Continuing Competence Program

Verification of MLT Practice Hours

To provide evidence of competence in MLT professional practice, as per Section 12 of the Medical Laboratory Technologists Profession Regulation, each Regulated Member must have been employed for at least 900 MLT hours in the practice of medical laboratory technology in the four years immediately preceding the date of application for registration or renewal. MLTs are required to declare these practice hours during their annual renewal application and provide verification with their Continuing Competence Program (CCP) Compliance Audit submission. For clarification, MLT practice hours refer to all hours worked in accordance with an individual’s formal MLT job description, but do not include vacation, sick time, leave of absence, or any other paid/unpaid non-practice hours.

Pursuant to Schedule 11 of the Health Professions Act:

In their practice, medical laboratory technologists do one or more of the following:

a)  Collect and analyze biological samples, perform quality control procedures and communicate results that have been critically evaluated to ensure accuracy and reliability;

b)  Teach, manage and conduct research in the science and techniques of medical laboratory technology; and

c)  Provide restricted activities authorized by the regulations.

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