Nova Scotia College of Medical Laboratory Technologists

Before You Begin Working or Return to Work


The Nova Scotia College of Medical Laboratory Technologists (NSCMLT) is given the responsibility and authority to regulate medical laboraotry technologists (MLTs) in Nova Scotia under the  Medical Laboratory Technologist Act, 2000.  The purpose of regulation is to protect the public by enforcing and approving education requirements, competent practice, and preventing unacceptable, incompetent, unethical and or unqualified practice. NSCMLT also intervenes when the MLT practice is unacceptable and puts the public at risk.

Before commencing employment, a MLT must hold a current Active practicing or Provisional license.  The license ensures that a MLT has met the registration and license requirements for safe ethical practice.  A current license is required to begin any aspect of employment including employer orientation.  This also applies to Members who are Non-Practicing and wish to return to their former place of work or new employment following a leave from practice.

Without a current license, the practitioner in a medical laboratory technologist role is considered an unlicensed practitioner. 

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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.  

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380 Bedford Highway, Suite 202

Halifax, Nova Scotia B3M 2L4

Phone 902-789-6465


 We are Moving August 1 2024 to

202-1597 Bedford Hwy

Bedford NS  B4A 1E7


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