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MLA/T Certification Exam

Online Exam 

The MLPAO cMLA/T Exam is an ONLINE exam. 

Registration for the November 10, 2023 exam is CLOSED. 

Registration for the March 22, 2024 online exam will open on November 13, 2023.

A copy of your MLA/T diploma or graduation letter from your school is required at time of registration or no later than the registration deadline. Please email a copy of your diploma to: exam@mlpao.org

Registration deadlines and fees are listed below. Registration deadlines for Testing Center registrations are two weeks prior to Standard Registration deadlines.

Registered candidates will receive exam information by email after registration closes.

 

If you wish to withdraw or transfer exam dates, or require special accommodations, please scroll down to the bottom of the page. 

Competency Guidelines

​The Competency Guidelines contains everything the exam will cover. This includes an exam blueprint which outlines the percentage of questions tested in each category. 

Eligibility for the MLPAO MLA/T Exam 

  • The applicant must be currently enrolled at an MLPAO approved school, in an MLA/T program with a completion date, including clinical placement, prior to the scheduled examination date, or

  • The applicant must have graduated from an MLA/T program at an MLPAO approved school within the last five (5) years, or

  • The applicant must have graduated from a formal MLA/T program in Canada (outside of Ontario) to apply under Out of Province - Special Consideration, or

  • Applicants who do not meet one of the above criteria must apply under Special Consideration.

For more details on the documents required for eligibility to the exam for Out of Province - Special Consideration and Special Consideration categories, click the button below.

Registration Fees

MLPAO Member - Student

Early:

  • At Home $210

  • At a Testing Center $250

Standard:

  • At Home $310

  • At a Testing Center $350

Must be currently enrolled in an MLPAO approved school with a graduation date prior to the scheduled examination date AND an MLPAO Student Member.

Non-MLPAO Member - Student

Early:

  • At Home $375

  • At a Testing Center $415

Standard:

  • At Home $475

  • At a Testing Center $515

Must be currently enrolled in an MLPAO approved school with a graduation date prior to the scheduled examination date and are NOT an MLPAO Member.

Graduate

Early:

  • At Home $375

  • At a Testing Center $415

Standard:

  • At Home $475

  • At a Testing Center $515

Graduated from an MLPAO approved school within the last five (5) years.

Re-Write

Early:

  • At Home $175

  • At a Testing Center $215

Standard:

  • At Home $275

  • At a Testing Center $315

For eligible exam candidates who were unsuccessful on their previous attempt, eligible candidates must Re-Write within 1 year of their last exam attempt.

Special Consideration

  • At Home $575

  • At a Testing Center $615

 

 

If you do not meet any of the other criteria, you may apply as a Special Consideration.

Out of Province 

Special Consideration

  • At Home $475

  • At a Testing Center $515

 

If you graduated from a formal MLA/T program in Canada (outside of Ontario), you may apply as an Out of Province - Special Consideration.

Registration fees include an application and an exam fee. **Application fees are non-refundable; all prices are subject to HST**

We reserve the right to change fees and exam dates without notice. All fees must be received in Canadian Funds.

Online Exam Registration

 

Please review our Exam General Information & Policies and the Online Exam Technical Requirements carefully before applying to our MLA/T Online Exam.


 

Exam registration is completely online, and no application form is required. If you wish to pay by cheque or money order, please email us at exam@mlpao.org

Please review the above exam registration categories and fees carefully before registering to ensure that you select and pay correctly. 

 A copy of your MLA/T diploma or graduation letter from your school is required at time of registration, or no later than Sept 21, 2023. This is an exam eligibility requirement. Email to exam@mlpao.org

If you have a completion date prior to the exam (including clinical placement) but will not have your graduation document by Sept 21, 2023, we will accept a letter from your school confirming your completion date. Email letter to exam@mlpao.org

REGISTRATION CLOSED
Exam Transfers, Withdrawals & Special Accommodations

Request to Transfer

For exam candidates who applied for the current exam but wish to transfer to the next available exam date. Applicants may pay to transfer a maximum of two consecutive exams before they must reapply in full. Transfer fees are non-refundable.

Request to Withdraw

Those wishing to withdraw from the exam must email exam@mlpao.org  no later than the withdraw deadline in order to receive a refund of the exam fee only. The application fee is non-refundable.  A $50.00 + HST administrative fee will apply.  Refunds will be issued after the exam date.

Special Accommodations – Disabilities or Religious Considerations

Candidates with special accommodation requirements for the exam day must email exam@mlpao.org  45 days prior to the exam date and provide verification/assessment from authorized institution/person if applicable. Eligible Special Accommodations only available for Online at Home option.

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