IASLT Membership

Why Join IASLT?

IASLT is the professional body for speech and language therapists working in Ireland.

It is an organisation run by its members for its members, which despite its size maintains a high profile nationally and internationally. Being a member means that you are part of the Community of speech and language therapists in Ireland. It allows you to keep in contact with professional issues which influence your practice. Because IASLT is part of an international Mutual Recognition Agreement for recognition of professional association credentials, full membership of IASLT facilitates recognition of your SLT qualification in the UK, US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

Benefits of Membership

You will receive:

  • Professional support to maintain standards of practice and education
  • Support for your continuous professional development (CPD)
  • Reduced rates for IASLT CPD events such as the IASLT biennial conference
  • The magazine Update
  • The Journal of Clinical Speech and Language Studies
  • Professional indemnity insurance is included in some membership categories. This has been in place since 2010
  • Fitness to Practise insurance coverage in most membership categories. This was put in place in 2016

Via the website you will have access to:

  • Position Papers
  • Professional Guidelines
  • A wide range of professional documents such as the code of ethics
  • Continuing professional development log i.e. the CPD ONLINE PORTFOLIO
  • Therapy Project documents on practice education
  • Access to all the latest jobs, career opportunities and courses

To get the most out of membership, get really involved and join an IASLT committee!

Why Join IASLT? Your Membership Counts
Membership Benefits April 2013 | View document

Student Membership :
Cost: €60 per year

Why should you become a student member?

  • You will be able to access the members’ area of IASLT website
  • You will receive all IASLT publications for the duration of your membership
  • - Update magazine twice a year
    - The Journal of Clinical Speech and Language Studies
  • You will be eligible to attend the IASLT annual student conference

Are you eligible to be a Student member?

  • You must be studying for a professional qualification in speech and language therapy in Ireland, UK, USA, Canada, Australia or New Zealand.
  • Please note, if you complete your training and qualify outside the Republic of Ireland, your qualification must be validated by CORU before you can transfer to another membership category. More information

New Graduate Membership | Cost: €180 per year

  • This category is for SLTs in their first year of clinical practice who are practising in the Republic of Ireland

New Graduate Member practising overseas | Cost: €140 per year

  • This category is for SLTs in their first year of clinical practice who are practising outside of the Republic of Ireland

Non Practising New Graduate Member | Cost: €110 per year

  • This category is for those who are qualified as an SLT but have not yet commenced work

Why should you become a new graduate member?

  • As a New Graduate member, you will have full voting rights at IASLT meetings (if practising in ROI)
  • You will have professional indemnity insurance (within ROI only – not valid if practising overseas.) In order for insurance to be valid, you must meet IASLT supervision requirements.
  • For therapists working in the ROI, you will have Fitness to Practise insurance coverage
  • You will be able to access the members’ area of IASLT website
  • You will receive all IASLT publications for the duration of your membership
  • - Update magazine twice a year
    - The Journal of Clinical Speech and Language Studies
  • You will be allowed to use the title New Graduate MIASLT
  • You will be eligible to apply for full membership after one full membership year of supervised practice.

Are you eligible to be a New Graduate Member?

  • You must hold a recognised professional qualification in Speech and Language Therapy
  • If you qualified outside the Republic of Ireland, your qualification must be validated by CORU.
    More information
  • You must hold a recognised professional qualification in Speech and Language Therapy
  • You may hold new graduate membership for a maximum of two membership years.
  • You must agree to meet IASLT standards for continuing professional development. New graduate members are not subject to audit.
  • If you are not working, you should join as a non-practising new graduate member
    (see non practising memberships for more details)

Full member | Cost: €200 per year

  • This category is for SLTs practising in the Republic of Ireland

Full member practising overseas | Cost: €140 per year

  • This category is for SLTs practising outside of the Republic of Ireland

Full member with honours | Cost: No Fee per year

  • This category carries the same entitlements and requirements as other full membership categories. However, no fee is payable by full members with honours.
  • This is in acknowledgement of significant contributions an SLT has made to the field and the organization, and is awarded by the IASLT.

Why should you become a Full Member?

  • As a Full member, you will have full voting rights at IASLT meetings
  • You will have professional indemnity insurance. Only applicable to therapists working in the ROI
  • You will have Fitness to Practise insurance coverage. Only applicable to therapists working in the ROI
  • Most private Health Insurance Companies will only provide reimbursements to clients for private therapy sessions, if the therapist is a Full Member of the IASLT
  • You will be able to access the members’ area of IASLT website
  • You will receive all IASLT publications for the duration of your membership
  • - Update magazine twice a year
    - The Journal of Clinical Speech and Language Studies
  • You will be allowed to use the title MIASLT
  • You will be able to obtain a letter of good standing.
  • - This can be used if you are applying for membership of an association that has signed the Agreement for the mutual recognition of professional association credentials (MRA). This is only available to current full members who have held full membership for at least one continuous year.

Are you eligible to be a Full Member?

  • You must hold a recognised professional qualification in Speech and Language Therapy
  • If you qualified outside the Republic of Ireland, your qualification must be validated by CORU.
    More information
  • You must be practising as an SLT for a period of over one year, and have practiced within the previous two years. If you are in your first year of clinical practice, you must join as one of the new graduate membership categories.
  • You must agree to meet IASLT standards for continuing professional development. 10% of full members are audited each year, whether practising in Ireland or overseas.

Agreement for the Mutual Recognition of Professional Association Credentials (MRA 2017)

In November 2017, IASLT re-signed the international agreement of mutual recognition of professional associations, updating the 2008 agreement with the following associations:

This amended agreement came into effect on 1st of January 2018. If applying for membership of an association who has signed the agreement, IASLT Full Members may apply through the MRA process. All other membership categories must apply through the associations ‘standard route’. The MRA route is open to full members of IASLT who have one full year of continuous Full Membership. IASLT Members should contact the professional body of interest directly regarding individual requirements for recognition in that association.

MRA Documents
IASLT MRA Agreement 2017
Information for IASLT members on the Agreement for the Mutual Recognition of Professional Association Credentials | View document | PDF
MRA Procedures 2017
for applicants from ASHA, NZSTA, RCSLT, SAC, SPA | View document | PDF
IASLT Full Membership Application and Declaration MRA
for applicants from ASHA, NZSTA, RCSLT, SAC, SPA | View document | Microsoft Word .docx
IASLT Full Member application for Letter of Good Standing
IASLT Full Member request for Letter of Good standing when applying to MRA partners | View document | Microsoft Word .docx
Proof of Membership
IASLT Full Member proof of membership for non MRA applications | View document | Microsoft Word .docx

Non Practising new graduate member | Cost: €110 per year

  • This category is for those who are qualified as an SLT but have not yet commenced work.

Why should you become a Non Practising New Graduate member?

  • You will pay a lower cost than other new graduate membership categories
  • You will be able to access the members’ area of IASLT website
  • You will receive all IASLT publications for the duration of your membership
  • - Update magazine twice a year
    - The Journal of Clinical Speech and Language Studies

Are you eligible to be a Non-Practising New Graduate member?

  • You must hold a recognised professional qualification in Speech and Language Therapy
  • If you qualified outside the Republic of Ireland, your qualification must be validated by CORU.
    More information
  • You must not be currently practising as an SLT
  • When you begin to work, you must transfer to a new graduate membership

Non-practising member | Cost: €110 per year

  • This category is for those who are qualified and have worked as an SLT but are not currently practising.

Why should you become a Non Practising Member?

  • You will pay a lower cost than full membership category.
  • You will be able to access the members’ area of IASLT website.
  • You will receive all IASLT publications for the duration of your membership
  • - Update magazine twice a year
    - The Journal of Clinical Speech and Language Studies

Are you eligible to be a Non-Practising Member?

  • You must hold a recognised professional qualification in Speech and Language Therapy.
  • If you qualified outside the Republic of Ireland, your qualification must be validated by CORU.
    More information
  • You must not be currently practising as an SLT but have worked as an SLT in the past.
  • If you recommence work you must transfer to Provisional membership and follow IASLT’s return to practice guidelines.

Provisional Membership | Cost: €200 per year

  • This category is for SLTs who have not practiced for more than 2 years.
  • This membership category allows those SLTs to complete IASLTs “return to practice” process. On successful completion of this process, provisional members may transfer to the appropriate membership category.

Why should you become a provisional member?

  • You will have Fitness to Practise and Professional Indemnity insurances (within ROI only – not valid if practising overseas.) In order for insurance to be valid, you must meet IASLT supervision requirements.
  • You will be able to access the members’ area of IASLT website.
  • You will receive all IASLT publications for the duration of your membership
  • - Update magazine twice a year
    - The Journal of Clinical Speech and Language Studies
  • You will be eligible to apply for full membership following completion of the “Return to practice” guidelines.

Are you eligible to be a Provisional Member?

  • You must hold a recognised professional qualification in Speech and Language Therapy
  • If you qualified outside the Republic of Ireland, your qualification must be validated by CORU.
    More information
  • You must agree to meet IASLT standards for continuing professional development. Provisional members are not subject to audit.

Full member practising overseas | Cost: €140 per year

  • This category is for SLTs practising outside of the Republic of Ireland.

New graduate practising overseas | Cost: €140 per year

  • This category is for SLTs in their first year of clinical practice who are practising outside of the Republic of Ireland.

International member | Cost: €140 per year

Which membership category should I choose?

  • Review the full membership and new graduate membership categories available above. If you do not meet the criteria for these memberships, then international membership may be the category for you.

Why should you become an International member?

  • You will be able to access the members’ area of IASLT website.
  • You will receive all IASLT publications for the duration of your membership.
  • - Update magazine twice a year
    - The Journal of Clinical Speech and Language Studies

Are you eligible to be an International member?

  • You must hold a recognised professional qualification in Speech and Language Therapy. This can be a qualification obtained in Ireland or overseas.
  • PLEASE NOTE – if your SLT qualification was obtained outside the Republic of Ireland it must first be recognised by CORU before progressing to another IASLT category:
    www.coru.ie