www.pathassist.org/page/AboutUs_StateLicense/ for more information about licensure requirements.
- New York
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- West Virginia