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​​Clinical Laboratory Professional Licensing 

First Time Applicants:

California state law requires that licensed clinical laboratories in California employ testing personnel who are licensed by the State.  The new personnel license application process requires the steps below.

 Need help? If you have any questions or difficulties, visit our New Application User Manual (PDF), our New Application Video Tutorial, or check out our personnel FAQ's page.

CreateAccountIcon1. Create an online account

Request access to the Laboratory Field Services application. 
 

LogIn2. Log into your account

Log in to your account, create an application, sign the attestation page, upload documents, continue an incomplete application, or check the status of an application.
 

*Note: Application fee must be paid using a valid Visa, MasterCard credit card, or an E-Check.
 

Applying After Abandonment:

If you do not submit all of the required documents for your application, it is possible that your application will be abandoned. In this case you will need to reapply for your license/certification. In order to apply, you will need to follow the steps listed below:

  1.  Log into your account 

  2. Click the link that says 'Clinical and Public Health Laboratory Professionals'.

  3. Click the link that says 'Apply for licenses'.

  4.  Complete the application. 

 

Renewal Applicants:

For information and instructions on how to renew your clinical laboratory personnel license or certificate, visit the LFS personnel renewal web page.

Attention Renewal Applicants:

On November 14, 2017, Laboratory Field Services (LFS) launched an update to PERL, the online application system for personnel licenses and certificates, allowing licensees and certificate holders to submit renewal applications online. For additional information and guidance please visit the LFS personnel renewal web page.

  • LFS will accept paper applications that are postmarked by November 30, 2017; any applications mailed after November 30, 2017 will not be processed, and applicants will be directed to resubmit their renewal applications online.
  • All renewal applications submitted via the online system must include applicants' continuing education certificates and/or unofficial transcripts.
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