NRCM 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 NRCM certifies professional microbiologists in food safety and quality, pharmaceutical and medical device, and biological safety microbiology at the baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral levels. Founded in 1958, the NRCM has certified microbiologists in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico and on six continents.
The goals of the NRCM are to:
- Minimize risk to the public by identifying qualified microbiologists.
- Encourage mastery of microbiological knowledge and skills that contribute to improving the human condition.
- Foster professional pride and a sense of accomplishment in qualified microbiologists.
Clinical Microbiology Certification
The American College of Microbiology and the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) conjointly develop and administer certification exams in clinical microbiology at the bench and supervisory levels. Individuals must meet ASCP eligibility requirements to take the exam. Those who pass the exam are certified as a Technologist in Microbiology (M) or Specialist in Microbiology (SM) by the ASCP and are issued a certificate with both organizations' names on it. For more information, visit http://www.ascp.org/FunctionalNavigation/certification.aspx.