CSMLS Faculty Focus

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CSMLS Certification Exam Update: Remotely Proctored Testing

Remote Proctoring for Computer-Based Examinations
Issue Articles Date
Issue 18
  • Support For Remote Proctor Testing
  • Exam Registration Reminders
  • Reportable Results – Explained
  • 2022 Exam Date Change
  • Virtual Student Presentations
  • Practice Test for Certification Exam
  • New Grad Survey Results
August 16th, 2021
Issue 17
  • Verification of Candidate Exam Eligibility
  • 2021 Additional MLT Exam Dates
  • 2022 Exam Dates – New Format
  • Prometric System Check
  • CSMLS Test Drive
  • Virtual Student Presentations
  • Simulation and Interprofessional Communication
  • Accreditation Surveyors Wanted
June 9th, 2021
Issue 16
  • June Certification Exam Update
  • Scheduling Exam Seats
  • CMLTM and RPT for MLT-General Exams
  • CSMLS RPT Pilot Extended
  • New Format for Virtual Student Presentations
  • How Does CSMLS Release Exam Results?
  • Reminder to All MLA Programs
  • EQual™ Educational Program Accreditation Visits
  • “Strategies for Sustainability of University-Based MLS Programs”
  • Professional Development – Insights Speaker Series
  • Happy National Medical Laboratory Week
April 14th, 2021
Issue 15
  • 2021 Additional Exam Dates – COVID-19
  • Exam Dates for 2022 – New Format: Week-Long Sessions
  • Prepare Students with our DEMO Exam
  • Acronyms Students are Required to Know
  • Student Presentations – Now Virtual
  • Accredited Program Reviews – On Hold
  • Certification eResources
February 11th, 2021
Issue 14
  • Verification of Eligibility for CSMLS Certification Exams
  • Educator Committee
  • Educator Committee Volunteer Position
  • Learning with Simulation Canada
  • 2021 Certification Exam Fee Increase Reminder
  • Supporting Exam Candidates Through RPT
  • Mental Health Tools to Support Students
  • The Indigo Lab Coat Campaign
  • Stay Connected with CSMLS
  • Happy Holidays
December 3rd, 2020
Issue 13
  • Free and On Demand: An Educator’s Perspective on Virtual Teaching
  • Tools for Innovation and Virtual Learning
  • Special Offer from Simulation Canada
  • Remote Proctor Testing: Summer Update
  • Helping You Through RPT
  • Future Exam Sessions
  • Exam Fee Increase
October 8th, 2020
Issue 12
  • Training Program Information Update
  • An Educator's Perspective on Virtual Teaching:Just-in-Time Ideas for Engaging Students Online
  • Validation of the In-Person Testing vs. Remote Proctor Testing
  • Scratch Pads for Remote Proctor Testing
  • Program Completion and Certification Exam Eligibility
  • Educator Communities Forum
  • COVID-19 Resources & Supports from Simulation Canada
August 11th, 2020
Issue 11
  • Ensuring Safety at Exam Sites Amid COVID-19
  • Scratchpads for Remote Proctor Testing
  • Remote Proctoring Q&A Held for All MLT Regulators
  • Educator Committee Summary Report
  • Simulation in MLA Education Programs
  • Student Exam Preparation Presentations
  • MLA Practice Test Package
  • Certification Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
June 12th, 2020
Issue 10
  • Impact of COVID-19 to Accredited Program Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) and Assistant (MLA) Students
  • Chart of Training Programs and Clinical Placements Affected by COVID-19
  • Educator Communities Forum
  • Mental Health Toolkit
  • CSMLS in the Media
  • NEW: MLT Practice Test Package
  • Certification Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
  • Additional MLA Exam Session in August 2020
April 9th, 2020
Issue 9
  • Join the Educator Committee
  • New MLA Certification Requirement in Nova Scotia
  • Exam Accommodations
  • Additional MLA Exam Session in August 2020
  • Practice Tests for CSMLS Certification Exams
  • ECG Knowledge Certificate Quiz — FREE for a limited time
  • Who Are You?
  • Beyond Phlebotomy Symposium from BD and CSMLS
  • Registration for LABCON2020 Now Open!
February 13th, 2020
Issue 8
  • Verification of Eligibility for CSMLS Certification Exams
  • Reminder — CSMLS Name is Copyrighted
  • 2020 Certification Exam Fee Increase
  • Educator Committee
  • National Report Card
  • Ethics on Demand Card Game
  • Mental Health Tools to Support Students
  • Accreditation Position Statement
  • Happy Holidays
December 5th, 2019
Issue 7
  • 2020 exam schedule and fees
  • Supporting Your Students’ Mental Health
  • Be Inspired at LABCON2020
  • Revised Textbook Lists
  • One-Stop Shop for Career Success
  • A Game of Ethics
  • Program Performance Reviews
October 8th, 2019
Issue 6
  • One-Stop Online Clinical Preceptor Training Resource
  • Thank you, Item Writing Volunteers!
  • Indigenous Resource to Foster Understanding
  • Practice Makes Perfect
  • Update on June 2019 exam session
  • Teaching Students with Podcasts
  • Call for Grant Submissions
  • New! Simulation Curricula Database
August 13th, 2019
Issue 5
  • Top 5 Exam Day Tips
  • 5 Great Features of Computer-based Testing
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • How to Schedule for the October Exams
  • Diagnostic Cytology at SaskPoly
June 6th, 2019
Issue 4
  • Report on the State of CSMLS Computer Based Testing (CBT)
  • The Newly Certified Graduate Employment Report
  • National Medical Laboratory Week
  • Clinical Preceptor Training Webpage Link
  • Centennial College Preceptor Workshop and Training Event
  • The Textbook Reference Lists Have Been Updated
April 18th, 2019
Issue 3
  • Update on Computer-Based Testing Implementation
  • Future Exam Dates
  • Engaging Learners
  • Let Your Students Know That Writing A Resume Is As Easy As 1, 2, 3!
  • Looking for Volunteers
February 13th, 2019
Issue 2
  • Meet Your Educator Committee
  • Examination Cancellation Policy
  • Examination Registration for Computer Based Testing
  • MLA Practice Test
  • Knowledge in ECG Certificate
  • Diagnostic Cytology Announcement
  • 2019 Certification Exam Fee Increase Reminder
  • 2019 June and October Exam Fees*
  • CJMLS Welcomes Scientific Contributions from Students
December 21st, 2018
Issue 1
  • MLA Practice Test
  • Knowledge in ECG Certificate
  • Uniting Simulation Education
  • Notice regarding CSMLS Diagnostic Cytology Exam offering
  • 2019 Certification Exam Fee Increase
  • 2019 June and October Exam Fees
  • Help your students get on the right career path
  • CJMLS welcomes scientific contributions from students
  • Become a member of the CSMLS Nominating Committee
September 25th, 2018
Issue Articles Date
Issue 4 Educator Committee Meeting Summary Report - Zoom April 28, 2021
Issue 3 Educator Committee Meeting Summary Report - Zoom November 02, 2020
Issue 2 Educator Committee Summary Report - Teleconference May 11, 2020
Issue 1 Educator Committee Meeting Summary November 17, 2018

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