[Histonet] Regarding HT exam & GrandFathering provision

Lee & Peggy Wenk lpwenk <@t> sbcglobal.net
Tue Dec 12 09:44:39 CST 2006

The new requirements are either:
1. successful completion of a NAACLS accredited histotechnology program
(this can be high school graduate through associate degree) OR
2. associate degree or minimum of 60 semester hours, with minimum of 12
hours of biology and chemistry, AND 1 full-time on the job experience.

The following is the link to the HT exam requirements


This has been in effect for about 2 years. ASCP and NSH and state histology
newsletters had information about the change for at least 5 years pervious
to this. There is, and will be, NO grandfathering.

Two options for someone with a high school diploma and histology experience
to take the exam:
1. Earn the associate degree
2. Contact NAACLS 773-714-8880, and find out which histologic technician
programs are accredited for distance learning. I know Indiana University is
one that does teleconferences and I know people who have gone through that
program. I've also heard that Harford Community College in Maryland is
setting up one using the internet. I don't know anyone who has gone through
this. Both require that the participants are already working in a histology
laboratory, and that their lab will support them with time and resources to
do the slides, stains, study and that the exams. It does cost money, so be
certain to discuss this with the program officials. (NAACLS = National
Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences)

Peggy A. Wenk, HTL(ASCP)SLS
William Beaumont Hospital
Royal Oak, MI 48073

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Subject: [Histonet] Regarding HT exam & GrandFathering provision

   Hi :
  Does anyone know if the High School diploma/9 years full time histology
experience route that is needed to take the HT exam.
 or will prospective candidates be "grandfathered in?" Thanks in advance for
the information.

  A. Mazza 

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