Labour Mobility Applicants

Are you currently regulated in another Canadian jurisdiction?

Registered Audiologists (RAUDs) and Registered Speech-Language Pathologists (RSLPs) are currently regulated in eight Canadian provinces: BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, and Newfoundland & Labrador. Registered Hearing Instrument Practitioners (RHIPs) are currently regulated in four Canadian provinces: BC, Alberta, Ontario, and Quebec.

In accordance with Chapter 7 of the Canadian Free Trade Agreement (formerly the Agreement on Internal Trade), CSHBC grants Active registration classification to practice in BC to Active RAUDs, RHIPs, and RSLPs in good standing in their regulated jurisdictions. While applicants from these provinces are not required to write the entry-to-practice examinations for audiology, speech-language pathology, or hearing instrument dispensing, they must complete CSHBC’s Jurisprudence online course before renewing their registration in BC.

Labour mobility applicants to become RAUDs, RSLPs, or RHIPs in BC may begin practice when they have met CSHBC’s labour mobility requirements and been granted Active registration.

To apply, have the documents listed below ready, create an account in the CSHBC Applicant Portal, and follow the step-by-step instructions in the Applicant Portal.

1. Verification of Registration

Arrange to have your current Canadian regulator send a Verification of Registration directly to CSHBC, confirming that you are currently a registrant in good standing and have no conditions on your license. This verification means you do not need to submit transcripts, proof of clinical hours, or proof of passing the SAC examination. Please note: Speech-Language & Audiology Canada/Orthophonie et Audiologie Canada (SAC/OAC), Speech and Hearing BC, and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) are not regulatory bodies.

2. Proof of eligibility to work in Canada

Upload a copy of one of the following documents in the Applicant Portal:

3. Criminal Record Check

Under BC’s Criminal Records Review Act, all RAUDs and RSLPs must complete a criminal record check when they first become registered with the College and every five years thereafter.

Fill out the Consent to Criminal Record Check(s) form in the Applicant Portal, download the form that requires a signature, and upload the signed form. CSHBC will then communicate the required information to the BC Government’s Criminal Records Review Program to ensure that your check is carried out. Once you have provided CSHBC with your signed consent form, all future checks will be conducted automatically.

Upload a copy of two of the following documents in the Applicant Portal:

4. Professional Liability Insurance

Upload the pages of your professional liability insurance policy that show the amount of coverage (which must be at least $2,000,000) and the dates you are covered. Ensure your name is on the pages you upload.

Employers such as health authorities, school districts, and other government agencies typically have this type of insurance. Check with other employers if you are covered, and if not, arrange for this insurance and submit proof to CSHBC.

Applicants granted Conditional Active registration classification cannot practice as a solo private practitioner.

5. Application and Criminal Record Check Fees

The following fees are payable at application for registration:

  • Application for registration fee: $225
  • Criminal Record Check fee: $28

Pay by credit card (Visa or Mastercard) or debit card (Visa) in the Applicant Portal.

6. Registration Fee

Upon approval of your application for registration, the following fee is payable:

  • Initial registration fee: $600

Pay by credit card (Visa or Mastercard) or debit card (Visa) in the Applicant Portal.

If you register part way through the registration year (April 1 – March 31), the registration fee is pro-rated for the remaining months of the calendar year.

Timelines

When all the application for registration requirements have been met, staff will conduct an initial review of your application. If satisfactory, your application is submitted to the Registrar for final approval. The sooner you arrange to have all the documents sent to us from other sources, the sooner we can process your application.

After submitting your application, please do not call or email CSHBC to inquire about the status of your application. The College handles a large volume of applications, and processes them as quickly as possible. Responding to calls and emails inquiring about application status slows the process. If, however, you have questions prior to submitting your application that cannot be answered on the website or in the Applicant Portal, please contact CSHBC.

College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of British Columbia

Address:
900 – 200 Granville St
Vancouver, BC, V6C 1S4

Phone: 604.742.6380
Toll-free: 1.888.742.6380
Email: enquiries@cshbc.ca