After passing the examination, you will receive a packet of information welcoming you as part of the ASCP certified laboratory team, including:
- Certificate of Certification suitable for framing, valid for three years
- Certification Maintenance Program (CMP) packet
This information will be mailed to you approximately 6-8 weeks after the examination scores are mailed. You will be entitled to use the initials “CM” in superscript after your certification initials immediately upon receipt of your certification i.e. MLS(ASCP)CM.
Your certification will remain valid for a period of three years, with the validation dates indicated on your certificate. In order to maintain your certification, you must complete the Certification Maintenance Program (CMP) every three years.
If you fail to complete the CMP as required, your certification will expire and no longer be valid. The ASCP Board of Certification will respond to requests for verification of certification with the dates in which your certification was valid.
If you passed the Specialist (SBB, SC, SCT, SH, SLS, SM), Diplomate (DLM), or Pathologists' Assistant (PA) level examinations, you will also be awarded 25 CMLE credits. A certificate documenting 25 CMLE credits will be mailed under separate cover.
ASCP certification is public record. Inquiries about an individual’s certification status will be answered with the category and certification validation period.