ESCCA Certification exam

ESCCA is aware of the technical complexity and constant evolution of cytometry instrumentation and its applications that require continuous training and education. We also aim to help ESCCA members, and especially the young scientists, to attain excellence in their work in cytometry, be it in the clinical or in the basic fields. In order to attest the level of excellence of cytometrists the ESCCA Education and Accreditation Committee has created the European Cytometry Certificate, which is now in course of implementation.

ESCCA European Cytometry Certification Examination

This European Cytometry Certificate has two levels of certification:

  1. The European Certificate for Cytometry Operators
  2. The European Certificate for Cytometry Specialists.

Candidates will be presented with some 100 multiple choice questions on a wide range of topics. At least 60% of the questions have to be answered correctly in order to pass the examination and receive the ESCCA Certificate.

Conditions for exam application: ESCCA membership and 3 years of experience in the field.

1st level

European Certificate for Cytometry Operators

ESCCA is currently developing an online version of the Exam. It is expected to be available by the end of 2022.

A limited number of candidates will be able to take the Exam during the ESCCA Conference in Belfast on Wednesday morning 21 September from 10.00-12.00 hrs. Interested candidates should send an email to before 31 August 2022.

To prepare for the examination, you can download the ESCCA Certification Guidelines in the membership section. This manual also includes suggestions for educational resources. 

2nd level

European Certificate for Cytometry Specialists

This Level 2 Exam is being developed. More information will follow.

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Questions about the content of the Examination?

Juan Flores-Montero
ESCCA Secretary

Other questions?

Babette Schmidt
Your Conference Support

ESCCA is grateful for its main 2022 Conference sponsors
Sponsor Beckman Coulter
Sysmex sponsor


European Society for Clinical Cell Analysis (ESCCA)
p/a Kinderdijkstraat 14 II
1079 GH Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Correspondence to

Juan Flores Montero, ESCCA Secretary

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