[Histonet] ASCP CMP continuing education credits

Marbella Chavarria mchavarria <@t> coreplus.com
Mon Sep 28 08:03:41 CDT 2009

ASCP accept AndersonCE 


From: histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu on behalf of Lee & Peggy Wenk
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Subject: RE: [Histonet] ASCP CMP continuing education credits

According to the ASCP CMP booklet, as a HT you need 36 hours (points):
- 1 point in Safety
- 2 points minimum in area of your certification (that would be
- Remaining points in area of specialty, management, education or other
related areas of interest

So it looks like you still need 1 hour in safety, and maybe, just to be on
the safe side, 2 hours specifically related to histotechnology.

Now, as to whether the Anderson CE course would qualify - has any
histonetter used them? Has ASCP accepted them? The closest criteria that I
could fit them under would be:

4. Teleconference, subscription, or online self-instructional courses-These
courses are acceptable based on any of the
following criteria:
a. ACCME, CMLE, ACCENT, PACE credits are awarded, or
b. they are offered by a professional society (including state, regional or
local chapter), or
c. the course is accepted by a state licensing board, or
d. the course is offered through a university or college.


1. Formal continuing education courses-These courses may be completed
through the programs/organizations listed on the chart as well as through
other professional societies such as those listed under Suggested List of
Providers on page 6. Courses offered by state/regional/local societies and
chapters are acceptable as well as courses offered through the continuing
education departments of colleges and universities. Courses offered by
organizations approved by state licensing boards are also acceptable.

I don't know this company/organization, so I don't know if it would be
acceptable to ASCP. And ASCP doesn't want people contacting them.

"Please Note: Because of the large volume of continuing education courses
available, the Board of Registry will not respond to requests for approval
of individual programs or courses. If the program/course meets the criteria
listed, it will be accepted for CMP points. Program provider must assign
points or contact hours."

Keep us informed.

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

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Subject: [Histonet] ASCP CMP continuing education credits

I am attempting to renew my HT ASCP certification for the first time and I
was wondering if taking the Anderson Continuing Education course (Molecular
Diagnostics: Fundamentals, Methods, and Clinical Applications-they list it
as providing 36 hours) would fulfill the requirement completely. I am also
certified by the FL BOH and have taken HIV and Medical errors for a few
points to meet the states renewal requirements. I only have a couple months
until renewal is required so any information would be greatly appreciated!


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