MLT Registration - Graduates of the QMLT course of study

The QMLT courses of study involve laboratory based training for a minimum period of two-years and an examination which can be completed after six-calendar month’s employment.

Once you have completed the minimum six-calendar month’s employment in an appropriately accredited NZ laboratory and passed the Qualified Medical Laboratory Technician (QMLT) examination as set by the New Zealand Institute of Medical Laboratory Science (NZIMLS) you can apply to the Council for registration as a medical laboratory technician.

Applications are to be made through the online registration link. Please note the fee to apply for registration is non-refundable if your application is not successful.

Required documentation

Once you have completed your online application, you will receive a confirmation email with a checklist that is to be included with your application along with the following documentation:

  • A certified copy of your qualification. A photocopy may be certified as a true copy by a solicitor, Notary Public, Justice of the Peace, or an Officer of the Court; and
  • Two Certificates of Standing and Experience (personal and professional) completed by persons unrelated to you. Click here for the certificate of standing and experience; and
  • Your application must be accompanied with the registration fee payment, you can make payment online when you complete the online application; and
  • Evidence of name change if applicable; and
  • A criminal conviction notice that is no more than three months old.  Please note, criminal check certificates issued by a third party will not be accepted. Click here for the criminal convictions request form

How long will registration take?

Providing your application is received with all the required documentation and the full registration fee payment, your application will be processed within 10 working days and you can expect to receive confirmation of registration within 15 working days from the day your application was received by the Council.

What Happens Next?

Once provisional registration has been granted you must apply to the Council for an annual practising certificate prior to beginning work as a registered medical laboratory technician.

Please note that if you successfully apply for registration between 01 February of the year you completed your qualification requirements and March of the following year, an APC will be issued free of charge.  Please refer to the fee schedule for full fee requirements.

You can apply for your APC online, by clicking on the button found on the Council’s website and follow the instructions.