New Applicant FAQs

Do I have to be registered with CASLP-NL to practice Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador?

Yes, all Speech-Language Pathologist’s and Audiologists working in public or private sectors must be registered. Registration is renewed annually.

Individuals who practice without a valid practicing license will be subject to a penalty of $100/per day and where the period of practice exceeds three days from and including the 1st day will be subject to discipline in accordance with Part V of the Health Professions Act (2010).

If you are providing services via telepractice to a client who resides in NL, you must be licensed in NL. You are not confirmed eligible to practice until you receive written confirmation from the NLCHP.

I am a practicing Audiologist/Speech-Language Pathologist in another Canadian jurisdiction, looking to register in NL. What do I need to do?

Please refer to the Canadian Applicants section of the Newfoundland and Labrador Council of Health Professionals (NLCHP) website.

Registration is completed through NLCHP in order to become a member of CASLP-NL. You will be applying for general status, general status (temporary) or non-practicing status.

You will be required to submit a letter in good standing from all of your current licensing bodies. If you do not meet the minimum practice hours requirement, you may require mentorship. You are not confirmed eligible to practice until you receive written confirmation from the NLCHP.

I am a student. I will be moving/returning to Newfoundland and Labrador to work. What do I need to do?

Please refer to the Graduates Not Currently Registered section of the Newfoundland and Labrador Council of Health Professionals (NLCHP) website.

Registration is completed through NLCHP in order to become a member of CASLP-NL. You will be applying for general status, general status (temporary) or non-practicing status.

Graduates of an accredited Canadian Program (who have not previously registered in another regulated Canada province) are required to complete a college approved entry to practice exam. Completion of a mentorship is required.

CASLP-NL POLICY 2-40 

CASLP-NL POLICY 2-50

You are not confirmed eligible to practice until you receive written confirmation from the NLCHP.

I am required to complete a mentorship. How do I find a mentor?

The applicant is responsible to find a Mentor to provide the required mentorship and submit the name to the College for approval. An eligible mentor is:

• a General Status Audiologist or Speech-Language Pathologist
• in good standing on the NLCHP General Register
• a member of the same profession as the member being mentored
• must have a minimum of 3 years work experience in the identified profession.

Typically, mentors are SLP/AUD professionals who work within the same organization or sector as the mentee e.g. team lead within a regional health authority, colleague in a private practice. The applicant may contact the College to obtain assistance in identifying a Mentor.

How long is the mentorship period?

The mentorship required 200 hours of practice and is typically completed within a 6-month time frame. This may be extended if required.

How long does it take to process a new member application?

NLCHP recommended four to six weeks to process your application. All required documents and forms must be received before an application is reviewed.

When the College receives a Mentorship Report and Rating Form that recommends an Applicant for General Status registration, the College will review all documentation related to the applicant and will notify the NLCHP within 14 calendar days.

You are not confirmed eligible to practice until you receive written confirmation from the NLCHP.

I have submitted by application to NLCHP and my Mentorship Guidance Contract/Mentorship Report and Rating Form to the college. When can I start work?

You will receive an email once your application is approved and your name has been added to the List of Registered Health Professionals. You are only then eligible to practice in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Can a mentee have multiple practice settings and mentors within the one mentorship?

In most cases, one mentor will provide guidance. Where the College has approved it, more than one mentor may be involved in providing mentorship to the Applicant. We ask that one mentor be designated the Primary Mentor.

An Applicant wishing to engage in the practice of audiology or speech-language pathology at a secondary employment setting may do so if the Mentor is willing to include the secondary employment site in the Mentorship Guidance Contract. Otherwise, a second mentor must be chosen and approved by the College.

Do I need to complete an approved entry to practice exam?

In NL, graduates of an accredited Canadian program who have not previously registered in another regulated Canadian province are required to complete an approved entry to practice exam.  Please contact NLCHP directly to determine if an exam is needed as part of your registration requirements.

Graduates from non-approved programs of study (see policy 2-10)please refer to NLCHP directly: https://www.nlchp.ca/registration-renewal/internationally-educated-health-professionals/

Can I apply for licensure in NL if I am not living in NL? Can I apply for licensure in NL if I am living in NL but not currently employed?

Yes you can apply for licensure in NL if you are not a resident of NL. If you providing services via telepractice to a client who resides in NL, you must be licensed in NL.

Yes you can apply for licensure in NL if you are living in NL but not currently employed in NL in the field of Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology. If you are a new graduate in this situation, please refer to question # 3.