Respiratory therapists in Canada graduate from three-year training programs offered by community colleges and institutes of technology. Some universities also offer four-year respiratory therapy degrees.
The didactic component of the program is provided at the college, institute of technology or university and students receive clinical training in hospital and home cares settings.
Following graduation from CSRT- approved programs, students are eligible to write the CSRT National Certification Examination. Successful candidates earn the CSRT Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential.
In provinces where the profession of respiratory therapy is governed by provincial legislation other credentials may be required.
List of Education Programs
- British Columbia
- New Brunswick
- Nova Scotia
- International programs