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MLA/Ts: Continuing Education



Are you an MLA/T who has passed the MLPAO Certification Exam? As an MLA/T Member, you qualify to use our new cMLA/T^MLPAO credential that acknowledges you are a health care professional who has met the provincial standards and are maintaining continued competence and professionalism.


Credentialed MLA/Ts are included on our MLA/T Certification Registry, which is searchable by potential and current employers.  This new credential also requires MLA/Ts to submit 7 hours of Continuing Education throughout the 2019 year to ensure you are maintaining standards and keeping your professional knowledge up to date.


Guidelines: Workshops, conferences, participation on committees, laboratory inspections, online learning, and many other activities can be counted towards these requirements. Click here for a full list of Continuing Education activities. Reading articles from our quarterly publication, the ADVOCATE, also counts. Contact mlpao@mlpao.org to receive the password for the app or ensure that your getting your printed copy.


FREE Online CE: Your MLPAO Membership includes a subscription to MediaLab, with over 200 hours of free education to help meet these requirements. Contact mlpao@mlpao.org to activate your account!


Your hours will be submitted to the MLPAO Member Portal.






  • Proof of Completion – we need either a word or PDF document that shows that you attended or completed the education. It could be an email with the details of a meeting or copy of a registration or a certificate of completion. Please make sure we know what the course is called and the time that was spent.

  • To Document Reading: the proof of completion can be the cover or PDF of the article read, or a Word document with the titles and journals you accessed. Just make sure to include details on what you were reading and the time that was spent.

  • To Document Training: we need a PDF or Word document that includes specific details - your workplace, name, date trained, where you did the teaching, hours spend, and details on the trainee and training ( i.e. spent 1-hour training new MLA/T staff on specimen collection procedures, troubleshooting difficult draws and data entry.) If you are including multiple training sessions, please also include a total time spent training.

If you have any questions about uploading your Continuing Education, contact us at mlpao@mlpao.org!


This post originally appeared on our blog on August 21, 2019.

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