Training Programs

The programs listed have been accredited by the Conjoint Committee for Accreditation of Educational Programs in Medical Laboratory Technology for the Accreditation Canada (AC). They are created by lab professionals for lab professionals. For this reason these programs meet the standard for medical laboratory technology education in Canada.

CSMLS Report on National Certification Examination Performance

The CSMLS Report on National Certification Examination Performance contains national examination performance data for AC accredited medical laboratory education programs in Canada. It specifies how many candidates from each program challenged the 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 candidate, such as bridging programs or prior learning assessment eligibility.

This report contains exam performance data for the February, June and October examination sessions.

* NR – Not Reportable: Training programs with less than five (5) exam candidates will not be reported; the data is not statistically significant.

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