On behalf of the Certification Advisory Committee it my pleasure to announce that we have signed an agreement to expand the International Cytometry Certification Examination (ICCE) to over 500 computer-based testing centers worldwide. Candidates can click on Exam Sites in the column at left to view the list of test centers and reserve their testing date and time today.
Since September 2011, the ICCE has certified more than 100 cytometrists using Castle Worldwide’s North American Computer-Based Testing centers and paper-and-pencil test sites outside of North America. We are thrilled to expand our capabilities to include all of Castle Worldwide’s testing centers. This expansion will allow cytometrists to take the examination when it is most convenient for their schedule.
Robert F. Murphy ICCE, Chair and ISAC, Past-President
ISAC, ICCS and ESCCA are pleased to announce that the following 10 individuals have passed the International Cytometry Certification Examinations (ICCE) during May - September, 2013:
- Zhe Jie Keefe Chee, Singapore
- Kerrie Clerici, Melbourne, Australia
- Felicia Codrea, Glendale, California, USA
- Hsiaoyin Mao, Columbus, Ohio, USA
- Marianne Martinic, San Diego, California, USA
- Michelle Petrasich, Auckland, New Zealand
- Parul Sharma, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
- Malte Steinberg, Zurich, Switzerland
- Xue Yun Toh, Singapore
- Jeffrey Vanderhoef, Smyrna, Tennessee, USA
Since September 2011 the ICCE has certified 115 cytometrists worldwide. The ICCE is now available five days a week at 500 locations worldwide. Click here to register today. Please join the Certification Advisory Committee in congratulating our colleagues in achieving this milestone in their careers.
The ICCE is the result of two years of collaboration between ISAC, ICCS and ESCCA, with strong financial support from the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation and with valuable input from cytometrists in many locations and work settings. The process began with a market feasibility study, which concluded that there was a perceived need for a cytometry certification and that there was a common body of knowledge shared by cytometrists in all work settings. A role delineation study was then conducted to produce the ICCE content outline, and volunteers wrote, edited and approved the examination. Certified Cytometrists are encouraged to use the designation C.Cy. or CCy after their names on their letterhead, business cards, website and all forms of address to indicate that they have achieved this status.