The 2023 registration and practice permit renewal window opened September 15, 2022.

The registration and MLT Practice Permit renewal process is available in your member profile as of Sept. 15. There should be a renewal section on your home page once you login through the secure online member login.

2023 MLT Renewal Dues - Renew Early and Save!

September 15 – October 31: $400
November 1 – 30: $450
December 1 – 31: $575 ($450 + $125 administration fee)
After December 31, an additional $500 payment may be required

Changes to the 2023 Renewal Process 

A completed renewal is submitted before payment is made. If the renewal meets our "auto approved" requirements, you will be taken directly to the payment screen. If your renewal requires an admin review, you will not be required to submit a payment at the time of submission. Once your renewal is reviewed and approved, then you will be required to submit payment. If the CMLTA requires additional information regarding your renewal, the request will show in your profile when you log in so please check your profile daily for messages regarding your renewal.

The jurisprudence exam must be completed prior to renewing, but it’s not an actual step in the renewal process. Click on the exam on your homepage before submitting your renewal. If you already completed the jurisprudence exam at any point this year, you do not have to complete it again for renewal.

MLT Hours Worked: Due to the changeover in registration systems, you will be required to input your hours for the previous 3 years worked.

Renewal Webinars

Click here to view a webinar on how to renew your registration for 2023.

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 “Change My Registration Status” to be upgraded to a full-standing Practice Permit. Official e-transcripts stating the date the MLT diploma/degree is awarded will be accepted in lieu of a diploma/degree.

Renewal Reminders

  • You must complete your 2022 learning plan by indicating that at least 3 learning objectives are complete. In order to do this, you must first add an activity under “Learning Activities and Professional Development Update”. Click here for more instructions.
  • You must complete a new self-assessment and create a learning plan for 2023.
  • Online payment may only be made by VISA or MasterCard.
  • Those choosing to renew mid-December, should not expect a 2023 registration and MLT Practice Permit by December 31, 2022.
  • 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 December 24, 2022 to January 2, 2023. 

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 on their Home Page under “Change My Registration Status to Cancelled.

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.

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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, 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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