CT(IAC) and CT(IAC-GYN) Renewal


The Renewal Procedure

Once a cytotechnologist has earned the CT(IAC) or CT(IAC-GYN) certificate, they have the responsibility to maintain their status by continuing education in cytology.

  • For each 4-year period 180 credit points of continuing education after the examination are required for renewing the certificate. (See Renewal Timeline below)
  • Renewal Fee is Euro 12 and payable online using your credit card or Paypal. Link to secure payment form.
  • 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 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 Categories

1

Employment in cytology/cytology related profession

Required Information
A description of your field of work. (Attention: Full-time or Part-time is not a description of your work).

Credit (The Maximum number of credits is 100.)
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

2

Continuing Educational activities in the field of cytology/cytology related fields

Required Information
Dates, Title/Name of your personal educational activity, e.g. course, tutorial or congress you visited.
If the provided space is not sufficient please add the extra sheet with a list of your educational activities.

Credit (Maximum number of credits 140)
Each one hour of educational activity equals one hour of credit.

3

Cytology related teaching

Required Information
Description of original teaching activities that you have prepared yourself, e.g. training course, tutorial, speaking at a congress.

Credit (Maximum number of credits 60)
Each one hour of preparatory time for new material is equivalent to one hour of credit

4

Papers and Publications

Required Information
Title of your paper(s)
Name of publisher and/or journal, book or other form of publication

Credit (Maximum credits 80)
Each one hour of preparatory time for new material is equivalent to one hour of credit.

5

Cytology related research

Required Information
Description of research
Name of supervisor (if applicable)

Credit (Maximum credits 40)
Credit for research will be evaluated separately by the registrar’s office.

How to Renew

You can download the PDF-Application Form here. Please complete accordingly and include:

 

  • You must renew your status for each renewal period.
  • When you are due for renewal, the IAC Central Office will send a reminder at the end of the relevant year.
  • The renewal form can be downloaded for your respective renewal period.
  • Download and complete application form
  • Please enter your correct postal address with any necessary department name and postal code. This is the address your sticker will be sent to.
  • Attach any supporting documents
  • Completed application forms can be sent as PDF-Files to centraloffice@cytology-iac.org (It is recommended to use E-Mail due to COVID-19 restrictions for airmail.)
  • For CT(IAC) and CT(IAC-GYN) the renewal fee is Euro 12. CMIAC do not have to pay the fee
    Payment of renewal fee Euro 12 can be paid at this link

download renewal form


You can alternatively send us the application via airmail at the following address:

The International Academy of Cytology
Office of the Secretary
Massimo Bongiovanni, MD, FIAC
Wilhelmstraße 24a – Hinterhaus
79098 Freiburg im Breisgau

Please Note

The completed form should be sent as e-mail attachment to the IAC office in Freiburg, Germany.

The deadline for receipt of the completed form is indicated on the reminder notice or taken from the chart below.

Please complete the form with your correct postal address in order to receive your sticker. The stickers are sent by airmail. Please do not try to write your postal address on the first line of the form as this would not fit on the envelope

Renewal Timeline

Current Sticker on Certificate

Next Sticker Due in 4-Year Cycle

Date for Renewal

Required Information Period

2018 – 2021

2022 – 2025

October – December 2021

2018 – 2021

2019 – 2022

2023 – 2026

October – December 2022

2019 – 2022

2020 – 2023

2024 – 2027

October – December 2023

2020 – 2023

2021 – 2024

2025 – 2028

October – December 2024

2021 – 2024

Do We Have Your Address Correctly on File?

  • The IAC has 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 than 40 letters/spaces and reads from left to right.
  • IMPORTANT: An address should never be written 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.

Please notify the IAC Central Office of any change of name or address: [insert correct address and/or link to change of address form]

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.