MLA/T Certification Exam

Online Exam 

The MLPAO is pleased to announce that the MLPAO cMLA/T Exam is now an ONLINE exam. Updates will be communicated by email to all registered exam candidates.

Registration is OPEN for the June 12, 2021 - MLA/T Certification Exam.

Please scroll down to see registration deadlines. 


If you wish to withdraw or transfer exam dates, or require special accommodations, please scroll down to the bottom of the page. Questions about the exam due to clinical placement holds? Please email us for information. 

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 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.

Exam Fees

MLPAO Member -

Student ($210)





**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 carefully before applying to our MLA/T Online Exam.

Please review the Online Exam Info and 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

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

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. 

Request to Withdraw

Those wishing to withdraw from the exam must email  30 days prior to the exam date 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  30 days prior to the exam date and provide verification/assessment from authorized institution/person if applicable.

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