Important Dates

The following are important deadlines for anyone considering taking an exam. Please note that all dates are subject to change.  Updates will be made on this site as changes need to occur.  Candidates are encouraged to double check this site at least two weeks before any milestone date in their exam process.

2017 Registry Exam Dates

October 1, 2016

All exam applications must be postmarked to the National Office by October 1st, 2016.

October 31, 2016

All applicants notified of their application status (accepted/rejected) and all study materials will be sent

December 16, 2016

Last date for candidates to withdraw applications. A $25 withdrawal fee will be charged. No refunds will be made after this date.

February 1, 2017

RMLAT written examination

ARLAT 1,2&3 Accelerated Program: ARLAT 1 and ARLAT 2 Proctored Written Examination

ARLAT 1&2 Accelerated Program: ARLAT 1 Proctored Written Examination

March 8, 2017

RMLAT candidates notified of written exam results

ARLAT 1,2&3 Accelerated Program: Candidates notified of ARLAT 1&2 exam results

April 5, 2017

RLAT, ARLAT 1, ARLAT2 and ARLAT 3 written exam

April 28, 2017

RMLAT Papers received by the National Office

May 3, 2017

RLAT, ARLAT 1, ARLAT2 and ARLAT3 candidates notified of written exam results

June 6-7, 2017

RMLAT oral exam. Depending on number of candidates exams may be held over 2 days.

June 2017

RLAT and ARLAT3 oral/practical exams *NOTE: handling of mice, rats and aquatic species on oral exams is mandatory

Please note that the practical exam material has been updated to replace rabbit handling with aquatic species content.  The oral portion of the exam will still contain material concerning rabbits in addition to aquatic species. Review of the the information package that you received at the time you were accepted into the program, along with the current CCAC Guidelines (http://www.ccac.ca/en_/standards/guidelines ) for routine husbandry, procedures, and euthanasia of fish, will improve your chances for success.


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