Protected titles help the public identify qualified health professionals. Only regulated members are entitled to use protected titles and be identified as a member of their profession.
Under the HPA, the following protected titles and designations may only be used by regulated members of ACSLPA who hold a valid practice permit:
Note: AuD designates a doctoral degree in audiology.
HPA, Schedule 28, Sec 2; The Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists Profession Regulation 18 (1-4).
SLPs and Audiologists who have met the requirements for registration and have the competence to provide professional services are listed on the College’s General Register or Courtesy Register (For more information, see Module 2).
The HPA also protects the use of other words:
regulated health professional; and
specialist (may only be used by those professions who have legislated authorization).
A person may not use these protected words, alone or in combination with any other words, to imply that they are a regulated member of a college when they are not.
 Regulated members on the General Register who do not hold a valid practice permit, i.e., those who are non-practicing, may use the protected titles of their profession followed by phrase “Non-Practicing”.