National Boards Exam


The American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) administers the National Registry exam for Histotechnician (HT) certification. This exam is all multiple choice questions. Upon passing this examination you will be granted HT certification and certified nationwide. Both graduates from the certificate and associate degree routes offered through Albany State University are eligible to sit for the HT examination.

A few states administer their own competency exams however the National certification may be accepted in lieu of this requirement.

For Students in New York

The ASCP Board of Certification examinations have been approved for licensure purposes by the state of New York. It is important students complete the Online Application for ASCP certification AND licensure.

Students must meet the eligibility requirements established by the ASCP Board of Certification (BOC) and the licensure requirements established by the state of New York. The student must also successfully complete the appropriate ASCP BOC certification examination.

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