Laws and Rules of the Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel (Online CE Course)

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Author: Brenda Van Der Heyden, MT(ASCP)
Revised in 2018 by: Mary Schaller, MLS(ASCP)

Updated for the 2018 - 2020 biennium. MediaLab's courses in Florida Laws and Rules of the Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel fulfills the Florida continuing education requirement for all license types. Learn about the licensing and renewal process, codes of ethics, license types, and lab specialties. Like all MediaLab courses, credit is reported immediately upon completion to Florida's CEBroker system. Completion will appear on your CEBroker transcript the same day.

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Continuing Education Credits

P.A.C.E.® Contact Hours (acceptable for AMT, ASCP, and state recertification): 1 hour(s)
Approved through 12/31/2020
Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel Credit Hours - Laws and Rules of the Board: 1 hour(s)
Approved through 9/1/2022


  • Explain the four types of clinical laboratory personnel licenses, their responsibilities, and their qualifications.
  • Identify and discuss the specialties available for clinical laboratory personnel.
  • Clarify the licensing process, including application and renewal.
  • Explain acts and behaviors that are violations of Board rules and their associated penalties.

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Course Outline

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  • Introduction
      • Laws and Rules of the Florida Board
      • Definitions
      • Your Role
      • The Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel
      • The major pieces of legislation that govern clinical laboratory personnel in Florida are:
  • Personnel and Qualifications
    • Types of Clinical Laboratory Personnel
    • Specialties
      • Categories for Specialties
      • Description of Specialties (1)
      • Description of Specialties (2)
      • Description of Specialties (3)
      • Description of Specialties (4)
      • Clinical laboratory personnel who are licensed in the specialties of immunohematology, clinical chemistry, hematology, and serology / immunology may p...
      • Specialists in histology, blood banking, and histocompatibility may perform all tests associated with immunohematology, clinical chemistry, hematology...
  • Licensing Process
  • Continuing Education
  • Violations and Disciplinary Action
  • References
      • References

Additional Information

Author information: Brenda Van Der Heyden, MT(ASCP) is a former Compliance Officer and Lab Administrative Director and is licensed in Florida as a supervisor. She is currently a consultant for compliance issues and physician office lab operations. Brenda graduated with a BSMT degree. She is the past president of the Florida Society of Clinical Laboratory Scientists and past co-chair of the Florida Coalition of Professional Laboratory Organizations. She is currently serving as the Vice-Chair for the Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel for the State of Florida.

Reviewer information:  MarySchaller, MLS (ASCP) is a technologist at Gulfcoast Medical Center in Fort Myers, Florida. In her 40 years as a laboratory scientist, Marcy has also been a student instructor, an LIS coordinator, and a laboratory manager.

African-american doctor (with tie) consults paperwork


Hispanic male tech portrait (no goggles)

Diverse group of lab techs (male/female, white/African-American, older/younger)