Who is Eligible?
There are two ways to be eligible to write the CSMLS certification exam.
Medical Laboratory Technologist
Successfully complete a CMA accredited MLT education program. You must complete all diploma requirements before the exam date. An accredited program is one that has met the requirements of the Canadian Medical Association Committee on Program Accreditation.
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). 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.