January/February 2018


Updated Program Director's Guide to Certification

An updated Program Director's Guide to Certification will be published in February 2018. The eBook will be available online, and printed copies will be distributed at the CLEC meeting in February in Houston. Be sure to review this latest edition for any changes.


Clinical Laboratory Educator's Conference (CLEC)*

The 2018 conference will be held on Feb. 22-24 in Houston. We look forward to providing you with an update on Board of Certification activities, and meeting with you at the booth. As mentioned, the revised Program Director's Guide to Certification will be available at the booth.


Revised Publications Available Online in February 2018

  • January 2018 U.S. Procedures for Examination and Certification
  • January 2018 International Procedures for Examination and Certification
  • U.S. Procedures for Qualification


ONELab Group Transitioning to Facebook

ASCP and the ASCP BOC made a strategic decision to move all community activities from the ONELab website to ASCP social media channels, as interaction from all users is much greater on social media channels than on ONELab. The ultimate goal is to facilitate enhanced interaction that is more convenient for our users.

Current content in ONELab will be transferred to Facebook. To access the ASCP BOC Program Director's Group on Facebook, click on the following link: ASCP BOC Program Directors

We do realize that this shift may affect some users' ability to engage in community activities while at their institutions, and hope that you will join us from home or through your portable devices.


Important - Program Changes

Please be sure to notify the BOC office if any of your program information changes, such as your email address, program status, program director, or mailing address. Please notify Kristin Blake at kristin.blake@ascp.org. For program directors from international countries for ASCPi certification, please notify Angela Sreckovic at Angela.Sreckovic@ascp.org.


Important Information for Students in California and New York

Please ensure that your students become certified and complete the examination for licensure by applying for Certification and Licensure on the online application. If students apply for licensure only, they will be required to reapply for certification and take the certification examination. By applying for and taking the certification examination, their examination scores are acceptable for licensure in California and New York. All other state licensure requirements must be met to obtain state licensure. For additional information, see the CA and NY NAACLS student information form.



Understanding ASCP BOC Certification Examinations

Brief explanations on a variety of topics related to the BOC certification examinations are available at Understanding ASCP BOC Certification Examinations.


Do You Have Students Missing From Your PPR or EEV Reports?*

When your students complete the online application, please remind them to use the drop-down list of programs to select the program they completed. When students enter the name manually, the school is not recognized, and these students' names will not appear on your PPR or EEV reports. If your program is not listed, please let us know immediately by contacting Kristin Blake at kristin.blake@ascp.org.


Determining Your Students' Examination Eligibility and Transcripts*

For information on determining your students' eligibility and transcript requirements, details on these topics are provided at Students' Eligibility and Transcript Requirements.


Applicants Requesting Modifications Due to a Disability

If any of your students require a modification due to a disability, we request that your students notify our office in writing at the time of application. Complete information regarding documentation is available on the website.


NOTE: Revised User's Guide for Program Performance Reports*

Please see the revised User's Guide for Program Performance Reports for all the latest information on accessing and using the PPRs to your program's best advantage.


How to Locate Your Certification Number

If you need to locate your certification number, you may access it by logging into your record and clicking on "Home Page" under "My BOC Activities." Then click on the "View Certifications" link.

If you require primary source verification of your certification, this information is available at Verification of Certification. There is a $16 charge for this service.




Board of Certification Contacts:

Please contact the following individuals if you have questions or concerns regarding:

U.S. application processing

Renee Allegrucci at 312.541.4941

Wall Certificates/Credential Maintenance

Julie Mueller at 312.541.4940

Program Performance Reports (PPR) and
Examination Eligibility Verification (EEV)
login issues (U.S. only)

Kristin Blake at 312.541.4949

International certification

Angela Sreckovic at angela.sreckovic@ascp.org

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If you have any questions or comments on the information contained in this issue, please email us at Geraldine.Piskorski@ascp.org. We look forward to hearing from you.