BCSLS Membership

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 angie@bcsls.net

  • MLA CERTIFICATION information

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

For the 2019/20 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

  • Medical Laboratory Assistants: $85.00

  • Affiliate Membership: $80.00 - Not an MLT or MLA. Other: _________.

  • Retired Membership: $80.00

  • Student Membership: $80.00

MLA Certification:

Member Benefits

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.