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License Eligibility Requirements


Membership Renewal eligibility

SSMLT bylaws require that all practicing members must have at least 30 hours (2 credits) of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) within the previous 5 years to be eligible for renewal.  At least 15 hours (1 credit) must be in Category 1.

SSMLT bylaws require that all practicing members must have at least 1200 practice hours as a MLT within the previous 5 years to be eligible for renewal.

Continuing Professional Education


The purpose of the Continuing Professional Education (CPE) program is not only to enhance short-term knowledge and technical skills,but to provide a mechanism that will encourage the life long learning skills which are essential to medical laboratory technologists throughout their careers.

Read the more on the SSMLT Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Guidelines document.


Practice Hours

Practice hours ensure a member has maintained active engagement in the profession.  MLTs may obtain practice hours in many different work duties.

Read the Guidelines for Practice Hours for eligibility for licensing with SSMLT.

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