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The most prominent tool that can help you a lot to understand the ASCP M microbiology technologist and ASCP SM microbiology specialist exam content area is the ASCP microbiology classes.

But, when you join the MLSIA ASCP microbiology classes, you will have the opportunity to cover A-Z content according to the ASCP BOC determined outlines.

The ASCP Board of Certification determines the wide syllabus for the ASCP microbiology exam.

Utilizing only one tool like the ASCP microbiology classes is not a good idea to cover the complicated syllabus of M/SM ASCP certification.

Therefore, you should subscribe to the ASCP microbiology course that presents to all the essential tools.

For this, you should get the MLSIA ASCP microbiology course, which is a complete package and offers all the necessary tools.

What you will get from MLSIAcademy after subscribing:

  • ASCP Microbiology Classes
  • Recording of Classes
  • ASCP Microbiology Study Guide
  • ASCP Microbiology QBank

In this article, we will tell you the features of MLSIA ASCP microbiology classes and also tell you the best tips to get benefits from these classes.

What is ASCP?

The ASCP (American Society for Clinical Pathology) is the world, first, largest, private, independent certification agency that awards certificates to the entire team of lab medicine.

The ASCP BOC came into being in 1928; from its establishment to its existing one, it has awarded more than 610, 000 certifications to lab technologists, specialists, pathologists, scientists, and technicians.

For microbiology, the ASCP presents two certificates: M ASCP and SM ASCP.

M ASCP is for technologists in microbiology and SM ASCP is for specialists in microbiology.

Furthermore, both of these certificates are also for international candidates.

M ASCPi is for international microbiology technologists and SM ASCPi is for international microbiology specialists.

Why Choose the ASCP Microbiology Certification?

  • The ASCP H/SH certificates are more powerful than all other certificates you have achieved to empower your career.
  • With the magical power of these certificates, you will get a top position among your peers and the opportunity to perform jobs with the world’s best physicians, technologists, and specialists in your field.
  • Higher salaries; according to, the average salary of an ASCP microbiology specialist is $66,907, and for a microbiology technologist is $68,741.
  • Professional development programs
  • Continuing education that meets your CMP (Credential Maintenance Program) point requirements and also introduces you to the latest technologies.
  • The ASCP also offers students awards and scholarship programs to meet their educational expenses.

ASCP Microbiology Certification Exam Eligibility Requirements

To apply for M ASCP/ASCPi or SM ASCP/ASCPi you have to meet the ASCP recommended eligibility route requirements.

Certification Requirements for Microbiology Technologist


  • Route 1: ASCP MLS certificate & baccalaureate degree
  • Route 2: Biological science or chemistry bachelor’s degree OR  baccalaureate degree with 30 semester hrs combination, in chemistry and biology, and microbiology clinical experience of one year.
  • Route 3: Microbiology structured program of a NAACLS-approved Medical Lab Scientist Program,  chemistry or biological science baccalaureate degree OR bachelor degree with 30-semester hrs combination in biology and chemistry.
  • Rote 4: Microbiology or other related field master’s degree and microbiology clinical experience of six months.
  • Route 5: With the combination of thirty (30) semester hrs in chemistry and biology a bachelor’s degree OR medical laboratory science baccalaureate degree and program that is approved by the NAACLS as a Medical Laboratory Scientist Program.


  • R0ute 1: ASCPi ( international) MLS certificate & relevant subject baccalaureate degree.
  • R0ute 2:  Biology and chemistry baccalaureate degree with a combination of 30 semester hours OR chemistry or biological science baccalaureate degree and microbiology clinical experience of one year.
  • R0ute 3: Chemistry or biological science baccalaureate degree Or degree with a combination of 30 semester hrs in biology & chemistry, and microbiology clinical training program.
  • R0ute 4: Microbiology clinical experience (six months) and a master’s degree from an approved institution in microbiology or other related field.
  • R0ute 5:  Medical Lab Science baccalaureate degree & Medical Lab training program.

Certification Requirements for Microbiology Specialist


  • Route 1: Microbiology ASCP or medical lab scientist ASCP, baccalaureate degree, & microbiology clinical experience must be three years.
  • Route 2: Related field master’s degree and microbiology clinical experience that must be three years.
  • R0ute 3: Post-doctoral fellowship in clinical microbiology that must be tew years and a doctorate in relevant fields.
  • R0ute 4: ASCP medical lab scientist OR ASCP microbiology certificate, a doctorate in relevant field, and microbiology research experience (one year), OR microbiology clinical experience (one year).
  • R0ute 5: Clinical microbiology experience as an academic educator,  a baccalaureate degree, and M (ASCP) OR MLS (ASCP) certification.
  • R0ute 6:  (ASCP) MLS or (ASCP) M credentials, clinical microbiology experience (one year) as an academic educator, and a doctorate in microbiology or other related fields.


  • R0ute 1: ASCP/ASCPi microbiology OR ASCP/ASCPi medical lab scientist credential, microbiology clinical experience (three years), and baccalaureate degree.
  • R0ute 2: Clinical experience in microbiology (three years) & master’s degree in related field.
  • R0ute 3: Microbiology clinical experience (two years) & doctorate in a related field.
  • R0ute 4: ASCP/ASCPi medical lab scientist OR ASCP/ASCPi microbiology, microbiology research experience (one year) OR microbiology clinical experience (one year) and a doctorate in a related field.
  • R0ute 5: As an academic educator experience (three years) in clinical microbiology,  a baccalaureate degree, and M (ASCP or ASCPi) OR MLS (ASCP or ASCPi) certification.
  • Route 6: (ASCP or ASCPi) MLS or (ASCP or ASCPi) M credentials, a doctorate in microbiology or other related fields, and clinical microbiology experience (one year) as an academic educator.

How to Prepare for the ASCP Microbiology Exam?

ASCP Microbiology Classes

The ASCP microbiology classes navigate the content area with all its outlines.
If you want to cover the A-Z content area visually and auditorily, you must join the ASCP microbiology classes.
The MLSIA creates an interactive environment where you can share your problems related the your syllabus and find the best answers.

Recordings of Classes

With the recording of ASCP microbiology classes, you can understand the exam content area deeply enough to watch it again and again.
The MLSIAcademy records all its lectures and offers to students based on their demands.
If you have to miss your lectures for any reason, you can benefit from these recordings.
These recordings are available within 24 hours after the classes.

ASCP Microbiology Study Guide

With ASCP microbiology classes, you must get knowledge from the ASCP microbiology study guide.
The MLSIAcademy designs a comprehensive, conclusive, and to-the-point study guide.
It is also an all-in-one study option that digests a lot of other books in its composition.
This study material is compiled by ASCP-certified microbiologists who also have Ph.D. and MSc degrees.
It explains the content with questions and answers, visual illustrations, colors, and other tools that help to make the content easy to understand.

ASCP Microbiology Q&A

With hundreds of questions and answers, you can easily practice your learning.
The MLSIAcademy QBank offers a bundle of questions and answers that are obtained from the entire content area.

ASCP Microbiology Quiz

The MLSIA QBanks quizzes are topic-specific.
The quiz is extracted by all the outlines that the ASCP Board of Certification determines.
From MLSIA QBanks, you will get
Topic-related quizzes
Subject-related quizzes
Entire-syllabus-related quizzes

Flashcards for ASCP Microbiology

By using the flashcards of MLSIA QBanks, you will get the following advantages:

Overcome all difficult vocabulary
It speeds up your learning and reviewing process.
Easily understandable and can be read at any place.
Its way of delivering information is so attractive, therefore the knowledge that you get by using flashcards stays with you for a long time.

ASCP Microbiology Practice Exam

Do you know the best way to reduce anxiety about the final M/SM exam?
Yes, of course, it is the ASCP microbiology practice exam that helps you reduce your anxiety about the exam, build your confidence to sit for the exam,  and determine gap in your knowledge.
The MLSIA extracts the MCQs from the entire content to develop 100 MCQ practice exams.
MLSIA QBank presents a bundle of practice exams to offer you the ultimate solution to practice your content.

Mock Exam by MLSIA QBanks

A type of test that familiarizes you with the final exam condition is called a mock exam.
The MLSIA mock exam depicts the real image of the ASCP microbiology exam.
By participating in it, you will know your preparation percentage, important topics regarding the final exam, the number of questions, the format of exam, etc.

CAT Exam for ASCP Microbiology

The CAT (computer adaptive testing) is the format of ASCP microbiology exams.
The MLSIA QBank also conducts a CAT exam for its students that follows all the conditions of the ASCP microbiology exam.

Schedule of ASCP Microbiology Classes

  • Online via Zoom
  • Every Sunday
  • Weekly for up to ~10 weeks 
  • Starts at 10: AM Eastern Time, USA/CA (check the course page for update)
  • For up to ~3-4 hrs.

ASCP M/SM Exam Registration and Fee

To apply for the M/SM ASCP/ASCPi certification, you should follow the below instructions:

  • Create a new account on the ASCP website if you do not have one, but if you do, log in to open it
  • Choose your certificate category
  • Determine your eligibility routes (one route requirement is vital to meet)
  • Verify your contact information to fill out your application form.
  • Submit all documentation in PDF file
  • Pay the application fee with the submission of the application form.

The application fee for M ASCP is $250 and M ASCPi is $210.

For the microbiology specialist certificate, it is $300 for SM ASCP and $260 for SM ASCPi.

What Expect on Exam Day?

  • You should try to arrive half an hour before starting the exam in the exam center.
  • Make sure to follow all rules and regulations of the exam center because disobedient candidates can be disqualified from the exam.
  • You cannot take any personal items from outside like a calculator, watch, mobile, etc.
  • Before going for the exam, you should eat enough food so that your appetite does not disturb you during your exam
  • Answer all the questions attentively and replace any answer if you feel so

After the Exam: What Next?

If you have passed your exam successfully, you will receive your score report within four business days.

You will receive it by email notification, be attentive to getting it because you are not considered ASCP-certified until you get it.

This score report offers you information about the score and certification expiration date.

Set a reminder to meet your CMP points at the right time.

But if you have failed the exam, wait for your score report to retake the exam.

Your score report offers you information about the score that you get from each content area.

Make sure to know where you need to give extra attention.

Continuing Education And Recertification

The ASCP recertification program is als0 called the CMP (Credential Maintenance Program), which updates your credentials for the next three years.

To participate in this program, you have to meet 36 CMP points for ASCP microbiology certification during your active three years.

To meet your CMP requirements, the ASCP offers continuing education programs.

After participating in this program, you can earn your CE points.

Success Stories and Testimonials

“ASCP is recognized worldwide as the provider of premier educational materials and resources for pathologists and laboratory professionals to learn, share, and grow throughout the entirety of their careers.”

According to Henry Rinder, MD, FASCP

“Through ASCP’s live events, I have access to education and networking opportunities that take my skills and knowledge to a new level.”

Zubair Baloch. MD, M ASCP, says

Conclusion for ASCP Microbiology Classes

Getting the ASCP microbiology certification is a great success but when you get it with a higher score, it is a splendid success.

To achieve the M ASCP/ASCPi or SM ASCP/ASCPi certification with great scores, you must attend the ASCP microbiology classes.

To access the best ASCP microbiology classes, you must subscribe to the MLSIA ASCP microbiology course, which provides you with all the important study tools with classes.

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