Information for Internationally Educated Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists

SAC Membership

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 clinical 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 clinically certified.

Member of a Canadian Regulatory Body Information

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. Once you have successfully completed the application process you will be eligible to become a clinically certified member of SAC.

Mutual Recognition Agreement Information for Speech-Language Pathology Applicants

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 clinically certified member of SAC.

Recognition Agreement Application Information for Audiology Applicants

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 clinically certified member of SAC.

International Assessment Application Information

Questions

Meredith Wright
Director of Speech-Language Pathology and Communication Health Assistants
meredith@sac-oac.ca
1.800.259.8519 ext. 282

Chantal Kealey
Director of Audiology
chantal@sac-oac.ca
1.800.259.8519 ext. 281