Currency of Practice

In order to maintain registration with the CMLTA, MLTs must have at least 900 MLT practice hours within the previous four years (if they have not graduated from an approved MLT program within four years or obtained a prior learning assessment within two years). This requirement is stipulated in the Medical Laboratory Technologists Profession Regulation. If an MLT does not have 900 hours, refresher education must be successfully completed within two years and prior to the expiry date of their practice permit. Refresher education must be approved by the CMLTA Council. The following is a list of required refresher education for MLTs who do not have 900 hours at the time of renewal:

For a diagnostic cytologist: The Michener Institute – CY611: Gynecological Cytology

For a clinical geneticist: CSMLS – 9890-12 Molecular Biology I: Overview of Nucleic Acid Structure OR University of Waterloo – BIOL 239: Genetics (or equivalent, as pre-approved by the CMLTA)

For a general MLT: one course option from one of the following areas of practice which is relevant to the applicant’s role:

  • Hematology
  • Transfusion Science
  • Clinical Chemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Histology

Click here to view the list of approved course options for a general MLT.

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The College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Alberta (CMLTA) is the regulatory body for Medical Laboratory Technologists (MLTs) employed in Alberta.

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We wish to acknowledge that the land on which the CMLTA office is located is Treaty 6 territory and a traditional meeting ground for many Indigenous people. This is home to the Cree, Blackfoot, and Metis, as it is for the Nakoda, Tsuu T’ina, Chipewayn, and other Indigenous people. Their spiritual and practical relationships to the land create a rich heritage for our life as community.

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