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How to Become a Medical Technician in West Virginia

Steps to Becoming a Medical Tech in West Virginia

Once an associate’s degree is obtained through one of the online or campus based West Virginia medical technician schools, interested parties may request an application to take the medical technology exam offered by the Board of Certification. This exam is regulated by the American Society for Clinical Pathologists. The application should be returned with all requested information and verification forms included. This may include letters of recommendation along with transcripts from the school where the associate degree was obtained.

When the application is approved, the applicant will be required to sit for the exam. Once the applicant completes the exam with passing scores, they will be approved and their certification will be granted. Those that wish to work in West Virginia as Medical Technicians will be required to request an application from the West Virginia Board of Medicine. The application must be completed in full and submitted to the West Virginia Board of Medicine along with applicable fees and verification forms. The West Virginia Board of Medicine will need to obtain a written release of information statement in order to verify that the individual is indeed certified as a Medical Technician.

Once the application is returned and the information on the application is verified, the individual will be granted the license to practice Medical Technology in the state of West Virginia. It is recommended that Medical Technicians keep informed on any changes in the procedure of licensing and requirements by maintaining contact with the West Virginia Board of Medicine. Contact information for this board and the American Society for Clinical Pathologists is listed below for the convenience of the reader.

Through campus based and online programs, aspiring Medical Technicians in Charleston, Huntington, Parkersburg and Wheeling, West Virginia may be able to prepare themselves for the possibility of employment in some of the largest hospitals and healthcare facilities in the state including the Charleston Area Medical Center General Hospital, Wheeling Hospital, Saint Mary's Medical Center and Ruby Memorial Hospital.

West Virginia Board of Medicine
101 Dee Drive, Suite 103
Charleston, West Virginia  25311

American Society for Clinical Pathologists
Board of Certification
33 West Monroe St., Suite 1600
Chicago, IL 60603
1-800-267-2727 option 2, 2

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