California Occupational License

License Title:
    Clinical Laboratory Scientist
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Licensing Agency:
     California Department of Public Health
     Laboratory Field Services
     Personnel Licensing section

Licensing Agency Contact Information:
     Address: 850 Marina Bay Parkway
Building P, 1st Floor
Richmond,  CA  94804 - 6403

     Phone Number: (510) 620-3800
     Fax Number: (510) 620-3688

     E-mail Address:
     Internet Address:

License Requirements, Fees, and Examination Information:
Clinical Laboratory Scientist (also known as Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists)

Application Fee: $230.00

Renewal Fee: $230.00 + $16 CE fee

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

Requirements: Official transcript with Baccalaureate Degree posted with course requirements, 16 semester or equivalent quarter units of chemistry, including instruction in analytical and biological chemistry. 18 semester or equivalent units of biological science including instruction in immunology, hematology and medical microbiology. 3 semester or equivalent quarter units of physics including lights and electricity.

Examination: Applicants must refer to the LFS website for the list of approved certifying organization examinations for each license category.

Average Time to Process Application: 150 days. Incomplete application packages may be abandoned 150 days after registration.

Refer to LFS website for more complete information.

Authority: Business and Professions Code, Division 2, Chapter 3, Section 1200-1322. California Code of Regulations, Title 17. California Code of Regulations, Title 19, Section 1032.
Occupations To Which This License Applies:
Occupation TitleSOC Code
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 191042