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Membership Information

To become a member (Professional, Community, Developing Professional, Ascending Professional or Emeritus), click Here.
Otherwise see links within Membership Types below.

Member types:

Professional: $108 to join ($96 to renew); plus $10 state dues

Open to all persons certified or engaged in the practice and/or education process of clinical laboratory science, including those with an active interest in supporting the purposes and goals of this society. Includes basic benefits plus the award winning journal, Clinical Laboratory Science. International members must join in this member category.

Community: $72 to join ($60 to renew)

Community membership shall be open to all persons.. Community membership is NOT eligible for member discounts for live ASCLS national events and does NOT count towards continuous professional membership in the society which is used for eligibility of emeritus membership status. Community members cannot hold office or vote in ASCLS elections.

Ascending Professional: $60 ($48 to renew) plus $10 state dues

Ascending Professional membership is open to any individual eligible for Professional membership, if the individual has not held previous membership other than Developing Professional or Ascending Professional membership in this Society and is within five years of graduation from a program of clinical laboratory studies.

Developing Professional: $24 plus $5 state dues

Developing Professional membership shall be open to any person enrolled in a program of clinical laboratory studies.

Laboratory Managers Package Information:

Do you have coworkers that want to join ASCLS? If so we have a group rate for you!

Rates: $78 per Professional 1 member, inclusive of state dues.
Discounts: For groups of 10 and up, you will receive a coupon for $50 off any ASCLS Educational Product-includes self-studies, live-streamed, virtual, webinars or live (in-person) ASCLS educational event- for every 5 members you have in your group. For example, groups of 20 members will receive 3-$50 off coupons.
Special considerations:
Payment must be made via one check or credit card transaction. All membership packages must submit a package member application form found in the "How to Submit Info" section below.
More information can be found:

Laboratory Educators’ Package and Information:

As one of our valued members in clinical laboratory science education, we are offering a special discounted dues package that would give all of your faculty Professional 1 status as new or renewing ASCLS members and all of your students ASCLS membership if joining in a group (see rates below).*
For Hospital based programs: Take advantage of this offer and extend the rates to your clinical instructors and your academic affiliates' liaison.
For University/College based Programs: Thank your clinical affiliates with this access to free CE for the professionals who teach your students.
Rates: $25 per student and $78 per faculty/clinical preceptor; inclusive of state dues.*
Free registrations awarded:

  • Programs with 5-20 students will receive 1 free registration to an ASCLS national meeting (early bird rate).
  • Programs with 21-40 students will receive 2 free registrations to an ASCLS national meeting (early bird rate).
  • Programs with 41 or more students will receive 3 free registrations to an ASCLS national meeting (early bird rate).
Special considerations:
Either the Program Director or the lead contact for the package must be a member of ASCLS. They may be, but are not required to be, included in the package.
Free registrations awarded will be based on the initial membership package submitted. Student members may be added one more time during the membership year, but will not count toward the free registrations awarded.
All membership packages must submit a package member application form found in the "How to Submit Info" section below.

*$5 per student member and $7 per professional member will be sent to the state for state dues.
More information can be found:


Why join ASCLS?


Enhance your professional knowledge through P.A.C.E.®, Professional Acknowledgment for Continuing Education. These programs, webcasts, CD's and online course offered through the national ASCLS organization provide continuing education credits through hundreds of quality programs on topics of critical interest — programs that are reviewed regularly for educational content, relevancy to the profession, qualification of faculty and structure. You can earn P.A.C.E.® credits for re-certification or to fulfill re-licensure requirements.

ASCLS also offers FOCUS, a convenient, mail-in continuing education program published in our journal, Clinical Laboratory Science. When you join or renew you may select an ASCLS Certification Maintenance Membership to get P.A.C.E.® approved online continuing education. For more information, click here.

Recognizing the importance of certification, ASCLS endorses the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) in its accreditation efforts of schools which offer education in clinical laboratory science.

ASCLS Annual Meeting and Exposition

Described as the premier continuing education event in clinical laboratory science, the five-day ASCLS Annual Meeting and Exposition offers cutting-edge scientific and technical workshops and symposiums. Since 1995, when ASCLS first met concurrently with the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC), our members have been able to visit the industry's largest exhibition hall to review the latest trends and technologies in laboratory testing. ASCLS members receive a substantial discount on fees for registration and exhibits at the Annual Meeting.

ASCLS-Illinois Annual Meeting

The ASCLS-IL Annual Meeting offers cutting-edge scientific and technical workshops and symposiums. ASCLS members receive a substantial discount on fees for registration and exhibits at the Annual Meeting.

Personal Services

ASCLS members can choose from a range of discount services targeted especially for clinical laboratory professionals. Save on credit card, hotel room and car rental purchases. Participate in the ASCLS insurance programs and take advantage of group rates on health, professional liability, life, disability and automobile insurance. Brochures outlining these programs in greater detail are available from ASCLS. Please see


ASCLS members are kept informed through two Society publications. Clinical Laboratory Science is an award-winning, quarterly journal featuring articles on the very latest in research, education and government actions affecting the profession. ASCLS Today, our newsletter, is published 10 times a year and provides timely updates on association activities in the legislative, educational and membership arenas. These two publications, along with additional mailings targeted to Society leaders, keep our members informed.

Grassroots Activities

One of the important benefits to members of ASCLS is our regional, state and local meetings. These gatherings provide scientific and technical continuing education sessions, as well as networking opportunities with local and regional colleagues.

Governmental Affairs

As new laws and regulations bring momentous changes to clinical laboratory science, your ASCLS membership provides you with liaisons to Members of Congress, Federal and state agencies. Our government affairs team monitors and influences laws and regulations that affect the profession. This dedicated team, coupled with extensive grassroots involvement from the membership, ensures that the concerns of the profession are heard in Congress. To ensure effective advocacy, each year ASCLS also holds a Legislative Symposium. Participants learn the manner in which current issues are being addressed within government and are briefed in lobbying skills. Participants also meet with Members of Congress to discuss the issues important to the profession and to advocate for our best interests.

The ASCLS Advocacy Center informs members  of legislation or regulatory issues that affect the profession. The Advocacy Center also assists members in contacting their Members of Congress in order to comment on issues of importance to laboratorians.

To become a member, click here.

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