ASCP CE Tracking and Reporting: Keep Track of your CMP

The ASCP Board of Certification provides a wide variety of online learning opportunities, certificate programs, and much more to enhance professional development but it also provides the tools that make the task easy for professionals.

For ASCP CE tracking and reporting, the board presents the “My Account Dashboard” that helps the ASCP-certified to manage their CMP progress.

The online “CMP Declaration” process can track automatically which CMP points need time for allocation or which are ready to meet the ASCP certification renewal requirements.

The ASCP (American Society for Clinical Pathology) BOC (Board of Certification) presents more than 20 certificates to the entire lab team.

This team includes technologists, pathologists, technicians, specialists, and scientists.

The Board also determines the CMP process for all credentials.

The ASCP Continuing Education (CE) meets the need for ASCP certification and recertification.

It delivers the best preparation resources for certification and continuing education units for recertification.

In this article, we will offer detailed information on ASCP CE tracking and reporting.

This will assist you in handling your CMP (Credential Maintenance Program) and make it successful for you.  

Understanding the ASCP Certification

The ASCP BOC is the world’s largest credential agency that presents the powerful certification (work license) to lab professionals.

The following are the types of ASCP certifications:

  • Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS ASCP)
  • Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT)
  • Phlebotomy Technician (PBT ASCP)
  • Histotechnician (HT ASCP)
  • Medical Laboratory Assistants (MLA ASCP)
  • Technologist in Blood Banking (BB ASCP)
  • Technologist in Chemistry (C ASCP)
  • Technologist in Hematology (H ASCP)
  • Technologist in Cytogenetics (CG ASCP)
  • Cytologist (CT ASCP)
  • Histotechnologist (HTL ASCP)
  • Technologist in Microbiology (M ASCP)
  • Technologist in Molecular Biology (MB ASCP)
  • International Gynecologic Cytologist (CTgyn ASCP)
  • Specialist in Molecular Biology (SMB ASCP)
  • Specialist in Microbiology (SM ASCP)
  • Specialist in Hematology (SH ASCP)
  • Specialist in Chemistry (SC ASCP)
  • Specialist in Cytology (SCT ASCP)
  • Specialist in Cytometry (SCYM ASCP)
  • Specialist in Blood Banking (SBB ASCP)
  • Pathologist Assistant (PA ASCP)

Significance of ASCP Certification

  • Make you highly qualified and well-trained professionals
  • Help to get a work license in USA.
  • Present the best opportunities (continuing education) for your career development.
  • Chances to get higher salaries than all other occupation
  • Career advancement programs like CMP
  • Opportunities to work with highly qualified professionals in the best working environment.
  • Increase your area of network and make you prevalent within and outside of the country.

The Importance of Continuing Education (CE)

The ASCP BOC offers a wide selection of continuing education that includes online CE packages, certificate programs, and many other activities.

All these CE resources have a deep impact on your professional competency in laboratory medicine.

Career Development Programs

  • The ASCP continuing education comprises many career development programs like the “ASCP Certificates Program” that add more power to your ASCP certification.
  • Introduce you to the latest technologies
  • Keep you current in your field

Meet Certification Requirements

  • Offer your excellent resources for certification preparation like the MLS ASCP Review Course, BOC Interactive Practice Question, etc.
  • Present information about the ASCP certification process.

Fulfill Recertification Prerequisites

  • All the continuing education resources meet your recertification requirements.
  • Present the CE credits that meet your CMP points

Increase Networking Opportunities

  • The ASCP live events including annual meetings, webinars, etc enhance your networking circle.
  • Make you recognized among experts and peers

Credential Maintenance Program (CMP) Overview

The ASCP CMP (Credential Maintenance Program) is a certification renewal process that updates the certificate for the upcoming three years.

The certification that you will get from the ASCP BOC remains active for three years.

After this time, you have to participate in CMP to revive your credentials.

You have to get the CE credits for ASCP CMP that meet your eligibility requirement.

You can get these credits from ASCP (CE resources) and non-ASCP activities.

You have to earn these points in your area of interest, medical ethics, lab safety, and lab operations.

The CMP point is specific for each certification; for many certificates, you need to earn 36 and for a few, you need to get 9 points.

Point Distribution36 CMP Point9 CMP Point
Area of specialty82
Medical Ethics11
Lab specialty (management, education, immunology, etc.)265
Lab and patient safety11

The application fee for ASCP certification renewal is $95 for all credentials.

But if you have multiple certifications with the same expiration or within three months, you will get the $15 reduced fee.

ASCP CE Tracking and Reporting

The Board of Certification (BOC) has made the ASCP CE tracking and reporting very easy by offering the tool.

This tool is my “MY Account Dashboard” that handles all your ASCP CE tracking and reporting automatically.

Here is a complete detail about the tracking and reporting CE for ASCP:

To check the credential status:

  • You need to login to your ASCP account.
  • Click on “Check Progress” under “My Education”
  • Here you will see the option “Track Progress For” and choose your credential from the drag-and-drop menu.
  • Check the end date of your certification and the status of your CMP.

ASCP CE Tracking and Reporting Process

  • First of all, open your ASCP account after login
  • Explore the section “Check Progress” Under “My Education.”
  • The CMP point that you will get from the ASCP activities automatically reports to your ASCP prospect.

Non-ASCP CE Tracking and Reporting Process

  • Open an ASCP account to get information about your CMP points
  • See the “Check Progress” option under my “MY Education.”
  • Open the option of “CMP Credits and Progress” to add CE credits
  • You have to insert the non-ASCP credits manually.
  • To add the credit, you have to enter some information about your CE credits including activity, date, title, etc.

Navigating the ASCP CMP Declaration Process

  • Once you meet your Credential Maintenance Program requirements, you can send your CMP declaration.
  • Make sure to send the declaration before certification expiration (three months before) so you can get time for processing.
  • Before sending the CMP declaration, you need to review renewal requirements.
  • Complete your CMP points and save documents
  • Verify that all your continuing education units have been inserted online
  • Once your CMP points are allocated correctly, you will receive a notification to submit your declaration.
  • Make sure to complete your declaration one month before credential expiration.
  • Keep the original documents at the time of audits
  • You will be informed with an email notification to check the status of your declaration submission.
  • After successful completion, you will get the three-year certification renewal notification.

Upcoming Changes and What They Mean for You

The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification (BOC) has announced its new modification to the ASCP recertification cycle.

The professional who has the certificates with an expiration date of January 2024 and moving forward, has to earn some extra points (2 to 8) in the area of specialty like chemistry, blood bank, cytology, etc.

Furthermore, the board also going to increase its application fee from July 1, 2024.

It will increase by $5 for all CMP applications, the CMP reinstatement fee will increase by $10, and for additional certification, it will rise by$5.

Resources and Support for ASCP CE

The ASCP BOC presents complete resources and support for your continuing education that improve your skills and meet your ASCP CE requirements.

These resources are:

ASCP Online Education

The ASCP online education includes

  • ASCP Case Report
  • ASCP LabQ and LabP
  • ASCP Patient Safety
  • Resident Question Bank
  • Inside the Lab Podcast
  • MLS Online Review Course
  • BOC Interactive Practice Exam
  • ASCP CE Packages
  • Virtual Pathology Grand Rounds

ASCP Certification Programs

The ASCP has partnerships with other institutions to offer your certificate and advance your career.

These institutions are:

  • University University of Pathology Informatics
  • Lab Management
  • Leadership Institute

Educational Meetings

The Board offers you opportunities to get insights into new technologies, share your experience with others, and get expert experience by developing a variety of education meetings.

The ASCP educational meetings:

  • ASCP Annual Meeting
  • Laboratory Professional Meeting
  • KnowledgeLab
  • Pathologists Meeting
  • Immersion Courses
  • Roundtables
  • Seminars
  • Webinars

Quality Improvement Programs

The ASCP has no compromise on patient safety and professional skills, therefore it offers high-quality practice standards to train the lab professionals to offer the best treatment to patients.

The board determines many quality improvement and quality insurance programs to train the experts and eliminate errors of pathology and lab medicine.

These programs are

  • ASCP CQI (Continuous Quality Improvement)
  • Leading Laboratories
  • Check Path
  • GYN Assessment
  • Non-GYN Assessment
  • GYN Proficiency Testing

 Final Thought for ASCP CE Tracking and Reporting

The ASCP CE tracking and reporting is a very easy process that can be handled by using the tool “My Account Dashboard.”

The board offers this tool for professionals’ convenience and simplifies the process.

Whether you are considering getting ASCP certification or want to renew your previous certification, the ASCP board offers you tremendous support and resources.

The Ascp (Continuing Education) meets your institutional, educational, certification, and recertification requirements.

You must use all these resources wisely to maximize your advantages from ASCP.

FAQs for ASCP CE Tracking and Reporting

How can I make my ASCP CE tracking and reporting process successful?

By using the tool “My Account Dashboard” you can record and report your continuing education units easily.

Does the ASCP present the resources for professional development?

Yes, of course, ASCP presents unlimited resources for professional development including CE(continuing education), quality improvement programs, etc.

How can I earn my CE credits for CMP (Credential Maintenance Program)?

All the ASCP continuing education programs offer CEUs that meet the requirements of CMP.

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