Route 2: Alternate Education Route
Applicant shall have completed at least two years (60 semester hours) of courses in an institution accredited by a recognized regional or national accreditation agency *, including at least 25 semester hours of coursework across various subjects related to the clinical laboratory sciences, such as courses in chemical or biological science, mathematics and/or computer science (no more than 6 semester hours of mathematics and/or computer science may be used toward the 25 semester hour requirement) AND shall have completed a minimum of six months of approved clinical laboratory experience including rotation through the Blood Banking, Microbiology, Chemistry and Hematology sections of the laboratory.
- Approved Clinical Laboratory Experience credited toward eligibility must have been gained while employed (not during training) in a laboratory that performs the chemical, physical, or biological examination of human body fluids and tissues and that uses clinical laboratory techniques and methodologies. Full-time experience is defined as working an average of 40 hours/week (may be a combination of part-time settings)
Educational programs acceptable toward meeting certification requirements must include clinical laboratory experience rotating through Blood Banking, Microbiology, Chemistry and Hematology sections of the laboratory.
*Program or institution must be accredited by a regional or national accreditation agency approved by the US Department of Education (DOE), the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or otherwise approved by the AMT Board of Directors.