California Occupational License

License Title:
    Clinical Genetic Molecular Biologist Scientist
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Licensing Agency:
     California Department of Public Health
     Laboratory Field Services
     Personnel Licensing section

Licensing Agency Contact Information:
     Address: 850 Marina Bay Parkway
Building P, 1st Floor
Richmond,  CA  94804 - 6403

     Phone Number: (510) 620-3800
     Fax Number: (510) 620-3688

     E-mail Address:
     Internet Address:

License Requirements, Fees, and Examination Information:
Clinical Genetic Molecular Biologist Scientist (also known as Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists)

Application Fee: $230.00

Renewal Fee: $230.00 + $16 CE fee

Renewal: 24 units/hours of Continuing Education (CE) every 2 years

Requirements: Official transcript with a baccalaureate or an equivalent or higher degree in a biological or clinical laboratory science, or field related to genetics. Verification documents of one year of experience in clinical genetic molecular biology in a clinical laboratory certified by the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), performing high complexity testing in clinical genetic molecular biology. All documents must be sent directly to LFS from the source.

Examination: Applicants must refer to the LFS website for the list of approved certifying organization examinations for each license category.

Average Time to Process Application: 150 days. Incomplete application packages may be abandoned 150 days after registration.

Refer to LFS website for more complete information.

Authority: Business and Professions Code, Division 2, Chapter 3, Section 1200-1322. California Code of Regulations, Title 17. California Code of Regulations, Title 19, Section 1031.3
Occupations To Which This License Applies:
Occupation TitleSOC Code
Biological Scientists, All Other 191029