The Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists (CSRT) has recently renewed its position statement on establishing a degree as an entry-to-practice requirement for respiratory therapists.
As the national professional association for respiratory therapists across Canada and the credentialing body for respiratory therapists in non-regulated Canadian jurisdictions, the CSRT believes that respiratory therapists must have the necessary knowledge, skills and professional judgment to provide safe and effective patient care. Implementation of a baccalaureate degree level of education as entry-to-practice for respiratory therapists is a central step in achieving this aim. This renewed position statement articulates the position of the CSRT that a professional baccalaureate degree in the discipline of respiratory therapy be held as the minimum entry-to-practice requirement for respiratory therapists (RTs) in Canada.
For additional information please see the full position statement available below