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Initial Registration Application
In order for this application to be processed you must:
Complete this application in full
Upload all required documents (see document list below)
Pay all applicable fees (see fee schedule on the application form to follow)
For an application in the Full Registration Class, ensure that official evidence of successful completion of an examination approved by the NSCMLT has been sent directly to the College from the examination body.
A recent graduate from an accredited program or new grad waiting to write the National exam (or awaiting confirmation of results from CSMLS) may apply for a provisional license under the Temporary Registration Class. A temporary provisional license allows the MLT graduate to temporarily practice as a medical laboratory technologist (MLT) in Nova Scotia, with conditions and restrictions, until they are able to obtain a full practising license. The temporary provisional license creates an opportunity for the MLT to gain clinical experience and to improve their medical laboratory competencies while providing protection to the client.
NSCMLT mandate is to ensure applicants are qualified to practice as a medical laboratory technologist (MLT) in Nova Scotia. A license to practice will be granted if the applicant meets the requirements of NSCMLT Regulations section 9 and this policy.
You must have a NSCMLT practicing license before starting employment orientation. It is a violation of the NSCMLT act and/or regulations to practice medical laboratory technology without a license and a fine or penalty will occur. Please refer to sections 39, 40 and 41 of the NSCMLT Act.
All correspondence from NSCMLT will be sent via email. You must use an email address that you monitor regularly when registering with the College. Please add firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com to your safe senders list. If you would prefer a PDF application form, please contact NSCMLT.
If you will be uploading your documents with this application, please make sure you have the following scanned in PDF or JPG format before you begin:
Alternatively, you can send your documents by regular mail but this will considerably lengthen the time for processing considerably.
Copies of these documents are required in order to complete the application. Please make sure they are complete and scanned so they can be attached to this application below.
CSMLS MLT Certification (i.e. exam results and/or certificate OR CSMLS letter of eligibility to write the exam OR entrance to exam letter)
Canadian government-issued photo identification (i.e. driver's license, Canadian passport, or permanent resident card) OR documentation supporting your ability to work in Canada (international applicants)
Professional liability insurance documentation
These documents may be required, depending on your situation. If any of the following apply to you, you will need the associated documents completed and scanned so they can be attached to this application below.
Evidence of English language proficiency (if first language AND language of MLT instruction is not English)
Letter of Standing (from regulatory body if currently practicing in another regulated province) / (from employer if currently practicing in a non-regulated province)
MLT training transcripts or diploma/degree (recent graduates)
Documentation of transitional graduate membership with CSMLS, including liability insurance (recent graduates)
Prior Learning Assessment CSMLS (Canadian society for medical laboratory sciences) - International Professionals
Course(s) completion or bridging program completion (if applicable)