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License to Practice &/or Membership


License to Practice


A license to practice as a MLT in Saskatchewan is mandatory. Every practicing and temporary practicing member must have a valid and subsisting license to practice medical laboratory technology in Saskatchewan. Licensed members of SSMLT must be eligible to work in Canada (Canadian resident, permanent resident, work permit) and qualify for Professional Liability Insurance which is required as part of licensure.

SSMLT licenses Medical Laboratory Technologists (MLTs) in the following practice areas:

  • MLT General (includes Chemistry, Hematology, Transfusions, Microbiology, and Histology)
  • Diagnostic Cytology
  • Clinical Genetics

Categories of License


Practicing License

Practicing License applicants may be:

  • Canadian Certified MLT moving from a regulated Province
  • Canadian Certified MLT moving from a non-regulated Province
  • New Graduate- CSMLS Certified
  • Internationally educated MLT (IEMLT)- CSMLS Certified and working as a MLT in another Canadian jurisdiction

Practicing Members must:

  • work at least 1,200 Practice Hours as set out in Bylaws, within the five-year period immediately preceding the date of application for the year in which the license is sought;
  • complete 30 hours (2.0 CPE credits) continuing professional education in accordance with the requirements of the Continuing Professional Education Program, within the five-year period immediately preceding the date of application for the year in which the license is sought;
  • new graduates have 5 years to obtain the required Practice Hours and Continuing Professional Education credits;
  • hold practicing membership with the Society or a regulatory body recognized by the Society while working in medical laboratory technology activities approved by the Society to contribute to eligibility for a license; and
  • complete the prescribed forms and submit them together with the annual licensing fee and other fees prescribed by Council

Temporary Practicing License- working under supervision


Temporary Practicing license applicants may be:

New Graduates

New graduates that have completed a Canadian Accredited Medical Laboratory education program and are eligible and registered to write the Canadian Certification exam or have written the Canadian Certification exam but have not received results.

International Educated MLT (IEMLT)

To apply for a Temporary License-working under supervision an IEMLT must be eligible to work in Canada (Permanent Resident or have a work Visa).  The must also have completed the Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) from the CSMLS and be eligible and registered to write the Canadian Certification exam or have written the Canadian Certification exam but have not received results.

Former Practicing MLT

Members that do not possess the required Continuing Professional Education and/or Practice Hours required for a practicing license, may be eligible for a Temporary licence for a limited timeframe. Contact SSMLT office for instructions.


Temporary Members must:


Membership

SSMLT membership is voluntary and may be issued to MLTs that are not currently working. Membership categories have limited privileges and members of these categories are not eligible to work as a MLT in Saskatchewan. Should a member wish to work as a MLT in Saskatchewan they must select ‘Upgrade to Practicing’ from the member portal, pay the applicable fees and meet all requirements of a practicing license.


Categories of Membership


Non- Practicing

Non-practicing membership is available to a member has met the registration requirements in section 7 of the regulatory bylaws and chooses not to practice as a Medical Laboratory Technologist.

Non-practicing membership entitles the person to the following privileges:

  • attending at all Annual and Special Meetings;
  • using the title of “medical laboratory technologist” or “registered medical laboratory technologist” as described in section 20 of the Act; and
  • receiving the publications of the SSMLT.

Note: Members may become non-practicing on a temporary basis. Example: Maternity leave that falls in conjunction with annual membership year. Non-practicing members on temporary leave must ensure Professional Liability Coverage (PLI) is maintained.


Review Professional Liability Coverage information.


Retired

Retired membership is available to a person who was a practicing member in good standing of the SSMLT at the time of retirement.

Retired membership entitles the person to the following privileges:

  • attending all Annual or Special Meetings;
  • using the title of “medical laboratory technologist” or “registered medical laboratory technologist” as described in section 20 of the Act; and
  • receiving the publications of the SSMLT.

Honorary

Council may extend Honorary membership to a person who has made an outstanding contribution to the profession of medical laboratory technology or to the SSMLT.

Honorary membership entitles the person to the following privileges:

  • attending all Annual or Special Meetings; and
  • receiving the publications of the SSMLT.
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