Laboratory Personnel Licensure Requirements by State

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  • State exam and meet education/training standards; Annual 12 hours CEU
  • Fee: $97 CLS, limited CLS, $97 renewals including $10 continuing education fee


  • National exams recognized; Bi-Annual 24 hours CEU
  • Fee: lnitial-CLS/CLT/Cytotech/Histotech/Supervisor $100 plus initial license Fee-$105 ($205 total); bi-annual renewal CLS/CLT/Cytotech/Histotech $136; Supervisor $160


  • NCA and ASCP BOR certification exams recognized; No annual CEU required
  • Fee: Lab Director $50; MT/CLS/CLT/Cytotech $40


  • National certification exams recognized; Annual 12 hours CEU
  • Fees: CLS/CLT/Cytotech/Histotech $65; Lab Assistant/Phlebotomist $40 for phlebotomist


  • National certification recognized; Annual 14 hours CEU
  • Fee:$100 (initial application); $45 (renewal)

Nevada: Lab Personnel Licensing/

  • National certification recognized; Annual 10 hours CEU
  • Fee: $50 initial; $25 renewal

New York:

  • Registration every 3 years
  • Fees: CLT Clinical Laboratory Technologist ($371) Certified Clinical Laboratory Technician CCLT ($263) Cytotechnologist ($371) Certified Histological Technician CHT ($263)

North Dakota:

  • National exams recognized; Bi-Annual 20 hours CEU
  • Fees: MT/CLS= $90 initial, $80 renewal; MLT/CL T= $70 initial, $60 renewal


  • National Certification recognized; No annual CEU required
  • Fee: $125 CLS, CLT; $35 for Cytotechnologist

West Virginia:

  • National exams recognized; Annual 10 hours CEU
  • Fee: $25 initial fee; $25 renewal fee annually

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