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 will have 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

The ESCCA Exam is scheduled during the following meetings:

  • ESCCA 2022 Conference

    The ESCCA 2022 Conference will be held in Belfast from 21-24 September 2022. More information about the Exam will be published in the course of 2022.

    22-09-2022 0:00

2nd level

European Certificate for Cytometry Specialists

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

More info

Preparation for the Examination

To prepare for the examination, please read the ESCCA Certificate Guidelines. This manual also includes suggestions for educational resources. 

Terms of use

By accessing and/or using the online registration system for the Exam you agree to all the terms and conditions mentioned on this webpage.

Questions about the content of the Examination?

Juan Flores-Montero
ESCCA Secretary

Questions about the registration and payment process?

Babette Schmidt
Your Conference Support

ESCCA is grateful for its main 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

Prof. Silvia Della Bella, ESCCA Secretary

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