CSHBC regulates the professions of audiology, hearing instrument dispensing, and speech-language pathology in British Columbia. All audiologists, hearing instrument practitioners, and speech-language pathologists in BC must be registrants of the College.
Registration classification terminology changed in the amended Bylaws that went in force June 29, 2020:
- “Active” is now called “Full”.
- “Inactive” is now called “Non-practising”.
- “Conditional Active” is now called “Conditional”.
- There is a new registration category: “HIP Conditional”. The full implementation date for this category has been deferred. CSHBC will provide information about this category at a later date.
For more information, including details on titles registrants can use, see the Registration Classifications table (PDF).
Registered Audiologists (RAUDs), Registered Hearing Instrument Practitioners (RHIPs), and Registered Speech-Language Pathologists (RSLPs) must meet all requirements of CSHBC’s Quality Assurance and Professional Practice (QAPP) program before renewing registration. Registrants also need to comply with the Standards of Practice and other requirements listed in Registrant Resources.
Through the CSHBC Registrant Portal, registrants can update their contact information, report Continuing Competency Credits (CCC) and practice hours, apply for Certified Practice, renew registration, and register for taking CSHBC-authored online learning courses that are available via the Online Courses portal.