Public Health Microbiologist Training
ASK our trainees
"Having worked as a CLS in microbiology for the past five years at a clinical lab, I’m going through the Public Health Microbiologist training to become a well-rounded microbiologist. I have enjoyed the training tremendously, especially for subjects that my previous CLS training didn’t cover much in depth."
- Cathy Yang
PHM Trainee, Class of 2019
Los Angeles County PHL
Interested in becoming a Public Health Microbiologist Trainee? Here's how:
For additional information about Public Health Microbiologist (PHM) training and certification please email California Department of Public Health Laboratory Field Services at LFSphmicrobiologist@cdph.ca.gov.
Register and obtain approval as PHM trainee through an online system called PERL
Contact approved public health laboratories for training
Interview and be selected as a trainee
Complete training and sit for state approved certification exam
Click here to download a list of PHLs that accept or do not accept trainees for 2020.