Joining the Profession

Interested in becoming an Audiologist, Speech-Language Pathologist or Communication Health Assistant? Welcome to the start of a great career.

As you begin your career, it can be an overwhelming, but exciting, process! Here, you’ll find a collection of resources to make things a little easier. 

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Wondering what, exactly, Speech-Language Pathologists, Audiologists and Communication Health Assistants do? 

A group of regulatory bodies for speech-language pathology and audiology exists to establish, monitor and enforce standards of practice to enhance the quality of practice.

There’s a range of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology programs at universities across the country.

Whether you’re new to the industry or just looking for a change, there’s a range of career opportunities to choose from. 

SAC offers exclusive programs and discounts for members and associates, including access to journals and special insurance rates.

The CETP Exams – AUD/SLP are the Canadian Entry-to-Practice Exams for the professions of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology.

SAC’s NEW Certification Program takes a modernized approach to certification and allows members to demonstrate to employers and the general public their commitment to life-long learning. 

Speech-Language & Audiology Canada’s Mentorship Program is a program that connects students and new graduates with experienced speech-language pathologists and audiologists.

Our student associates are the future of our member professions and the association, so we really care what you think.

SAC’s Clinical Research Grants aim to increase the clinical evidence base in the fields of speech-language pathology and audiology in Canada.

The SAC Scholarship Program was established to recognize and appreciate the academic excellence of SAC student associates who demonstrate a drive to succeed and contribute to the professions of speech-language pathology and audiology.