Medical Laboratory Technicians (MLT)
This newest category of personnel for the clinical laboratories of California but has been in existence in other states for many years. California regulations require an Associate degree or 60 semester or equivalent quarter units of specified course work and 6 months of clinical training. Candidates will also need to pass one of the California recognized National MLT examinations to qualify for a California MLT license. There is a requirement for twelve Continuing Education units per year for license renewal. Licensing is on a two year renewal cycle.
Required Coursework Includes:
- Associate degree or 60 semester or equivalent quarter units in chemical, physical, biological, or clinical laboratory science with specific course requirements:
- 36 semester or equivalent quarter units in physical or biological sciences.
- 6 semester or equivalent quarter units in chemistry.
- 6 semester or equivalent quarter units in biology.
Please contact Laboratory Field Services for application and information on the licensing of MLT’s.
California MLT Licensing Exam Routes