Professional Self Regulation (PSR)

Speech Pathology Australia has a commitment to protect the public through robust self regulation processes and quality standards of professional practice.

Professional self regulation is a regulatory framework within which the recency of practice and continuing professional development obligations of Members of the Association are monitored and enforced.

Speech pathologists have a responsibility to their clients and other stakeholders to maintain recency of practice and to undertake continuing professional development to ensure their professional skills and knowledge remain current, relevant and evidence-based. Certified Practising and Full-Time Post Graduate Members who have met the specified recency of practice and continuing professional development requirements are eligible to use the title Certified Practising Speech Pathologist and post nominals CPSP and their membership certificates will indicate this.

What are the PSR requirements to join or rejoin the Association?

Check the eligibility requirements to join or rejoin as a Certified Practising Member This graphic is associated with the hyperlink that precedes it and indicates the document is in PDF..

Continuing Professional Development Requirements

Continuing professional development requirements are outlined in the PSR Member Flyer This graphic is associated with the hyperlink that precedes it and indicates the document is in PDF..

More detailed information is available in the PSR Booklet This graphic is associated with the hyperlink that precedes it and indicates the document is in PDF..

The PSR Refresher  This graphic is associated with the hyperlink that precedes it and indicates the document is in PDF. is worth a read before you complete your PSR Declaration, as part of your renewal process or if you are joining the Association.

New Graduates - Information for Provisional CPSPs

How to transition to full CPSP This graphic is associated with the hyperlink that precedes it and indicates the document is in PDF.

Renewing your membership This graphic is associated with the hyperlink that precedes it and indicates the document is in PDF.

Extensions

Members can request an extension when renewing their membership. An extension allows the member a further membership year to accrue the minimum 20 CPD points.

Eligibility criteria for an extension include: on leave for more than six months, significant illness and/or on compassionate grounds.

NB. that an extension cannot be granted two membership years in succession.

Recording Continual Professional Development

Certified Practising Member Audit