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License & Membership

Areas of Practice

SSMLT licenses Medical Laboratory Technologists (MLTs) in the following practice areas:
  • MLT General (includes Chemistry, Hematology, Transfusions, Microbiology, and Histology)
  • Diagnostic Cytology
  • Clinical Genetics

License Requirements

Any person working as a Medical Laboratory Technologist (MLT) in Saskatchewan must have a current valid license with SSMLT. The SSMLT license year is December 1-November 30.  It is the member's responsibility to ensure they renew their license each year prior to expiration.

Categories of License

Practicing Member

You must:

1. Be eligible to work in Canada
         -be a Canadian citizen; or
         -be a permanent resident of Canada; or
         -have authorization under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada) to work in Canada
2. Meet the general requirements for membership-effective Dec. 1, 2019
         - language requirement
         - proof of good character
         - submit photo identification
3.  Provide evidence of Education
         - Graduated from a Canadian Accredited MLT Education program; or
         - Completed substantial equivalency via Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS) Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)
4.  Provide evidence of certification from CSMLS
5.  Provide evidence of Currency of MLT Practice (must be obtained within the previous 5 years of the date of application or renewal):
         -Submit the required (minimum 30 hours within the previous 5 years) Continuing Professional Education
         -Submit the required (minimum of 1200 validated Practice hours within the previous 5 years) Practice Hours

If you meet all requirements listed, refer to Canadian Certified- Practicing   


Temporary Practicing member - working under supervision

You must:

1. Be eligible to work in Canada
         -be a Canadian citizen; or
         -be a permanent resident of Canada; or
         -have authorization under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada) to work in Canada
2. Meet the general requirements for membership-effective Dec. 1, 2019
         - language requirement
         - proof of good character
         - submit photo identification
3.  Submit evidence of Education
         - New graduate from a Canadian accredited MLT education program; or
         - Completed substantial equivalency via Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS) Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)
4.  Received statement of eligibility to write the certification exam from CSMLS
         -review sections 5 (Examinations) and 14 (Temporary Practicing) of the SSMLT regulatory bylaws for terms and limits.
5.  Provide evidence of Currency of MLT Practice (must be obtained within the previous 5 years of the date of application or renewal):
         -Submit the required (minimum 30 hours within the previous 5 years) Continuing Professional Education
         -Submit the required (minimum of 1200 validated Practice hours within the previous 5 years) Practice Hours
6.  Submit a signed Acknowledgement of Supervision Form 

If you meet all requirements listed, refer to Temporary Practice-working under supervision





Membership

SSMLT membership is voluntary and may be issued to SSMLT members 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 meet all terms and conditions for a practicing license and then select ‘Upgrade to Practicing’ from the member portal, pay the applicable fees.


Categories of Membership


Non- Practicing

Non-practicing membership is available to a SSMLT 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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