How to Find an MLT Certification Number


Medical laboratory technicians are laboratory professionals who perform diagnostic procedures in a hospital or freestanding lab facility, according to American Medical Technologists, a trade and certification organization. Medical laboratory technicians work closely with lab managers and medical laboratory technologists to help doctors diagnose illnesses. Medical laboratory technicians usually hold an associate's degree in medical laboratory technology as well as specialty certification. Rely on four kinds of resources to find an MLT certification number.

  • Check your certification documents. Look carefully on your medical laboratory technician certificate --- it will have your certification number on it, in bold print. The examination performance report you received after passing the MLT certification exam also contains your MLT certification number, according to the American Society of Clinical Pathology; check the copy you received onsite at the testing facility as well as the copy mailed to your home address by the testing center.

  • Contact the certification body. Whether you received your MLT certification through American Medical Technologists or the American Society for Clinical Pathology, calling the certification body will help you find your MLT certification number. Staff answering telephone lines at American Medical Technologists (800-275-1268) or the American Society for Clinical Pathology (800-267-2727) can help you track down your certification number by asking you a few simple questions to verify your identity. Note that both organizations charge a replacement fee if you lost your MLT certificate.

  • Call your state's licensing board. Some states require a state license to practice as well as MLT certification, according to American Medical Technologists, a trade group. Call your state's medical laboratory technician licensing board --- usually part of the state board of health --- and ask for assistance in finding your MLT certification number. States that require licensure for MLTs keep examination scores, certification records and professional history as part of each MLT licensure file. Staff can search your file for your MLT certification number after verifying your identity.

  • Ask your employer. Many employers --- such as hospitals and diagnostic --"

    laboratories --- require their lab technicians to hold an MLT certification and usually ask for copies of certification documents as verification. If you have misplaced your certification number, check with your human resources department and ask to view your personnel file. Explain that you need your MLT certification number from the copies they maintain in their files.

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