The ABMLI was established in 1975 to test the expertise of immunologists. Board-certified
immunologists are adjudged capable to direct laboratories engaged in the practice of medical
laboratory immunology. Certification by the ABMLI is the highest credential available to
practicing medical laboratory immunologists.
ABMLI certification is recognized by federal and state governmental agencies as a significant
component toward meeting licensure requirements to direct laboratories engaged in the
microbiological diagnosis of human disease. It is recognized under the Clinical Laboratory
Improvement Amendments of 1988 final rule and in all 12 states that require licensure: California,
Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Montana, Nevada, New York, North Dakota, Rhode
Island, Tennessee, and West Virginia.
After your application has been approved, the exam registration window opens on June 15 and
closes on August 24 of each year. On that date, provided your application has been approved,
you will be sent an email containing instructions for registering for the exam. As part of the
registration process, you will select your testing center, your desired date and time, and pay the
exam registration fee. If you are approved after the exam registration window has opened,
you will be sent registration instructions at the time you are approved. Approved applicants are
advised to register to take the exam as soon as possible after the registration window opens
to ensure maximum flexibility in selecting their testing location and time.