Practice as a cytotechnologist and the use of the title "cytotechnologist" in New York State require licensure, unless otherwise exempt under the law.
To be licensed as a cytotechnologist in New York State you must meet all requirements, including:
- submit the application and fee for initial licensure;
- be of good moral character;
- be at least 18 years of age;
- meet education or alternative to education requirements; and
- meet examination requirements.
You must file an application for licensure and the other forms indicated, along with the appropriate fee, to the Office of the Professions at the address specified on each form. It is your responsibility to follow up with anyone you have asked to send us material.
The specific requirements for licensure and definition of practice are contained in Title 8, Article 165 of New York's Education Law and Subpart 79-14 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education. The laws and regulations are available on this website.
You should also read the general licensing information applicable for all professions.