How to Become a Medical Technician in Kansas
How to Becoming a Medical Tech in Kansas
Although the two major national certifiers require similar educational backgrounds of their technician applicants, and the passing of a board exam (either at the state or national level), their requirements are a bit different.
Kansas Medical lab techs seeking certification through the ASCP can choose from several specific avenues:
- Earning a two-year A.S. or A.A.S degree in medical technology from an accredited program.
- 60 credits (without earning the degree) from a college program that includes both chemistry and biology, and successful completion of an approved MLT program during the last 5 years.
- 60 credits from a college program that includes chemistry and biology coursework, and the ASCP’s CLA certification (no longer offered).
- 60 credits from a college program including chemistry and biology classes, and graduation from a fifty-week medical laboratory military training program.
- 60 credits from a college program that includes chemistry and biology, plus 3 years of laboratory experience with direct supervision over the past 10 years in the following areas:
- banking blood
- clinical microscopy
Kansas Med techs interested in AMT certification have several options as well:
- Can graduate from one of the 2-year online or campus based Kansas medical technician schools with coursework in laboratory technology, laboratory science, or a something comparable.
- Complete 60 credits from accredited 2-year academic program, with 6 months of verifiable laboratory experience.
- Complete a medical laboratory program through an accredited institution that is sanctioned by the Dept. of Education.
- Finish a fifty-week training course in laboratory procedures through the military that can be transferred to a college program that offers a degree in medical lab science.
NOTE: The first four options require taking the board exam offered by the AMT for med tech certification.
- Enter Kansas with existing certification through examination in medical specialty areas that the Board of Directors for AMT considers to be up to their standards for certification.
- Meet AMT requirements for certification with a license from a state other than Kansas that requires passing a board exam.