The Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists (CSRT) is the professional credentialing body for respiratory therapists in British Columbia, Yukon, Nunavut and Northwest Territories. For respiratory therapists in those jurisdictions, the CSRT awards the only professional entry-to-practice standard, the Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential. The CSRT also administers the only national certification for anesthesia assistants across Canada: Certified Clinical Anesthesia Assistant (CCAA).


Registered Respiratory Therapists (RRT)

A certificate of registry in recognition of the RRT credential is awarded to registered members of the CSRT who meet established eligibility requirements for entry-to-practice into the profession of respiratory therapy. Respiratory therapists who hold a valid certificate of registry from the CSRT will be entitled to the RRT designation in British Columbia, Yukon, Nunavut and Northwest Territories, and to all the rights and privileges associated with registered membership in the CSRT. The RRT credential through the CSRT remains valid as long as the individual maintains their registered membership with the Society.

  • Looking to obtain the CSRT RRT credential? Click here for eligibility requirements and information about joining the CSRT.
  • Need to renew your CSRT RRT Credential? Click here to renew your membership.
  • Looking for member benefits? Click here for a list.


Certified Clinical Anesthesia Assistant (CCAA)

The CCAA recognizes CSRT registered and associate members working in the field of anesthesia, who have completed additional education and clinical training to become an anesthesia assistant, who demonstrate involvement in professional development activities and who display a commitment to maintaining proficiency and professionalism as an anesthesia assistant.

Certification incorporates an external and independent practice-focused evaluation based on the validated National Competency Framework for Anesthesia Assistance. The CCAA designation is the only national benchmark for AA practice in Canada and serves as an independent and impartial assessment of ongoing competency.

  • Click here for more information on the eligibility criteria for the CCAA certification.