ABMLI Contact Information
American College of Microbiology
American Society for Microbiology
1752 N Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20036
tel: (202) 942-9257
fax: (202) 942-9353
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 11 states that require licensure: Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Montana, Nevada, New York, North Dakota, Rhode Island, Tennessee, and West Virginia.
UPDATE: The ABMLI will phase out offering its certification examination; the last examination will be offered in August 2017. The ABMLI will continue to serve its Diplomates though through recertification, maintaining an active roll of Diplomates and verification of certification status. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has confirmed that they will continue to recognize ABMLI certification as a personnel requirement for high-complexity laboratory directors even though the examination will no longer be offered.