CSMLS offers a “one-stop-shop” for professional development with education designed to fit YOUR learning needs!

We all know that professional development is important but finding the time can be challenging. This is why CSMLS offers ways to earn continuing professional development (CPD) hours that fit your schedule and learning outcome.

Over 95% of CSMLS course registrants felt the course content met their expectations.

    Express Courses

  • ​  Concise courses targeted to a specific subject
  •   Can be completed in as little as a weekend
  •   Maintain competence in a subject area
  •   10 Express courses free to members each year
  •    Earn up to 25 CPD hours per course

​ ​ ​ Intensive Courses

  • In-depth courses
  • Cover a broad range of topics
  • Learn new subjects or advance current knowledge
  • Earn 17-48 CPD hours over a couple of months

​ ​ ​ On-Demand Webinars

  • Cost effective and comprehensive
  • Access them anywhere, anytime
  • Most can be completed in under an hour
  • Free previews available
  • Earn up to 1.5 CPD hours

Traditional courses not for you?

Professional development exist outside of structured courses and CSMLS is continually increasing the variety of opportunities available.


  • Annual conference attracting medical laboratory professionals from accross Canada
  • 3-days of sharing knowledge, exploring new technology and learning from subject matter experts.
  • Number of CPD hours vary depending on sessions and workshops attended


 Canadian Journal of Medical Laboratory Science

  • Quarterly print publication
  • Offers views on trends and issues specific to the profession in Canada
  • Read the scientific articles and take a short quiz online for CPD hours

The Objective Lens Podcast

  • About life in the medical lab and issues important to people who work there
  • Offers tips and support for unique challenges of working in health care
  • Includes interviews with subject matters experts
  • Listen to the episodes and take a short quiz online for CPD hours 


  • Collection of laboratory related news and articles 
  • Delivered to your inbox every other week 
  • Stay up-to-date with what’s happening in the profession worldwide

 Whether you are looking for education that’s short and sweet or more in-depth –  CSMLS has something for you.

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