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Initial Registration Application

Instructions

The 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 applicable policies.

 

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
 

IMPORTANT NOTE:

 

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 info@nscmlt.org and registrar@nscmlt.org to your safe senders list. If you would prefer a PDF application form, please contact NSCMLT.

 

Provisional Registration Class: A provisional license allows the medical laboratory technologist (MLT) to temporarily practice as a MLT in Nova Scotia, with conditions and restrictions, until they are able to obtain a full active license

 

Active Registration Class: Allows the MLT to practice as an MLT in Nova Scotia without any conditions or restriction.

 
Required Documents

Documents can be uploaded in PDF or JPG format or alternatively, sent by regular mail to NSCMLT but this will considerably lengthen the time for processing.

 

New Graduate:

  • Confirmation letter on official letterhead from an accredited MLT program confirming successful completion of a MLT program, name appears on the NSCC list of successful graduates or copy of a MLT diploma
  • CSMLS confirmation letter of entrance to write the MLT Certification exam or exam results or certificate
  • Canadian government issued photo identification (Canadian birth certificate, Canadian passport, proof of landed immigrant resident status, or copy of a valid work permit)
  • Documentation of transitional graduate membership with CSMLS, including liability insurance
  • Proof of Professional Liability Insurance of $2,000,000
  • Proposed employer's intent to hire letter
  • Evidence of NSCMLT English language requirements. (Refer to the English Language Proficiency policy.)
  • Current Résumé
  • Completed acknowledgement and undertaking form
 

MLT that have practiced in another regulated province (Labour Mobility)

  • Canadian government issued photo identification (Canadian birth certificate, Canadian passport, proof of landed immigrant resident status, or copy of a valid work permit)
  • Evidence of NSCMLT English language requirements. (Refer to the English Language Proficiency policy.)
  • A letter of standing from current or previous licensing college
  • Proposed employer's intent to hire letter
  • Current Résumé
 

New Registrant MLT or practiced in an unregulated province

  • Certificate of completion of an accredited MLT program
  • Copy of CSMLS certification
  • Canadian government issued photo identification (Canadian birth certificate, Canadian passport, proof of landed immigrant resident status, or copy of a valid work permit)
  • Evidence of NSCMLT English language requirements. (Refer to the English Language Proficiency policy)
  • Proof of Professional Liability Insurance of $2,000,000
  • Letter of standing from previous employer if applicable
  • Proposed employer's intent to hire letter
  • Current Résumé
 

Internationally educated MLT

  • Prior Learning Assessment from CSMLS (Official copy from CSMLS)
  • Proof of course(s) completion or bridging program completion (if applicable)
  • Canadian government issued photo identification (Canadian birth certificate, Canadian passport, proof of landed immigrant resident status, or copy of a valid work permit)
  • CSMLS confirmation letter of entrance to write the MLT Certification exam or exam results or certificate
  • Evidence of NSCMLT English language requirements. (Refer to the English Language Proficiency policy)
  • Proof of Professional Liability Insurance of $2,000,000
  • Proposed employer's intent to hire letter
  • Current Résumé