A practice permit serves as a ‘license’ to practice and use the professional titles of a profession. SLPs and Audiologists may not provide professional services or use the protected titles of their profession unless they are registered with ACSLPA and hold a valid practice permit. A valid practice permit is required whether the professional provides paid or volunteer services, clinical or non-clinical services, or whether they work full-time, part-time, or casual.
Being registered with ACSLPA and possessing a practice permit are two distinct yet related components of being an ACSLPA regulated member. One can be registered without holding a practice permit, but one must be both registered and hold a practice permit in order to be eligible to work as an SLP or Audiologist in Alberta. The distinction between being registered and holding a practice permit is discussed in more detail below.
A regulated member’s practice permit must be on display in their workplace or be made available for inspection upon the request of any person.
Regulated members are encouraged to refer people to the ACSLPA website for verification of their registration and practice permit.
Note: Under the HPA, the College is required to notify an employer when a practice permit is suspended or conditions applied.