Reference Guides (Not eligible for mandatory refresher work)


The MLPAO has created two reference guides that are available for purchase:

  • Acts & Regulations - descriptions and sections of acts and regulations of Canada and Ontario that are relevant to laboratory assistants/technicians.

  • Histology & Cytology - descriptions and sections covering histology and cytology relevant to laboratory assistants/technicians.

MLPAO Approved Refresher Options

  • MLPAO Study Package is a self-studying option available for purchase.

    The study package includes a textbook (Clinical Laboratory Science: The Basics and Routine Techniques, 7th Edition), Histology & Cytology reference booklet,  Acts & Regulations reference booklet and some example multiple choice questions and answers. It is not recommended for current students or recent graduates.

  • Centennial College - Professional Practice MLPA-110 ONLINE 
    755 Morningside Ave 
    Scarborough, ON M1C 4Z4
    Tel: (416) 289-5000

  • Centennial College - Laboratory Safety and Equipment MLPA-120 ONLINE 
    755 Morningside Ave 
    Scarborough, ON M1C 4Z4
    Tel: (416) 289-5000

Alternative Course Options and Workshops (May be used for refresher)

There are a few organizations/schools providing courses and/or workshops to help with refreshing your skills.  Please contact the schools directly to determine which course will meet your needs.​

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