Effective September 2015


A regulated member of ACSLPA actively ensure his/her continuing competence.


To demonstrate this standard, the regulated member will:

 a) Engage in the process of self-reflection, seeking feedback and self-monitoring to establish ongoing learning needs.

 b) Engage in career-long learning and continuing professional development to address areas for learning and maintain competence in his/her areas of practice.

 c) Take necessary actions in situations when he/she is unable to provide safe and competent services until the necessary competence has been acquired.

 d) Participate in appropriate learning activities to acquire competence in new areas of practice.

 e) Participate in the ACSLPA Continuing Competence Program.

Expected Outcomes

Clients can expect that the regulated member is competent to provide professional services.


All ACSLPA documents and relevant Alberta Government legislation can be accessed from the ACSLPA website at www.acslpa.ca.

  • ACSLPA. (2017). Code of Ethics. Edmonton: Author.
  • ACSLPA. (2014). Continuing Competency Program. Edmonton: Author.
  • CAASPR. (2018). Practice Competencies for Audiologists in Canada. Ottawa: Author.
  • CAASPR. (2018). Practice Competencies for Speech-Language Pathologists in Canada. Ottawa: Author.
  • Government of Alberta. (2000). Health Professions Act. Edmonton: Alberta Queen’s Printer.


Client refers to “an individual, family, substitute decision maker, group, agency, government, employer, employee, business, organization or community who is the direct or indirect recipient(s) of the regulated member’s expertise”.

Competence/competent/competency refers to “the combined knowledge, skills, attitudes and judgment required to provide professional services”.

Professional services refer to “all actions and activities of a regulated member in the context of professional practice”.

Regulated member refers to “an individual who is registered with ACSLPA in any of the categories of membership prescribed in Regulation and in the ACSLPA Bylaws”.