New Graduate Membership Categories

New Graduate Membership Categories

New Graduate Membership is a practising membership and is for New Graduates who are in
employment and practising as a Speech and Language Therapist.

Once successfully qualified, and registered with CORU, student members can
change membership category to New Graduate membership.

Categories include:

  • New Graduate Membership (€155 per year)
  • New Graduate Membership-Practising Overseas (€120 per year)
  • New Graduate Membership-Non-Practising (€60 per year)

The membership year starts from the date of joining and renewal is due 12 months after this date. You must renew on time.

** Your membership as a New Graduate member has no bearing on your eligibility to use the MRA route. Only Full members of IASLT who hold current membership and who have held continuous full membership for the previous 12 months are eligible. 

Requirements for New Graduate Membership

  • You must hold a recognised professional qualification in speech and language therapy 
  • If you qualified outside ROI your qualification must be validated by CORU.
  • You must be registered with CORU as a speech and language therapist.  
  • New graduate members may transfer to Full Membership on completion of Transfer to Full Membership Form - you will find this form in your New Graduate Pack located here
  • The Transfer to Full-Membership Competencies Form must be signed off by a Full Member of IASLT.

Benefits of New Graduate Membership

• You will have access to the Members only section of the IASLT website. This
will provide you with a valuable source of professional publications,
information and networking opportunities.
• You will also have access to the IASLT monthly newsletter and quarterly Special
Interest Group newsletter
• You will benefit from discounts to IASLT organised CPD events and funded
• You will receive regular emails and a monthly members only newsletter
updating you about the work of the IASLT team, Board and committees.
• Once you have completed a full year and achieved new graduate competencies,
you may transfer your New Graduate Membership to Full Membership.
Following one year in the Full Member category and renewal into a second year of Full Membership, you will be eligible to apply for membership of the SLT professional associations of the UK, US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand under the Agreement for the Mutual Recognition of Professional Association Credentials (2021).
• You can access the IASLT Online CPD Portfolio.
• You will have the opportunity to represent the profession on national projects.
• You will have the opportunity to contribute to the development of guidelines,
standards of practice and position statements.
• You will have the opportunity to help the professional body determine priorities
for the profession.

You will have the use of the title “New Graduate MIASLT” if in the practising categories 


What you need to know about insurance cover.

Insurance cover and insurance payment has been separated from IASLT membership fees. This started the 1st of January 2021. Insurance cover is optional for members, depending on their needs. Provisional members who are completing 'Return to Full Membership' requirements will likely not have suitable insurance cover in place through another organisation or employer. Provisional members are advised to discuss their Insurance requirements with the IASLT recommended broker or another appropriate insurance broker to ensure that the required protection is in place for therapists during a period of supervised clinical practice.  In order for IASLT members insurance (fitness to practice and other full insurance cover) to be valid should a future claim arise all members must adhere to IASLT guidelines and standards of practice including all guidance issued in the context of COVID-19.

  • Go to 
  • Pay online on or by sending a cheque or postal order to IASLT, 51 Bracken Rd, Sandyford, Dublin, Ireland, D18CV48. 
  • If you have any difficulty, please email for assistance.