Applicant who graduated within the last 5 years from accredited training program in another canadian province

The OOAQ permit, not a diploma from an educational institution, is what grants a professional the legal right to use the reserved title of Speech-Language Pathologist or Audiologist in Quebec and to perform reserved acts for such professionals.


You can apply for a permit by accessing the Portail OOAQ. If you are a student already listed in the register of trainees, please enter your username and password to connect to your profile. Then, on your profile home page, click on “Nouvelle demande candidat”. All phases of the application process are explained there. Before submitting your application, we recommend that you read the information below.

What documents are required for a permit application?

  1. A certified copy of your diploma or an attestation of successful completion. This documentation will be issued by the department chair of the university program where you received your training. This department will send the Order the documentation directly by regular mail or via email to:
  2. An attestation of knowledge of the French language. Once you complete your attestation of knowledge of the French language, you must also include proof of knowledge of the French language, as set out in section 35 of the Charter of the French Language. If you cannot submit such proof at the time of your application, you may be eligible for a temporary permit.  
  3. Proof of successful completion of online training related to the functioning of the Quebec professional system and the healthcare and education systems. (You will receive instructions to register for this training once all the documentation required to process your application has been received).

What are the costs?

The application fee is $189.71 (taxes included). This fee is non-refundable.

You may pay the fee by credit card directly through the Portal or by cheque. Your application will not be processed until we receive your payment.

Once your application has been processed, you may register on the membership roll by paying the membership dues, professional liability insurance and contribution to the Office des professions. The amount of the dues is revised annually and varies according to the period of the year when you register. Details regarding charges related to registration on the membership roll for the current year are located in the “Documents” section of the Applicant from Canada page. Please note that when you register for the first time, an admission fee of $250.65 (taxes included) will be charged.

When can I become a member of the Order?

When your application is complete, it will be submitted to the Board of Directors. Please consult the meeting schedule to determine the best time to submit your application.

You will receive a copy of the Board’s decision, within 15 days following the date on which it is rendered, along with information on the procedure to follow and the waiting period before your permit is issued.

Am I eligible for a temporary permit?

If you do not meet the requirements of the Charter of the French Language regarding the appropriate level of knowledge of French but you do meet the conditions for practice of the profession, you may obtain a temporary permit valid for a maximum of one year.

This “temporary” permit will be issued by the Order, along with a registration form for the French exam given by the Office québécois de la langue française (OQLF).

The “temporary” permit may be extended three times with permission from the OQLF. For each renewal, the applicant must sit the exams held in accordance with OQLF regulations. Once these authorized renewal periods have expired, applicants must have passed the OQLF exam in order to obtain a regular permit from the Order.

How do I register on the OOAQ membership roll?

Once your application for a permit has been accepted, you will receive a letter specifying the fees payable for registration on the membership roll. Admission fees will be required when you register for the first time. Registration on the membership roll takes place via payment of membership dues and professional liability insurance and must be renewed annually. The registration year begins every April 1st and ends every March 31.  Therefore, for example, if you become a member in September, you will pay only 75% of the membership dues.

Only registration on the Order membership roll grants you the right to use the title of Audiologist or Speech-Language Pathologist and to perform reserved professional acts.

By registering on the roll, you make a commitment to comply with the Code of Ethics and Order regulations. Thus, you make a commitment to share the same high standards with respect to ethics, conduct and professional competence as the other members of your profession.