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Combined Laboratory and X-Ray Technologist

Combined laboratory and x-ray technologists analyse biological specimens, apply ionizing radiation and perform electrocardiography procedures, and evaluate the results obtained for accuracy and reliability. They work primarily in small rural hospitals and clinics.

Contact

Alberta College of Combined Laboratory and X-Ray Technologists
4880, 4445 Calgary Trail
Edmonton, Alberta
Canada  T6H 5R7 
Phone number: 780-438-3323
Fax number: 780-299-0829
Website: www.acclxt.ca

Legislation

Under Alberta's Health Professions Act and Combined Laboratory and X-Ray Technologists Profession Regulation, registration with the Alberta College of Combined Laboratory and X-Ray Technologists (ACCLXT) is mandatory if you 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, or supervise registered members who provide services to the public. Registered members, who are authorized by the College, provide restricted activities specified in the Regulation. Only registered members may call themselves combined laboratory and x-ray technologists or CLXTs. Laboratory workers who are not registered (regulated) as combined laboratory and x-ray technologists or medical laboratory technologists may perform laboratory activities.

What You Need

Registration requires successful completion of: (1) an approved program of studies or an equivalent combination of education and experience, and (2) an approved examination. Applicants who have been out of practice for a period of time also may have to demonstrate that they are currently competent to practice. For official, detailed information about registration requirements, visit the ACCLXT website or contact the ACCLXT.

Working in Alberta

Combined laboratory and x-ray technologists who are registered and in good standing with a regulatory organization elsewhere in Canada may be eligible for registration in Alberta if registered practitioners in the two jurisdictions have similar responsibilities and competencies. For more information, see "What if I am already certified in another province or territory?" and the Alberta regulatory authority (below).

To find more information on the certification process for internationally educated combined laboratory and x-ray technologists, see Combined Laboratory and X-Ray Technologist Registration Process on the AlbertaCanada.com website.

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