Professional Certification

American Board of Medical Microbiology (ABMM)
The ABMM certifies the expertise of doctoral-level microbiologists seeking to direct public health or clinical microbiology laboratories. ABMM certification is recognized by federal and state governmental agencies as a significant component toward meeting licensure requirements to direct laboratories engaged in the microbiological diagnosis of human disease.

The ABMM is recognized under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 final rule and in all 12 states that require licensure: California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Montana, Nevada, New York, North Dakota, Rhode Island, Tennessee, and West Virginia.

Application Deadline: April 1

American College of Microbiology

The American College of Microbiology (College), a governance unit within the ASM's Professional Practice Committee, has as its mission promoting the high quality and ethical practice of the microbiology and immunology professions for the benefit of human, animal, and environmental well-being. The College administers highly stringent certification examinations for clinical and industrial microbiologists and immunologists and accredits postdoctoral training programs in clinical microbiology and immunology.

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