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 education courses in your profession within the previous three years.
Every year at renewal, you will be asked to enter qualification hours for the registration year that is ending.
Current qualification hours include volunteer or paid hours spent in professional practice activities, including the following:
- clinical practice (including assessment, intervention, consulting, and related professional development);
- administration/management with respect to health service delivery (including related professional development);
- educating students in SLP, audiology or a related field; and/or
- participation in Council and committee work with an SLP or Audiology professional body.
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.
Professional development includes coursework, review of scholarly articles and journals, conferences, webinars, etc. Professional development hours are typically accepted as part of current qualification hours if they have been obtained during the normal course of paid or volunteer work.
For non-practicing regulated members who have completed professional development activities while non-practicing and would like to have a reasonable number of these hours included in their currency hours totals, please make this request using the Contact Us form. Please note that currency hours can only be added or modified for the current registration year or for the year immediately preceding the current registration year. Verification of these hours will be required prior to ACSLPA making a decision with regard to their eligibility.
NOTE: ACSLPA reserves the right to request verification of paid or volunteer hours to determine whether they meet current qualification requirements. Volunteer hours will require verification by a supervisor, volunteer coordinator, or client.