Clinical Lab Science Practitioners contact information

BOARD OF CLINICAL LABORATORY SCIENTIST PRACTITIONERS
www.cls.mt.gov
301 South Park, 4th Floor (map)
P.O. Box 200513
Helena, MT 59620-0513
Fax: (406) 841-2305
E-mail:
dlibsdcls@mt.gov

Board Office Contacts:

For information on applications and licensing contact:
Telephone: (406) 841-2202
E-mail: DLIBSDLicensingUnitB@mt.gov

For information on renewals, license verifications, and name changes contact:
Telephone: (406) 841-2205
E-mail: DLIBSDLicensingUnitA@mt.gov

For information on continuing education:
Telephone: (406) 841-2204
E-mail: DLIBSDAuditingUnit@mt.gov

For information on filing a complaint against a licensee contact:
Cristina Medina, Compliance Specialist
Telephone: (406) 841-2319
E-mail: dlibsdcomplaints@mt.gov

Board Management:
Linda Grief, Executive Officer
Board Management Bureau
Telephone: (406) 841-2395
E-mail: dlibsdcls@mt.gov



  • Board Info.
  • License Info.
  • Regulations
  • Forms
  • Complaints
  • Services / Links
  • CE
  • FAQ
{Board}
{Information}

{License}
{Information}

{Regulation}
{Information}

{Forms}
{Information}

{Complaint}
{Information}

{Data}
{Information}


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply for a license or temporary license?
You can download an application here.

How do I apply for a temporary license?  You can download an application here and in addition pay the temporary fee along with the application fee.
How do I make an address change?
Please use the address change form located under the forms tab on this website or notify the board via fax or US mail.
How do I make a name change? 
Name changes must be requested in writing with documentation of the name change included (marriage license, divorce decree etc.).  If you would like a copy of your license in your new name you must include a $5.00 check or money order for a duplicate license.
When does my license expire?
The license expires May 1 and is renewed yearly.
Please see: License Renewal Information for additional information.
How do I get a duplicate license if I lost mine? 
Send the board office a written request for another license along with a $5.00 fee.
What happens if I let my license expire? 
You will have up to two years to renew and will need to pay the renewal fees and late fees and submit continuing education.
What happens if I let my license lapse past two years?
Your license will be terminated and you will need to completely reapply if you intend to practice in Montana.
What is e-Pass and how do I use it?
All on-line commerce functions for the State of Montana are now using e-Pass as an additional layer of security to protect your information.  You will need to set up an e-Pass account to renew your license, purchase fishing or hunting licenses, etc. more information on e-Pass.
How do I find license or discipline information about a licensed individual?
You can go directly to the License Lookup System.  This site is a primary source for verification of licensed individual’s credentials.
How do I obtain a list of licensees? 
You can go directly to the License Download System.  This service allows you to purchase complete lists of individuals, businesses, and contractors licensed with the State of Montana through the Business Standards Division by using a credit/debit card.
How do I apply for a license if I am already licensed in another state?
You can download an application here and in addition pay the endorsement fee along with the application fee.
Is a medical technologist licensed in Montana?
Yes, in Montana they are called clinical laboratory science practitioners.  There are three categories:  CLS: Clinical Laboratory Scientists, CLT: Clinical Laboratory Technicians, and CSP: Clinical Laboratory Specialists.
Who is responsible for questions or problems with the clinical laboratory facilities?
The Department of Public Health and Human Services, at 406-444-1451.
How do I obtain my test scores if I have already taken the national exam?
You will want to contact the nationa certifying entity where you took the examination: National Examination Certification Agencies
Are there continuing education requirements?
Yes.  Fourteen hours of continuing education are required every year.  You can review those requirements from the regulations tab then click on “administrative rules”.