The mandate of the College is to regulate the professions of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology. The College serves and protects the public interest, and governs its registrants in accordance with provincial government legislation, the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA), and the Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Act, 1991(ASLPA) and the regulations, policies and by-laws of the College.
The College is responsible for protecting the public’s right to the provision of safe, quality services from audiologists and speech-language pathologists. This is accomplished by providing oversight and education to our registrants, reviewing their skills and knowledge on a regular basis and addressing formal complaints and reports from the public and employers.
It does this by:
- Setting the education and other qualifications necessary to enter the professions;
- Administering quality assurance programs that members are required to participate in to help maintain their competence;
- Developing professional and ethical standards and guidelines;
- Providing accessible complaint and discipline processes for people who feel that the standards have not been met by an audiologist or speech-language pathologist.
How We Are Governed
The College is governed by an 18-member Council
- The Council is CASLPO’s governing body and its role is to serve the public interest by overseeing the regulation of the practice of audiologists (AUDs) and speech-language pathologists (SLPs). The Council also establishes CASLPO’s strategic direction and the outcomes that will lead self-regulation forward in the interest of public safety.
- The Council is composed of nine elected professional registrants, two registrants from the University community, and up to seven public members appointed by the provincial government.
Who are CASLPO’s registrants? Ontario’s audiologists and speech-language pathologists must be annually registered or ‘licensed’ by the College to be authorized to practice in Ontario.
Patients must be able to put their trust in those who treat them. The College is dedicated to supporting its over 4,500 audiologist and speech-language pathologist registrants in their delivery of quality care. “Trust Matters” Poster.
Public Register of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists
Find a regulated Audiologist or Speech-Language Pathologist and identify whether they are authorized to practice, and whether there are any restrictions on their practice.
Answers to questions about Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Services
CHCH-TV Health and wellness segment developed for “We Mean Business” Answers to questions about access to audiology and speech-language services and the importance of seeing a professional regulated by CASLPO.
Note: the term “member” and “registrant” are used interchangeably throughout CASLPO’s website and documents. Both terms are synonymous to “member” as defined in the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991, the Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Act, 1991, and the Regulations under those Acts.