March 2018

ASCP BOC

Don't forget to celebrate Medical Laboratory Professionals Week!
April 22 - 28


Report on the Clinical Laboratory Educator's Conference (CLEC)*

The ASCP Board of Governors Chair and the ASCP Board of Certification (BOC) staff had a wonderful opportunity to meet with the program directors at Clinical Laboratory Educator's Conference (CLEC) Feb. 22-23 in Houston. On Thursday, Feb. 22nd, Susan Harrington, PhD, D(ABMM), MLS(ASCP)CM, Chair of the ASCP Board of Certification (BOC) Board of Governors, gave the BOC update. See the post on the new BOC Facebook page.

Pat Tanabe, MPA, MLS(ASCP)CM, ASCP BOC Executive Director, and Kristin Blake, MA, Manager, BOC Operations, staffed the BOC booth. Five copies of the BOC Study Guide for Clinical Laboratory Certification Examinations, three copies of the BOC Study Guide for Phlebotomy Certification Examinations, and one copy of the BOC Study Guide for Histotechnology Certification were raffled off to nine lucky winners at the conference. We enjoyed meeting and talking with the program directors and educators. Thank you for visiting us at the BOC booth!

 

New Video for Program Directors – Available Spring 2018

A new video is currently being developed to provide you with helpful information on navigating the Program Director's section of the web site, "For Program Directors." This video will provide an overview of everything you need to know, including tools for students, the application process, accessing Exam Eligibility (EEV) reports, and program performance reports. We hope you find this video useful in locating all the information you need.

 

Program Director's Guide to Certification - eBook

The eBook is now available online at Program Director's Guide to Certification. Be sure to check out this latest version. It features all interactive links, including emails. You can use the icons at the bottom of the page to view the table of contents on the left side of the screen, and click on the section you wish to view. You can zoom in for easier reading. This eBook was designed for ease of use on all mobile devices.

 

Revised Publications Are Now Available Online

 

BOC Examination – Copyright Violations

The ASCP Board of Certification (BOC) monitors the web regularly for copyright violations on web sites that purport to have questions from BOC examinations. Individuals with ASCP BOC certifications who contribute to these sites are in violation of the pledges they sign on the application form and on site prior to taking the examination. Certification can be revoked and individuals can be barred permanently from taking any BOC examination by violating these pledges. Please remind your students not to share information from the examination.

 

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.

 

FYI -

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.

 

User's Guide for Program Performance Reports*

Please see the 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.

 

*UNITED STATES ONLY

 

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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Questions or Comments?
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.