Path 2: Applicants from International and Non-Accredited Canadian Programs

Updated March 15, 2023

Attention applicants educated internationally

As of March 12, 2023 the academic registration requirements for registering with CASLPO have changed.

These changes harmonize CASLPO’s academic requirements with those of other regulated provinces across Canada.

Please refer to 2 charts linked below to see the academic requirements for applications received before or after the change.

Changes for Audiology applicants in 2023
Changes for Speech-Language Pathology applicants in 2023

6 important things you need to know about the implementation of these changes:

1. To be evaluated against the current academic requirements, a complete* application must be received electronically by CASLPO staff (or postmarked for mail) by March 11, 2023, by 11:59 pm EST.

*A complete application includes all of the documents that are required. This includes documents delivered to us by third party organizations. Please refer to this linked chart for the list of documents required for a complete application.

2. If any required document is received after 11:59 pm EST on March 11, 2023, the application will be evaluated based on the new academic requirements.

3. You must have completed your clinical master’s degree in Audiology or Speech-Language Pathology before you submit your application.

4. We will be posting the different application forms to illustrate the different requirements. Please note that the application forms submitted by an applicant do not determine which academic requirements an application will be evaluated against. The date and time at which the final application document is received by the College will determine which academic requirements will be used to evaluate the application.

5. Note: Courier and hand-delivered packages cannot be received at the College Please use regular mail, Xpresspost, or registered mail to deliver your packages. Please let any institution sending your documents know about this restriction.

6. No exceptions will be made to the timing indicated above. Please plan appropriately.

FAQs By Applicants from International and Non-Accredited Canadian Programs 

Path 2 is intended for individuals with a minimum of a professional master’s degree in audiology or speech-language pathology who have graduated or will be graduating from:

  1. A university program in audiology or speech-language pathology offered outside of Canada or
  2. A Canadian university program in audiology or speech-language pathology that has not been accredited by (or has Candidate Status with) the Council for Accreditation of Canadian University Programs in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CACUP-ASLP)

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Important Information Before You Apply:

  1. Becoming a registrant of the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO) is a legal requirement for anyone who wishes to practise audiology or speech-language pathology in Ontario.
  2. Only registrants of the College may use the professional titles (e.g., audiologist, speech-language pathologist, speech therapist), any variations (e.g., Audiology Candidate), or abbreviations of the protected titles (e.g., SLP) and hold themselves out as qualified to practise in Ontario.
  3. The College is a self-regulatory body.  This means that the College’s Council, a combination of elected registered professionals, academics, and representatives of the public have the authority to set and enforce standards for the professions of audiology and speech-language pathology in Ontario.
  4. The College is responsible for ensuring that everyone who is registered is qualified.
  5. The College will assess applications in accordance with the requirements outlined in Ontario Regulation 21/12.   
  6. The College views unauthorized practice very seriously.   Failure to register is a significant offence and can result in disciplinary action and/or fines.

Becoming Registered in Ontario: an Overview

It is important that you decide where you wish to live and work in Canada before applying for registration in Canada because each audiology and speech-language pathology regulator in Canada may have different requirements for becoming registered.

Steps to Becoming Registered With CASLPO

STEP 1

Download the Application Guide and Forms for International and Non- Accredited Canadian Programs

STEP 2a

Submit all required documents and forms to the College with your application fee.

Read more about Application Fees 

STEP 2b

(For graduates of McMaster University only)

You may enroll for the CETP Exam through Speech Language and Audiology Canada (SAC)’s website during their enrollment period.  (Link: https://www.sac-oac.ca/writing-cetp-exams-audslp#Enrollment )

 

If is not necessary to complete an application with CASLPO prior to enrolling for the CETP Exam. (However, to have your eligibility confirmed, CASLPO must have completed a full review of your application for registration and confirmed with SAC least three weeks before the exam date that all of the registration requirements have been met.)

STEP 3

Check for an email from the College notifying you of our receipt of your application and of any outstanding documents that have not been received.  The email should arrive 15 days after the College has received your application.

 

NOTE: The following documents may be sent to the College as a fax or a scanned PDF copy:

  1. Application Form
  2. Coursework Requirements
  3. Syllabi:(If emailing scanned PDF copies, you must send all of them together, not as individual courses)

The following documents MUST be originals and cannot be scanned or sent directly to the College by you via email:

  1. University Transcripts
    University transcripts may be emailed if sent securely by the university or sent by mail in a university sealed envelope.
  2. Letter from the Program Director
    A letter verifying your completion of your degree may be emailed directly to the College by your university program director.
  3. Academic Credential Assessment
  4. Summary of Clinical Practicum Form
    A completed summary of clinical practicum form may be emailed by your clinical coordinator or university program director.
  5. Verification of Registration Form
    A letter or form verifying your current or previous registration with another regulatory body may be emailed if sent directly to CASLPO by the regulating body.
  6. Language Proficiency Test Score

Please let your universities and other institutions know that CASLPO is not accepting couriers or hand-delivered packages. If they choose to mail your documents, they must use regular mail.

STEP 4

The review process for your application will not begin until the College has received a complete application, which includes all of the required documents.

 

The review and assessment of an application from graduates of an international program will take 12 weeks to complete.

 

If you are deemed eligibile for registration, CASLPO’s Registration form will be sent to you via email.

 

OR

 

If a deficiency is found in your application, CASLPO will inform you via email that your application requires further review and will provide information regarding the next steps associated with the process.

Read more about Application Timelines

STEP 5

(For graduates of international programs)

You will be directed to SAC’s website to enroll in the CETP Exam and CASLPO will notify SAC that you are eligible to write the CETP examination.

 

STEP 6

After you have submitted a complete Registration Form and the accompanying documents to CASLPO, the College will confirm your registration by email.  The email should arrive 1 Week after the College received your Registration Form.

 

You are not considered registered until you have received written confirmation of registration from the College and have been assigned a registration number.

 

 


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This website is intended to provide information to the public and registrants. Should there be difference in documentation previously distributed to CASLPO registrants, it is up to the registrant to source the latest version posted on the CASLPO website. Note: the term "member" and "registrant" are used interchangeably throughout CASLPO's website and documents. Both terms are synonymous with "member" as defined in the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991, the Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Act, 1991, and the Regulations under those Acts.