Information for the License:

Clinical Laboratory Cytotechnologist License

Licensing Agency:

Agency or Department Name:  California Department of Public Health
Board or Council Name:  Laboratory Field Services
Division Name: Personnel Licensing section
Telephone:  (510) 620-3800
Agency Web Address:

License Description:
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Clinical Laboratory Cytotechnologist License

Application Fee: $175.00
Renewal Fee: $175.00 + $16 CE fee

Renewal: 24 units/hours of Continuing Education (CE) every 2 years 

Examination Administered by:  American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) 

Experience Requirement: Baccalaureate with required courses plus one year of cytotechnology training or five years' of experience.

Average Time to Process Application: 150 days

Special License Requirements: N/A

Comments: Diagnostic services as defined by law in clinical laboratories.

Authority: Business and Professions Code, Division 2, Chapter 3, Section 1200-1322.