COVID-19 Update: ABCC has extended the April 1st application deadline to May 1st. We are requesting application materials be sent electronically to ABCC is working with the testing centers regarding examination administration. The test date remains the same (July 21st, 2020). Any change in the test date will be communicated directly with the test taker.

General Information


ABCC board certification is important to me because it’s recognized as the gold standard for certification in clinical chemistry. It’s a mark of excellence and identifies me as a laboratory professional committed to lifelong learning and practice improvement.

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Being board certified in clinical chemistry and toxicological chemistry gives me recognition amongst my peers as well as regulatory agencies. Having a nationally recognized certification gives me latitude to pursue career opportunities throughout the country.


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.