8.1 Renewing Your Registration

As a member of ACSLPA, you are required to renew your registration annually using the online registration renewal system. Each member is assigned a unique username and password that will allow you to access the system. You may also access the system throughout the year to update your profile if you have a change in address, change in employer, etc.

The ACSLPA registration year is from January 1 – December 31. As a member, you will receive an email notice at the beginning of October advising you of the registration renewal requirements, deadlines, and general tips for completing the process. You must submit the completed registration renewal, the annual fee payment, and any other requested documentation to the ACSLPA office no later than December 1 of each year.

It is your responsibility as a member to see that ACSLPA has your current contact information, including your email address.

It is your responsibility as a member to contact the ACSLPA office if you have not received a registration renewal notice by the middle of October of each year.

During the registration renewal process, as a member, you are required to enter your information into the online system, including:

1.Updates to your personal information

a)This includes your contact information, employment information, etc.

2. Current qualification hours include ACTUAL hours spent in professional practice activities, including the following:

a) clinical practice, consulting, administration/management in a clinical or clinically related area, professional development, including coursework at a post-secondary institution, research and/or education of students in SLP, audiology or a related field. Any of the professional practice activities listed here that are accrued as part of doctoral or post-doctoral studies post-qualifying professional degree would also be considered.

NOTE: ACSLPA may need to verify your reported hours.

b) You must have completed one of the following requirements to demonstrate current practice of your profession:

i. Graduated from an approved program not more than three years before applying, or
ii.Practiced as a speech-language pathologist or audiologist for at least 1250 hours in the five years immediately before renewing, or
iii. Successfully completed approved, refresher[7] education courses in your profession within the previous three years.

If you have not completed one of the above requirements, you will need to complete the requirements stated in Section 11 of this document.

3. Professional liability insurance information

a) According to ACSLPA policy, all speech-language pathologists and audiologists on the General Register must give evidence of having a minimum of $2,000,000 (two million dollars) Professional Liability Insurance to obtain registration and a practice permit. An extended reporting period of a minimum of two years is also required.

4. Continuing Competence Program (CCP) information

a)Under the Health Professions Act (HPA), you must meet the requirements of the Continuing Competence Program of ACSLPA for registration renewal.

Please refer to the ACSLPA website for further information on CCP requirements, FAQs, and examples of completed program components.

5. Registration renewal fee payment information

[7]A study course that is a review of previous education.