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Professional requirement
Speech therapy students are welcomed Allied health professionals and educators are welcomed Speech therapists who have graduated from one of the local speech therapy programs
OR
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Speech therapists who have graduated from one of the local speech therapy programs
OR
Members of acknowledged overseas professional associations**
Area of practice NIL NIL Practicing outside of Hong Kong Practicing within Hong Kong (requires proof of valid Hong Kong address)
Required supporting documents
Valid student ID NIL Graduation documentation*
OR
Proof of membership from an overseas profession association**
OR
Certificate of accreditation from HKIST***
Graduation documentation*
OR
Proof of membership from an overseas profession association**
OR
Certificate of accreditation from HKIST***
Membership fee $50/year $100/year $100/year $300/year
Free/Discounted seminars and workshops hosted by HKAST
Receive monthly HKAST express newsletter
Searchable on HKAST website
Annual membership certificate
Discounted professional indemnity insurance
Access to full member-exclusive resource library
Enjoy full member-exclusive discounts and welfare
Rights to attend and vote at HKAST Annual General Meeting

 

*Members of one of the following associations:

  • Association of Speech & Language Therapists in Independent Practice (ASLTIP),
  • The Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists United Kingdom (RCSLT),
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA),
  • Speech Pathology Australia,
  • New Zealand Speech Language Therapists Association, or
  • Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC)

 

**HKAST only accept graduation letters and graduation certificates from local institutes accredited by Hong Kong Institution of Speech Therapists (HKIST); the document must verify the award of degree to the applicant on a specific date. Transcripts, student IDs and certifying letters of attendance are NOT accepted for overseas and full memberships.

 

***For persons who were trained outside Hong Kong and does not hold membership at one of the enlisted overseas professional associations, they must become an accredited speech therapist of Hong Kong Institute of Speech Therapists (HKIST) to be eligible to become full members of HKAST. Individual assessment will be conducted for each applicant by the HKIST to ensure individuals applying for accredited registration of HKIST meet the standards and competencies of the Speech Therapy graduates in Hong Kong. Please contact HKIST (http://www.hkist.org.hk/en) regarding application procedures and criteria for individual accredited registration.