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.

New Registrant

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

Annual Renewal

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

New Graduate

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

Please note: You must have your license before starting employment orientation.

Canadian Practicing

For those licensed by a province other than Nova Scotia.

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.

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.

Change of Registration Status

For those members who wish to change or update their registration status.


All inquiries should be made through the Registrar of the NSCMLT:

Tel: (902) 453-9605
Toll Free: (888) 897-4095 (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