Nova Scotia College of Medical Laboratory Technologists

Applications

REGISTRATION IS MANDATORY TO PRACTICE AS AN MLT

To qualify as a medical laboratory technologist in Nova Scotia you must successfully complete a Canadian accredited Medical Laboratory Technology program and successfully challenge the national exam. For those educated internationally, you must successfully complete a prior learning assessment and successfully challenge the national exam. For further information see below.

Please note that a practising license does not just refer to MLTs on the bench, but also to MLTs that are using their MLT knowledge that may directly or indirectly affect patient outcome. 

Remember: You cannot work as a medical laboratory technologist in Nova Scotia until you have received notice from NSCMLT that your application has been approved.

To apply for a NSCMLT membership, please choose the appropriate application.

When you apply to NSCMLT for registration as a MLT you are required to provide a number of documents as evidence that you have the required knowledge and skills that demonstrate you are competent and fit to practice. All applications are online and you will receive a confirmation email when your application is complete or requires further attention. For licensing please allow 2-3 weeks for processing. To help you with your application process, please refer to the registration policies found under the Registration Policy Tab. 

New Registrant

First time applicants shall complete an initial application. For more information please reveiw REG.001 Initial Registration policy.

Previous Registrant with NSCMLT

If you were previously registered with NSCMLT please complete a reinstatement application. For more information please refer to the return to practice tab below and  REG.006 Reinstatement - Lapsed License Policy. 

To access the reinstatement application please login in to the NSCMLT member portal using your previous email account with NSCMLT and then click on forgot password and a password will be sent to you. If required, please contact NSCMLT at info@nscmlt.org to retrieve your email account information.   

Annual Renewal

For those licensed by the NSCMLT and wish to renew their license, please complete a license renewal application. For more information please review REG.002 Annual License Renewal Policy . 

New Graduate

If you are a recent graduate awaiting your national exam mark or to write the national exam and wish to apply for a license please refer to the MLT Grad tab and REG.011 Provisional License - New Graduate Policy for more information. Please note: You must have your license before starting employment orientation.

Canadian Practicing

For those licensed by another regualted province other than Nova Scotia, please refer to REG.008 Labour Mobility Policy for more information.

Internationally Trained

If you are an Internationally Trained Professional, please review the step by step guide of your requirements to become licensed in Nova Scotia found under Applications and REG.010 Provisional License - IEMLT Policy for more information.

Return to Practice

If you are planning to return to the work force after an absence of more than 5 years, refer to the current NSCMLT  Return to Practice Policy.

Change of Registration Status

For those members who wish to change or update their registration status please click on the link above.

Questions?

All inquiries and feedback should be made through the Registrar of the NSCMLT: Email and voicemail: Allow 1-3 business days (delays may occur if away for business travel).

Tel: (902) 453-9605
Toll Free: (888) 897-4095 (NS only)
Fax: (902) 454-3535
Email: registrar@nscmlt.org

Mailing address:
Registrar c/o NSCMLT
202_380 Bedford Hwy
Halifax, NS B3M 2L4

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Land Acknowledgement - NSCMLT would like to begin by respectfully acknowleding that the province of Nova Scotia is the ancestral homelands of many diverse populations and acknowledge that we are on the traditional lands, referred to as Mi'kma'ki the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi'kmaq People who are the founding people of Nova Scotia under the "Treaties of Peace and Friendship". We respect the Peace and Friendship treaties, we acknowledge the harms and mistakes of the past, and we dedicate ourselves to move forward in partnership with Indigenous communities in a spirit of reconciliation and collaboration.  

Get in Touch

380 Bedford Highway, Suite 202
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3M 2L4

 

Email: info@nscmlt.org

Phone: 902-453-9605

Toll Free: 888-897-4095 (NS only)

Fax: 902-454-3535