Search
Language: Français

Who is Eligible?

There are two ways to be eligible to write the CSMLS certification exam.

Medical Laboratory Technologist

Option 1
Successfully complete a CMA accredited MLT education program. You must complete all diploma requirements before the exam date. If you are a recent graduate that has successfully completed a CMA accredited education program, you will be eligible to challenge the certification examination if your program completion (graduation) took place within the last 12 months. An accredited program is one that has met the requirements of the Canadian Medical Association Committee on Program Accreditation.

Option 2
Be declared eligible through the CSMLS Prior Learning Assessment. You must be declared ‘Equivalent’ to the competency profile and meet the language requirements.

 

Medical Laboratory Assistant

Option A: Successfully complete a CMA-accredited MLA education program (including programs that have applied for accreditation). If you are a recent graduate that has successfully completed a CMA accredited education program, you will be eligible to challenge the certification examination if your program completion (graduation) took place within the last 12 months. You must complete all diploma requirements before the exam date.

Option B: Be declared eligible through CSMLS Prior Learning Assessment.
The Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) process for Medical Laboratory Assistants (MLAs) is intended for MLAs that are currently working in Canada or have graduated from a Canadian MLA program that has not been accredited by the Canadian Medical Association.