A licensed CLS performs the full spectrum of diagnostic tests in hospital clinical laboratories, in commercial reference laboratories, or in research and development for biotech companies. The CLS program will provide both didactic and practical clinical training in hematology, clinical chemistry, blood banking, microbiology and immunology to prepare students to sit for the American Society of Clinical Pathology CLS licensing exam. A CLS license is required to work as a CLS in California. Eligibility to take the exam requires a full academic year of clinical training for 52 weeks, 4 days/week, 8 hours/day as well as one 8-hour day/week of face-to-face classes (3 quarters of 8 units each at approximately $500/unit = $12,000). Clinical Training Affiliates for the CLS program will be announced on this website upon approval by California Laboratory Field Services. This program is being offered jointly by Cal State LA and Cal Poly Pomona.
Application period for the program year will open October 1, 2012.
Applications will be accepted until January 22, 2013.
For the application, you will need the following files, all in PDF format: