TS

Application for ABB Certification

Certification Standards for Technical Supervisor (TS)

 

For the clinical laboratory disciplines and specialties of chemistry, diagnostic immunology, hematology, andrology, molecular diagnostics, embryology, microbiology (including bacteriology, parasitology, virology, and mycology), or public health microbiology, to be eligible for certification as a Technical Supervisor, an applicant must pass ABB’s technical supervisor examination in the disciplines applied for and fulfill one (1) of the following requirements:

  1. Hold an earned doctoral degree* from an accredited institution (see rule 11 under General Regulations) with a chemical, physical, biological, or clinical laboratory science or medical technology as the major subject and have successfully completed 32 semester hours (minimum) in chemistry or the biological sciences acceptable to the Board; and have at least one (1) year of clinical laboratory training or experience within the ten (10) years immediately prior to the application date on human specimens, or a combination of both, in high complexity testing within the specialty. OR
  1. Be a doctor of medicine or doctor of osteopathy licensed to practice medicine or osteopathy in at least one (1) state in the U.S. and have at least one (1) year of clinical laboratory training or experience within the ten (10) years immediately prior to the application date on human specimens, or a combination of both, in high complexity testing within the specialty; OR
  1. Hold an earned master’s degree from an accredited institution (see rule 11 under General Regulations) in a chemical, physical, biological or clinical laboratory science or medical technology and have at least two (2) years of clinical laboratory training or experience within the ten (10) years immediately prior to the application date on human specimens, or a combination of both, in high complexity testing within the specialty; OR
  1. Hold an earned bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution (see rule 11 under General Regulations) in a chemical, physical or biological science or medical technology and have at least four (4) years of clinical laboratory training or experience within the ten (10) years immediately prior to the application date on human specimens, or a combination of both, in high complexity testing within the specialty.

For the specialty of Embryology, see General Regulations #19

*ELD and TS certification have different requirements. For TS certification individuals who hold an M.D. or D.O. degree, or the equivalent, must also be licensed to practice medicine in at least one (1) state in the U.S. This is not a requirement for ELD certification.


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