Graduates of International and Non-accredited Canadian Programs

Application Information

Please note: This information applies to graduates of the Speech-Language Pathology program at McMaster University until that program has been accredited by the Council for Accreditation of University Programs in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology.

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 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 3 months.

Your application will only be considered once all documents have been received. The following items are required to process your application.

  1. A photocopy of each diploma for undergraduate, graduate and/or post-graduate degree(s) specifically in speech-language pathology and audiology.
  2. A Credential Evaluation from World Education Services (WES; request the Course-by-Course Report) or the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS; request the Specialized Assessment). Please sign the release that allows WES or IQAS to share the assessment report with NBASLPA. University programs certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) are exempt from this requirement.
  3. Official transcripts of all your undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate coursework 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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 three times per year, in the spring, summer and fall.  Students can register for the examination by visiting the Speech-Language & Audiology Canada website.
  6. Proof of meeting the National Language Proficiency Standard in French and/or English.
  7. Proof of identity by submitting a copy of a passport or other government-issued photo identification showing current legal name.
  8. Permanent Residency in Canada or Canadian Work Permit if proof of Canadian Citizenship has not been provided by a copy of a valid passport.
  9. Verification of registration in good standing from all current and previous regulatory/licensing bodies in Canada or other countries.  Forms must be sent directly from the regulatory or licensing body to NBASLPA.
  10. Proof of current 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.
  11. A non-refundable application processing fee of $300. 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:
  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 ($250 after August 31) or $300 ($150 after August 31) for non-practicing membership.  This fee will only be applied if/when your application for registration is approved.
  14. 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.

Revised April 2021