Nova Scotia College of Medical Laboratory Technologists

Annual Renewal


The annual renewal process is a core NSCMLT regulatory function. It confirms to the public that our members have the educaiton, ethical foundation, skills and good character to practice medical laboraotry technology in Nova Scotia. You’re recommitting to the values and standards of our profession and commitment to lifelong learning. Professional MLT registration is a privilege our members can take pride in.

Remember: You cannot work as a Medical Laboratory Technologist in Nova Scotia unless your license is active. 

Important Dates

Our licence renewal opens September 1 and closes December 31.  Please note  late fees are applied after December 1. Fees

Renewal reminders are sent out automatically. Please ensure you always have a current email address on file.

Once your application is approved you will no longer receive a reminder.

MLTs On Payroll Deduction

MLTs on payroll deduction through their employer (NSH, IWK, CBS) are required to submit a renewal application. Select your payroll deduction provider under "Choose Your Method of Payment". If you do not submit your application before December 1, you are subject to late fees as noted above.

If you were on a leave of absence in the current year, check with your HR department to confirm your deductions were submitted. 

Begin Payroll Deduction

Would you like to have your NSCMLT and CSMLS fees deducted from your pay throughout the year? Please contact your HR department to begin the process

Going on Leave (parental, short or long term) or Retiring

You are required to renew your licence if you are planning on working at any time during the year. That includes a few days or weeks. Your licence is valid for the entire year.  NSCMLT does not offer any short-term licence option at this time. If you are not going to renew for the following year, you must complete a notice of non-practice Change of License Status Form

Your Accountability As A Licensed MLT

As self regulated professionals, all MLTs are responsible to renew their licence yearly to legally practice as a medical laboratory technologist. NSCMLT will send out reminders to renew and notifcation when your renewal is complete to your email on file. Working as an MLT without a practising licence may result in a professional misconduct complaint. 

To Avoid Delays in Renewal Approval:

All continuing competency requirements (TeKnowledge.ns) must be current as of December 31. If your TeKnowledge.ns is due in the current year, you must have your submission approved before your renewal application will be approved.

Renewals cannot be approved without Professional Liability Insurance (PLI) for the renewal year.

Please read each declaration question carefully and ensure your answers are true and accurate. All the declarations do NOT have the same response. Your answers are legally binding. 

Ensure all your Employment details are current, such as your position status, areas of practice, practice hours etc.

Ready to Renew?

The button below will take you to our secure membership software, where you will complete the renewal process. Your progress will be saved, so you can return at any time, should you be unable to complete it all at once. If you forgot or need to reset your password, visit the login section and click on " Forgot Password?" and a password will be sent to your email on file. If you no longer have access to this email, please click on "contact us" and complete the form.

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Land Acknowledgement - NSCMLT would like to begin by respectfully acknowleding that the province of Nova Scotia is the ancestral homelands of many diverse populations and acknowledge that we are on the traditional lands, referred to as Mi'kma'ki the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi'kmaq People who are the founding people of Nova Scotia under the "Treaties of Peace and Friendship". We respect the Peace and Friendship treaties, we acknowledge the harms and mistakes of the past, and we dedicate ourselves to move forward in partnership with Indigenous communities in a spirit of reconciliation and collaboration.  

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