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 become a registered member of 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 an audiologist or speech-language pathologist in New Brunswick without being registered with NBASLPA.
Applicants to NBASLPA who are currently registered in good standing in another regulated province in Canada may be eligible to apply under labour mobility. Please see the section on Labour Mobility Applicants for more information.
All other applications to NBASLPA will begin with an assessment of eligibility to complete the Canadian Entry-to-Practice Exam (CETP Exam). This is accomplished by creating an account and submitting the required documents to the centralized application portal of the Canadian Alliance of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Regulators (CAASPR). Visit www.caaspr.ca and scroll down to See Application Guide for instructions on applying. Please read the Application Guide before beginning your application as it will explain how to apply and what documents are required. Applicants are responsible for reading and understanding the contents of the Application Guide.
After reading the Application Guide, click on Apply Now to create your CAASPR account and begin your application. Payment of the application fee 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.
The CETP Exam is offered twice annually, in the spring and fall. When applicants apply through the CAASPR portal, they will be advised of the date of the next exam sitting.
The following items are required to process your application. Some are required by CAASPR and others by NBASLPA. Please take time to review the requirements carefully, and ensure that all required documents are completed and submitted correctly. Your application will not be considered until all required documents are received.
Items 1 through 8 are required by CAASPR and must be submitted to the CAASPR portal before eligibility to write the CETP Exam can be assessed.
- An account on the CAASPR portal.
- A photocopy of your Master’s degree diploma.
- Official transcripts of all your university coursework, including graduate and undergraduate coursework. Official transcripts are issued by the university and sent directly to CAASPR. 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.
- An official record of all supervised clinical practicum hours endorsed by the clinical coordinator or the director of your university program. Hours must be recorded on the CAASPR Clinical Hours Form provided on the CAASPR application portal.
- Proof of meeting the National Language Proficiency Standard in French and/or English. Graduates of Canadian audiology or speech-language pathology programs automatically meet this standard for the language of instruction of their program. Please refer to the Language Proficiency Standard on the CAASPR website for information on how Canadian graduates who wish to work in the other official language can meet the language proficiency standard.
- Valid Proof of Canadian Citizenship (passport), Permanent Residency in Canada or Canadian Work Permit.
- Proof of employment hours in your profession if your Master’s degree was completed more than three years prior to the date of application.
- A non-refundable application processing fee of $65 payable to CAASPR. This fee must be paid once you have uploaded all required documents to the CAASPR application portal. This fee is non-refundable regardless of whether your application is accepted or denied.
Items 9 through 13 are required by NBASLPA and must be received by NBASLPA before registration can be granted.
9. Successful completion of the Canadian Entry-to-Practice Exam for Audiologists/Speech-Language Pathologists (CETP Exam – AUD/SLP).
10. Verification of registration in good standing from all current and all previous regulatory/licensing bodies in Canada and other countries. Registrants with conditions, limitations or restrictions on any current registration do not meet the definition of good standing. Forms must be sent directly from the regulatory or licensing body to NBASLPA.
11. Proof of current professional liability insurance (PLI) in the 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 is valid for in-person and/or virtual professional practice.
12. 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 by NBASLPA.
13. An annual membership fee of $500 for full membership ($250 after August 31) or $300 for non-practicing membership. This fee will only be applied if/when your application for registration is approved.
Revised January, 2021