The practice of cytotechnology and the use of the title "cytotechnologist" or "certified histological technician" require licensure, unless otherwise exempt under the law.
To be licensed as a cytotechnologist or certified histological technician in New York State you must:
- be of good moral character;
- be at least 18 years of age;
- meet education requirements; and
- meet examination requirements.
You must file an application for licensure and the other forms indicated, along with the appropriate fee, to the Office of the Professions at the address specified on each form. It is your responsibility to follow up with anyone you have asked to send us material.
The specific requirements for licensure are contained in Title 8, Article 165 of New York's Education Law and Sections 52.39 and 52.41 and Subparts 79-14 and 79-16 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.
You should also read the general licensing information applicable for all professions.