Due to disruptions arising from the COVID-19 public health crisis, the Canadian Alliance of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Regulators (CAASPR) has delayed the implementation of the CETP Exam. For those ACSLPA applicants educated outside of a recognized accredited program who are required to successfully pass an exam as part of their registration requirements (see background information below), ACSLPA is currently investigating other options that would allow for registration. While we are diligently working to address this issue, there may be delays due to current exceptional circumstances beyond our control.
Many regulated jurisdictions in Canada have been working towards implementation of a Canadian Entry to Practice (CETP) Examination as a requirement for speech-language pathologists or audiologists to obtain a practice permit.
At this time, Alberta continues to await amendments to the Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists Profession Regulation (SLPAPR), which are required prior to the implementation of an entry-to-practice exam for all applicants. Until further notice, successful completion of the CETP Exam is NOT an ACSLPA requirement for applicants who have graduated from Canadian accredited university programs or for new¹ graduates of ASHA accredited American university programs.
As per inter-provincial mobility laws, applicants to Alberta who are currently registered in good standing with another provincial SLP/Audiology regulatory body in Canada (BC, SK, MB, ON, QC, NB, NL, NS) will also NOT be required to write the CETP.
As per section 7(2) of the SLPAPR, the Registration Committee may require applicants educated outside of a recognized accredited program to undergo any examinations, testing, assessment, training or educational programs the Committee considers necessary. Further information regarding registration requirements is outlined in ACSLPA’s Registration Handbook.
¹ New referring to individuals who have graduated from their professional program in the past three years.