Professional Corporations

As regulated professionals, audiologists and speech-language pathologists have the option of incorporating their practice as a professional corporation. 

If you require legal and/or financial advice regarding incorporation, you must contact a lawyer and/or an accountant.
Benefits of professional corporations are:

  • Access to external investment funding
  • Advantages of corporate tax rules
  • Corporate status

Key features of professional corporations are:

  1. Professional liability is not limited by incorporation.
  2. The name of the professional corporation must include the words “Professional Corporation” or “Société Professionelle” and cannot be a number name.
  3. The shareholders of a professional corporation must be members of the College and must be from the same profession.
  4. The professional corporation may not carry on a business other than the practice of the profession.

If you decide to incorporate, consult CASLPO and the Ministry of Consumer Services regarding incorporation requirements.  To become a “professional corporation”, you may apply to obtain a Certificate of Authorization from CASLPO.

Certificate of Authorization Package Downloads:


For a listing of all active and inactive audiology and speech-language pathology professional corporations in Ontario, click here.

This website is intended to provide information to the public and members.  Should there be differences in documentation previously distributed to CASLPO members, it is up to the member to source the latest version posted on the CASLPO website.