As the pandemic continues on in different phases in different locations across Canada, changes are occurring with testing capacity every day.

The CSMLS is working with Prometric to secure more in-person testing seats in your area; however, it is expected to be extremely limited in availability. Please continue to check the Prometric website for seat availability.

Remote proctored testing (RPT) seats are available for your exam session. Please visit our website at for more information regarding RPT.

We appreciate your patience during this challenging time.


CSMLS Certification Exam : Remotely Proctored Testing

Remote Proctoring for Computer-Based Examinations

You must schedule your CSMLS Exam seat no later than 30 days before the Exam session you are registered for.

We cannot guarantee the availability of CSMLS Exam seats after this date.

You must wait 4 business days after receiving the registration confirmation email to schedule your exam seat at a Prometric test location (in-person or remotely proctored).


Registration is open to candidates who have successfully completed, or will successfully complete, an EQual™ accredited Medical Laboratory educational program 14 days to 12 months prior to the Exam they register for.

For a list of EQual™ accredited Medical Laboratory educational programs please see.

Registration is open to all PLA clients who have received a Statement of Eligibility to the CSMLS National Certification Exam, as listed on their statement, providing the Eligibility Statement is not expired.

All candidates will be verified as eligible to the Exam prior to the Exam they have registered for. If you are found ineligible to the Exam and your registration is cancelled, you may lose that attempt (considered a fail) and you may receive a partial or no refund, depending on timing. For our cancellation policy, please see below.

The CMLTM Council has decided not to approve the RPT method for the entry-to-practice examination in Manitoba at this time. Until further notice, the CMLTM Board of Assessors will not accept any examination results in fulfillment of its registration requirement where the examination was delivered via the RPT method. The CMLTM Council will seek to obtain further information and will revisit its decision once further consultation with CSMLS and input from stakeholders is conducted and additional examination data is available.

Accordingly, the CMLTM wishes to notify all potential Manitoba examination candidates and all stakeholders that there may be an impact to the registration eligibility for those individuals who choose to write the examination via RPT and wish to register in Manitoba.

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