Graduates of International and Non-accredited Canadian Programs
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.
- Completed Application Form
- 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 is also acceptable.
- Credential Evaluation from World Education Services (Course-by-Course Report) Report must be sent directly from WES to NBASLPA.
- Proof of meeting the National Language Proficiency Standards in French and/or English. You can meet the language proficiency requirements in one of the following ways:
- Graduation from a program accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Canadian University Programs in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CACUP). Proof includes official academic documentation (diploma, transcripts) sent directly from the university to NBASLPA.
- Proof of completion of an audiology or speech-language pathology university degree in English and/or French. Proof includes your academic credential assessment report which should include language of didactic and clinical instruction, or an official attestation sent directly from the university to NBASLPA.
- Required minimum score on a standardized language fluency test in either English or French. All components of the test must be completed using the same test. Testing must be completed within the two years prior to application and sent directly from the testing agency to the NBASLPA. Please refer to the table below for test options and minimum test score requirements.
- Completed Coursework Summary Form - Summary of completed undergraduate and Master’s degree academic coursework. Download the form by clicking here.
- Official transcripts of undergraduate and graduate education specifically in speech-language pathology and/or audiology sent directly from university. If transcripts are not available, we will accept an official letter from the University confirming completion of Master’s degree or equivalent program with date of graduation signed by the Director of the University Program and sent from the University directly to NBASLPA.
- Official Clinical practicum hours form (must be endorsed by practicum coordinator / director of university program) sent directly from University to NBASLPA. It must be clear from which degree the clinical hours were obtained.
- A copy of or link to a handbook, syllabus, or calendar that provides a description of your university program of study, including your clinical practicum hours, for every course listed on the coursework form (requirement #5). The copy or link to the handbook, syllabus, or calendar must be from the semester in which the course was taken, and match the dates found on your official transcripts. If the dates do not align, and there is a question of the validity of the content and/or hours, NBASLPA may request a letter from your program director. The syllabus (or equivalent) must contain course description and total number of lecture hours. Conversion rates from credits to lecture hours must be included.
- If you are not a new graduate, you must provide letters from current and previous employers listing job title 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).
- Two (2) 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 have ever been registered as a speech-language pathologist or audiologist in a regulated province in Canada and are no longer registered in that jurisdiction, or if 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.
- Proof of identity by submitting a copy of a passport or other government-issued photo identification showing current legal name.
- Proof of permanent residency in Canada or Canadian Work Permit if Canadian Citizenship not provided by valid passport. A Canadian Work Permit can be submitted after your application and documents have been reviewed, but must be submitted prior to being provided with registration with NBASLPA.
- Successful completion of the Canadian Entry-to-Practice Exam for Speech-Language Pathologists/Audiologists (CETP Exam - AUD/SLP). Once NBASLPA has reviewed your application and documents and you are deemed eligible to write the CETP exam, we will provide your name and email to the exam vendor (SAC – Speech-Language & Audiology Canada), and you will be sent a link to register for the earliest exam date. The CETP exam is offered by the SAC three times per year, in the spring, summer and fall.
- Certified translation of all documents if received in a language other than English or French. Both translation and original documents must be provided. Please see the list of accepted translators below.
- 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.
- A non-refundable application processing fee of $1000. 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 by NBASLPA.
- 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.
- 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.
NBASLPA accepts document translations from:
- The consulate, high commission, or embassy (in Canada) of the country that issued the document.
- A Canadian consulate, high commission, or embassy in the country from which you emigrated.
- A translator who is certified by a member organization of the Canadian Translators, Terminologists and Interpreters Council (CTTIC)
Go to http://www.cttic.org/about-us for a list of member organizations that provide names of translators who are certified. Confirm that the translator is a certified member of their organization and certified to translate into English or French from the language of your document(s).
- A translator accredited by a federal, provincial, or municipal government in Canada.
All translations must be original and accompanied by the translator's statement confirming:
- That the translation is accurate and authentic.
- That the translator belongs to one of the categories listed above (identification number and/or seal, name, address, and telephone number of the translator are required).
- The full, printed name and signature of the translator.
LANGUAGE TESTS WE ACCEPT
You can take any of these approved language tests:
|Language Test||TOEFL inter-net based test (iBT)||IELTS (AC or GT)||Test d’évaluation du français (TEF) or TEF Canada|
|Required Minimum Score||Speaking: 26
|Expression orale (speaking): 371
Compréhension orale (listening): 298
Compréhension écrite (reading): 248
Expression écrite (writing): 371
Updated August 2021