64B3-5.003. Technologist  


Effective on Wednesday, April 3, 2019
  • 1(1) Technologist Qualifications. Degrees or semester hours of academic credit required in this section shall be obtained at a regionally accredited college or university or, if foreign education, equated pursuant to subsection 3364B3-6.002(6), 34F.A.C. Applicants for technologist licensure in the categories of microbiology, serology/immunology, chemistry, hematology, immunohematology, histocompatibility, blood banking, cytology, cytogenetics, histology, molecular pathology, andrology and embryology shall complete a one hour educational course acceptable to the Board on human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immune deficiency syndrome or provide an affidavit that the course will be completed within six (6) months of licensure.

    95(2) All applicants for a Technologist license must satisfy the requirements for High Complexity Testing under CLIA Amendments, 11342 C.F.R. §493.1489 116effective April 24, 1995, which is incorporated by reference and adopted herein and available at http://www.gpo.gov.fdsys/pkg/CFR-2011-title42-vol5/pdf/CFR-2011-title42-vol5-sec493-1489.pdf or at 134http://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-08712136.

    137(3) In addition, at least one of the following requirements must be met for specific areas of licensure. In some cases there are multiple options for meeting the requirement.

    166(a) Microbiology, Serology/Immunology, Clinical Chemistry, Hematology, Immunohematology. A Generalist Technologist license includes the specialties of microbiology, serology/immunology, clinical chemistry, hematology, and immunohematology.

    188Education

    189Option

    190Training/Experience

    191Certification

    192Bachelors Degree (or higher) in Clinical Laboratory, Chemical, or Biological Science with 24 semester hours of academic science including 6 semester hours of biological sciences and 6 semester hours of chemical sciences

    2241

    225Clinical laboratory training program, 229or 3 years pertinent clinical laboratory 235experience with a minimum of 6 months in each specialty for which licensure is sought

    250MLS (ASCP),

    252MT (ASCP254i255),

    256MT (AMT),

    258MT (AAB)

    260NRCC examinations in single discipline for licensure in that specialty area

    271National certifying body categorial examinations in single discipline for licensure in that specialty area

     

     

     

     

    28590 semester hours college credit with 24 semester hours of academic science including 6 semester hours of biological sciences and 6 semester hours of chemical sciences

    3112

    312Clinical laboratory training program

    316MLS (ASCP),

    318MT (ASCP320i321),

    322MT (AMT),

    324MT (AAB), or specialist examinations in single discipline for licensure in that specialty area

     

     

     

     

    338Associate Degree in Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technology

    3443

    345Clinical laboratory training program

    349MT (AAB) examinations, including specialist examinations, in single disciplines for licensure in that specialty area

     

     

     

     

    364Associate Degree including 6 semester hours of academic biological sciences and 6 semester hours of academic chemical sciences

    3824a

    383Successfully completed a Department of Defense clinical laboratory training program

    393MT (AAB) examinations, including specialist examinations, in single disciplines for licensure in that specialty area

    4084b

    4095 years of pertinent clinical laboratory experience with one year of experience in each specialty area for which licensure is sought

    430MT (AAB) examinations, including specialist examinations, in single disciplines for licensure in that specialty area

    445(b) Blood Banking

    448(Donor Processing)

    450Education

    451Option

    452Training/Experience

    453Certification

    454Bachelors Degree (or higher) in Medical Technology with 24 semester hours of academic science including 6 semester hours of biological sciences and 6 semester hours of chemical sciences

    4821

    483as required by certifying body

    • 488MLS (ASCP),
    • 490MT (ASCP492i493),
    • 494BB (ASCP),
    • 496SBB (ASCP),
    • 498MT (AAB),
    • 500MT (AMT)

    502Bachelors Degree

    504(or higher) in Clinical Laboratory, Chemical, or Biological Science with 24 semester hours of academic science including 6 semester hours of biological sciences and 6 semester hours of chemical sciences

    5342a

    5353 years pertinent clinical laboratory experience

    • 541MLS (ASCP),
    • 543MT (ASCP545i546),
    • 547BB (ASCP),
    • 549SBB (ASCP),
    • 551MT (AAB),
    • 553MT (AMT)

    5552b

    556Clinical laboratory training program

    560(c) Cytology.

    562Education

    563Option

    564Training/Experience

    565Certification

    566as required by certifying body

    5711

    572as required by certifying body

    577CT (ASCP)

    579(d ) Cytogenetics.

    582Education

    583Option

    584Training/Experience

    585Certification

    586Bachelors Degree (or higher) with 30 hours of academic science

    5961

    597Board approved training program in cytogenetics at the technologist level or 1 year of pertinent clinical laboratory experience in cytogenetics

    617CG (ASCP)

    619(e) Molecular Pathology.

    622Education

    623Option

    624Training/Experience

    625Certification

    626Bachelors Degree (or higher) with 16 semester hours of academic science

    6371

    638as required by certifying body

    •          643MB (ASCP) or
    •          646MT (AAB) Molecular Diagnostics examination
    •          651CHT (ABHI)

    653as required by certifying body

    6582

    659One year pertinent clinical laboratory experience in molecular pathology

    •          668MB (ASCP) or
    •          671MT (AAB) Molecular Diagnostics examination or
    •          677CHT (ABHI)

    679(f) Andrology, Embryology.

    682Education

    683Option

    684Training/Experience

    685Certification

    686Bachelors Degree (or higher) with 24 semester hours of academic science including 6 semester hours of academic biological sciences and 6 semester hours of academic chemical sciences

    7131

    714As required by certifying body

    719MT (AAB) Andrology/Embryology examination

     

     

     

     

    723Associate Degree including 6 semester hours of academic biological sciences and 6 semester hours of academic chemical sciences

    7412

    7423 years of pertinent clinical laboratory experience

    749MT (AAB) Andrology/Embryology examination

    753(g) Histology.

    755Education

    756Option

    757Training/Experience

    758Certification

    759Associate Degree (or higher)

    7631

    764NAACLS-approved Histotechnology Program

    767HT (ASCP)

     

     

     

     

    769as required by certifying body

    7742a

    775as required by certifying body

    780HTL (ASCP)

    78260 semester hours 12 hours chemical/biological science

    7892b

    790Board approved training program

    794HT (ASCP)

    796As required by certifying body

    8012c

    8023 years of pertinent experience as Florida licensed histology technician or equivalent

    814HT (ASCP) QIHC

     

     

     

     

    817as required by certifying body

    8223a

    8235 years of pertinent experience, and 82948 contact hours of continuing education in immunohistochemistry/advanced histologic techniques

    839HT (ASCP)

    8413b

    8425 years of pertinent experience, and 48 contact hours of continuing education in immunohistochemistry/advanced histologic techniques, and Florida licensure as a technician in the specialty of histology

    869Not required

    871(h) Histocompatibility.

    873Education

    874Option

    875Training/Experience

    876Certification

    877as required by certifying body

    8821

    883as required by certifying body

    888CH889T (ABHI)

    891Rulemaking Authority 893483.805(4), 894483.811(2), 895483.823 FS. 897Law Implemented 899381.0034(3), 900483.809, 901483.811(2), 902483.823 FS. 904History–New 12-6-94, Amended 7-12-95, 9-10-95, 12-4-95, Formerly 59O-5.003, Amended 5-26-98, 1-11-99, 7-5-01, 3-24-02, 10-29-02, 8-16-04, 5-15-05, 12-19-05, 5-25-06, 7-9-07, 2-7-08, 6-17-09, 1-30-12, 2-7-13, 10-3-13, 4-5-15, 6-16-15, 10-17-17, 4-18-18, 7-9-18, 4-3-19.