Route 3: Alternate Education Route
Applicant shall possess a baccalaureate degree from an institution accredited by a recognized regional or national accreditation agency, or an equivalent degree from a foreign institution as certified by a foreign transcript evaluation agency approved by AMT.
- AND shall have completed at least 35 semester hours of coursework across various subjects related to the clinical laboratory sciences, such as biological science, microbiology, organic chemistry, biochemistry, mathematics, etc.
- AND shall have either:
- Completed an accredited medical technology training program following the earning of the baccalaureate degree referenced above, OR
- Completed a minimum of one year of approved clinical laboratory experience including rotation through Blood Banking, Microbiology, Chemistry and Hematology sections of the laboratory
- Approved Clinical Laboratory Experience credited toward eligibility must have been gained while employed (not during training) in a laboratory that performs the chemical, physical, or biological examination of human body fluids and tissues and that uses clinical laboratory techniques and methodologies. Full-time experience is defined as working an average of 40 hours/week (may be a combination of part-time settings)
Educational programs acceptable toward meeting certification requirements must include clinical laboratory experience rotating through Blood Banking, Microbiology, Chemistry and Hematology sections of the laboratory.
*Program or institution must be accredited by a regional or national accreditation agency approved by the US Department of Education (DOE), the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or otherwise approved by the AMT Board of Directors.