CALAS/ACSAL Exams

The CALAS/ACSAL Registry Committee, through the examination process, enables technicians working in a variety of laboratory animal settings opportunity to become registered with a national standard at one or more of the following levels of registration:

ARLAT: Associate Registered Laboratory Animal Technician This level is for those working in a laboratory animal setting who do not have an animal science related education but would like to develop this knowledge.

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ARLATA: Associate Registered Laboratory Animal Technician Administrative  This level is for those working in a laboratory animal office setting who do not have an animal science related education but would like to develop this knowledge.

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RLAT: Registered Laboratory Animal Technician This level is for those who hold a diploma from a CALAS/ACSAL approved program in the study of Animal Health/Veterinary Technology or a university degree in an animal science /life science related field of study.

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RMLAT: Registered Master Laboratory Animal Technician This level is for those who have a minimum 5 years laboratory animal experience post RLAT certification. The RMLAT is aimed at the supervisory and management level.

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Provisional/RLAT Exam The provisional (written) exam is for candidates that are students in their last year of a CALAS/ACSAL approved program in the study of Animal Health/Veterinary Technology.  Once enough hours of working in the laboratory animal field have been accumulated (1500 hours), candidates can apply to take the oral/practical exam to achieve a full RLAT registered status.

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CALAS/ACSAL National Office: PO Box 20507 - 2901 Sheppard Avenue East Toronto, ON M1T 3V5
Tel.:416-593-0268 | Fax: 416-979-1819 | Email: office@calas-acsal.org