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SAC Member and Associate Fees
|Reduced Hours Member* (max 800 hrs/year)||$223.93|
|Communication Health Assistant||$165.02|
|Communication Health Assistant - Reduced Hours (max 800 hrs/year)||$110.55|
For residents of BC, NL, 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 from an accredited* Canadian program, or equivalent.
*’Accredited’ may also refer to probationary accreditations and/or candidates for accreditation
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.
An individual who does not meet the criteria of any other membership category, but who desires access to SAC’s membership benefits. (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 supervised clinical practicum.
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)
Students enrolled in professional speech-language pathology and/or audiology graduate programs, or speech-language pathologists and audiologists enrolled as full-time students in masters-level and/or doctoral-level 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).