You may apply to be added to the Conditional Register after your application has been assessed and you have been advised that you are eligible to write the CSMLS National Certification Examination. This will allow you to practice (with restrictions) as a medical laboratory technologist while you are preparing to write the CSMLS certification exam or are waiting for the results of the exam.
If you do not wish to practice during this time, or if you are not in Canada during this time, you do not need to be added to the Conditional Register.
If you are eligible to write the examination, you must write it within two years of being notified that you are eligible. You may write the exam up to three times, which must be at consecutive examination dates, or you will have to provide an acceptable explanation if you will be unable to attend consecutive examinations.
Requirements for Conditional Registration:
- Be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident of Canada, or have an authorization under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada).
- Have a Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) by CSMLS and complete any gap in education identified by CSMLS.
- Be eligible to write the CSMLS National Certification Examination.
Conditions for Conditional Certificate to Practice:
- You must practice Medical Laboratory Technology under the direct on-site supervision of an MLT holding a valid Active Certificate to Practice in Manitoba.
- You can be referred to as a Medical Laboratory Technologist and use the title MLT in Manitoba
- You must upgrade from a Conditional to an Active Certificate to Practice before beginning to practice Medical Laboratory Technology without direct supervision.
- A Conditional Certificate to Practice is valid for 14 months or 3 attempts at the CSMLS National Certification Examination, whichever comes first.
Conditional Certificate to Practice Required Documents:
- A current and complete CMLTM Application form and applicable fees
- An official sealed copy of PLA report from CSMLS
- A copy of a CSMLS letter of eligibility to write the CSMLS National Certification Examination.
- A copy of Canadian government issued photo identification
- Criminal Record Check (and Vulnerable Sector Check)
- Child Abuse Registry Check
- Adult Abuse Registry Check
- Evidence of English language proficiency (if applicable)
Note: You will be required to sign a declaration that you have not been found guilty of a criminal offence relevant to the practice of medical laboratory technology. (CMLTM Criminal Convictions policy)