Key College Documents

Restricted Activities Competency Profiles


ACSLPA Council approved the Restricted Activities Competency Profiles in January 2016. They are available below. The key purpose for the Restricted Activities Competency Profiles is to provide a description of the minimum competencies of SLPs and audiologists required for safe and effective practice. These documents have been primarily developed for the regulated members of the professions and for the College itself, but will also be of value to educators, managers, and employers. Speech-Language Pathologist Restricted Activities Competency Profiles Audiologist Restricted Activities Competency Profiles For further information, please contact the ACSLPA office.

Restricted Activities Competency Profiles2023-05-25T10:58:24-06:00

Restricted Activities


Alberta legislation defines restricted activities as those procedures or services that pose significant risk and require a high level of professional competence to be performed safely. Restricted activities may only be performed by persons authorized by their regulatory College to do so. Regulated speech-language pathologists and audiologists should only perform those restricted activities that they are competent to perform and that are appropriate to their area of practice. A speech-language pathologist who is a regulated member of ACSLPA is authorized to perform the following restricted activities in relation to or as part of providing a health service: to insert air under pressure into [...]

Restricted Activities2023-05-25T10:56:38-06:00



Requirement: A necessary condition that must be satisfied for a person to be allowed to do something or to be suitable for something.




Protocol: Consistent with Competency Profiles for the professions, a protocol outlines the specific clinical criteria, activities, and procedures that should be adhered to by regulated members in the provision of specific professional services.  Protocols are evidence informed. Pediatric Amplification Protocol Protocol for Audiological Referral to Otolaryngology Swallowing (Dysphagia) and Feeding Protocol Supplement: Drooling References


Position Statements


Position Statement: Sets out the official position or stand of “the College” on an issue or matter that is significant to the professions, and to outside agencies or groups. Recording Currency Hours During Pandemic-Related Redeployment The Speech-Language Pathologist's Role in Supporting Capacity Assessments for Adults with Communication Disorders Vaccine Hesitancy

Position Statements2024-04-24T11:11:00-06:00

Advisory Statements


Advisory Statement: Provides direction to ensure regulated members have information to comply with legislation, standards, and other minimum requirements. Audiology Virtual Practice Considerations for Discontinuing Speech-Language Pathology Services Due to Layoff COVID - 19 Management Infection Prevention Control: Reusable and Single-Use Medical Devices Use of the Protected Title "Doctor" When Providing a Health Service Authorization Criteria and Application for Use of the Protected Title ‘Dr’ - Audiology Authorization Criteria and Application for Use of the Protected Title ‘Dr’ - SLP Using Your Protected Professional Designation the Right Way

Advisory Statements2023-05-25T11:06:12-06:00

Guidelines and Supplemental Materials


Guideline: Provides guidance to regulated members to support them in the clinical application of Standards of Practice. Anti-Racist Service Provision for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists Assessment of Linguistically Diverse Clients Clinical Documentation and Record Keeping - Revised June 2021 Supplement: What Constitutes Timely Documentation? Concurrent Practice Hearing Screening Guideline and Protocol Informed Consent for Service Guideline Speech-Language Pathologists' and Audiologists' Guideline for Working with Support Personnel Supplemental Article - Working with Support Personnel Supplement: Supervision Tips Therapeutic Relationships, Professional Boundaries and the Prevention of Sexual Abuse and Sexual Misconduct Schedule 1 - Examples of Potential Sexual Abuse and Sexual Misconduct [...]

Guidelines and Supplemental Materials2024-01-02T13:16:03-07:00


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