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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.

Important notes:

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 and 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.

Required Documents

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
  • Current Résumé

Situation-Specific Documents

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)
  • Proposed employer's intent to hire letter

Create Your Account
You must enter an email address that you monitor regularly. All correspondence from NSCMLT will be sent via email.
Your password must be at least 8 characters long and contain 3 of the following 4 criteria:
an upper-case letter, a lower-case letter, a number, a symbol.
Confirm Password must match Password exactly.
Class of Registration
Members Data
Citizenship Status
Documentation verifying your citizenship status must accompany this application form.
Language Proficiency
If your CSMLS Exam Language and your MLT Training Language is not English, documentation of English proficiency is required.

Will you be able to provide professional services in (Check all that apply)

MLT Education

If you have not yet completed a CSMLS Prior Learning Assessment, please do so before applying for membership.

Please upload (see "Supporting Documents" section below) or send a copy of your original prior learning assessment (PLA) from the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS) in English with their authentication stamp to NSCMLT or request CSMLS to send a copy directly to NSCMLT.

MLT Bridging Courses Please specify MLT refresher courses in which you are enrolled/enrolling:
Basic MLT Education
Other Education
Currency Hours
Applicants who do not meet currency requirements must complete an approved re-entry program in order to be eligible to practice Medical Laboratory Technology in Nova Scotia.
Please enter the number of hours you worked each year in the fields below. Enter 0 for any years you did not work.

National Certification
MLT Professional Registrations
If applicable, please complete the attached Registration/Licensure Data Verification Form to support your status or registration with another MLT regulatory/licensing organization in Canada.
This section is applicable to anyone who has ever been or is currently registered with another MLT regulatory/licensing body within Canada
Please note that beginning any MLT employment (in Nova Scotia), including clinical orientation, prior to being issued a licence to practice by the College is in contravention of the NSCMLT Act and may impact on the approval of your application.

Current Employment
Please provide details of your current MLT employment.
MLT Employment History
Please provide details of your past MLT employment.
Pending Employment
Professional Liability Insurance
The NSCMLT Regulations Section 20 (1) require all registered MLTs working in Nova Scotia to maintain professional liability insurance with minimum coverage of $2,000,000.00.
Declaration and Disclosure of Information
If your answer is YES to any of the following questions, you MUST provide full details in the text area provided.
Supporting Documents

Upload documents



Sending your documents by regular mail will considerably lengthen the time for processing.

Please send your documents to:
Nova Scotia College of Medical Laboratory Technologists
380 Bedford Highway, Suite 202
Halifax, NS, B3M 2L4

Payment of Fees

In order for your application to be processed you must submit payment of your registration fee. The College registration year runs from January 1st to December 31st. For applicants who have never been registered with the College and who are applying for a practising registration class, registration fees are prorated monthly.

Additionally, first time applicants are charged a one-time administration fee to have their initial application processed.

  • Registration Fee: Please select a "Class of Registration" at the beginning of this application to calculate your registration fee.
  • Full Registration: $375.00 annually, prorated monthly.
  • Temporary Registration: $375.00 annually, prorated monthly.
  • Non-Practising Registration: $175.00 annually.
  • Administration Fee: $100.00

Your Total Fee: Your total could not be calculated. Please make sure you have selected a "Class of Registration" at the beginning of this application.

Upon submission, you will be asked to provide credit card information. Visa MasterCard American Express

Upon submission, you will be given mailing details.

Upon submission, you will be given instructions on where to send your e-Transfer.