New Membership & Member Renewals
The BCSLS membership year is from May 1st to April 30th
To edit your membership details please email the BCSLS office firstname.lastname@example.org
MLA CERTIFICATION information. **NEW: MLA Insurance can no longer be backdated so it is mandatory to renew your membership before April 30th each year to keep your insurance with continuance.
May 1 2019 - april 30 2020
Membership Renewals, & New members
MLA 2019 GRADUATES
SPECIAL: Apply for your BCSLS certification and we will give you the current year's membership for FREE!!
**NEW: MLA Professional Liability Insurance can no longer be backdated so it is mandatory to renew your membership before April 30th each year to keep your insurance with continuance.
REMEMBER... MLAs who are BCSLS certified and keep their membership current, will receive Professional Liability Insurance. Some level of uncertainty is present in all lab work. But your professional status is NOT dependent on random variables. For more information, click here. **NEW: MLA Insurance can no longer be backdated so it is mandatory to renew your membership before April 30th each year to keep your insurance with continuance.
Medical Laboratory Technologists: $139.00 (Full rights of Membership including holding office and voting rights)
Certified: Must be certified by the CSMLS and working as an MLT in Canada
Non-certified: Is working as an MLT in Canada and has graduated from a Canadian MLT program, but is not yet certified by the CSMLS.
Medical Laboratory Assistants: $85.00 (Full rights of Membership including holding office and voting rights)
Certified: Must be certified by the BCSLS and/or CSMLS and working as an MLA in Canada. For more information on BCSLS MLA certification click here.
BCSLS certified MLAs holding current membership are entitled to professional liability insurance. More information…
CSMLS certified applicants must submit certificate, proof of industry experience working in a lab (at least 120 hours) and proof of ECG training or ECG work experience.
Non-certified: Is working as an MLA in Canada and has graduated from an BCSLS approved MLA program, but is not yet certified.
Non-practicing (Not working, Retired, Paternity leave, disability, etc…) Membership: $80.00 (Rights of Membership do not include holding office or voting rights)
Not currently working as a Laboratory professional with a Canadian employer.
An MLT or an MLA who is certified or not certified. Someone who would apply for one of the above memberships if you were employed.
Affiliate Membership: $80.00 (Rights of Membership do not include holding office or voting rights)
Foreign trained individuals who are not certified by a Canadian institution or society.
OR: Corporate, company, vendor, supplier, etc…
Student Membership: $80.00 (Rights of Membership do not include holding office or voting rights)
Grandfathering: As we move in to Regulation, BCSLS members will be assessed first during the Grandfathering phase of the regulation process. The Regulatory College will be in existence for MLT’s in 2019. MLA’s will be in the second wave of the process. For more information about the Regulatory College click here.
Advocacy: We advocate on behalf of the profession with the provincial government, health authorities, and coordinating bodies (e.g. Diagnostic Accreditation Program, Private Career Training Agency, Provincial Laboratory Coordinating Organization and the BC Academic Health Council). We send representatives to educational advisory committees, health regulatory organizations meetings, and liaise with other health professional associations and unions. We also participate with CSMLS in national task forces and other initiatives.
Recognition: Our members are recognized throughout the province as meeting high standards of education and clinical experience. We maintain a database of members, so that with your permission, we can verify your credentials to employers.
Education: We organize lectures, seminars, workshops, conferences, and distance education courses to maintain your knowledge and update your skills to keep pace with changing conditions in the workplace. Our members enjoy special low rates on all such events and services.
Communication: Our communication is a two-way process. We listen to your concerns! Our staff and board members are available to discuss matters important to you and the profession. We keep you informed of emerging issues through our newsletter, broadcast faxes, e-mail notices, information-rich website and events.
Leadership: Members have the opportunity to contribute to advancing their profession by serving on the Board of Directors, committees and task forces. By volunteering you can gain important skills and insights that can assist with your career. BCSLS regularly recognizes its volunteers through short and long-term service awards.
Insurance: Current MLA members with BCSLS certification receive professional liability insurance coverage with their annual membership fee.