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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

[https://www.prometric.com/test-takers/search/csmls]

 

Effect of Covid-19 on Training Programs and Clinical Placements

Programs with June session Candidates

Updated: 2020-APR-29
 

CNA (MLA) Internships suspended until further notice.
CNA (MLT) Eligible Students can proceed to June 2020 Exam.
CBBC Eligible Students can proceed to June 2020 Exam.
NSCC (MLT) Eligible Students can proceed to June 2020 Exam.
NSCC (MLA) Internships suspended until 2020-JUN-01
NBCC (MLA) Eligible Students can proceed to June 2020 Exam.
CCNB - all campuses Internships suspended until further notice
Oulton The MLA practicum scheduled for May 25, 2020 has been cancelled.
CEGEP Rimouski Internships suspended until May 2020
Dawson Eligible Students can proceed to June 2020 Exam.
St Lawrence Eligible Students can proceed to June 2020 Exam.
Ontario Tech Eligible Students can proceed to June 2020 Exam.
Michener Bridging program Eligible Students can proceed to June 2020 Exam.
Manitoba Shared Services Bridging Temporary pause on clinical training for the IEMLT Bridging students until May 4
Westervelt Please note that the all practicum’s are currently on hold until information is received from the Ministry of College and Universities.
Anderson Students may choose to voluntairily pause their placement.
St Clair Further information regarding placements being sent directly to students
Cambrian Eligible Students can proceed to June 2020 Exam.
Confederation College Students can continue if the host organization permits their presence and social distancing and preventative measures are in place. Contact your Program Coordinator (Thunder Bay) or Placement Supervisor (Regional Campuses) immediately to advise them of your circumstance.
RRC Campus courses and clinical training is suspended until September 2020.
SAIT Eligible Students can proceed to June 2020 Exam.
UofA Eligible Students can proceed to June 2020 Exam.
NAIT Internships suspended until further notice.
BCIT Eligible Students can proceed to June 2020 Exam.
CNC Eligible Students can proceed to June 2020 Exam.
 

Impact of COVID-19 to Accredited Program Students

The CSMLS is aware that many programs are being profoundly affected by the COVID-19 global pandemic. As programs adjust to these changes, the CSMLS is actively investigating new testing dates in the event that the June 2020 certification exams are suspended and/or program completions are delayed.

CSMLS is committed to working with medical laboratory programs for the best possible outcomes during these challenging times. If your program is being affected by COVID-19, please provide us with details via email at exam@csmls.org.

We’ll continue to keep you informed of any developments as they become available.

For the latest information regarding Prometric (our computer-based testing partner) and COVID-19, please go to https://www.prometric.com/ or https://www.prometric.com/corona-virus-update.

For the latest information regarding Prometric Testing Centre closures, please go to https://www.prometric.com/closures.

 
Issue Articles Date
Issue 10
  • Impact of COVID-19 to Accredited Program Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) and Assistant (MLA) Students
  • Chart of Training Programs and Clinical Placements Affected by COVID-19
  • Educator Communities Forum
  • Mental Health Toolkit
  • CSMLS in the Media
  • NEW: MLT Practice Test Package
  • Certification Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
  • Additional MLA Exam Session in August 2020
April 9th, 2020
Issue 9
  • Join the Educator Committee
  • New MLA Certification Requirement in Nova Scotia
  • Exam Accommodations
  • Additional MLA Exam Session in August 2020
  • Practice Tests for CSMLS Certification Exams
  • ECG Knowledge Certificate Quiz — FREE for a limited time
  • Who Are You?
  • Beyond Phlebotomy Symposium from BD and CSMLS
  • Registration for LABCON2020 Now Open!
February 13th, 2020
Issue 8
  • Verification of Eligibility for CSMLS Certification Exams
  • Reminder — CSMLS Name is Copyrighted
  • 2020 Certification Exam Fee Increase
  • Educator Committee
  • National Report Card
  • Ethics on Demand Card Game
  • Mental Health Tools to Support Students
  • Accreditation Position Statement
  • Happy Holidays
December 5th, 2019
Issue 7
  • 2020 exam schedule and fees
  • Supporting Your Students’ Mental Health
  • Be Inspired at LABCON2020
  • Revised Textbook Lists
  • One-Stop Shop for Career Success
  • A Game of Ethics
  • Program Performance Reviews
October 8th, 2019
Issue 6
  • One-Stop Online Clinical Preceptor Training Resource
  • Thank you, Item Writing Volunteers!
  • Indigenous Resource to Foster Understanding
  • Practice Makes Perfect
  • Update on June 2019 exam session
  • Teaching Students with Podcasts
  • Call for Grant Submissions
  • New! Simulation Curricula Database
August 13th, 2019
Issue 5
  • Top 5 Exam Day Tips
  • 5 Great Features of Computer-based Testing
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • How to Schedule for the October Exams
  • Diagnostic Cytology at SaskPoly
June 6th, 2019
Issue 4
  • Report on the State of CSMLS Computer Based Testing (CBT)
  • The Newly Certified Graduate Employment Report
  • National Medical Laboratory Week
  • Clinical Preceptor Training Webpage Link
  • Centennial College Preceptor Workshop and Training Event
  • The Textbook Reference Lists Have Been Updated
April 18th, 2019
Issue 3
  • Update on Computer-Based Testing Implementation
  • Future Exam Dates
  • Engaging Learners
  • Let Your Students Know That Writing A Resume Is As Easy As 1, 2, 3!
  • Looking for Volunteers
February 13th, 2019
Issue 2
  • Meet Your Educator Committee
  • Examination Cancellation Policy
  • Examination Registration for Computer Based Testing
  • MLA Practice Test
  • Knowledge in ECG Certificate
  • Diagnostic Cytology Announcement
  • 2019 Certification Exam Fee Increase Reminder
  • 2019 June and October Exam Fees*
  • CJMLS Welcomes Scientific Contributions from Students
December 21st, 2018
Issue 1
  • MLA Practice Test
  • Knowledge in ECG Certificate
  • Uniting Simulation Education
  • Notice regarding CSMLS Diagnostic Cytology Exam offering
  • 2019 Certification Exam Fee Increase
  • 2019 June and October Exam Fees
  • Help your students get on the right career path
  • CJMLS welcomes scientific contributions from students
  • Become a member of the CSMLS Nominating Committee
September 25th, 2018
Issue Articles Date
Issue 2 Educator Committee Summary Report - Teleconference May 11, 2020
Issue 1 Educator Committee Meeting Summary November 17, 2018

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