1. What are the benefits of certification?
i. Enhance employment opportunities.
ii. Pre prestige and competitive advantage for certified individuals over non-certified cytometrists.
iii. Gradual increase in benefits and salaries

2. How can certification help employers?
i. Provides with a more productive and highly trained workforce.
ii. Reduces training times and costs.
iii. Assists in making more informed hiring decisions.
iv. Establishes professional standards of practice in Cytometry.
v. Provide prestige and competitive advantage for employers who only employ certified individuals.

3. What are the eligibility requirements to take the examination?
Candidates must have four years of cytometry experience OR a bachelor’s degree and two years of work experience.

4. What material is covered on the exam?
Please click here to view the ICCE Content Outline.

5. How many questions are on the exam? 100 questions

6. How long do I have to complete the exam? Two hours

7. What is the cost of the exam? $275 (USD)

8. Where can I take the examination?
The ICCE will be offered at Castle Worldwide’s computer-based testing centers in the USA and Canada beginning on September 19th. The examination will be held outside the USA and Canada in conjunction with National Cytometry Society annual meetings. The examination will be held on Monday, September 12 in Dublin, Ireland at 9:00 am prior to the start of Quad Society and ESCCA 2011 meetings and on Wednesday, October 12 in Bonn, Germany at 9:00 am prior to the start of the German Society for Cytometry annual meeting.

9. How long is my certification valid? The certification is valid for three years.

10. How do I renew my certification?
To maintain your certification you must complete 36 hours of approved continuing education hours over your 3 year certification period and complete the recertification application and payment.

11. How do I indicate that I have earned the credential of Certified Cytometrist?
You may wish to indicate this status by using the acronym C.Cy. or CCy after your name to indicate you have achieved this status. We encourage you to use the C.Cy. or CCy designation on your letterhead, business cards, website and all forms of address.