International Recognition: SAC MRAs

ASHA CCC holders in audiology, click here. 

SAC has signed a Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) which came into effect January 2009 and which applies to the following membership categories and associations:

  • SAC certified speech-language pathologists,
  • Certificate holders of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA),
  • Certified Members of the Royal College of Speech &Language Therapists (RCSLT),
  • Certified Practicing Speech Pathologists of Speech Pathology Australia (SPA),
  • Full Members of the Irish Association of Speech-Language Therapists (IASLT),
  • Full Members the New Zealand Speech Therapists' Association (NZSTA)

This agreement recognizes that our six associations have substantially equivalent credentials for membership or certification; and, therefore, it is possible for certified members of one association to be recognized by the other associations.

This agreement is not one of reciprocal recognition of qualifications. The agreement is not extended to provincial, state or country licensing/registration, nor does it assure immigration or employment in the new country.

If you are interested in working in a specific state, province/territory or country, you will need to apply to any licensing authority in that area. The professional associations will be able to refer interested applicants to the relevant licensing authorities.

Application

Download the MRA Application for Assessment.

Association-Specific Details

The following is information for speech-language pathology applicants who wish to apply for SAC membership under the MRA with: ASHA, IASLT, NZSTA, RCSLT or SPAASHA CCC holders in audiology, click here. 

For more information and links to required forms and documents, please visit Information for Internationally-Educated Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists.

For ASHA CCC-SLP holders:

  1. Completed SAC MRA application form with applicable fee
  2. Letter of good standing from ASHA attesting to current certification with ASHA.
  3. An official copy of university transcripts indicating the date of the conferred degree.
  4. Documented evidence of prescribed clinical practicum hours with the SAC clinical hours form completed by university officials.
  5. Evidence of education and supervised practicum experience in assessment and treatment in audiology/hearing science according to current SAC standards. (90 hours of university course credits in audiology and 20 hours of supervised clinical practicum) covering topics in Units1& 11 of Assessing and Certifying Clinical Competency: Foundations of Clinical Practice for Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (2004) 

For Full Members of IASLT:

  1. Completed SAC MRA application form with applicable fee
  2. A detailed evaluation by the International Qualifications Assessment Agency (IQAS).
  3. Letter of good standing from IASLT attesting to current full membership with IASLT.
  4. An official copy of university transcripts indicating the date of the conferred degree.
  5. Documented evidence of prescribed clinical practicum hours with the SAC clinical hours form completed by university officials.
  6. Evidence of education and supervised practicum experience in assessment and treatment in audiology/hearing science according to current SAC standards. (90 hours of university course credits in audiology and 20 hours of supervised clinical practicum) covering topics in Units 1& 11 of Assessing and Certifying Clinical Competency: Foundations of Clinical Practice for Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (2004) 
  7. Evidence of passing the SAC clinical certification examination.

For Full Members of NZSTA:

  1. Completed SAC MRA application form with applicable fee
  2. A detailed evaluation by the International Qualifications Assessment Agency (IQAS).
  3. Letter of good standing attesting to current full membership with NZSTA.
  4. An official copy of university transcripts indicating the date of the conferred degree.
  5. Documented evidence of prescribed clinical practicum hours with the SAC clinical hours form completed by university officials.
  6. Evidence of education and supervised practicum experience in assessment and treatment in audiology/hearing science according to current SAC standards (90 hours of university course credits in audiology and 20 hours of supervised clinical practicum) covering topics in Units 1& 11 of Assessing and Certifying Clinical Competency: Foundations of Clinical Practice for Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (2004). 
  7. Evidence of passing the SAC S-LP clinical certification examination.

For Certified Members of the RCSLT:

  1. Completed SAC MRA application form with applicable fee
  2. A detailed evaluation by the International Qualifications Assessment Agency (IQAS).
  3. Letter of good standing attesting to current certification with RCSLT.
  4. An official copy of university transcripts indicating the date of the conferred degree.
  5. Documented evidence of prescribed clinical practicum hours with the SAC clinical hours form completed by university officials.
  6. Evidence of education and supervised practicum experience in assessment and treatment in audiology/hearing science according to current SAC standards.(90 hours of university course credits in audiology and 20 hours of supervised clinical practicum) covering topics in Units 1& 11 of Assessing and Certifying Clinical Competency: Foundations of Clinical Practice for Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (2004). 
  7. Evidence of passing the SAC S-LP clinical certification examination

For Certified Practicing Speech Pathologists(CPSP) from Speech Pathology Australia:

  1. Completed SAC MRA application form with applicable fee
  2. A detailed evaluation by the International Qualifications Assessment Agency (IQAS).
  3. Letter of good standing attesting to current certification with Speech Pathology Australia.
  4. An official copy of university transcripts indicating the date of the conferred degree.
  5. Documented evidence of prescribed clinical practicum hours with the SAC clinical hours form completed by university officials.
  6. Evidence of education and supervised practicum experience in assessment and treatment in audiology/hearing science according to current SAC standards (90 hours of university course credits in audiology and 20 hours of supervised clinical practicum) covering topics in Units 1& 11 of Assessing and Certifying Clinical Competency: Foundations of Clinical Practice for Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (2004). 
  7. Evidence of passing the SAC S-LP clinical certification examination.

Questions?

Carla Di Gironimo
Director of Speech-Language Pathology and Standards
carla@sac-oac.ca
1.800.259.8519 ext. 232