MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE (MLS) Certification Requirements
Completing these MLS Requirements (or Categorical, see note below) makes you eligible for the certification examination needed to practice in the profession. Certification is achieved by successfully passing the Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) exam by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).
To be eligible for this exam, you must satisfy these requirements:
- Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university, which must include 16 credit hours of biological sciences (with one semester in microbiology); 16 credit hours of chemistry (with one semester of organic or biochemistry); one semester of mathematics; and successful completion of an NAACLS-accredited program in Medical Laboratory Science at the University of Vermont within the last five years
We will review your transcript to determine the Biology, Chemistry, and Mathematics credit hours that are acceptable.
Required Courses for MLS Certification
|Clinical Chemistry||7 credits||MLS 221, 222|
|Hematology||4 credits||MLS 231|
|Clinical Microbiology||7 credits||MMG 222; MLS 255|
|Immunology||3 credits||MLRS 242/MMG 223|
|Immunology Lab||1 credit||MLRS 244|
|Immunohematology||4 credits||MLS 262|
|Topics in MLS||3 credits||MLS 292|
|Clinical Practicum||12 credits||MLS 220, 230, 250, 260|
Completing the MLS Categorical Requirements in Blood Bank, Hematology, Chemistry, or Microbiology allows you to be eligible for the certification examination in one area to practice in the profession. Certification is achieved by successfully passing the Technologist Categorical exam offered by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).
Required Courses for Each MLS Categorical Certification
|MLS 231||MLS 231||MLS 220||MMG 222|
|MLS 262||MLS 230||MLS 221||MLS 250|
|MLS 260||MLRS 242/MMG 223||MLS 222||MLRS242/MMG 223|
|MLRS 242/MMG 223||MLRS 244||MLRS 242/MMG 223||MLRS 244|
|MLRS 244||MLRS 244|
For additional courses available to Post-Baccalaureate MLS students from the colleges and departments at UVM, please click here. Credit is also granted for research programs.