Path 2: Graduates of International Programs
If you have a professional master’s degree program in audiology or speech-language pathology from outside of Canada or if you are a graduate from a Canadian master’s degree program with Candidate Status and if you are not currently registered in another regulated Canadian province, you must follow the steps below to apply for registration with CASLPO.
Select Your Application Form:
There are 2 different application packages, depending upon the certificate of registration you are applying for.
1. You should apply for an Initial Certificate of Registration if you have less than 24 months of professional experience.
All initial members must successfully complete a minimum 6-month mentorship when beginning to work in Ontario
2. You should apply for a General Certificate of Registration if you have 24 months or more of professional experience.
Completion of a mentorship period is not required of an applicant who has met all of the requirements for a general certificate of registration.
To download a General Certificate Application Package for International Graduates, click here.
Please note, it is not possible for CASLPO to expedite any applications. In order to provide an efficient and fair process to all applicants, we are committed to processing applications as quickly as possible and in the order they are received.
Step 1 – Complete and submit ALL of the following:
Both Initial and General Certificate of Registration applicants must submit:
1. A completed, signed and dated Application Form.
2. An application fee.
3. Official transcripts from your graduate and undergraduate degrees.
4. An academic credential evaluation report from a credentialing body approved by CASLPO.
5. A photocopy of documentation verifying Canadian citizenship, permanent residency, or employment authorization under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada).
6. A completed Coursework Requirements Form.
7. A signed and verified Summary of Clinical Hours Form.
8. Syllabi for all courses listed in the Coursework Requirements Form.
9. A signed and verified Verification of Registration/Licensure Form. This form is only applicable if:
- You currently or have previously held registration or licensure as an audiologist or a speech-language pathologist in a jurisdiction outside of Ontario.
- You currently or have previously held registration or licensure in another health profession in or outside Ontario.
Note: A completed Verification of Registration/Licensure Form must be submitted for each jurisdiction where you currently or have previously held registration.
Initial applicants must also submit:
1. A letter from program director confirming completion of graduate program if the applicant’s degree has not been awarded yet.
General applicants must also submit:
1. A completed and signed Reference Request Form or a written letter confirming at least two years of professional practice in another jurisdiction.
For more details regarding the process, please read the application guide available on the website.
Step 2 - The College will contact you within 10 business days of receiving the completed application:
The College will contact you to confirm the receipt of your application or inform you of any documentation that has not been received.
Please do not call to enquire before this time has passed. Phone calls and emails of this nature slow down our processing abilities.
Step 3 – The College will evaluate your qualifications within 6 weeks:
When all of your documents are received, the College will evaluate your qualifications and determine if you meet the requirements for certification. At that point, the College will contact you with this determination.The College will provide a response to your application within 6 weeks of receiving all the required documentation and information.
Again we ask that you refrain from calling to inquire about the status of your application before this time has passed as calls and emails of this nature slow down our processing abilities.
To see all the CASLPO’s application timelines, click here.
Step 4 – Next Steps if you meet the requirements, OR if you do not meet the requirements:
If You Meet the College’s Requirements
If you meet the College’s requirements for a certificate of registration, you will be sent a Registration Form for completion via email.
After you have:
1. Submitted a completed Registration Form; and
2. Paid the remaining fees for registration.
Your certificate of registration will be issued within 10 business days and you will receive notification via email.
If You Do Not Meet the College’s Requirements
If you do not meet the requirements for registration, you will be notified via email that your application will require further assessment and will be referred to the College’s Registration Committee for consideration.
Examples of reasons an application may be referred to the Registration Committee:
1. You have not met the minimum requirements for coursework or clinical hours.
2. You have not CASLPO’s language proficiency standards.
3. If applying for a general certificate, you have not practised to the extent required by a general member in the last three years.
4. A past or present conduct matter has been identified that could affect your ability to practise in a safe manner or to practise with decency, integrity and honesty or to display an appropriate professional attitude.
A further assessment will determine in detail the areas that are deficient. This is a staff intensive process which takes up to 12 weeks.
Once completed, you will receive a formal “Notice of Referral” of your application to the Registration Committee. This is a letter that outlines all the areas in which you appear to have deficiencies and serves as a referral to the Registration Committee, who will make the final decision regarding your registration.
You will have 30 days to make a written submission to the College regarding your application. Your written submission may include but is not limited to the following items:
1. An acknowledgment of your receipt of the Registrar’s notice of referral.
2. A personal statement regarding the deficiencies found in your application.
3. Any additional evidence to support your application.
After receiving your written submission, the Registration Committee will consider your application at their next meeting.
After considering all your application materials the Registration Committee may make an order doing any one or more of the following:
1. Directing the Registrar to issue a certificate of registration.
2. Directing the Registrar to issue a certificate of registration if the applicant successfully completes examinations set or approved by the panel.
3. Directing the Registrar to issue a certificate of registration if the applicant successfully completes additional training specified by the panel.
4. Directing the Registrar to impose specified terms, conditions, and limitations on a certificate of registration of the applicant and specifying a limitation on the applicant’s right to apply under subsection 19 (1).
5. Directing the Registrar to refuse to issue a certificate of registration.
The Registration Committee’s decision will be provided to you in writing approximately 5 weeks following the Committee’s meeting date.