BCSLS Membership

New Membership & Member Renewals

next year: May 1 2018 - april 30 2019

Membership Renewals, & New members


next year: May 1 2019 - april 30 2020

Membership Renewals, & New members


SPECIAL: Apply for your BCSLS certification and we will give you the current year's  membership for FREE!!  

For the 2018/19 mail-in membership form click here


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

Membership Types

  • Medical Laboratory Technologists: $139.00

    • 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

    • Certified: Must be certified by the BCSLS and/or CSMLS and working as an MLA in Canada

    • 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 (Retired, Paternity leave, disability, etc…) Membership: $80.00

    • 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

    • Foreign trained individuals

    • OR: Corporate, company, vendor, supplier, etc…

  • Student Membership: $80.00

MLA Certification:

Member Benefits

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.