The mission of the MLPAO is to advocate, advance and enhance medical laboratory professionals to facilitate collaborative practice, provide quality diagnostic information and improve healthcare.
The MLPAO Medical Laboratory Assistant/Technician (MLA/T) certification exam provides the public and employers assurance of competent, knowledgeable and skilled health care providers, who meet provincial standards. Certification credentials provide newly and previously certified MLA/Ts with increased employment opportunities and portability.
The MLPAO is implementing the use of a new credential that acknowledges these health care professionals who have met the provincial standards and are maintaining continued competence and professionalism.
This new credential will indicate that the MLA/T is certified and has met continuing education requirements. *This credential will also apply to those that have passed the OSMT Certification Exam prior to Nov. 1st, 2018.