Courtesy Register Regulated Member
About this category:

  • Required for speech-language pathologists and audiologists from outside of Alberta who will be providing professional services in Alberta for a limited number of specific purposes. A complete listing of the acceptable purposes for courtesy registration is available here.
  • These regulated members may use the protected titles of their profession.
  • Granted only for the time you need to complete the professional services in Alberta, up to a combined total of twelve months.
  • The cross-provincial practice agreement between Alberta, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Ontario, and Saskatchewan allows audiologists and speech-language pathologists who are fully registered in one of these provinces (the “primary province”) to provide professional services either virtually or face-to-face across provincial boundaries in a secondary province for up to a maximum of 200 hours annually. More information on the cross-provincial practice agreement can be found here.
To be a regulated member under this category, you must:

  • Be registered or licensed to practice in a jurisdiction[1] outside of Alberta, or a regulated member in good standing with an appropriate regulatory body if applying for a cross-provincial practice permit.
  • Demonstrate, to the Registrar’s satisfaction, that you are trained and qualified to practice in your profession.
  • Demonstrate that you have the required level of Professional Liability Insurance (see Appendix 3), if having direct clinical contact with clients in Alberta.

[1] Area or place of official control with the power to enforce rules.

NOTE: Under the Health Professions Act (HPA), it is against the law to work or volunteer as a speech-language pathologist or audiologist in Alberta without being registered with ACSLPA and holding a current Practice Permit.

Any regulated member in the non-practicing membership category may move to the Registered Member category during the membership year by:

  • submitting the required fees,
  • updating their ACSLPA online profile and reinstating themselves in the General (Registered) category, and
  • meeting all the requirements described above when re-applying for Registered Member status.