Graduates of International and Non-accredited Canadian Programs

Membership Application 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 an audiologist or speech-language pathologist in New Brunswick without being registered with NBASLPA.

The following items are required to process your application.  Please take time to review the requirements for registration carefully, and ensure your application is complete and accurate.  Your application will not be considered until all required documents are received.

Note: Graduates of the program at McMaster University will also use this form until that program has been accredited by the Council for Accreditation of University Programs in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology.


  1. A completed Application Form for International Applicants. All required information must be included.
  2. A photocopy of your Master’s degree diploma.
  3. A Course-by-Course Credential Evaluation from World Education Services (WES) Canada. See their website at:org/ca/. Graduates of ASHA accredited Masters programs in the United States are exempt from this requirement.
  4. Official transcripts of all your university coursework, including graduate and undergraduate coursework. Official transcripts are issued directly from the university’s registrar’s office and are sent directly to NBASLPA.  If original transcripts are not in English or French, they must be translated by a certified translator who can create legal-quality translation.  For more information on translation of documents, please email the NBASLPA Registrar at
  5. An official record of all supervised clinical practicum hours endorsed by the practicum coordinator or the director of your university program.  Hours must be recorded on theSummary of Clinical Practice Hours Form available on the NBASLPA website.  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.
  6. Effective April 1, 2020, successful completion of the Canadian Entry-to-Practice Exam for Audiologists/Speech-Language Pathologists (CETP Exam – AUD/SLP).
  7. Proof of meeting the National Language Proficiency Standard in French and/or English.Please email the NBASLPA Registrar at registrar@nbaslpa.cawith any questions regarding language proficiency requirements.
  8. Proof of 750 clinical practice hours in the three years immediately preceding the date of application if your Master’s degree was completed more than three years ago.
  9. Verification of registration in good standing from all current and all previous regulatory bodies. 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 regulator to NBASLPA.
  10. Proof of professional liability insurance in the amount of $2,000,000.
  11. Proof of identification in the form of a copy of valid passport identification page or other valid photo identification showing current legal name and issued by the federal or a provincial/territorial government of Canada.
  12. Proof of Canadian Citizenship, Permanent Residency in Canada or Canadian Work Permit.
  13. 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 provide a separate cheque for this fee.
  14. 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.
  15. An annual membership fee of $450 for full membership ($225 after August 31) or $270 for non-practicing membership. This fee will only be applied if/when your application for registration is approved.

Application Procedure

NBASLPA is now using the centralized application portal of the Canadian Alliance of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAASPR).  Visit and scroll down to See Applicant Guide to learn how to apply.  Please read the Application Guide before beginning your application.  It will tell you 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, Log In to create a CAASPR account and begin your application.  Start this process as early as possible because it may take some time before you are able to submit all required documents.  Your application will not be reviewed until all required documents are received.

Applicants, who are graduates of university programs that are not accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Canadian University Programs in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CACUP-ASLP), must complete additional steps including a credential evaluation by World Education Services (WES), and possibly a language proficiency assessment.

All applicants will be required to write the Canadian Entry-to-Practice Exam (CETP Exam).  The CEIP Exam is offered twice annually in the spring and fall.  The next sitting will be in fall 2020.  Applicants who have applied through the CAASPR portal, will be advised of the date as soon as it is finalized.

Linda Walsh

NBASLPA Registrar

Revised June 30, 2020