Computer-Based Testing at CSMLS

As you know, the CSMLS is bringing our certification exams to the forefront of best practices by implementing computer-based testing (CBT) for all four CSMLS examinations (General MLT, MLA, Cytology and Genetics).

While this is a significant change, many aspects of the examination will remain the same. 

On this page you will find any and all CBT updates and resources as they become available.

If there are any questions, please contact our Certification Department at

Computer Based Testing (CBT) Information Forum – Webinar

On June 11th, 2018, CSMLS hosted a live online forum to review CBT, how it would impact our current processes and answer any questions. Below is a recording of this forum. 

CSMLS Computer Based Testing FAQs

This section includes frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding computer-based testing (CBT).

Yes and No, the genetics and cytology exams have always had images and they will continue to do so. The MLT General and MLA exam have minimal black and white images; for example a WHIMIS symbol or a QC chart. However with CBT the future is wide open for us to improve our exams with colour images and the possibility of videos.

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