About ASCT

Mission Statement

The American Society for Cytotechnology (ASCT) is a collective voice for the profession and is committed to defining and promoting the profession of cytotechnology. The organization:

  • Develops practice standards;

  • Monitors and evaluates legislative/regulatory issues and emerging technologies affecting the profession; and

  • Provides unique, practical educational opportunities pertinent to the practice of cytotechnology.

Membership benefits include:

  • Subscription to the VOICE, ASCT's newsletter
  • Discount registration fees at the annual conference with continuing education credits
  • An interactive website, including exclusive access to Members Only site and Discussion Board
  • Official representation with other organizations
  • Student membership dues include first year of practice after graduation


ASCT- Guidelines for Ethical Practice


ASCT Position Statement on Continuing Education:

The ASCT recognizes the importance of continuing education (CE) for cytotechnologists in an era of rapidly evolving regulations, science and technology. CE is essential for maintenance of competency and professional development. Cytotechnologists must comply with any CE requirements dictated by licensure and/or certification. As a proponent of lifelong learning, the ASCT encourages each individual to determine their own educational needs based on their professional responsibilities and implement a plan to meet those needs. The ASCT can be a vital part of any comprehensive continuing education plan and a provider of resource publications.