Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC) is the national professional association that represents speech-language pathologists (S-LPs), audiologists and communication health assistants in Canada. SAC membership is voluntary and has many benefits.
The professions of speech-language pathology and audiology are regulated in all Canadian provinces except for Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, and the Northern Territories. If you plan to work in a province where S-LPs and audiologists are regulated, you must register with the regulatory body in order to practice. Employers in provinces and territories without regulatory bodies may require SAC membership and certification.
There are four types of applications you can complete to join SAC. These are:
Member of a Canadian Regulatory Body Application
You should complete this application if you are currently registered with a regulatory body in Canada. SAC members are eligible to become certified.
Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) Application (for S-LPs)
You should complete this application if you are a speech-language pathology certificate of clinical competence holder of ASHA, a full member of IASLT, a full member of NZSTA, certified member of RCSLT or a certified practicing speech pathologist of SPA. You must also have completed your training and qualification to practice as a speech-language pathologist in a country that is signatory to the MRA agreement. Once you have successfully completed the application process you will be eligible to become a certified member of SAC.
Recognition Agreement (RA) Application (for Audiologists)
You should complete this application if you are an audiologist who is a certificate of clinical competence holder of ASHA. Once you have successfully completed the application process you will be eligible to become a certified member of SAC.
International Assessment Application
If you are not eligible to submit a Regulatory Body Application, an MRA Application or an RA Application, you should complete the International Assessment application. Once you have successfully completed the application process you will be eligible to become a member of SAC. SAC members may become certified under SAC Certification Program.
Director of Speech-Language Pathology and Communication Health Assistants
1.800.259.8519 ext. 282
Director of Audiology
1.800.259.8519 ext. 281