COVID-19 Update: The ABCC's next application deadline is November 1, 2021, and it's next examination cycle is August 25-26, 2021. We are requesting application materials be sent electronically to ABCC is working with the testing centers regarding examination administration for the August 2021 exam. Any changes in delivery and details in test dates will be communicated directly with the test taker.

General Information

Application Requirements

General Qualifications The applicant shall be of good moral character and high ethical and professional standing. Educational Requirements The applicant must hold an earned doctoral degree (PhD) in a chemical, physical, biological or clinical laboratory science or an MD, DO,…

Continuing Education

As of January 1, 2004 Diplomates of the American Board of Clinical Chemistry must document 50 contact hours of continuing education (CE) credit every two years in order to maintain listing in the directory of active Diplomates. The following describes…

ABCC Fee Schedule

Application Fee $500.00 Reapplication Fee $500.00 California Licensure Exam Fee $250.00 Exam Sitting Fee (Clinical Chemistry, Toxicological Chemistry) $200 per part, per attempt Exam Sitting Fee (Molecular Diagnostics) $400.00 per attempt Continuing Education Fee for Activity Diplomates $250.00 per 2…

Non-Disclosure Agreement

ABCC Initiates Use of Non-Disclosure Agreement for Exam Candidates In a move to further safeguard its exam content, ABCC will ask exam candidates to sign a non-disclosure agreement prior to sitting for examination beginning with its 2015 exams. The non-disclosure…

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Becoming board certified in clinical chemistry has given me the opportunity to move into a high profile position at my institution.  The credentials have also provided me with opportunities to moonlight as a forensic toxicology director and consult on project that would have otherwise been out of reach.  I would highly recommend becoming a board certified Diplomate.


Being ABCC certified allows me to be confident that I can compete for clinical chemistry/toxicology positions across the country. From a clinical licensing perspective, having ABCC certification was essential to obtaining a Clinical Chemist director license in the State of California. To me, someone with ABCC certification signifies that they are commitment to our profession and have achieved a high level of success.


I believe that ABCC diplomates are recognized as leaders in our field and that as a result my certification has opened many doors for me.  The rigor of the ABCC certification process is one of the reasons our credentials continue to be so well-regarded.  My ABCC diplomate status is a concrete representation of my commitment to continued growth and excellence in clinical chemistry and toxicological chemistry.