Certified practitioners may choose to have their details displayed on the public register and use the post nominals CMLS or CMLT.
“ Certification with ACCMLSW provides formal recognition of my ongoing commitment to continuing education within my profession. Certification also signifies to my employer and peers, a continued commitment to professional development to assist in future advancement in my career. I support the ACCMLSW certification scheme as a pathway to exemplify the commitment and professionalism of the highly skilled medical laboratory scientific workforce within Australia."
Darren Allen, Senior Scientist, Pathology Queensland.
"I became a Certified Medical Laboratory Scientist as soon as the opportunity arose, to become a part of a group of likeminded medical scientists committed to ongoing professional development and a passion for self-improvement. Certification is a commitment towards ensuring competent scientists are employed and retained within our profession, and gain recognition as a vital part of Australia's healthcare system. Our industry can be elevated to the status of our registered colleagues overseas through this unified certification scheme."
Raewyn French, Blood Matters, Victoria
"In our ever-changing landscape of medical science, the need to maintain quality standards through relevant knowledge and experience in medical laboratory science is vital to ensuring confidence in the results provided, especially when it impacts patient’s lives.
I have found that in all my positions in pathology, pharmaceutical as well as academic research, there is a need to constantly update ourselves with the evolving medical science and technology and align ourselves with an organisation that can provide recognition for that level of competency."
Desmond Menon (PhD, CMLS), Founder|Director, R3Gen
"It has always been the case that credentials need to be validated by a body that is deemed to be more independent than the individual and their past/present employers. This may be a professional organization, university, or regulatory body. In Australia, clinical embryologists that are not scientific directors or supervisors, are not required by any external body to hold any qualification prior to handling of human gametes or embryos. They are not registered health care providers like their medical, nursing and counselling colleagues and any decisions influencing patient care are ultimately accountable to the Medical Director within the unit they work. This is an unfortunate conundrum endured not only by clinical embryologists but many medical scientists across a plethora of specialties. It is important that medical scientists constantly aspire to gain further knowledge in their field and keep up to date with the latest developments. A validation of these efforts by a central body with significant subscription allows a representation that can ultimately be recognized both within Australia and abroad. If you want to be counted, be certified. "
Hamish Barblett, Embryologist, Genea Hollywood Fertility, WA