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.

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

Cancelling an exam attempt may result in the loss of that attempt and may be considered a failed exam attempt.

Cancellation Fee Schedule*

Cancellation Period Cancellation Fee
14 or more days prior to the exam date CSMLS will refund exam fee less the non-refundable processing fee
  • $140/MLA;
  • $180/MLT.
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.

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