Graduates of Accredited Canadian Programs
Note: The Speech-language Pathology program at McMaster University has not yet completed accreditation by the Council for Accreditation of University Programs in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology. Graduates of that program will apply to NBASLPA according to the process outlined for graduates of international programs and non-accredited Canadian programs.
Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the New Brunswick Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (NBASLPA). In the province of New Brunswick, an individual must hold a certificate of registration with NBASLPA prior to starting work as a speech-language pathologist or audiologist. It is an offence under the Act Incorporating The New Brunswick Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists and An Act Respecting Health Professionals to practice or identify yourself as a speech-language pathologist or audiologist in New Brunswick without being registered with NBASLPA.
Please read the instructions listed below before beginning your application with NBASLPA as it will explain how to apply and what documents are required. Payment of applicable fees is not required until documents are uploaded so it is advisable to begin this process early as it may take time to complete or obtain all required documents. After documents and payment are submitted, the average turnaround time is 2 weeks.
Your application will only be considered once all documents are received. The following items are required to process your application.
- A completed Membership Application Form. All required information must be included.
- Criminal records check including Vulnerable Sector Check. Form must be original, notarized, and within 6 months of issue. Upon your request, NBASLPA can provide a letter for you to submit to the police. Form must be mailed to NBASLPA (PO Box 23113, Moncton, NB E1A 6S8). We will make a copy and return the original to you. A police-issued password-protected PDF document is also acceptable.
- An official record of all supervised clinical practicum hours endorsed by the practicum coordinator or the director of your university program(s). Additional letters outlining training and/or experience not included in the record of clinical practice hours may be included as supporting information at your discretion.
- Official transcripts of all your graduate coursework specifically in speech-language pathology and audiology. Official transcripts are issued by the university and sent directly to NBASLPA. If program requirements have been completed but official transcripts are not available at the time of application, an official letter from the director of your Master’s program, verifying that you have completed all required coursework and supervised clinical hours of the program, will be accepted until official transcripts are available.
- Successful completion of the Canadian Entry-to-Practice Exam for Speech-Language Pathologists/Audiologists (CETP Exam - AUD/SLP). The CETP Exam is offered by Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) three times per year, in the spring, summer and fall. Students can register for the examination by visiting the Speech-Language & Audiology Canada website. Exam results are to be sent directly to NBASLPA from the SAC. You can apply to NBASLPA prior to registering with the SAC for an exam date.
- Two character reference letters (values, morals, conduct) from individuals who have known you for at least two years (e.g.: SLP, audiologist, colleague, supervisor, professor, recent employer) - no family members, classmates, or friends, or anyone who might benefit from you becoming registered with NBASLPA. Letters must be dated within 60 days of application to NBASLPA. Letters can be sent via email (with original signature/contact info) to NBASLPA from the referee, or directly to NBASLPA by mail.
- If you are not a new graduate, and have been registered as a speech-language pathologist or audiologist in a regulated province in Canada in the past, or you are currently or have ever been registered in a country other than Canada, you must provide an official Verification of Registration in good standing from those jurisdictions or countries. The official Verification of Registration in good standing must be sent directly from the regulatory body to NBASLPA.
- If you are not a new graduate, and are currently working as, or have worked in the past, as an audiologist or speech-language pathologist, you must provide letters from current and previous employers. The letters must include job titles and dates of employment as verification of clinical practice or relevant work in speech-language pathology or audiology during the three years immediately preceding the date on which NBASLPA received your application (sent directly from employer to NBASLPA).
- Proof of identity by submitting a copy of a passport or other government-issued photo identification showing current legal name.
- Permanent Residency in Canada or Canadian Work Permit if proof of Canadian Citizenship has not been provided by a copy of a valid passport.
- Proof of current personal professional liability insurance (PLI) with a minimum amount of $2,000,000. Proof of PLI must contain the applicant’s name, profession and a statement verifying that it is valid in the province of New Brunswick and valid for in-person and/or virtual professional practice.
- A non-refundable application processing fee of $200. This fee must accompany your application for registration and is applicable whether your application for registration is accepted, rejected/denied or incomplete. Please send payment by e-transfer to: email@example.com
- A membership activation fee of $300. This fee is applicable each time a new membership is activated and will only be charged in the event your application for registration is approved.
- An annual membership fee of $500 for full membership ($250 after August 31) or $300 ($150 after August 31) for non-practicing membership. This fee will only be applied when your application for registration is approved.
- Once membership has been approved, a completed Database Form must be submitted. This form is required for government purposes and will be provided to you by the NBASLPA office.
Updated August 2021
Note: If you are currently registered as a speech-language pathologist or audiologist in another regulated jurisdiction in Canada, you would apply as a Labour Mobility (Labour Mobility Applicants - NBASLPA). If not, please proceed.