Welcome to the State of California 

Continuing Education Requirements 

To renew all clinical laboratory scientists and director personnel license types, the license holder must obtain 24 hours of continuing education approved by clinical laboratory science continuing education accrediting agencies or from an accredited academic institution during the two years renewal cycle.

Cytotechnologist licensees must obtain 12 contact hours of continuing education approved by clinical laboratory science continuing education accrediting agencies or from an accredited academic institute for each year for a two-year renewal cycle from the date the license was issued. 

Certified Phlebotomy Technicians must obtain a total of 6 contact hours of continuing education approved by clinical laboratory science continuing education accrediting agencies or from an accredited academic institute in two years for a two-year renewal cycle from the date of your certificate issued.

View a list of approved Continuing Education Accrediting Agencies.

For specific information or questions about the continuing education requirement you may call 510-620-3800 or email LFSpersonnel@cdph.ca.gov .

How to Order Duplicate License

  • Complete Lab 176  Form.
  • Submit a $17 check made payable to the CA. Department of Public Health.  Make sure to put your license/certificate number on the check. 
  • Mail the check to the following address:

Laboratory Field Services
850 Marina Bay Parkway
Bldg P, 1st Floor
Richmond, CA  94804
Attention: Personnel Licensing Section

 

How to Submit an Address or Name Change

Submit a written notice to LFS by mail, email or fax to the attention of Personnel License section: 

  • License/certificate number
  • Printed name
  • Old address or previous name
  • New address or current name
  • New phone number
  • Signature

Fax numbers:

Phlebotomy Certificate--- 510-620-3822

CLS and other licenses---510-620-3697

Mailing Address

CDPH- Laboratory Field Services Branch
850 Marina Bay Parkway, Bldg P, 1st Floor
Richmond, CA  94804-6403
Attn:  Personnel License Renewal

Email: LFSpersonnel@cdph.ca.gov 
 

 

 
 
Last modified on: 4/3/2014 4:56 PM