Nova Scotia College of Medical Laboratory Technologists


To qualify as a medical laboratory technologist in Nova Scotia you must successfully complete a Canadian accredited Medical Laboratory Technology program and successfully challenge the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS) national exam. For those educated internationally, you must successfully complete a prior learning assessment by CSMLS and successfully challenge the CSMLS national exam.For further information see below.

To apply for a NSCMLT membership, please choose the appropriate application.

Initial Registration Application

First time applicants (recent MLT graduates or to-be graduates please see the MLT Grad page for additional required documents list)

Renewal Application

For those previously licensed by the NSCMLT and wishing to renew their license refer to license renewal

Reinstatement Application

For those previously licensed by the NSCMLT and wishing to reinstate after their license has lapsed

Return to Practice

If you are planning to return to the work force after an absence of more than 5 years, refer to the current NSCMLT Return to Practice Policy.

Internationally Trained

If you are an Internationally Trained Professional, see the International Educated Page and refer to the current NSCMLT Internationally Trained MLT Policy found udner the About tab.

MLT Student

If you are a student who is applying for a license refer to MLT Grad tab

Please note that you must have your license before starting employment orientation.

All inquiries should be made through the Registrar of the NSCMLT

Registrar NSCMLT
Tel: (902) 453-9605
Toll Free: (888) 897-4095 (in NS only)
Fax: (902) 454-3535

Mailing address:
Registrar c/o NSCMLT
380 Bedford Hwy, Suite 202
Halifax, NS B3M 2L4

Get in Touch

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


Phone: 902-453-9605

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

Fax: 902-454-3535