Professional training of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists is at the Master’s level and is taught at a number of universities in Canada and the United States. At present, three Canadian programs are taught in French. Specific prerequisite undergraduate courses vary from university to university, but many include psychology, physiology, linguistics, education, social sciences and health sciences. To see a listing of all Canadian university programs in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, click here.
You can also see the fact sheet prepared by CASLPA on Careers in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology at : http://www.caslpa.ca/english/careers/careers.asp.
National certification of speech-language pathologists and audiologists is granted by CASLPA to those who successfully complete the certification exam and fulfil other requirements as set out by CASLPA National Standard including, possession of a Master’s degree in Audiology and/or Speech-Language Pathology or equivalent and completion of 300 hours of supervised clinical praticum. To maintain certification status, members must accrue 45 continuing education equivalents (CEEs) over a three-year period. A wide variety of activities are acknowledged to reflect the interests of members and the opportunities available. Reports on CEEs must be recorded by members, and submitted annually in January.