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​​Clinical Laboratory Professional Licensing

Notice Regarding Online Applications:

On Friday, December 29, 2017, an e-mail message was inadvertently sent out to some users of Laboratory Field Services’ online application system.

A retraction notice was also sent out on Friday, December 29, 2017, with the message below:

Please disregard our earlier message regarding the password expiration notification. Subject: "CDPH Password Expiring Notification." This message was accidently triggered as part of a system upgrade and no action is required from you at this time. Please be assured we do all we can to minimize these types of miscommunications and we have taken the required corrective actions needed to ensure this will not re-occur in the future. 


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 following steps:

CreateAccountIcon 1. Create an online account

Request access to the Laboratory Field Services application, update user profiles, or reset passwords.


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 or MasterCard credit card.

If you have any questions or difficulties, please check our personnel FAQ's page. 


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) will be launching an update to PERL, the online application system for personnel licenses and certificates, which will allow 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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