Canadian Entry-to-Practice Exam For Audiology and Speech Language Pathology

The Canadian Alliance of Audiology and Speech – Language Regulators (CAASPR) have been working diligently towards developing and implementing a centralized competency based Canadian Entry to Practice (CETP) Exam.  All new graduate applicants and internationally educated applicants seeking licensure in Manitoba will be required to write the CETP Exam as one part of the licensing process for the College of Audiologists and Speech – Language Pathologists of Manitoba (the College). The exam will be used by multiple provinces and will be a consistent tool in ensuring that all applicants are assessed to sit the exam based on the standard academic equivalency framework.

As such, the College requires that you proceed with an application to sit the CAASPR CETP Exam. Please visit the CAASPR  website to begin your first phase of the registration process; If you are approved to sit the CAASPR CETP Exam, CASLPM must receive your proof of eligibility as part of your CASLPM application and this will begin the second phase of the registration process.

The first Canadian Entry-To-Practice Exam for Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology will be held across Canada on November 21, 2020.  The following is updated information about the Exam.

The CETP exam will be based on the CAASPR National Competency Profiles. The Competencies were developed over a lengthy period by working groups composed of new and experienced audiologists and speech-language pathologists, educators, regulators, representatives of Speech-Language and Audiology Canada and Canadian Academy of Audiology, and expert consultants. CAASPR has also provided blueprints for the CETP Exam. To view the National Competency Profiles and the CETP Exam Blueprints please click here.

Please note the following important information:

  • Individuals wishing to challenge the examination must first obtain examination eligibility approval by applying through the CAASPR Portal.  Exam candidates are encouraged to apply early on the CAASPR  website
  • Applicants should consult the CAASPR Application Guide for further information regarding the CAASPR application process and documents that must be provided to meet Exam eligibility requirements.
  • Students who have not yet completed their educational program due to COVID-19, but who wish to enroll for the CETP Exam may avail themselves of the Conditional Approval process.  For more information, please consult the Conditional Approval Policy.
  • Once approved for exam eligibility, Exam candidates will receive further information regarding examination enrollment via the email address they provide in their CAASPR Portal account.
  • Additional examination information is available in the Examination Candidate Handbook and on the CAASPR website.
  • CAASPR will provide further information updates via the CAASPR website and to approved examination candidates via their CAASPR portal provided email.

CAASPR and the Exam administrator are committed to ensuring that the national examination adheres to principles of fairness, privacy, psychometric integrity, security and safety.

For more information about the exam, please see the CAASPR CETP FAQs.