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Information About Medical Laboratory Technicians (MLT) Licensing

Laboratory Field Services now licenses Medical Laboratory Technicians.   To avoid delays in processing your documents, please note the following information and instructions:

  • Complete the application on-line at: https://secure.cpshr.us/cltreg/ (Laboratory Field Services Program) and pay the non-refundable application fee.
  • Requirements and qualification for licensure as MLT are provided in California Code or Regulations (CCR), Title 17, Section 1032.5.
  • Additional requirements are provided in California Business and Professions Code (BPC) Section 1260.3.
  • The processing time is based upon receipt of the fully completed application and official documents, including transcripts and verification of training/experience.
  • All applicants, including those who have attended a non-United States educational or clinical institution, MUST have their official transcripts and/or supporting documents sent directly from their academic institution and/or their employer to Laboratory Field Services (LFS), Att. MLT program. The verification of training/experience must include the following:
  •    - Dates of training/experience
       - Number of hours per week of clinical laboratory rotation in the following sections of the clinical laboratory (hematology, chemistry, microbiology, immunology).
    All applicants who have attended a non-United States educational institution MUST have a copy of their foreign transcript evaluated by American Association of Collegiate Registrars & Admissions (AACRAO). (www.AACRAO.org ) and a copy requested to be sent to LFS. 
  • All non-United States issued transcripts and documents must have the applicant's complete name printed in English on every document.
  • Currently, the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Registry and American Association of Bioanalysts Board of Registry (AAB) examinations for MLT has been approved for licensure purposes in California. Applicants, who passed AAB examination prior to January 1, 2003 or ASCP examination prior to June 1, 2003, are required to re-take the certification examination to be eligible for California licensure.
  • Incomplete application packages may be abandoned 150 days after registration. All abandoned applicants must re-apply and pay a new non-refundable application fee.
  • All documents received will be retained for three years. Applicants who re-apply after three years will be required to submit a new set of transcripts and all other required documents.

For any questions regarding MLT applicants process, you may contact LFSPersonnel@cdph.ca.gov .

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Last modified on: 7/23/2015 5:39 PM