CSMLS Certification Exam Update: Remotely Proctored Testing
The CSMLS Certification Department is pleased to announce that we have been able to add Remotely Proctored Testing (RPT), a reliable, secure online Exam writing option with our testing partner, Prometric, to pilot for the June 2020 exam session. This allows us to mitigate COVID-19 issues and restrictions being felt by our Exam candidates across the country.
CSMLS candidates now have the choice to test wherever in Canada it is most convenient to them for their registered exam date.
This is a hybrid model, allowing CSMLS candidates their choice of testing modes, in-person or virtual, acknowledging individual preferences and maintaining our high testing standards, without compromising CSMLS candidate safety or slowing their entry into the workforce.
If you are registered for one of our exam sessions, you will be able to schedule/reschedule your testing seat to RPT on a first-come-first-serve basis, at
Registration is open to candidates who have successfully completed, or will successfully complete, an EQual™ accredited Medical Laboratory educational program 14 days to 12 months prior to the Exam they register for.
For a list of EQual™ accredited Medical Laboratory educational programs please see.
Registration is open to all PLA clients who have received a Statement of Eligibility to the CSMLS National Certification Exam, as listed on their statement, providing the Eligibility Statement is not expired.
All candidates will be verified as eligible to the Exam prior to the Exam they have registered for. If you are found ineligible to the Exam and your registration is cancelled, you may lose that attempt (considered a fail) and you may receive a partial or no refund, depending on timing. For our cancellation policy, please see below.
Once candidates have successfully registered for the CSMLS Certification Examination, they will be provided with an eligibility ID number and a link with instructions to schedule their exam seat time and location. This link will bring candidates to our exam provider’s website where they will be able to log in with their eligibility ID number to schedule their exam time and location.
Candidates will only be able to schedule their seat on the day that is indicated on their registration confirmation email. Candidates are responsible for scheduling their exam site and time at various Testing Centre locations across Canada. Space is limited at some exam sites and we cannot guarantee preferred examination sites and times; registering early will help candidates choose their best seat location and time.
Candidates are responsible for finding their own way to the correct Testing Centre location and are responsible for parking. CSMLS is not responsible for any travel/accommodation arrangements made by candidates.
Eligible candidates who want to reschedule the time or Testing Centre location of their exam appointment will do so by clicking “Reschedule/Cancel” on the CSMLS-Prometric webpage.
The following timelines and fees apply.
Rescheduling Fee Schedule*
|Exam Time/Site Appointment
|30 or more days before exam date
|5-29 days before scheduled exam date
||$35 per reschedule, if available. Paid directly to the exam vendor.
|Less than 5 days before exam date
||No changes are allowed
*All fees are subject to change without notice.
If candidates cannot take the exam and want to cancel their application, they must cancel at least fourteen (14) days before the exam date, in writing, to receive a partial refund of the exam fee.
Candidates must complete and submit the Request for Exam Cancellation form to the CSMLS office. Complete the form and submit to firstname.lastname@example.org
Cancelling an exam attempt may result in the loss of that attempt and may be considered a failed exam attempt.
Cancellation Fee Schedule*
|14 or more days prior to the exam date
||CSMLS will refund exam fee less the non-refundable processing fee
Non-member surcharges are not refunded.
|Less than 14 days (0-13 days) before exam date
||No refund provided
*All fees are subject to change without notice.
If candidates change their name or contact information (address, telephone number or email), notification must be sent in writing as soon as possible using the Change of Information Request Form. The form can be found online at www.csmls.org. Official supporting documentation must be provided with your form.
Unless the Change of Information Request form is sent, all exam correspondence, including exam results, will be sent to the address written on the exam application.
If a candidate has a request for special accommodation, they must contact the Certification Department by email at email@example.com or in writing as soon as possible to ensure we can select the best location for the accommodation.
This request must be made before registering for the exam in order for the request to be considered.
Requests received after Exam registration opens will not be considered.
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