Are you eligible for MT certification?

Applicants must meet one of the following routes to be eligible to apply for an MT certification exam.

Required Documentation

Route 1: Education

Applicant shall possess a baccalaureate degree in medical technology from a program or institution accredited by a recognized regional or national accreditation agency*.

  • Educational programs acceptable toward meeting certification requirements must include clinical laboratory experience rotating through the Blood Banking, Microbiology, Chemistry and Hematology sections of the laboratory as part of the curricula
  • Applicants graduating from programs that do NOT include an experiential component must obtain and document evidence of one year of full-time, approved laboratory experience prior to being eligible for certification, including the required rotation listed above
  • 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

*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.

If recently graduated (last 5 years):  

  • Copy of your college transcripts showing a baccalaureate degree in medical technology
  • Evaluation report of foreign transcript. The evaluation must be a course by course evaluation by one of the evaluation services listed on our website

If graduated 5+ years ago:  

  • Copy of your college transcripts showing a baccalaureate degree in medical technology
  • Evaluation report of foreign transcript. The evaluation must be a course by course evaluation by one of the evaluation services listed on our website
  • Documented, relevant, full-time approved laboratory experience for one year, that is verified by AMT, within the last five years.  Full-time experience is defined as working an average of 40 hours/week (may be a combination of part-time settings)
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Route 2: Military

Applicant shall possess a baccalaureate degree from an institution accredited by a recognized regional or national accreditation agency*, or an equivalent degree from a foreign institution as certified by a foreign transcript evaluation agency approved by AMT.

  • AND shall have completed an accredited medical laboratory technician (MLT) or a 50-week US MLT training program 
  • AND shall have completed a minimum of one year of approved clinical laboratory experience
  • 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

*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.

If recently graduated (last 5 years):  

  • Copy of your college transcripts showing a baccalaureate degree in medical technology
  • Evaluation report of foreign transcript. The evaluation must be a course by course evaluation by one of the evaluation services listed on our website
  • Copy of Joint Services Transcript (JST) showing graduation from a formal training program

If graduated 5+ years ago:  

  • Copy of your college transcripts showing a baccalaureate degree in medical technology
  • Evaluation report of foreign transcript. The evaluation must be a course by course evaluation by one of the evaluation services listed on our website
  • Copy of Joint Services Transcript (JST) showing graduation from a formal training program
  • Documented, relevant, one year of full-time approved laboratory experience that is verified by AMT, within the last five years.  Full-time experience is defined as working an average of 40 hours/week (may be a combination of part-time settings)
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Route 3: Alternate Education Route

Applicant shall possess a baccalaureate degree from an institution accredited by a recognized regional or national accreditation agency, or an equivalent degree from a foreign institution as certified by a foreign transcript evaluation agency approved by AMT.

  • AND shall have completed at least 35 semester hours of coursework across various subjects related to the clinical laboratory sciences, such as biological science, microbiology, organic chemistry, biochemistry, mathematics, etc.
  • AND shall have either:
    • Completed an accredited medical technology training program following the earning of the baccalaureate degree referenced above, OR
    • Completed a minimum of one year of approved clinical laboratory experience including rotation through 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.

If recently graduated (last 5 years):  

  • Copy of your college transcripts showing a baccalaureate degree 
  • Evaluation report of foreign transcript. The evaluation must be a course by course evaluation by one of the evaluation services listed on our website
  • Copy of Joint Services Transcript (JST) showing graduation from a formal training program
  • Applicants graduating from programs that do not include an experiential component must have one year of documented approved laboratory experience, including the required rotation listed above and verified by AMT before being eligible for certification

If graduated 5+ years ago:  

  • Copy of your college transcripts showing a baccalaureate degree in medical technology
  • Evaluation report of foreign transcript. The evaluation must be a course by course evaluation by one of the evaluation services listed on our website
  • Copy of Joint Services Transcript (JST) showing graduation from a formal training program
  • Documented, relevant, one year of full-time approved laboratory experience that is verified by AMT, within the last five years.  Full-time experience is defined as working an average of 40 hours/week (may be a combination of part-time settings)
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Route 4: Other Recognized Program

Applicant shall have taken and passed a generalist MT examination given by another certification organization or state licensure agency, provided that the examination has been approved by the AMT Board of Directors. Applicant's certification or state license must be active. Applicant must document recent education (within the last year) or employment (within the last five years), both as defined by AMT eligibility criteria.   Full-time experience is defined as working an average of 40 hours/week (may be a combination of part-time settings). No exam is required.

Once Eligible You Can Apply

Complete application and submit fee online.

Once you are eligible you can apply. Submit a separate application for each certification.

Pay fee*

MT
$180
MT International**
$200

*Fees are non-refundable and include application, exam and first annual fee.
**Only available to those residing outside North America.

Utilize AMT study resources to increase testing confidence.

Once you receive notification from AMT with approval you may proceed.

Schedule the exam

If you are taking the exam at your school, your instructor will provide information about the exam date and time. If you are taking the exam at a one of the hundreds of Pearson VUE testing center locations across the country, you will schedule your own exam.

Locate a Testing Center Near Me

To cancel or reschedule

Call Pearson VUE at 1-888-846-6941 24 hours prior to your exam. If you are late or don’t show, you must pay a retesting fee to reschedule.

Take the Exam

Arrive 30 minutes prior to exam time with the required testing items:

  1. Authorization letter
  2. Two forms of valid identification
    • Both must have your first and last name identical to your name on your authorization letter
    • Both must bear your signature
    • One form must be a photo ID, either a driver’s license, state ID card, military ID, or passport

After the Exam

  • Results are available after the exam and are sent to AMT within 48 hours
  • All documentation MUST be complete to receive certification
  • Official certificate will arrive in the mail within 7-14 days
  • You may download your certified member card from My AMT Portal.

Retesting

If you receive a failing score, you will need to retake the entire exam.

  • Retake is permitted no sooner than 45 days from previous attempt
  • A non-refundable fee is required for each additional attempt
  • You are limited to 4 exam attempts for any one certification
  • Consult the AMT study resources to prepare for a retake

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