ascls pace credits for clinical laboratory scientists

ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Credits

Does ASCLS CE provide the CE credits I need?

Chances are, yes.

ASCLS CE offers American Society of Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) Professional Acknowledgment for Continuing Education® (P.A.C.E.®) credits for all courses. P.A.C.E.® credits are widely recognized in the clinical laboratory profession and can be used to fulfill most continuing education requirements. P.A.C.E.® credits are appropriate for CLIA '88 recommendations, state licensure, certification agencies and employers.

P.A.C.E.® credits are accepted by:

  • American Medical Technologists (AMT)
  • American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)

P.A.C.E.® credits are also accepted by all states that require continuing education for laboratory license renewal:

  • California (12 CE hours required every year)
  • Louisiana (12 CE hours required every year)
  • Montana (14 CE hours required every year)
  • Nevada (10 CE hours required every year)
  • New York (12 CE hours required every year)
  • North Dakota (20 CE hours required every two years)
  • Rhode Island (30 CE hours required every two years)
  • Tennessee (24 CE hours required every two years)
  • West Virginia (10 CE hours required every year)

P.A.C.E.® credits are not accepted by the Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel. However, most ASCLS CE courses carry credits for the Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel. Subscribers that provide a Florida license number will have their Florida credits reported directly to CEBroker, Florida's computerized system for tracking continuing education.

States not listed either do not require clinical laboratory personnel to be licensed by the state or do not require continuing education as part of the licensing, certification, or renewal process (Georgia, Hawaii). However, residents of all states may still need to complete continuing education for AMT, ASCP, or employer requirements and recertifications.

ASCLS CE's courses may also be a source of applicable activity hours for the College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Ontario (CMLTO) Professional Portfolio, depending on your individual learning goals.

Disclaimer: To the best of our knowledge, the information provided above is correct and up-to-date. However, requirements change and interpretations vary. Please check with your own certifying organizations and agencies to determine continuing education, licensure, and recertification requirements. MediaLab, Inc. assumes no responsibility for any errors and omissions that may be present in the information on this page.

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