7.0 Review and Process

Appealing an Application Decision

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You will be notified by email of the decision regarding your application for registration and the reason(s) for the decision. Under section 31(3) of the Health Professions Act, if your application was refused, delayed, or approved with conditions or limitations, you have the right, within 30 days of receiving the notice, to request a review of the decision. You must request your review in writing (email is acceptable), setting out the reason(s) why your application for registration should be approved with or without conditions, and then send it to the Registrar. The Registrar will then convene a sub-committee of the [...]

Appealing an Application Decision2023-09-14T10:42:10-06:00

All other applicants including those who graduated from an International program outside of Canada or the US

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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 [...]

All other applicants including those who graduated from an International program outside of Canada or the US2023-09-14T10:27:54-06:00

Applicants registered in a fully practicing membership category with an SLP/Audiology licensing body in the US that has substantially equivalent requirements for registration to ACSLPA

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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 [...]

Applicants registered in a fully practicing membership category with an SLP/Audiology licensing body in the US that has substantially equivalent requirements for registration to ACSLPA2023-09-20T10:27:09-06:00

Applicants registered in a fully practicing regulated membership category with another provincial SLP/Audiology regulatory body in Canada

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Applicable if you are moving to practice in Alberta from British Columbia (BC), Saskatchewan (SK), Manitoba (MB), Ontario (ON), Quebec (QC), Newfoundland and Labrador (NL), New Brunswick (NB) or Nova Scotia (NS). You must submit: A completed Registration and Practice Permit Application Form. A letter confirming your current registration in good standing in a fully practicing regulated membership category forwarded directly to ACSLPA from all provincial SLP/Audiology regulatory bodies in Canada in which you hold registration. NOTE: Canadian regulated jurisdictions include British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador and Nova Scotia. Evidence [...]

Applicants registered in a fully practicing regulated membership category with another provincial SLP/Audiology regulatory body in Canada2023-05-12T09:12:34-06:00

New Graduates of a United States (US) ASHA Accredited Program

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Applicable if you have completed your education in the US within the previous three years. 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 [...]

New Graduates of a United States (US) ASHA Accredited Program2023-08-21T09:51:18-06:00

Graduates of a Canadian Accredited Program (not registered with nor holding a practice permit from another SLP/Audiology regulatory body in Canada)

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Applicable if you have completed your education in Canada and you are not yet registered as an SLP or audiologist in another province. This includes: New SLP or audiology graduates who have not yet been employed, SLPs or audiologists who have been working but come from an unregulated Canadian jurisdiction (e.g., PEI or the territories), or Canadian graduates who have been working outside of Canada. 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). Documents must be original and sent to ACSLPA directly [...]

Graduates of a Canadian Accredited Program (not registered with nor holding a practice permit from another SLP/Audiology regulatory body in Canada)2023-08-21T09:50:22-06:00

Referral to the Registration Committee

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The Registrar may refer your application to the Registration Committee if they decide that you need further assessment to determine if you meet the registration requirements. Applications received from individuals who were trained outside of a Canadian or American accredited university program in SLP or Audiology are typically reviewed by the Registration Committee. ACSLPA’s Registration Committee meets six times per year, 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 documentation a minimum of three weeks prior to a committee meeting in [...]

Referral to the Registration Committee2023-09-14T10:43:45-06:00

General Information

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Your application for registration with ACSLPA must be completed and submitted using the online portal and application form. You will be required to create a profile with ACSLPA to complete the online application for registration process. After all the necessary documents are received, the Registrar will review your application and will then: Approve you for registration and issue an annual practice permit; or Approve you for registration and issue an annual practice permit with specific conditions, limits, or restrictions on your practice, or Refer your application to the Registration Committee. NOTE: Missing documents will delay the review process. Registration applications [...]

General Information2023-09-14T10:37:40-06:00

Time Required to Process Registration Applications

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The length of time required for a registration decision will vary, but in general, is as follows: Applicant Type Approximate Minimum Length of Time Required to Process Application* Graduates of a Canadian Accredited Program (not registered with another SLP/audiology regulatory body in Canada). 1 - 2 weeks New Graduates of a United States (US) American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) Accredited Program 2 - 3 weeks Applicants registered in a fully practicing membership category (click here to review categories) with another provincial SLP/Audiology regulatory body in Canada (BC, SK, MB, ON, QC, NB, NL, NS) 1 - 2 weeks Applicants [...]

Time Required to Process Registration Applications2023-09-14T10:38:40-06:00

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