64B3-5.003. Technologist  


Effective on Monday, May 25, 2020
  • 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

    2031

    204NAACLS approved Clinical laboratory training program

    210MLS (ASCP),

    212MT (ASCP214i215),

    216MT (AMT),

    218MT (AAB)

    220NRCC examinations in single discipline for licensure in that specialty area

    231National certifying body categorial examinations in single discipline for licensure in that specialty area

    245Bachelors Degree (or higher) in Clinical Laboratory, Chemical Biological Science, or with 24 semester hours of academic science including 6 semester hours of biological sciences and 6 semester hours of chemical sciences

    2772

    278Clinical laboratory training program, 282or 3 years pertinent clinical laboratory 288experience with a minimum of 6 months in each specialty for which licensure is sought

     

     

     

     

    30390 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

    3293

    330Clinical laboratory training program

    334MLS (ASCP),

    336MT (ASCP338i339),

    340MT (AMT),

    342MT (AAB), or specialist examinations in single discipline for licensure in that specialty area

     

     

     

     

    356Associate Degree in Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technology

    3624

    363Clinical laboratory training program

    367MLS (ASCP),

    369MT (ASCP371i372),

    373MT (AMT),

    375MT (AAB) examinations, including specialist examinations, in single disciplines for licensure in that specialty area

     

     

     

     

    390Associate Degree including 6 semester hours of academic biological sciences and 6 semester hours of academic chemical sciences

    4085a

    409Successfully completed a Department of Defense clinical laboratory training program

    419MT (AAB) examinations, including specialist examinations, in single disciplines for licensure in that specialty area

    4345b

    4355 years of pertinent clinical laboratory experience with one year of experience in each specialty area for which licensure is sought

    456MT (AAB) examinations, including specialist examinations, in single disciplines for licensure in that specialty area

    471(b) Blood Banking

    474(Donor Processing)

    476Education

    477Option

    478Training/Experience

    479Certification

    480Bachelors Degree (or higher) in Clinical Laboratory, Chemical, or Biological Science

    4911

    492NAACLS approved Clinical laboratory training program

    • 498MLS (ASCP),
    • 500MT (ASCP502i503),
    • 504BB (ASCP),
    • 506SBB (ASCP),
    • 508MT (AAB),
    • 510MT (AMT)

    512Bachelors 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

    5402

    541as required by certifying body

     

    546Bachelors Degree

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

    5783a

    5793 years pertinent clinical laboratory experience

    5853b

    586Clinical laboratory training program

    590(c) Cytology.

    592Education

    593Option

    594Training/Experience

    595Certification

    596as required by certifying body

    6011

    602as required by certifying body

    607CT (ASCP)

    609(d) Cytogenetics.

    611Education

    612Option

    613Training/Experience

    614Certification

    615Bachelors Degree (or higher) with 30 hours of academic science

    6251

    626Board approved training program in cytogenetics at the technologist level or 1 year of pertinent clinical laboratory experience in cytogenetics

    646CG (ASCP)

    648(e) Molecular Pathology.

    651Education

    652Option

    653Training/Experience

    654Certification

    655Bachelors Degree (or higher) with 16 semester hours of academic science

    6661

    667as required by certifying body

    •          672MB (ASCP) or
    •          675MT (AAB) Molecular Diagnostics examination
    •          680CHT (ABHI)
    •          682MDT (AMT)

    684as required by certifying body

    6892

    690One year pertinent clinical laboratory experience in molecular pathology

    •          699MB (ASCP) or
    •          702MT (AAB) Molecular Diagnostics examination or
    •          708CHT (ABHI)
    •          710MDT (AMT)

    712(f) Andrology, Embryology.

    715Education

    716Option

    717Training/Experience

    718Certification

    719Bachelors 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

    7461

    747As required by certifying body

    752MT (AAB) Andrology/Embryology examination

     

     

     

     

    756Associate Degree including 6 semester hours of academic biological sciences and 6 semester hours of academic chemical sciences

    7742

    7753 years of pertinent clinical laboratory experience

    782MT (AAB) Andrology/Embryology examination

    786(g) Histology.

    788Education

    789Option

    790Training/Experience

    791Certification

    792Associate Degree (or higher)

    7961

    797NAACLS-approved Histotechnology Program

    800HT (ASCP)

     

     

     

     

    802as required by certifying body

    8072a

    808as required by certifying body

    813HTL (ASCP)

    81560 semester hours 12 hours chemical/biological science

    8222b

    823Board approved training program

    827HT (ASCP)

    829As required by certifying body

    8342c

    8353 years of pertinent experience as Florida licensed histology technician or equivalent

    847HT (ASCP) QIHC

     

     

     

     

    850as required by certifying body

    8553a

    8565 years of pertinent experience, and 86248 contact hours of continuing education in immunohistochemistry/advanced histologic techniques

    872HT (ASCP)

    8743b

    8755 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

    902Not required

    904(h) Histocompatibility.

    906Education

    907Option

    908Training/Experience

    909Certification

    910as required by certifying body

    9151

    916as required by certifying body

    921CH922T (ABHI)

    924Rulemaking Authority 926483.805(4), 927483.811(2), 928483.823 FS. 930Law Implemented 932381.0034(3), 933483.809, 934483.811(2), 935483.823 FS. 937History–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, 5-25-20.

     

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