Many NRCC certificate holders and Board members are on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis, and we’d like to provide a status report for anyone intending to apply for certification, in the application process, ready for an exam, or looking to renew their certification. Our office is open since nearly all our work is done electronically. We are processing applications, reference forms, transcripts, and renewals quickly. The two aspects of our operations that have slowed down a bit are application reviews by the credentials committee (many of our Board members are actively involved in the COVID-19 response) and exam scheduling. While exams are administered electronically, we still require an in-person proctor. Unfortunately, most commercial testing centers, university testing centers and public libraries  are closed for the duration of the pandemic. If you need to schedule an exam in the next month or two, please correspond with the office so we can make sure an acceptable proctor is available. You might consider spending the waiting time studying, however! Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns, and please stay safe.

Welcome to the National Registry of Certified Chemists

The National Registry of Certified Chemists is dedicated to certification based on education, examination, and excellence. We provide certifications for Chemical Hygiene Officers, Clinical Chemists, Clinical Chemistry Technologists, Environmental Analytical Technologists, Toxicological Chemists, and Toxicological Technologists. Various states recognize NRCC certification as a component of the licensure process for certain laboratory personnel at the Laboratory Technologist level. The Registry is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization incorporated in the District of Columbia.

*Effective May 1st, 2017, all NRCC exams are computer-based.*

Download the 2019 Executive Directors Year-End Report for an update on the National Registry of Certified Chemists.

The 2020 Renewal Form is now available! Please see the Forms page.