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 https://www.csmls.org/Certification/Certification-Exam/Remote-Proctoring-for-Computer-Based-Examinations.aspx 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.
Once candidates have successfully registered for the CSMLS Certification Examination, they will be provided with an eligibility ID number and a link with instructions to schedule their exam seat time and location. This link will bring candidates to our exam provider’s website where they will be able to log in with their eligibility ID number to schedule their exam time and location.
Candidates will only be able to schedule their seat on the day that is indicated on their registration confirmation email. Candidates are responsible for scheduling their exam site and time at various Testing Centre locations across Canada. Space is limited at some exam sites and we cannot guarantee preferred examination sites and times; registering early will help candidates choose their best seat location and time.
Candidates are responsible for finding their own way to the correct Testing Centre location and are responsible for parking. CSMLS is not responsible for any travel/accommodation arrangements made by candidates.
Eligible candidates who want to reschedule the time or Testing Centre location of their exam appointment will do so by clicking “Reschedule/Cancel” on the CSMLS-Prometric webpage.
The following timelines and fees apply.
Rescheduling Fee Schedule*
|Exam Time/Site Appointment
|30 or more days before exam date
|5-29 days before scheduled exam date
||$35 per reschedule, if available. Paid directly to the exam vendor.
|Less than 5 days before exam date
||No changes are allowed
*All fees are subject to change without notice.
If candidates cannot take the exam and want to cancel their application, they must cancel at least fourteen (14) days before the exam date, in writing, to receive a partial refund of the exam fee.
Candidates must complete and submit the Request for Exam Cancellation form to the CSMLS office. Complete the form and submit to email@example.com
Cancelling an exam attempt may result in the loss of that attempt and may be considered a failed exam attempt.
Cancellation Fee Schedule*
|14 or more days prior to the exam date
||CSMLS will refund exam fee less the non-refundable processing fee
Non-member surcharges are not refunded.
|Less than 14 days (0-13 days) before exam date
||No refund provided
*All fees are subject to change without notice.
If candidates change their name or contact information (address, telephone number or email), notification must be sent in writing as soon as possible using the Change of Information Request Form. The form can be found online at www.csmls.org. Official supporting documentation must be provided with your form.
Unless the Change of Information Request form is sent, all exam correspondence, including exam results, will be sent to the address written on the exam application.
If a candidate has a request for special accommodation, they must contact the Certification Department by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or in writing as soon as possible to ensure we can select the best location for the accommodation.
This request must be made before registering for the exam in order for the request to be considered.
Requests received after Exam registration opens will not be considered.
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