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Combined Laboratory and X-Ray Technologist

Combined laboratory and X-ray technologists do routine medical lab tests and perform general radiography, fluoroscopy, and electrocardiograms. They operate and maintain related equipment.


Alberta College of Combined Laboratory and X-Ray Technologists
206 Pembina Road
Sherwood Park, Alberta T8H 0L8

Call: 780-438-3323



Under Alberta’s Health Professions Act [pdf], Health Professions Restricted Activity Regulation [pdf] and Combined Laboratory and X-Ray Technologists Profession Regulation [pdf], registration with the Alberta College of Combined Laboratory and X-Ray Technologists (ACCLXT) is mandatory. Only registered members may provide restricted activities specified in the regulations. This includes those who:

  • Meet identified competency requirements and provide professional services directly to the public
  • Teach the practice of the profession to members or students of the profession
  • Supervise registered members who provide services to the public
  • Use the titles and initials: combined laboratory and X-ray technologist, combined laboratory and X-ray technician, or CLXT

What You Need

To register as a combined laboratory and X-ray technologist (CLXT) in Alberta, you need:

  • An approved program of studies or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Successful completion of the CLXT Registration Examination

Applicants who have been out of practice for a period also may have to demonstrate that they are currently competent to practice.

Applicants may also apply for 1 or more advanced practice authorizations. They must meet additional educational requirements and other conditions.

For details about all registration requirements, contact the ACCLXT or visit the ACCLXT website.

Working in Alberta

Combined laboratory and X-ray technologists who are registered and in good standing with a regulatory body elsewhere in Canada may be eligible for registration in Alberta if their scope of practice and competencies are similar.

For more information, see “What if I am already certified in another province or territory in Canada?” and the ACCLXT website.

The certification information in this profile may change at any time and without notice. Before making any career decisions, we advise you to contact the regulatory organization or visit their website for the most updated information.

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