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Provisional/RLAT Exam

Provisional

The provisional exam is for candidates that are students in their last year of college or completion of a related university degree. They take the written exam only and once they have enough hours in the field, they can apply to take the oral exam and achieve their RLAT.

Provisional Application Requirements

You must be a student in your last year of college (which will be completed by May 31st) who is taking an Animal Health Technology or Veterinary Technician (CALAS/ACSAL approved) program or Completion of a diploma in a 2 or 3 year Animal Health Technology (CALAS/ACSAL approved) Program or completion of a related university degree (CALAS/ACSAL approved)

  • Documentation Required by CALAS/ACSAL
  • Name of program of study and date of graduation
  • Proof of enrollment in final year of program (Acceptance Letter, Current Transcripts, Letter from Faculty etc.) or degree in a related field (Transcripts may be required)
  • You will be required to submit all relevant certifications, degrees and schools you have attended

About the exam: Multiple Choice Exam

  • 100 single answer multiple choice questions each worth one mark.
  • The total time allotted is 2.5 hours
  • Exam takes place Mid-April
  • Passing mark is 75%

RLAT Oral/Practical

The RLAT Oral/Practical exam is for candidates that have completed the provisional exam and now have achieved the correct amount of hours to qualify for the oral exam. Once the candidate successfully completes the oral/practical exam, they are now a Registered Laboratory Animal Technician.

RLAT Oral/Practical Exam Application Requirements

Completion of Animal Health Technology OR Veterinary Technician (CALAS/ACSAL approved) program and successful completion of RLAT written no more than 3 years prior (2014 for 2017 cycle) and a minimum of 12 months full-time employment or a minimum of 1500 hours at time of (October 1st) application in the laboratory animal science field. Annually renewed their membership

  • Documentation Required by CALAS/ACSAL
  • A diploma in Animal Health Technology or Veterinary Technician or degree in a related field (Transcripts may be required)
  • and Résumé
  • You will be required to submit all relevant certifications, degrees and schools you have attended

About the exam: Oral/Practical Exam

  • Only candidates tht were successful in the multiple choice take the oral exam
  • The oral exam takes place in June
  • Passing mark is 65%

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