Registration Requirements

 

 

 

Policy name: Registration Requirements for Respiratory Therapists

Policy category and number: Administration

Developed by: NLCRT

Approval by College: NLCRT Executive

Date: April 1, 2013

Overview of policy:  Section 5.1 of the Health Professions Act identifies that the Newfoundland and Labrador College of Respiratory Therapy (NLCRT) approve the program of study in respiratory therapy and registration exam for applicants seeking registration in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

 

 Respiratory therapists seeking registration with the Newfoundland and Labrador Council of Health Professionals (NLCHP) and membership to the College (NLCRT) under the classification of general or non-practicing shall have successfully completed a course of study from a Respiratory Therapy Program accredited by the Council on Accreditation for Respiratory Therapy Education (CoARTE) and successfully challenged the Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapy (CSRT) national  certification exam administered by the Canadian Board of Respiratory Care (CBRC) or hold a non-restricted license to practice respiratory therapy in a regulated Canadian jurisdiction.

 

Policy:

Applicants for registration must fulfil the requirements in category 1 or 2:

  • a) Graduate from a respiratory therapy program accredited by CoARTE
  • b) Successfully challenged the CSRT National certification exam

 

or

 

  • a) Graduate from a respiratory therapy program accredited by CoARTE
  • b) Successfully challenged the provincial registration exam and obtained a non-restricted license in a regulated Canadian province.

 

References:        Health Professions Act

                          NLCRT Regulations

                          CSRT

 

Policy History: original policy

 

Date: March 19, 2013