The 2022 registration and practice permit renewal window opens September 15, 2021.

The registration and MLT Practice Permit renewal process will be available in your member profile starting Sept. 15. Please access your profile by using the secure online member login and clicking on the registration renewal option in the left-hand menu.

2022 MLT Renewal Fees

September 15 – October 31 $400
November 1 – 30 $450
December 1 – 31 $575 ($450 + $125 administrative fee)

Changes to the 2022 Renewal Process 

The CMLTA will be changing the registration system in 2022. As a result, MLTs will not be required to complete a new self-assessment nor create a new learning plan for 2022 as part of the 2022 renewal process. Once the new database system is launched, MLTs will receive an email notice in the first quarter of 2022 notifying them to log in to their online profile and complete the CCP requirements and create a 2022 learning plan.

The CMLTA is changing the registration system due to a large increase in cost of the current system as well as ongoing support issues. It is our goal to make the new system as user friendly as possible and member feedback gathered from the CCP survey will be incorporated into the new system. Once the new system is available in early 2022, members will be provided with support to complete their 2022 self-assessments and learning plans including webinars, text, and video instructions. We know navigating a new system can be stressful and our goal is to provide members with as much support as possible throughout the process.

To complete the renewal application, the MLT must:

  • Complete the renewal application form
  • Report their number of practice hours as an MLT in 2020
  • Complete the online jurisprudence examination
    • Click here to view the Jurisprudence Learning Module
  • Complete the Continuing Competence Program requirements
    • Complete learning plan and activity log for the current year, if applicable.
  • Provide declarations
  • Provide online payment of applicable fees by VISA or MasterCard

Retiring/Moving Out of Province/Leave of Absence

MLTs whose employment status has changed and will not be renewing their registration and MLT practice permit for the following year must notify the CMLTA by submitting a Notice of Non-Practice through their online member profile.

Recent Graduates with Provisional MLT Practice Permits

Please remember to upload a copy of your CSMLS Statement of Examination Results or CSMLS Certificate and a copy of MLT diploma/degree in your member profile under “Additional Document Upload” to be upgraded to a full-standing Practice Permit. Official ETranscripts stating the date the MLT diploma/degree is awarded will be accepted in lieu of a diploma/degree.

Renewal Reminders

  • You must use the “Registration Renewal” menu item in your online member profile to complete your renewal.
  • You do NOT need to complete a 2022 self-assessment (instructions coming early 2022).
  • You do NOT need to create a learning plan for 2022 (instructions coming early 2022).
  • In order to mark a learning objective complete, you must first add an activity in the activity log. Click here for a 7-step guide to complete your learning plan. 
  • When completing your renewal, use Google Chrome (instead of Internet Explorer).
  • Online payment may only be made by VISA or MasterCard.
  • Those choosing to renew mid-December, should not expect a 2022 registration and MLT Practice Permit by December 31, 2021.
  • To ensure timeliness, fairness, and to meet fiduciary responsibilities, the CMLTA uses electronic means (email) as the primary source for all communication. All regulated members are responsible for receiving, reviewing, and where necessary, responding to all communications from the CMLTA.
  • The CMLTA office will be closed from December 24 to January 1.

Legislated Deadline for Registration and MLT Practice Permit Renewal

Individuals working without a valid registration and MLT practice permit after December 31 are in contravention of the Health Professions Act (HPA) and shall be subject to sanctions under the HPA and an additional $500 payment to the CMLTA. They may also be subject to a complaint of unprofessional conduct, including discipline sanctions.

In this circumstance, the CMLTA also sends a notification to the employer after January 1 indicating the individual must cease working as an MLT immediately until they are in possession of a valid registration and practice permit and provide evidence of such to their employer.


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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.

Treaty 6

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, Chipewyan, and other Indigenous people. Their spiritual and practical relationships to the land create a rich heritage for our life as a community.

Contact Information

301-9426 51 Avenue NW,
Edmonton, Alberta
T6E 5A6

Phone: 780-435-5452
Toll Free: 1-800-265-9351
Fax: 780-437-1442

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