Clinical Laboratory Science Program
Graduates of the CLS Program are eligible to take a nationally administered certification (Board) exam. Passing this exam indicates a knowledge base and skill set necessary to function as a healthcare professional. License and certification varies depending on the state in which you will practice. Currently 12 states require a license to practice as a clinical laboratory professional.
Certification Exam Pass Rate
- SLU graduates consistently have a pass rate higher than the national average
- Pass rate is usually at or near 100%
Two certification exams are recognized nationally within the profession:
- American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification exam (BOC)
- American Medical Technology (AMT)
To practice in some states a licensure examination is also required by law. It is advisable to check with the individual state's department of health to determine if such an exam is required.