The College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Ontario (CMLTO) provides a list of approved refresher courses at the bottom of this page.
Refresher course hours may be required for an individual applying for a Practising class of registration certificate who cannot demonstrate active engagement, or for a Non-practising member who wishes to change class of registration to Practising.
Completion of refresher courses must be within the three years preceding the application.
The required number of refresher course hours depends on the number of years a member or applicant has been away from the profession of medical laboratory technology. One or more courses may be taken to achieve the required number of hours.
The standard number of required hours is 90, though some of these hours may be exempted for those who have been away from the profession for less than six years. The following chart outlines the requirements.
Number of years
away from practice
Minimum number of refresher
course hours required
|3 - 6||60|
|0 - 3||30|
- Universities, colleges and other institutions offering CMLTO-approved courses relevant to the practice of medical laboratory science - (PDF, 169k)
- Medical laboratory science refresher course list - (PDF, 306k)
- Courses in genetics - (PDF, 338k)
- Courses in cytology - (PDF, 67k)
Other courses may be submitted to the CMLTO Registration Committee for consideration for approval prior to enrollment in the course (the course must have an evaluation component and be related to medical laboratory science).