Internationally Trained MLT
The College must confirm that your education is substantially equivalent to that of a Canadian MLT graduate. To complete a substantial equivalency (prior learning assessment) please contact the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Sciences (CSMLS).
The MLT requirements are reflected in the national competency profile
For a list of requirements for the prior learning assessment (PLA) please visit the CSMLS website
Click here for the requirements to write the national exam
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.
Acknowledgement and Undertaking Form
To be completed in full before commencment of employment and signed. Once completed please log in and upload the document using the supporting document icon.
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The button below will take you to our membership software, where you will complete the registration process. Your progress will be saved, so you can return at any time to complete the application, should you be unable to complete it at once.
Need More Information?
NSCMLT has created a Step-by-Step Guide to working in Nova Scotia as an Internationally Educated Medical Laboratory Technologist. This guide provides all the information and resources you’ll need to practice in Nova Scotia