National Report Card

The CSMLS provides, collects and reports data on the examination performance for accredited medical laboratory programs in Canada. The report specifies how many candidates from each program challenged the CSMLS certification examination and the pass rate (the percentage of candidates that passed the exam) for each individual program.

The purpose in releasing this data is two-fold:

  1. To strengthen CSMLS’s accountability to the membership and to other key stakeholders for the certification programs for which the CSMLS is wholly responsible.
  2. To provide a tool for education programs to monitor and analyze the impact of program change when compared to their peer group, as well as a resource when working with administration and government to address future program change.

In compliance with federal privacy laws, the information is provided in aggregate form and does not include any identifying information of individual examination candidates. Only programs with more than one candidate in the exam session were included in the report. Each program receives a copy of the report prior to publication in the CJMLS and on the CSMLS website.

In order to provide valid comparisons of graduates from accredited training programs, the report only includes performance data of first-time examination candidates. It does not include any supplemental exam candidates’ results, or data from other exam candidates, such as bridging programs or prior learning assessment eligibility.

This report contains exam performance data from the last three sessions. 

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Latest Session: June 2018

Year Average

All Data Average

 Required Score to Pass [Angoff] 
June 2018February 2018October 2017
National Report Card
 June 2018February 2018October 2017
[11] College of the North Atlantic (CNA)91% (29/32)NRNR
[12] Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC)90% (26/29)NRNR
[13] New Brunswick Community College (NBCC)67% (6/9)88.89% (16/18)NR
[15] Collège Communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick(CCNB), Campus de Dieppe / Université de Moncton33% (6/9)NRNR
[20] Dawson College94% (17/18)NRNR
[21] Cégep de ChicoutimiNRNRNR
[22] Cégep de Rimouski60% (3/5)NRNR
[30] Cégep de I`OutaouaisNRNRNR
[32] Cambrian College97% (32/33)NRNR
[43] St. Clair College96% (27/28)NRNR
[44] St. Lawrence College91% (10/11)100% (10/10)NR
[45] The Michener Institute of Education at UHNNR98.28% (57/58)NR
[46] University of Ontario Institute of Technology100% (30/30)NRNR
[51] Red River College of Applied Arts, Science and Technology91% (32/35)NRNR
[61] Saskatchewan PolytechnicNR94.12% (16/17)NR
[71] Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT)NRNR93.55% (29/31)
[72] Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT)94% (48/51)NRNR
[73] University of Alberta92% (24/26)NRNR
[81] British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)97% (63/65)NRNR
[85] College of New Caledonia (CNC)65% (11/17)NRNR
Nationwide92.1% (361/392)96.12% (99/103)93.55% (29/31)

[Institution Number] Institution
Pass Rate (Passes / Attempts)
NR = Not Reportable: Training programs with less than five (5) exam candidates attending an exam session will not be reported; the data is not statistically significant.

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