Temporary Registration and Permit
Combined Laboratory and X-Ray Technologists are governed by the Health Professions Act (HPA) of Alberta. As per this legislation, all persons practicing as a CLXT in Alberta must hold valid and current registration with the Alberta College of Combined Laboratory and X-Ray Technologists (ACCLXT).
The Temporary register is for applicants who have not yet challenged and received a “PASS” grade on the ACCLXT Registration Examination or have not completed the required upgrading as directed by the Registrar before they can transition to the general register.
If you are:
- A prospective registrant who needs to challenge and pass the ACCLXT Registration Examination to complete registration requirements to obtain an Active registration and permit with the ACCLXT.
- A student who has completed their training and has the opportunity of employment prior to challenging the ACCLXT Registration Examination.
- A candidate who is currently completing a mandated refresher program in order to be eligible for reinstatement into the ACCLXT.
…then you may be eligible to apply for an ACCLXT Temporary Registration and Permit.
In order to apply to the Temporary register:
- A prospective registrant must have completed the required training (NAIT or Sask Polytech) including the program practicum and;
- Applicants must have applied, and are registered, to write an upcoming administration of the ACCLXT Registration Examination
Prospective registrants completing a refresher program may apply to the Temporary register upon Registrar approval.
⇒Recognized as a licensed CLXT, and may legally sign CLXT after their name and assume accountability and responsibility for their practice
⇒Practice within the policies of the employer and may complete applicable education in the employment setting
⇒Must comply with the CLXT Regulation, Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics of the profession
⇒Must identify and seek guidance and direction when they find situations that are beyond their competence level
⇒Can perform restricted activities under direct, indirect or indirect remote supervision, at the discretion of the supervising regulated professional. The level of supervision must be agreed upon by both the supervising regulated professional and the Temporary Registrant.
- Direct supervision: A registrant is present in the practice setting at the point of care. This means that the regulated member is providing supervision ‘at the side of’ the combined laboratory and x-ray technologist (CLXT) student, provisional CLXT employee, CLXT employee, or student of another regulated health profession.
- Indirect supervision: A registrant is available for guidance and consultation but is not directly at the side of the CLXT student or provisional CLXT employee. This means that the registrant is readily available or in the same location where the care is being provided.
- Indirect remote supervision: A registrant is available for consultation and guidance but is not physically present in the location where the care is being provided but is able to be contacted using technology. This means that the registrant may be available within the four walls of a facility or can be reached by telephone or other electronic means when the CLXT student or CLXT provisional employee needs verbal assistance or guidance in providing client care.
Update for 2020/21:
Exam candidates applying for a Temporary Registration and Permit for 2020/21 will have a condition on their permit that states they must work under direct supervision (see above for supervision definitions) for the first 30 days. After that, the employer is free to choose the level of supervision required for that particular employee until they received their Active permit.
A Temporary permit expires 3-months from the effective date and may be extended for up to one year. Once a Temporary registrant successfully passes the ACCLXT Registration Examination, the registrant must move to the Active register to obtain an ACCLXT Active Permit.
If you meet the requirements as outlined, you may apply for Temporary registration and permit in the MyACCLXT database.
When completing your online application, take note of the following:
- Do not add education to your profile until you have received your Official Transcripts or your Diploma. Leave this area blank if you have not received your Official Transcripts or your Diploma.
- Add your employer(s) which you have been hired to work as a regulated CLXT. Do not add your practicum employer.
- Reported hours are only to include hours worked as a regulated CLXT. Do not add hours worked during student practicum.
You will need to obtain the following to include in your online application.
- Professional Liability Insurance Provider and Policy Number. Click here for more information on PLI.
- Photo identification - two pieces of Government issued ID. One must be photo.
- Evidence of Proof of Citizenship. The College considers you eligible to work in Canada if you are a Canadian citizen, or are a permanent resident of Canada.
- Two Character Declaration references. Click here to obtain the Character Declaration form. Ensure that each Character Declaration is completed and includes a full reference. *Note: Students applying for 2020/21 registration MUST use a Preceptor and/or current Supervisor as their reference(s).
Once you have submitted your application:
- Your application status will remain "Submitted" until reviewed by the College.
- If you do not meet the requirements your application may be declined or returned to you for further documentation. If your application is declined, any payment received will be refunded according to ACCLXT policy.
- Your Temporary registration will be in effect once your payment has been recieved in full and your application has been approved. It is unlawful to work as a CLXT in the Province of Alberta without registration with the ACCLXT.