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SAC Member and Associate Fees
Early Bird Fee
New Grad Fee
|Reduced Hours Member* (max 800 hrs/year)||$223.93||$210.60||N/A|
|Communication Health Assistant||$165.02||$155.20||$82.51|
|Communication Health Assistant - Reduced Hours (max 800 hrs/year)||$110.55||$103.97||N/A|
For residents of BC, NL, NS, PE and NT
*If you reside in one of the provinces/territory listed above please note that SAC collects the provincial/territorial association fees and remits them to the province/territory. When paying your member or reduced hours fees (communication health assistant associate categories are excluded) you must pay BOTH the provincial/territorial fee AND the SAC fee.
A professional who holds a Master’s degree in speech-language pathology or audiology or equivalent and has acquired 300 supervised clinical practicum hours.
Reduced Hours Member*
A professional who meets the member requirements and works less than 800 hours in a given year (i.e. Part-time, maternity/parental leave). (NOTE: 800 hours refers to any hours related to speech-language pathology or audiology, including management positions, instructing, clinical coordinators, researchers, etc.)
A professional who meets the member requirements but works outside of Canada.
*Please Note: If you are a member of a Canadian regulatory body, please indicate this on your application and no additional proof of credentials will be required to join SAC.
An associate who is not currently employed and has no intention of re-entering the workforce. Please note: an SAC Clinically Certified member who renews as a retired associate also retires his or her certification.
Research/Allied Professional Associate
A professional who holds a Master’s degree or PhD in an area related to human communication disorders and/or sciences, and is employed in a university communication disorders department or another program involving research or teaching related to human communication disorders and/or sciences.
An individual, such as an auditory verbal therapist, teacher of the hearing impaired, etc., with a special interest in human communication and its disorders but who does not meet the requirements for any other category. (NOTE: Affiliate associates are not entitled to SAC’s discounted rate on professional liability insurance with BMS.)
Communication Health Assistant Associate
A graduate of an educational program for communication health assistants in speech-language pathology and/or audiology. The educational program must include 200 hours of clinical experience.
Reduced Hours Communication Health Assistant Associate
A professional who meets communication health assistant requirements and works less than 800 hours in a given year (i.e. part-time, maternity/parental leave). (NOTE: 800 hours refers to any hours worked related to speech-language pathology or audiology, including management positions at hospitals, instructing, etc.)
Student Associate Category
|Student (S-LP or audiology program)||One-time fee of $75.00|
|Student (communication health assistant program)||Free|
Student Associate (S-LP or audiology program)
Full-time students in speech-language pathology and/or audiology graduate programs or, nonpractising speech-language pathologists and audiologists enrolled as full-time students in studies related to the two disciplines.
Student Associate (communication health assistant program)
Full time student enrolled in a recognized Canadian communication health assistant program (in speech-language pathology and/or audiology).