Mutual Recognition Agreement Application Information

Mutual Recognition Agreement Application Information (for Speech-Language Pathologists)

In most Canadian provinces, the profession of speech-language pathology is regulated. If you plan to work in a province where the profession is regulated, please ensure you contact the regulatory body in addition to completing the SAC MRA application.

Employers in provinces and territories without regulatory bodies may require SAC membership and certification.

You must have completed your training and qualification to practice as a speech-language pathologist in a country that is signatory to the MRA agreement to be eligible to submit an MRA application. 

ASHA CCC-SLP holder

Full member of IASLT

Full member of NZSTA

Certified Member of RCSLT

Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist of SPA
 

Speech-Language Pathology Clinical Competency Certificate holders of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

  1. Please submit:
    1. SAC MRA Application (Online Form | Fillable PDF) and MRA application fee.
    2. SAC Membership application and the appropriate fee.
  2. Letter of Good Standing: Ask ASHA to send a letter (on letterhead) directly to SAC attesting to current certification.

Full Members of Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists (IASLT)

  1. Please submit:
    1. SAC MRA Application (Online Form | Fillable PDF) and MRA application fee.
    2. SAC Membership application and the appropriate fee.
  2. Letter of Good Standing: Ask IASLT to send a letter (on letterhead) directly to SAC attesting to current full membership.

Full Members of New Zealand Speech-language Therapists’ Association (NZSTA)

  1. Please submit:
    1. SAC MRA Application (Online Form | Fillable PDF) and MRA application fee.
    2. SAC Membership application and the appropriate fee.
  2. Letter of Good Standing: Ask NZSTA to send a letter (on letterhead) directly to SAC attesting to full membership.

Certified Members of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT)

  1. Please submit:
    1. SAC MRA Application (Online Form | Fillable PDF) and MRA application fee.
    2. SAC Membership application and the appropriate fee.
    3. Demonstrated competency in dysphagia assessment, diagnosis and management either through evidence of specific courses passed or prior experience. Acceptable evidence would include completion of Dysphagia Training and Competency Framework at a Level C signed by a RCSLT member. For members who graduated prior to 2015, the Dysphagia Training and Competency Framework is not sufficient on its own and will need to be supplemented with other evidence to demonstrate that the individual meets the requirements described in Unit 12: Dysphagia of Assessing and Certifying Clinical Competency Foundations of Clinical Practice for Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology. For members who graduated after 2015, the Dysphagia Training and Competency Framework at Level C signed by an RCSLT member is sufficient. 
  2. Letter of Good Standing: Ask RCSLT to send a letter (on letterhead) directly to SAC attesting to current certified membership.

Certified Practicing Speech Pathologists (CPSP) from Speech Pathology Australia (SPA)

  1. Please submit:
    1. SAC MRA Application (Online Form | Fillable PDF) and MRA application fee.
    2. SAC Membership application and the appropriate fee.
  2. Letter of Good Standing: Ask SPA to send a letter (on letterhead) directly to SAC attesting to current CPSP membership.