Under the Health Professions Act (HPA), a speech-language pathologist or audiologist must be registered and hold a valid practice permit in order to practice and use the protected titles of their profession in Alberta.
The ACSLPA registration year is from January 1 – December 31. Practice permits expire on December 31 of each year and must be renewed annually. Registrants will be informed by email of the online renewal process which begins in October and must be completed by December 1 of each year.
Only a regulated member of ACSLPA may, in accordance with the HPA, use protected professional titles and designations. please refer to the Advisory Statement: Using Your Protected Professional Designation the Right Way.
In 2019, additions to the HPA were implemented surrounding Sexual Abuse and Sexual Misconduct. Members are required to review and understand the new ACSLPA Standard of Practice 5.0 on Sexual Abuse and Misconduct and the adjustments within professional conduct in Protecting Patients from Sexual Abuse and Misconduct.