Personnel Licensing Section
The Personnel Licensing Section ensures compliance with mandated education, training, examination, licensing and certification, and competency standards for clinical and public health laboratory personnel.
The Personnel Licensing Section has oversight of over 65,000 licensed laboratory personnel in California. The section is responsible for administering initial and renewal licensure and certification of phlebotomy technicians, cytotechnologists, medical laboratory technicians, clinical laboratory scientists, laboratory directors, public health microbiologists, and trainees in various categories. The section also has oversight of about 600 training programs, schools, and courses that train persons for licensure or certification, as well as providers of continuing education programs offered to clinical laboratory personnel.
The Personnel Licensing Section performs random audits of licensees for compliance with continuing education, and takes enforcement actions in regard to inappropriate activities by clinical laboratory personnel that have adverse or potentially adverse public health impact. In addition, this section works closely with the other LFS Sections on oversight of out-of-state laboratories performing, supervising, consulting, or directing clinical laboratory tests or examinations outside California on biological specimens originating in California.
Fees are charged to applicants to cover the costs associated with reviewing credentials, printing and mailing licenses and certificates, providing online registration, and verifying licensure and certification.
For more information visit the Clinical Personnel Licensing page.