The next ABCC application deadline is 2 May 2022. The next examination cycle is 23-24 February 2022. We are requesting application materials be sent electronically to ABCC is delivering all exams remotely.


My board certifications in clinical chemistry and toxicological chemistry have provided me with professional and career opportunities that would be unattainable otherwise. The academic rigor required to successfully obtain ABCC certification is recognized by many as the most comprehensive and intensive in its class. As a practicing clinical chemist in the United States, obtaining ABCC certification was the best choice I could have made.


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.

My main area of practice is postmortem forensic toxicology. Being board certified in toxicological chemistry shows my colleagues, regulatory agencies, and the courts that I also have competence in the interpretation of test results pertaining to living individuals. Also, due to the continuing education requirements associated with this certification, I can better evaluate different case types with confidence that my skill set remains current with the latest clinical laboratory developments.