All applicants for registration as regulated members of ACSLPA must be sufficiently proficient in the English language to be able to provide professional services in English.
(New graduates and individuals applying directly to ACSLPA who are NOT currently registered as a speech-language pathologist or audiologist with another provincial SLP/Audiology regulatory body in Canada).
LABOUR MOBILITY APPLICANTS (Individuals currently registered in a fully practicing regulated membership category with another provincial SLP/Audiology regulatory body in Canada).
You must give evidence of English language proficiency through one of the following:
Graduation from a program accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Canadian University Programs in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CACUP) that was completed in the English language.
Graduation from a university program in audiology or speech-language pathology from a non CACUP accredited university program taught in the English language (this must include all didactic learning and clinical practice). Where required, evidence can be provided by submitting an academic credential assessment report from an academic credential agency recognized by the Registrar confirming the language of instruction and/or official attestation sent directly from the university to the Registrar in a sealed envelope.
Achievement of the required minimum score on an approved standardized English test, see table below. All language categories required must be completed using the same test. The test must be completed within two years of receipt of the applicant’s complete application. Official test results must be sent directly from the testing agency to the Registrar.
ACSLPA recognizes the English language proficiency requirements in all other regulated Canadian jurisdictions. If you are a practicing regulated member in another Canadian jurisdiction you will not be required to provide further demonstration of English language proficiency if you have already demonstrated English language proficiency in the course of becoming registered in that other jurisdiction.
At the discretion of the Registrar, if you are a practicing regulated member in another regulated Canadian jurisdiction, you may have to demonstrate English language proficiency if you did not have to demonstrate English language proficiency in the course of becoming registered in the other jurisdiction.
Proof of English language proficiency will be accepted in any of the following ways:
Achievement of the required minimum score on an approved standardized English test (see the 3rd bullet to the left and the table below).
Provision of a letter or other evidence from a current employer confirming you are competent to practice the regulated profession in English.
Verification that professional education was completed in English.
Verification that secondary schooling was completed in English.