MLA/Ts: Continuing Education

Updated: Sep 14, 2020

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.

FREE Online CE:

  • MediaLab: Your MLPAO Membership includes a subscription to MediaLab, with over 200 hours of free education to help meet these requirements. Contact to activate your account!

  • Pop-Up Webinars: We’ve also started a series of free pop-up webinars for members! Find out more and register on our website here:

  • ADVOCATE: Reading articles also counts, publication, the ADVOCATE). Contact to receive the password for the app or ensure that you are getting your printed copy.

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!

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

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