N.Y. Education Law Section 8605
Requirements for a license as a clinical laboratory technologist or cytotechnologist


To qualify for a license as a clinical laboratory technology practitioner under one of the titles defined in subdivision two of § 8601 (Definition of the practice of clinical laboratory technology and clinical laboratory technology practitioner)section eighty-six hundred one of this article, an applicant shall fulfill the particular requirements of a subdivision of this section applicable to the license and title sought by the applicant:

1.

Licensure as a clinical laboratory technologist.

(a)

Application: file an application with the department;

(b)

Education: have received an education, including a bachelor’s degree in clinical laboratory technology from a program registered by the department or determined by the department to be the substantial equivalent or a clinical laboratory technology program accredited by a national accrediting organization acceptable to the department, or have received a bachelor’s degree that includes a minimum number of credit hours in the sciences and received appropriate clinical education in an accredited clinical laboratory technology program or a program to be determined by the department to be the substantial equivalent; (b-1) Alternatives to education:

(i)

In lieu of requirements specified in paragraph (b) of this subdivision the department may accept: (1) current clinical laboratory technology certification by a national certification organization acceptable to the department; or (2) clinical laboratory technology licensure in a jurisdiction acceptable to the department;

(ii)

In lieu of requirements specified in paragraph (b) of this subdivision the department may accept, a bachelor’s degree in a natural science or a clinical laboratory science and coursework acceptable to the department and: (1) two years’ experience in a clinical laboratory while licensed as a clinical laboratory technician in New York or another jurisdiction acceptable to the department; or (2) two years’ experience in a clinical laboratory while certified as a clinical laboratory technician by a national certification organization acceptable to the department.

(c)

Examination: pass an examination satisfactory to the board and in accordance with the commissioner’s regulations;

(d)

Age: be at least eighteen years of age;

(e)

Character: be of good moral character as determined by the department; and

(f)

Fees: pay a fee of one hundred seventy-five dollars for an initial license and a fee of one hundred seventy dollars for each triennial registration period.

2.

Licensure as a cytotechnologist.

(a)

Application: file an application with the department;

(b)

Education: have received an education, including a bachelor’s degree in cytotechnology from a program registered by the department or determined by the department to be the substantial equivalent, or have received a bachelor’s degree that includes a minimum number of credit hours in the sciences and received appropriate clinical education in an accredited cytotechnology program or a program determined by the department to be the substantial equivalent; (b-1) Alternatives to education: in lieu of requirements specified in paragraph (b) of this subdivision the department may accept:

(i)

current cytotechnology certification by a national certification organization acceptable to the department; or

(ii)

cytotechnology licensure in a jurisdiction acceptable to the department.

(c)

Examination: pass an examination acceptable to the board and in accordance with the commissioner’s regulations;

(d)

Age: be at least eighteen years of age;

(e)

Character: be of good moral character as determined by the department; and

(f)

Fees: pay a fee of one hundred seventy-five dollars for an initial license and a fee of one hundred seventy dollars for each triennial registration period.

Source: Section 8605 — Requirements for a license as a clinical laboratory technologist or cytotechnologist, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/EDN/8605 (updated Jan. 20, 2023; accessed Jul. 20, 2024).

Accessed:
Jul. 20, 2024

Last modified:
Jan. 20, 2023

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