Professional Development Course

The Professional Development Course offers laboratory technologists the opportunity to expand their knowledge on clinical microbiology.

In an effort to extend the benefits of the critiques, CMPT has developed  this course which has been recognized by the CSMLS for CPS credits and PEP hours.


  • Participants are required to read the challenge critiques for each category and complete an online assessment or Quiz.
  • Passing grade for each quiz is 80%.
  • Participants must register to be able to access the online quizzes


Registration is FREE for staff of CMPT participants laboratories


  • Clinical Bacteriology
  • Mycology
  • Enteric Parasitology

Participants can choose to complete all modules in one particular category or to complete all modules in all categories. Credits awarded will depend on the number of modules/categories completed.

Quizzes for each module will become available once the critiques for that module are posted on CMPT’s website.


CMPT is pleased to announce that the course has been assigned PEP (Professional Enhancement Program) hours and CPS (Continual Professional Studies) Credits by the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS).

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For more information please visit the Professional Development Course website