Specific Information for Each Applicant Type – SLP2021-08-31T13:03:27-06:00

SLP – Specific Information for Each Applicant Type

There are five different applicant types for each profession. To get started:

  • Review the 5 applicant types below and choose the category that applies to you.
  • Click on the category to view the documents you will need to submit and the link to the application form.
  • If you need more information on the required documents and the registration process, you can find detailed descriptions in the Registration Handbook.
Graduates of a Canadian Accredited Program2021-09-01T13:03:20-06:00

Speech-Language Pathology Graduate of a Canadian Accredited Program
(not registered with another SLP/Audiology regulatory body in Canada)

Applicable if you have completed your education in Canada and you are not yet registered as a SLP in another province (this includes new graduates who have not yet been employed; speech-language pathologists who have been working but come from an unregulated Canadian jurisdiction (e.g., PEI or the territories); Canadian graduates who have been working outside Canada).

Required documents:

  • A completed Registration and Practice Permit Application Form.

  • Official transcripts confirming the date on which you officially received your graduate degree; documents must be original and sent to ACSLPA directly from the university where you received your qualifications. Original electronic documents (e.g. transcripts and credential assessments) from post-secondary and recognized assessment agencies that can be accessed by secure login site will be accepted as original documents.

    NOTE: If you haven’t yet received your graduate degree, the university program director must submit a letter directly to ACSLPA, verifying you have completed all academic and clinical requirements, and the date on which you will receive your graduate degree. You must ask the university to send the official transcript to ACSLPA immediately following your convocation.

  • Evidence you have the required Professional Liability Insurance (See Appendix 3 in the Registration Handbook).

  • Evidence of your English language proficiency if required (See Appendix 4 in the Registration Handbook).

  • A satisfactory Police Information Check including a Vulnerable Sector Check, or equivalent (See Appendix 5 in the Registration Handbook).

  • A written reference from a speech-language pathologist colleague, supervisor, professor or recent employer
    (Reference Request Form).

  • The application fee and registration fee.

After we’ve reviewed these required documents, we will notify you by email whether or not your application has been successful. If your application is successful:

  1. You will receive an email advising you to pay the applicable registration fee.
  2. You will receive instructions for downloading and printing your annual practice permit and receipt.
  3. You will receive information and instructions for completion of the jurisprudence education requirements of the College
    (See Appendix 6 in the Registration Handbook).

If you need more information on the required documents and the registration process, you can find detailed descriptions in the Registration Handbook.


Click here to start the application process.

Applicants Registered with Another Provincial SLP/Audiology Regulatory Body in Canada2021-09-01T12:58:28-06:00

Speech-Language Pathology Applicants registered with another Provincial SLP/Audiology Regulatory Body in Canada

Applicable if you are moving to practice in Alberta from British Columbia (BC), Saskatchewan (SK), Manitoba (MB), Ontario (ON), Quebec (QC), Newfoundland (NL),
New Brunswick (NB) or Nova Scotia (NS).

Required documents:

  • A completed Registration and Practice Permit Application Form.

  • A letter confirming your current registration in good standing in a fully practicing membership category forwarded directly to ACSLPA from all provincial SLP/Audiology regulatory bodies in Canada in which you hold registration.

  • Evidence you have the required Professional Liability Insurance (See Appendix 3 in the Registration Handbook).

  • Evidence of your English language proficiency if required (See Appendix 4 in the Registration Handbook).

  • A satisfactory Police Information Check including a Vulnerable Sector Check, or equivalent (See Appendix 5 in the Registration Handbook).

  • The application fee and registration fee.

After we’ve reviewed these required documents, we will notify you by email whether or not your application has been successful. If your application is successful:

  1. You will receive an email advising you to pay the applicable registration fee.
  2. You will receive instructions for downloading and printing your annual practice permit and receipt.
  3. You will receive information and instructions for completion of the jurisprudence education requirements of the College
    (See Appendix 6 in the Registration Handbook).

If you need more information on the required documents and the registration process, you can find detailed descriptions in the Registration Handbook.


Click here to start the application process.

New Graduates of a United States (US) ASHA Accredited Program2021-09-01T12:58:04-06:00

Speech-Language Pathology Graduates of a United States (US) ASHA Accredited Program

Applicable if you have completed your education in the US within the previous three years.

Required documents:

  • A completed Registration and Practice Permit Application Form.

  • Official transcripts confirming the date on which you officially received your graduate degree and undergraduate degree(s); documents must be original and sent to ACSLPA directly from the university where you received your qualifications. Original electronic documents (e.g. transcripts and credential assessments) from post-secondary and recognized assessment agencies that can be accessed by secure login site will be accepted as original documents.

    NOTE: If you haven’t yet received your graduate degree, the university must submit the following directly to ACSLPA:

    • A current transcript listing all your completed courses to date, and
    • A letter from the university program director verifying that all academic and clinical requirements have been met, and the date on which the graduate degree will be conferred.

    You must ask the university to send the official transcript to ACSLPA immediately following your convocation. This must be specifically requested by the applicant.

  • A copy of, or link to a handbook, syllabus, or calendar that gives a detailed description of your program of study and clinical practicum. Course descriptions should include:

    1. Course objectives and format
    2. Total number of hours
  • A completed Coursework Requirements Form (See Appendix 1 in the Registration Handbook).

  • A verified and signed Summary of Clinical Practice Hours Form, completed and forwarded directly to ACSLPA from the university where you received your qualifications (See Appendix 2 in the Registration Handbook).

  • Effective January 2021, a passing score on the Praxis Examination in Speech-Language Pathology, as based on the ACSLPA required score of 154. Results must be provided directly to ACSLPA by Educational Testing Service (ETS); copies are not accepted.

    Further information regarding examination requirements is available here.

    Note:  You are responsible for the cost of writing the examination, and the results are valid for up to 5 years from the date you successfully passed the exam.

  • Evidence you have the required Professional Liability Insurance (See Appendix 3 in the Registration Handbook).

  • Evidence of your English language proficiency if required (See Appendix 4 in the Registration Handbook).

  • A satisfactory Police Information Check including a Vulnerable Sector Check, or equivalent (See Appendix 5 in the Registration Handbook).

  • A written reference from a speech-language pathologist colleague, supervisor, professor or recent employer
    (Reference Request Form).

  • The application fee and registration fee.

After we’ve reviewed these required documents, we will notify you by email whether or not your application has been successful. If your application is successful:

  1. You will receive an email advising you to pay the applicable registration fee.
  2. You will receive instructions for downloading and printing your annual practice permit and receipt.
  3. You will receive information and instructions for completion of the jurisprudence education requirements of the College
    (See Appendix 6 in the Registration Handbook).

If you need more information on the required documents and the registration process, you can find detailed descriptions in the Registration Handbook.


Click here to start the application process.

Applicants Registered with an SLP/Audiology Licensing Body in the US that has Substantially Equivalent Requirements for Registration to ACSLPA2021-09-01T13:00:40-06:00

Speech-Language Pathology Applicants registered with an SLP/Audiology licensing body in the US that has substantially equivalent requirements for registration to ACSLPA

Required documents:

  • A completed Registration and Practice Permit Application Form.

  • Official transcripts confirming the date on which you officially received your graduate degree and undergraduate degree(s); documents must be original and sent to ACSLPA directly from the university where you received your qualifications. Original electronic documents (e.g. transcripts and credential assessments) from post-secondary and recognized assessment agencies that can be accessed by secure login site will be accepted as original documents.

  • A verified and signed Summary of Clinical Practice Hours Form, completed and forwarded directly to ACSLPA from the university where you received your qualifications (See Appendix 2 in the Registration Handbook).

  • A copy of, or link to a handbook, syllabus, or calendar that gives a detailed description of your program of study and clinical practicum. Course descriptions should include:

    1. Course objectives and format
    2. Total number of lecture hours
  • Your current résumé.

  • Effective January 2021, a passing score on the Praxis Examination in Speech-language Pathology or Audiology, as based on the ACSLPA required score (154 for SLP; 160 for Audiology). Results must be provided directly to ACSLPA by Educational Testing Service (ETS); copies are not accepted.

    Further information regarding examination requirements is available here.

    Note:  You are responsible for the cost of writing the examination, and the results are valid for up to 5 years from the date you successfully passed the exam.

  • Evidence you have the required Professional Liability Insurance (See Appendix 3 in the Registration Handbook).

  • Evidence of your English language proficiency if required (See Appendix 4 in the Registration Handbook).

  • A satisfactory Police Information Check including a Vulnerable Sector Check, or equivalent (See Appendix 5 in the Registration Handbook).

  • A completed Registration/Certification/License Verification Form or written letter confirming your current membership in good standing in a fully practicing membership category (as described in heading 4.1.1 in the Registration Handbook) forwarded directly to ACSLPA from the organization.

  • A written reference from a speech-language pathologist colleague, supervisor, professor or recent employer
    (Reference Request Form).

  • The application fee and registration fee.

After we’ve reviewed these required documents, we will notify you by email whether or not your application has been successful. If your application is successful:

  1. You will receive an email advising you to pay the applicable registration fee.
  2. You will receive instructions for downloading and printing your annual practice permit and receipt.
  3. You will receive information and instructions for completion of the jurisprudence education requirements of the College
    (See Appendix 6 in the Registration Handbook).

If you need more information on the required documents and the registration process, you can find detailed descriptions in the Registration Handbook.


Click here to start the application process.

All Other Applicants2021-09-01T13:02:11-06:00

All Other Speech-Language Pathology Applicants 

(e.g., applicants educated outside of Canada or the US, graduates of non-accredited Canadian and American programs, applicants from American jurisdictions where application requirements are not substantially equivalent to ACSLPA’s).

Required documents:

  • A completed Registration and Practice Permit Application Form.

  • Official transcripts confirming the date on which you officially received your graduate degree and undergraduate degree(s); documents must be original and sent to ACSLPA directly from the university where you received your qualifications. Original electronic documents (e.g. transcripts and credential assessments) from post-secondary and recognized assessment agencies that can be accessed by secure login site will be accepted as original documents.

  • A verified and signed Summary of Clinical Practice Hours Form, completed and forwarded directly to ACSLPA from the university where you received your qualifications (See Appendix 2 in the Registration Handbook).

  • An original academic credentials assessment from one of the credentialing agencies listed under heading 7.4 List of Credentialing Agencies in the Registration Handbook. A course-by-course analysis report is required.

    NOTE:  The cost of the academic credential assessment is your responsibility.

  • A copy of, or link to a handbook, syllabus, or calendar that gives a detailed description of your program of study and clinical practicum. Course descriptions should include:

    1. Course objectives and format
    2. Total number of lecture hours
  • Your current résumé.

  • Evidence of your English language proficiency if required (See Appendix 4 in the Registration Handbook).

  • A written reference from a speech-language pathologist colleague, supervisor, professor or recent employer
    (Reference Request Form).

  • The application fee and registration fee.

NOTE:  If you are unable to obtain official copies of your transcripts and other documents because of a situation you cannot control, you must submit a letter explaining your situation and you may give certified, true copies of your original documents.

After we’ve reviewed these required documents, we will notify you by email regarding your application, and will outline any additional requirements.

Our standard requirement upon review of documentation is successful completion of an exam. Further information regarding exam requirements is available here.

NOTE:  You are responsible for the cost of writing the examination, and the results are valid for up to five years from the date you successfully passed the exam.

Once you have successfully passed the exam, you will be approved for registration, and must then submit:

❏  Evidence you have the required Professional Liability Insurance (See Appendix 3 in the Registration Handbook).
❏  A satisfactory Police Information Check including a Vulnerable Sector Check, or equivalent (See Appendix 5 in the Registration Handbook).
❏  The applicable registration fee.


After we’ve reviewed these required documents, we will notify you by email whether or not your application has been successful. If your application is successful:

  1. You will receive an email advising you to pay the applicable registration fee.
  2. You will receive information and instructions for completion of the jurisprudence education requirements of the College
    (See Appendix 6 in the Registration Handbook).

You will then be registered with the condition that you must practice under the supervision of an approved speech-language pathologist or audiologist for a minimum period of 12 weeks (450 hours). The purpose of the supervised practice is to ensure that the new registrant has the knowledge and skills  required to practice their profession, while supporting and assisting them in becoming successful, independent practitioners in Alberta.

You must find a professional to supervise you and submit their name to ACSLPA for approval. An approved supervisor must:

  • be a practicing member of ACSLPA,
  • have a minimum of 5 years of clinical experience in their respective profession,
  • be of good character and reputation,
  • be in good standing with ACSLPA and not be subject to any complaints or investigations at the time of the supervision, and
  • be approved as a supervisor by the Registrar.

ACSLPA will give the approved supervisor their guidelines and reporting forms  (Refer to Appendices 7a and 7b for sample supervision forms).


As a new regulated member, you will receive instructions for downloading and printing your annual practice permit (with the condition that you practice under supervision) and receipt.

After you successfully complete the period of supervised practice, the conditions are removed and you will be issued a new practice permit valid for what remains of the registration/calendar year.


If you need more information on the required documents and the registration process, you can find detailed descriptions in the Registration Handbook.


Click here to start the application process.

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