Under ACSLPA policy, as a speech-language pathologist or audiologist on the General Register, you must submit evidence of having a minimum of 2,000,000 (two million dollars) Professional Liability Insurance in order to obtain your registration and practice permit. Your policy must also include an extended reporting period of a minimum of two years (note: courtesy registration, including cross provincial practice registration, may be exempted from this requirement). Typical cost of PLI for a speech-language pathologist or audiologist ranges between $50.00-75.00 CDN annually.
You must submit your completed Professional Liability Insurance Declaration Form (included in the Registration Application Package) to ACSLPA, providing the following:
- Policy Name
- Policy Number
- Policy Provider
- Amount of Coverage
- Effective dates
- Your signature and date you signed
You are not able to be registered or work as a speech-language pathologist or audiologist in Alberta without having PLI in place.
Additional information regarding PLI, and where you can purchase PLI including the extended reporting period, is available on the ACSLPA website at the following link: https://www.acslpa.ca/professional-liability-insurance-requirements/.