Cytotechnologists


The Academy is now happy to announce a new era in the IAC exams. Currently, we are in a transition phase, but it is hoped that by summer 2024 all examinations will be taken on-line. It will still be necessary to attend an examination site but everyone will be asked to bring their own laptop or tablet to view the questions and enter the answers on-line. Want to have a look? Try out the new mock exam” for yourself.

The IAC Comprehensive Cytotechnology Registry Examination
For more than 35 years, the International Academy of Cytology has administered examinations for cytotechnologists around the world. As of July 2016, more than 12,000 cytotechnologists have successfully passed the IAC Comprehensive Cytotechnology Examination obtaining the title CT(IAC). Cytotechnologists from over 65 countries have taken the examination.
During a limited time period (1993 – 2002) an examination restricted to gynecologic cytology only was administered (CT(IAC-GYN)) which is no longer available.