Medical Lab Assistant



Who is the certification body responsible for Medical Laboratory Assistants in Alberta?

In Alberta, certification is not required to work as a Medical Lab Assistant, but may be an asset when seeking employment. Certification is offered by the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS) .

What are the registration requirements for internationally educated Medical Laboratory Assistants?

In order to become certified, internationally educated Medical Lab Assistants must

1. Complete a Prior Learning Assessment with

Note: Before submitting your credentials to CSMLS, you are encouraged to review the Medical Lab Assistant
Personal Competency Rating Booklet.

Note: Read and complete the
MLA Examination Handbook and Application.

2. Challenge and pass the Certification Exam. See the
Competency Profiles for more information.

3. Register with

What are the educational requirements for Medical Laboratory Assistants in Alberta?

Note: Certification bodies compare international education and experience to Canadian standards.

In Alberta, the following post-secondary institutions offer programs directly related programs:

ABES (Alberta Business and Educational Services) in Calgary
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) in Edmonton
Red Deer College in Red Deer
SAIT Polytechnic (SAIT) in Calgary

Additional Occupational Information

For more information on occupations, duties and wages, visit the
Alberta Learning Information Service (ALIS) and Immigrating to Alberta websites.