The Canadian Alliance of Audiology and Speech – Language Pathology Regulators (CAASPR) is conducting a review of the Competency Profiles for audiology and speech – language pathology.

The objective of this project is to review the existing competency profiles for audiology and speech – language pathology and develop a current version of essential competencies for each profession.

In recent years, many self – regulated professions in Canada have developed nation – wide competency frameworks.  These nationally recognized and applied competency frameworks have aided regulators to harmonize their approaches to many aspects of professions regulation, including compliance with the Agreement on Internal Trade which stipulates the provision for labour mobility.

CAASPR is working to complete the National Competency – Based Entry – to – Practice Assessment Project.  All jurisdictions will inform and align their regulatory practices according to this national process.  As a key component, the nation – wide competency profiles for both professions will be used by regulators across Canada to:

  • set registration requirements;
  • inform quality assurance programs and set continuing competence requirements;
  • process complaints;
  • assist in decisions in disciplinary proceedings.

The nation – wide competency profiles will clearly articulate and reflect current essential competencies for the professions of audiology and speech – language pathology.  The profiles will inform and guide initial professional preparation and professional development across the career.

CAASPR has contracted with Directions Evidence and Policy Research Group (Directions), to conduct the review.

Read a summary of the goals and methodology of the CAASPR Competency Profile Review Project  

All audiologists and speech – language pathologists across Canada will be able to participate in the validation survey in conjunction with the profile review.  If you are an audiologist or speech – language pathologist registered and licensed to practice in Canada, you will receive further information in the coming weeks from your respective provincial regulatory college, including a link to participate in the validation survey.