Applicable if you:

  • Graduated from an audiology or speech-language pathology program outside of Canada or the US,
  • Graduated from a non-accredited Canadian or US program,
  • Are an applicant from an American jurisdiction where application requirements are not substantially equivalent to ACSLPA’s, or
  • Graduated from an accredited Canadian program or an ASHA accredited US program greater than 3 years prior to your application, are not currently registered in a fully practicing regulated membership category with another provincial SLP/ Audiology regulatory body in Canada, and do not meet ACSLPA’s currency hours requirements (i.e., a minimum of 1250 hours/preceding 5 year period).

You must submit:

  • A completed Registration and Practice Permit Application Form.

  • Official transcripts confirming the date(s) on which you officially received your graduate degree(s) and undergraduate degree(s).

    Documents must be original and sent to ACSLPA directly from the university where you received your qualifications. Original electronic documents (e.g., transcripts and credential assessments) from post-secondary and recognized assessment agencies that can be accessed by secure login site will be accepted as original documents. If you haven’t yet received your graduate degree, your university must submit the following directly to ACSLPA:

    • A current transcript listing all your completed courses to date, and
    • A letter from the university program director verifying that all academic and clinical requirements have been met, and the date on which the graduate degree will be conferred.

    You must ask you university to send the official transcript to ACSLPA immediately following your convocation.

  • A verified and signed Summary of Clinical Practice Hours Form, completed and forwarded directly to ACSLPA from the university where you received your qualifications.

  • A completed Coursework Requirements Form.

  • An original academic credentials assessment from one of the Credentialing Agencies listed below. We require a credential assessment for both your undergraduate and graduate degrees. The cost of the academic credential assessment is your responsibility.

    NOTE: As World Education Services (WES) includes a copy of the verified transcript as part of the credential assessment, we will accept this in lieu of a transcript sent directly from the university where you received your qualifications. In all other instances, an official transcript, as outlined above, will be required.

  • A copy of, or link to a handbook, syllabus, or calendar that give a detailed description of your program of study and clinical practicum. We require course descriptions for both undergraduate and graduate level courses that we are being asked to consider as part of your education. Course descriptions should include:

    1. Course objectives and format, and
    2. Total number of coursework hours (i.e., lecture hours, tutorial hours, laboratory hours, problem-based learning hours, etc.).
  • Your current résumé.

    NOTE: ACSLPA recommends a resume format that outlines your job titles and the organizations you worked for, dates of employment for each position held, duties of each position, including the practice areas served, and any continuing education or professional development completed.

  • Evidence of your English language proficiency, if required.

  • A written reference from a colleague, supervisor, professor, or recent employer who is a speech-language pathologist or audiologist. Please use ACSLPA’s Reference Request Form.

  • The application fee.

NOTE:  If you are unable to obtain official copies of your transcripts and/or other documents because of a situation you cannot control, you may give certified true, or notarized copies of your original documents. If you need to discuss your situation in more depth, please use the Contact ACSLPA form and select either the Senior Regulatory Coordinator or the Registrar.

Once all required documents have been received, the Registration Committee will review your application. The Registration Committee meets on the second Friday of January, March, May, July, September, and November (Please note: these dates are subject to change due to extenuating circumstances). We require all documents a minimum of three weeks prior to the committee meeting in order to prepare the package for their review.

After your application has been reviewed by the Registration Committee, we will notify you by email regarding their interim decision (e.g., determination of substantial equivalency of qualifications, clearance to complete an entry-to-practice examination, or approval of conditional registration for the purposes of completing supervised practice), and we will outline any additional requirements.

Our standard requirement upon review of documentation is a passing score on an entry-to-practice exam approved by ACSLPA. Results must be provided directly to ACSLPA by the testing agency; copies are not accepted.

Further information on the Entry to Practice Exam requirements. You are responsible for the cost of writing the examination, and the results are valid for up to five years from the date you successfully passed the exam.

Once you have successfully passed the exam, you will be eligible for conditional registration, and must then submit:

NOTE: An approved supervisor must:

  • be a practicing member of ACSLPA,
  • have a minimum of 3 years of clinical experience in their respective profession,
  • be of good character and reputation,
  • be in good standing with ACSLPA and not be subject to any complaints or investigations at the time of the supervision, and
  • be approved as a supervisor by the Registrar.

You will then be registered and issued a practice permit with the condition that you must practice under the supervision of an approved speech-language pathologist or audiologist for a minimum period of 450 hours. The purpose of the supervised practice is to ensure that the new registrant has the knowledge and skills required to practice their profession, while supporting and assisting them in becoming successful, independent practitioners in Alberta.

ACSLPA will give the approved supervisor their guidelines and reporting forms (Refer to the sample supervision forms for audiology and speech-language pathology)

NOTE: If you have difficulties finding a suitable supervisor for the supervised practice period, ACSLPA may be able to assist you, depending on your circumstance. Please contact ACSLPA’s Registrar if you need to discuss your situation in more depth, or if you need more information on how to find a supervisor.

We will process the applicable registration fee and you will receive information and instructions for completion of the jurisprudence education requirements of the College.

As a new regulated member, you will receive instructions for downloading and printing your annual practice permit (with the condition that you practice under supervision) and receipt.

After you successfully complete the period of supervised practice, the conditions are removed, and you will be issued a new practice permit valid for what remains of the registration/calendar year.

Click here to start the application process.