7.2 Time Required to Process Registration Applications

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) ASHA Accredited Program 2 – 3 weeks
Applicants registered with another provincial SLP/Audiology regulatory body in Canada
(BC, SK, MB, ON, QC, NB, NL, NS)
1 – 2 weeks
Applicants registered with an SLP/Audiology licensing body in the US that has substantially equivalent requirements to ACSLPA** 2 – 3 weeks
All other applicants (e.g., applicants educated outside of Canada or the US, graduates of non-accredited Canadian and American programs, applicants from American jurisdictions that do not have substantially equivalent requirements to ACSLPA). Variable but typically within 2 – 4 months***

*NOTE:  This is the minimum length of time we need to process your application after you have submitted all the required documents.

**NOTE:  These applications will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis in order to determine substantial equivalency.

***NOTE:  This is not the length of time it will take to become registered; this is the length of time it will take to receive an initial decision.