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The Medical Laboratory Technology Act, 1991 describes the prescribed classes of certificates of registration. Applicants can apply for the following certificates which include:

  1. Practising – Registrants have met the CMLTO registration requirements and are able to practise or work as an MLT subject to terms, conditions, or limitations (where applicable). 
  2. Non-practising – Registrants have met the CMLTO registration requirements but are not currently practising or working as an MLT. Note that registrants with Non-Practising certificates of registration:
    • may not practice medical laboratory technology in Ontario
    • may use the protected title medical laboratory technologist (MLT) in Ontario
    • must upgrade to a Practising certificate of registration before starting to work as an MLT.

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Below you will find the required documents to apply for the applicable certificate of registration.

Practising Certificate

You must:

  1. have proof that you can work in Canada, (i.e., passport, birth certificate, permanent resident card)
  2. obtain a Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check or Vulnerable Sector Check within the six months preceding your application. 
  3. have proof of an equivalent Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) completed by the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS) 
  4. demonstrate proof that you successfully passed a CSMLS MLT exam (i.e., General Medical Laboratory Technology, Clinical Genetics, or Diagnostic Cytology)
  5. provide proof of active engagement, which involves: 
    • Option a) have been actively engaged (used your knowledge, skill and judgement as an MLT) in the practice of medical laboratory technology during the three years immediately preceding the date of the application
    • Option b) have successfully completed refresher courses approved by the CMLTO within the three years preceding the date of the application.
  6. provide evidence of reasonable fluency in English or French. For more information, please refer to the Registration Committee Policy 03: Language Fluency Requirements (English). 

Non-practising Certificate

You must:

  1. have proof of eligibility to work in Canada (i.e., passport, birth certificate, permanent resident card)
  2. obtain a Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check or Vulnerable Sector Check within the six months preceding your application. 
  3. have proof of an equivalent Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) completed by the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS) 
  4. Demonstrate proof you successfully passed a CSMLS MLT exam (i.e., General Medical Laboratory Technology, Clinical Genetics, or Diagnostic Cytology)
  5. provide evidence of reasonable fluency in English or French. 

For more information, please refer to the Registration Committee Policy 03: Language Fluency Requirements (English)

REMEMBER: YOU CANNOT WORK AS A MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNOLOGIST NOR USE THE TITLE “MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNOLOGIST” IN ONTARIO, UNTIL YOU RECEIVE AN APPROVAL NOTICE AND YOU PAY THE APPLICABLE REGISTRATION FEE

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For further information, please contact the CMLTO Registration Department by email at registration@cmlto.com.