CPD Policy


We see continuing professional development (CPD) as critical to future successful on-the-job performance. Earning CPD credits allows Medical Laboratory Scientists to reach beyond their formal education to the maintenance and continuation of important and necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to deliver high quality services.
As a requisite for licensure, the effective date for the CPD Policy commencement is 2013, which means that MLS will need to provide the appropriate documentation to support that they have obtained 10 CPD credits during the 2013 calendar year for licensure renewal by March 2014.
Approved CPD Activities include:
  • Attendance at MLSCN-hosted or accredited seminars, workshops, conferences
  • Attendance at AMLSN’s annual meeting, conference, seminars, etc.
  • Attendance at accredited training workshops in laboratory techniques or equipment (These trainings can be organized by individual Medical Laboratory Scientists or by an institution)
  • Completion of Advanced Certifications and Degrees
  • Participation in journal clubs and discussion groups
  • Organizing a CPD activity
  • Serving as an invited lecturer/part-time teacher after lecturer
  • Serving as an Internal and External examiner; Assessor, Coordinator or Facilitator of Council examinations
  • Serving in the role of on-site inspector for accredited programs or laboratory inspections for MLSCN
Medical Laboratory Scientists must complete the Request for CPD Credits Form for each activity and present these forms to MLSCN upon licensure renewal. Any individual or organization interested in organizing a CPD accredited activity and becoming an accredited provider of CPD activities must complete the Application to Offer a CPD Activity for each CPD activity and submit it to MLSCN at least two months before the intended start of the event.