This section explains the procedures and requirements that
are necessary for an applicant to become licensed.
To perform the duties of a medical
laboratory director, medical laboratory supervisor, medical laboratory
technologist, medical laboratory technician, or special analyst, a person must
possess a lawfully issued license from the Board.
(b) Applications shall include all supporting
documentation to be considered complete.
(c) It is the applicant's responsibility to
request an official transcript from the registrar's office to be sent directly
to the Board's administrative office. Transcripts shall be sent from all
institutions attended. The transcript shall show that the degree has been
conferred and carry the official seal of the institution. Internationally
trained applicants must meet the requirements of Rule
(d) It is the
applicant's responsibility to request proof that the laboratory training
program from which the applicant graduated is accredited and from what agency.
This must be submitted directly from the director of the training program, or a
source acceptable to the Board, directly to the Board's administrative office.
Applicants trained in the military shall present proof of training through
official military documentation, most commonly DD214. Internationally trained
applicants must meet the requirements of Rule 1200-0601-.05(2).
(e) It is the applicant's responsibility to
request that proof of current national certification/qualification be submitted
directly to the Board's administrative office from a certifying body that is
acceptable to the Board. The national certification must be in the laboratory
specialty in which licensure is being sought.
(f) It is the applicant's responsibility to
request proof of clinical laboratory work experience from current and previous
employers if required. The letter shall be on official letterhead and state the
applicant's name, job title and/or description of duties, dates of employment,
and the number of hours worked per week.
(g) Applications will be accepted throughout
(h) An applicant shall
respond truthfully and completely to every question or request for information
in the application form. The application form shall be submitted with all
required documentation and fees to the Board's administrative office. All
application materials may be submitted online.
An applicant shall submit with the
application the nonrefundable application fee and the state regulatory fee as
provided in Rule 1200-06-01-.06
(j) An applicant shall submit with the
application a "passport" type photograph taken within the preceding twelve (12)
(k) Personal resumes are
not acceptable and will not be reviewed.
An applicant shall disclose the
circumstances surrounding any of the following:
1. Conviction of any crime in any country,
state, or municipality, except for minor traffic violations.
2. The denial of licensure or the discipline
of a licensee by any other state, country, or municipality.
3. Loss or restriction of
4. Any civil judgment or
civil suit settlement in which the applicant was a party defendant including,
without limitation, actions involving malpractice, breach of contract,
antitrust activity, or any other civil action remedy recognized under that
country's, state's, or municipality's statutory, common, or case law.
(m) The applicant shall cause to
be submitted to the Board's administrative office directly from the vendor
identified in the Board's licensure application materials, the result of a
criminal background check.
burden is on the applicant to prove by a preponderance of the evidence that his
course work and credentials are equivalent to the Board's
review and licensure decisions shall be governed by Rule
is a prerequisite to licensure.
Internationally trained applicants.
In addition to fulfilling the above
requirements in paragraph (1), an internationally trained applicant shall also:
1. Have all educational credentials evaluated
by a foreign evaluation company approved by the Board. The foreign evaluation
company shall submit directly to the Board's administrative office the results
of the evaluation. The evaluation must clearly indicate that the applicant's
education is equivalent to that which is required for licensure of United
States graduates at the level of licensure being sought. A list of approved
foreign evaluation companies can be obtained from the Board's administrative
2. Submit to the Board's
administrative office current documentation of legal entry and right to work in
the United States if not a U.S. citizen.
An internationally trained applicant who
is a citizen of Mexico or Canada may apply as a professional under the North
American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) when all federal requirements have been
1. The profession is on the NAFTA
2. The applicant
possesses the specific criteria for that profession; and
3. The prospective position requires someone
in that professional capacity; and
4. The applicant is going to work for a U.S.