The Histological Technician program at SUNY Broome Community College has been approved by the New York State Department of Education as a licensure-qualifying program for the New York State Clinical Laboratory Technician. Graduates of the program are eligible for the licensure in New York State, contingent upon the student submitting all application paperwork and fees and have earned an associate’s degree with the proper distribution and number of science courses required to meet NYS licensure requirements. For further information, please visit the Office of the Professions.
Graduates of the program are eligible for certification by the new American Society of Clinical Pathology Board of Certification (ASCP BOR) using Route 2, which requires one year of full-time acceptable experience in a histopathology (clinical, veterinary, industry, or research) laboratory in the U.S., Canada, or an accredited laboratory within the last 10 years.
The issuing of the HT degree, however, is not contingent upon the students passing any type of external certifying or licensing examination.
NC-SARA is a set of agreements between member states, districts, and territories that establishes comparable national standards for interstate distance education program offerings. As a participating member of NC-SARA, SUNY Broome adheres to NC-SARA regulations to protect the integrity of its distance education program and to ensure consumers are protected.
Enrolled and prospective students are encouraged to contact their state licensure entity (if not practicing in New York) to review all licensure and certification requirements imposed by their state.
Please read the following State Authorization Reciprocity Disclosure for Professional Licensure and Certifications for details: