Membership Types & Requirements

Medical ($299/yr)
Medical Members include licensed physicians, dentists and veterinarians ethically engaged in one or more phases of cytologic practice, teaching or research.

International Medical ($299/yr)
International Medical Members will include licensed physicians, dentists, and veterinarians ethically engaged in one or more phases of cytologic practice, teaching, or research, physicians in a fellowship program, and physicians in a pathology residency training programs that are outside of North America.

Scientist ($95/yr)
Scientist Members include Doctors of Science, Philosophy, and Education who are engaged in research or teaching in the field of cytopathology. It also includes those individuals who, by reason of unusual proficiency and scientific attainment in cytopathology, are considered properly qualified for membership herein.

Cytotechnologist ($95/yr) 
Cytotechnologist Members include cytotechnologists who are ethically engaged in one or more phases of cytotechnology practice, teaching, or research and are eligible for Cytotechnologist Membership provided that they meet one of the following requirements:

  • Persons who, prior to November 13, 1964, completed at least six (6) months of accumulated training in a laboratory acceptable to the Society and who have been engaged in the practice of this specialty, including screening, for at least two years; or

  • Persons who have completed twelve (12) months of training in a program of Cytotechnology accredited by the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation of the American Medical Association (CAHEA), or the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP); or

  • Cytotechnologists certified by the Board of Registry of the American Society for Clinical Pathology, the International Academy of Cytopathology, the Canadian Society of Laboratory Technologists, by other certifying agencies, or at the discretion of the Executive Board.

Voting Cytotechnologist ($115/yr)
Voting Cytotechnologist Members include cytotechnologists who are ethically engaged in one or more phases of cytotechnology practice, teaching or research, who have been Cytotechnologist Members in good standing for at least three (3) years, and have met five (5) of the professional requirements below:

  • Engagement in the practice of Cytotechnology for five (5) years.

  • Teaching of Cytotechnology for a period of three (3) years.

  • Authorship or co-authorship of two (2) papers published in professional journals.

  • Faculty rank at a university.

  • Occupying the position of Chief or Supervisory Cytotechnologist or Education Coordinator.

  • Membership on committees, workshop programs or scientific programs of the ASC.

  • Holding a degree above the baccalaureate level.

  • Holding or having held an office and/or position as a workshop director in a state and/or regional society.

  • Attendance at three (3) meetings of the American Society of Cytopathology.

  • Authorship or co-authorship of two (2) poster or platform presentations at the ASC Annual Scientific Meeting or other meetings appropriate to cytology, laboratory management or scientific investigations.  Examples: ASCP/CAP, USCAP, CLMA
  • Additional cytology certification.

  • Documented committee membership and/or in-service educational instruction within own institution.

  • Documentation of participation in local/state/regional outreach programs.

Cytopathology Fellow ($100/yr) 
Cytopathology Fellow Members include physicians in a cytopathology fellowship program.

Pathology Resident ($30/year)
Pathology Resident Members include physicians in a pathology residency training program.

Cytotechnology Student Members (FREE)
Cytotechnology Student Members include students currently enrolled in an accredited cytotechnology program.

Affiliate Members ($95/yr)
Affiliate membership includes laboratory personnel and non-laboratory personnel with an interest in cytopathology.

International Affiliate Members ($95/yr)
International Affiliate Members will include cytotechnologists, Doctors of Science, Philosophy, and Education who are engaged in research or teaching in the field of cytopathology/cytotechnology, cytotechnology students, and laboratory personnel and non‐laboratory personnel with an interest in cytopathology that are outside of North America.