Ontario Application Process and The National Canadian Entry-To-Practice(CETP) Exam

Updated July 27, 2023

As of April 1, 2021, the Canadian Entry to Practice (CETP) Exam is a non-exemptible requirement for registration with CASLPO.

Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) is the CETP Exam administrator. Please consult SAC’s website for more information about the details of the CETP Exams-AUD/SLP.

Exam Attempts

All applicants have a maximum of three (3) attempts to pass the Canadian Entry to Practice (CETP) Exam.  After three failed attempts, an applicant has exhausted their exam eligibility**.

Disclosing Past Exam Attempts

It is your responsibility to disclose all previous CETP Exam attempts to the College, whether taken in Ontario or another jurisdiction.  You must also authorize Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) to provide CASLPO with your exam results.

Attempt During Initial Registration

If you become an initial registrant of CASLPO, your first attempt to pass the CETP Exam may occur while you are registered with CASLPO and completing the College’s mentorship program.  If you do not pass the CETP Exam, you must stop your practice, and your mentorship, within 30 business days of learning of your Exam failure.  Your initial certificate of registration with CASLPO will expire.  You may re-apply for an initial certificate after your successful completion of the Exam is confirmed. Your mentorship can be resumed when your initial certificate has been reinstated.

Attempts Before Registration

If you are not an initial registrant of CASLPO and you have failed your first attempt to pass the CETP Exam, a certificate of registration will not be issued to you until you have successfully passed the CETP Exam.

**The Registration Committee may consider allowing a fourth attempt to pass the CETP Exam if exceptional circumstances impacted your performance, or if you have upgraded your qualifications.

Extenuating Circumstances

Extenuating circumstances might include personal emergencies such as a sudden illness or family crisis, which had a negative impact on your performance.

Upgrading

The goal of upgrading before requesting a fourth attempt is for you to identify areas where you need improvement and to persuade the Registration Committee that you have addressed those areas to increase your chances of passing the exam.  Upgrading might include attending courses, workshops, seminars, working with a tutor, or pursuing a higher degree.

Information pertaining to the applicant’s previous academic performance, clinical placement evaluations, or letters of reference from past or current employers are not considered relevant documents to support an applicant’s request to take the CETP Exam a fourth time.

If you have questions or need further clarification, please contact the Director of Registration Services.

Enrollment for the CETP Exams - AUD/SLP

PATH 1: Recent Graduates (2023) from Canadian Accredited Education Programs

Recent graduates from Canadian Accredited Education Programs are not required to apply for CASLPO registration before  enrolling for the CETP Exams.

There will be a 2-step process for applicants to sit the CETP Exams – AUD/SLP:

Step 1:
Applicants from Canadian Accredited Programs who will have completed the academic and clinical requirements of an AUD or SLP Master’s Education Program 20 calendar days before the next scheduled CETP Exam date may enroll for that Exam during the Exam’s enrollment period.

Step 2:
University Program Directors/Coordinators will confirm eligibility with the SAC CETP Exam Manager directly by providing the names of the students who have completed all program requirements 20 calendar days before the next scheduled CETP Exam date.

PATH 1: Past Graduates (2022 and earlier) from Canadian Accredited Education Programs

There will be a 3-step process for applicants to sit the CETP Exams – AUD/SLP:

Step 1:
Applicants who graduated from Accredited Canadian Programs prior to the most recent graduating year may enroll for that Exam on SAC’s website during the Exam’s enrollment period before receiving confirmation of eligibility from CASLPO. 

Step 2:
An applicant must submit all of the required documents to apply for registration to CASLPO 8 weeks ahead of the exam date.

Step 3:
CASLPO must be able to confirm the applicant’s eligibility (for registration and the CETP Exam) ahead of the exam date. To confirm eligibility CASLPO must have completed a full review of your application for registration, and if all of the registration requirements have been met, CASLPO will provide directly to SAC Exam Manager the names of past graduates from Accredited Canadian Programs who are eligible for the exam, at the latest 20 calendar days before the next scheduled CETP Exam date.

PATH 2: Graduates from Non-Accredited Canadian Education Programs

There will be a 3-step process for applicants to sit the CETP Exams – AUD/SLP:

Step 1:
Applicants from Non-Accredited Canadian Programs who will have completed the academic and clinical requirements of an AUD or SLP Master’s Education Program 20 calendar days before the next scheduled CETP Exam date may enroll for that Exam during the Exam’s enrollment period before receiving confirmation of eligibility from CASLPO.

Step 2:
An applicant must submit all of the required documents to apply for registration to CASLPO 10 weeks ahead of the exam date.

Step 3:
CASLPO must be able to confirm the applicant’s eligibility ahead of the exam date. To confirm eligibility CASLPO must have completed a full review of your application for registration, and if all of the registration requirements have been met, CASLPO will provide directly to SAC Exam Manager the names of applicants from Non-Accredited Canadian Programs who are eligible for the exam, at the latest 20 calendar days before the next scheduled CETP Exam date.

PATH 2: Graduates From International Programs (including the United States of America)

Graduates of Audiology or Speech-language pathology programs from outside of Canada must have their application assessed by CASLPO for CASLPO registration and to determine their eligibility to write the CETP Exams-AUD/SLP.  Once CASLPO has indicated that the applicant has met the requirements for registration, the applicant will be provided the link to proceed with the exam enrollment process.

An applicant from an International program may only begin their application with CASLPO after they have completed their professional master’s program in audiology or speech-language pathology.

Exam and Enrollment Dates

For the next available CETP Exam and enrollment dates, consult SAC’s website at https://www.sac-oac.ca/writing-cetp-exams-audslp  

Important:  Information and links on the Canadian Alliance of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Regulators (CAASPR) website do not apply to CASLPO Applicants. Please only obtain information from the CASLPO and SAC websites if you are an applicant to CASLPO.

Please note this information is relevant to applications to Ontario only. If you intend to apply to a different province, you must consult with that province’s regulatory body.

Applying To The College

For more about applying for a certificate of registration (i.e., licensure) in Ontario, please consult the application guide and forms that are relevant to your education.

Path 1 for Graduates From Accredited Canadian Programs

Path 2 for Graduates From Non-accredited Canadian Programs and International Programs

Path 3 for Individuals Currently Registered in Another Regulated Canadian Province

 


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