Nova Scotia College of Medical Laboratory Technologists

Return to Practice

Applicants that previously held a registration with the College, but surrendered for a period of time, will need to re-apply for registration.

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.

Return to Practice Requirements

Timeframe I 5 years or less

General MLTs, Diagnostic Cytology MLTs, Clinical Genetics MLTs who have practiced within the previous 5 years must obtain or have a valid teKnowledge.ns certificate before a Practicing License will be issued. MLT's must work towards holding a valid teKnowledge.ns certificate and provide prove of the necessary educational credits. Please contact the NSCMLT office to aid you in this process.

Timeframe II 5-10 years

General MLTs, Diagnostic Cytology MLTs, Clinical Genetics MLTs who have not practiced in more than 5 years (5 years plus a day), but less than 10 years must successfully fulfill the following requirements before a Practicing License will be issued:

  • Refresher course in the discipline(s) they wish to practice.
  • 400 hours of direct supervised practice by a licensed MLT.
  • Temporary Restricted License will be issued in the discipline(s) being assessed for competencies by a licensed MLT.
  • All relevant competencies in the workplace must be demonstrated and signed off while under direct supervision in each discipline in which the MLT wish to obtain a practicing license.

Timeframe III 10 years or more

General MLTs, Diagnostic Cytology MLTs, Clinical Genetics MLTs who have not practiced in 10 years (10 years plus a day) or more must fulfill the following requirements before a Practicing License will be issued:

  • Refresher course(s) in the discipline(s) they wish to practice.
  • 500 direct supervised practice hours by a licensed MLT.
  • A Temporary Restricted License will be issued in the discipline(s) being assessed for competencies by a licensed MLT.
  • All relevant competencies must be demonstrated and signed off while under direct supervision in each discipline in which the MLT wish to obtain a practicing license.

The candidates Temporary Restricted license will be expanded to include practice in additional disciplines as additional courses are completed. The candidate must complete the required supervised practice hours to obtain a Practising license.

Ready to Re-Apply?

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.
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Get in Touch

380 Bedford Highway, Suite 202
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3M 2L4

Email: info@nscmlt.org

Phone: 902-453-9605

Toll Free: 888-897-4095 (NS only)

Fax: 902-454-3535