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Renewal for CT(IAC) or CT(IAC-GYN) title

pdf buttonRenewal Application Form and Payment Details (2015-2018)

Once a cytotechnologist has earned the CT(IAC) or CT(IAC-GYN) certificate, she/he has the responsibility to maintain her/his status by continuing education in cytology.

Documentation of continuing education is mandatory to retain the CT(IAC) or CT(IAC-GYN) title.

Please note that credits can only be given for educational activities that have taken place within each four-year period immediately prior to renewal.

Continuing Education Categories

Detailed criteria can be found on the renewal form page 3

Category 1 Employment in cytology/cytology related profession. Maximum number of credits 100. Please describe your field of work. (Full-time or Part-time is not a description of your work).
FULL-TIME EMPLOYMENT IN CYTOLOGY: Twenty-five (25) continuing education credits for each year of full-time employment.
PART-TIME EMPLOYMENT IN CYTOLOGY: Fifteen (15) continuing education credits for each year of part-time employment.
Category 2 Continuing Educational activities in the field of cytology/cytology related fields. Maximum number of credits 180. If the provided space is not sufficient please add an extra sheet with a list of your educational activities. 
EACH ONE HOUR OF EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITY EQUALS ONE HOUR OF CREDIT.
Category 3 Cytology related teaching. Maximum number of credits 60
EACH ONE HOUR OF PREPARATORY TIME FOR NEW MATERIAL IS EQUIVALENT TO ONE HOUR OF CREDIT
Category 4 Papers and Publications. Maximum credits 80
EACH ONE HOUR OF PREPARATORY TIME FOR NEW MATERIAL IS EQUIVALENT TO ONE HOUR OF CREDIT
Category 5 Cytology related research. Maximum credits 40
CREDIT WILL BE EVALUATED SEPARATELY BY THE REGISTRAR'S OFFICE

 Renewal Procedure

As of July 2010 the following renewal procedures will be required for those wishing to maintain their CT(IAC), CT(IAC-Gyn) or CMIAC status.

  • You must renew your status for each renewal period
  • If you are due for renewal the Office of the Registrar will send a postcard reminder 8 - 10 weeks in advance at the end of the year.
  • The renewal form can be downloaded here (2014-2017) (2015-2018).
    The deadline for receipt of the completed form is indicated on the reminder notice or taken from the chart below.
RENEWAL TIMELINE
Current sticker on certificate Next sticker due in 4-year cycle Date for renewal Required
information
period
2010 - 2013 2014 - 2017 December 31, 2013 2010 - 2013
2011 - 2014 2015 - 2018 December 31, 2014 2011 - 2014
2012 - 2015 2016 - 2019 December 31, 2015 2012 - 2015
2013 - 2016 2017 - 2020 December 31, 2016 2013 - 2016
2014 - 2017 2018 - 2020 December 31, 2017 2014 - 2017
2015 - 2018 2019 - 2021 December 31, 2018 2015 - 2018
  • If you have missed one renewal period and are still working as a cytotechnologist you may renew by completing the renewal form(s).
  • If you have missed two renewal periods and have been employed as a cytotechnologist during the lapsed periods you will be required to resit the Comprehensive Cytotechnology Examination.
  • If you have left the field of cytotechnology and wish to renew your status as a CT(IAC) or CMIAC you will be required to resit the Comprehensive Cytotechnology Examination.
  • If you wish to resit the examination and lack the mandatory three years of continous employment as a cytotechnologist prior to sitting the examination. Each application will be evaluated on an individual basis.
  • Renewal Fee

    • CT(IAC) and CT(IAC-GYN) US$ 15 or Euro 12
    • IAC Members (CMIAC) - NO FEE

    Change of name or address

    Please notify the Office of the Registrar of any change of name or address.

     

    Do we have your address correctly on file?

    To ensure that you receive your sticker it is important that we have your correct postal address. This can be a private residential address or your work address. 

    If your address does not fit the IAC form please write it clearly on a separate piece of paper.

    • The IAC have seven lines available for addresses.
    • The first line is always your name and the last line is always the country even if your address only has four lines.
    • Each line can not have more that 40 letters/spaces and reads from left to right.
    • An address should never be in one long line.  
    • If you can not fit your address in the space provided on the form please include your address on a separate sheet of paper. 

    Many countries including most of Europe have automated postal services that require addresses to be structured from smallest to largest.

    1. The first line is for your name (smallest)
    2. The next line could be a department or your street and house number (next biggest)
    3. The next line may be the institute/hospital (next biggest)
    4. The next line may be for the umbrella organisation/university (next biggest)
    5. The next line may be for the town/city maybe with postal code (next biggest)
    6. The next line may be for a state perhaps with postal code (next biggest)
    7. The last line is the country you live in. (biggest)

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