First Steps to Certification
To work in Canada as a medical laboratory technologist, you must become certified through the CSMLS.
We offer a certification examination, which is to be written in-person, at a designated examination site in Canada.
Before you can write the exam, you must establish your eligibility. Learn More.
If you have been educated and/or trained as a medical laboratory technologist outside of Canada, you can have your experience assessed through a Prior Learning Assessment (PLA). This process reviews your education, training and work experience and evaluates it in comparison of the expectations of a Canadian educated professional.
**Your education and experience in another country do not automatically make you eligible to write the certification exam.
Here are your first steps to Certification
- Read about the PLA process and certification exam
- Go through the Self-Assessment Readiness Tools (SART)
- Complete the Personal Competency Rating Booklet (PCRB)
- Complete the PLA Online Self-Assessment (OSA)