RT Entry-to-Practice Accreditation

CoARTE

What is CoARTE?


Council on Accreditation for Respiratory Therapy Education (CoARTE)


The Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists (CSRT) National Accreditation Program is provided through the Council on Accreditation for Respiratory Therapy Education (CoARTE). CoARTE accreditation provides a tool to assist respiratory therapy schools and regulatory bodies in assuring the public that the national education standards for entry-level respiratory therapy have been met. CoARTE is a committee of the CSRT and is a decision-making body that functions within the bylaws and policies established by the CSRT Board of Directors (CSRT Board). This ensures that universities and colleges offering respiratory therapy programs in Canada meet the profession’s national competency standards for entry-level respiratory therapists. The accreditation program was developed in 2000 by a consultant, and was implemented in January 1, 2001. CoARTE currently accredits 23 respiratory therapy programs in Canada and 1 internationally.
The CSRT is the corporate entity under which the accreditation program operates. The CSRT Board is responsible for the program and allocates funds required to operate the program. Program review teams conduct program assessments on behalf of CSRT.

Members


CoARTE is composed of a minimum of eight and a maximum of ten voting members, including the Chair and the Vice-Chair. The CSRT Executive Director and the Director of Accreditation Services are ex-officio, non-voting members of CoARTE.
The Council is composed of individuals, selected by CoARTE and ratified by the CSRT Board of Directors that work in and/or provide the perspective of the following areas:
  • Respiratory therapy education
  • Administration of a university or college offering accredited health profession programs
  • Respiratory therapy (clinical or industry) administration
  • A recent graduate of an accredited respiratory therapy program
  • A health profession other than respiratory therapy
  • The public (from outside of the profession)
The Council also includes a representative that is selected by the National Alliance of Respiratory Therapy Regulatory Bodies (NARTRB), which represents the public interest perspective. For more information on the CSRT accreditation process, please e-mail coarte@csrt.com

Categories of Accreditation

The following categories of accreditation will be awarded by the Council on Accreditation for Respiratory Therapy Education (CoARTE):

  1. Accreditation Accreditation is accorded to an existing program when the accreditation review process verifies that the program is in conformity with the requirements of accreditation.
  2. Accreditation with Progress Report Accreditation with Progress Report is accorded when programs are required to submit one or more progress reports to address recommendations in the Program Review Report. Progress Reports must be submitted with the next annual report or sooner at the discretion of council.Accreditation with Progress Report may be deemed necessary at other times by council to ensure continuing conformity with the requirements of accreditation.Satisfactory reporting that demonstrates conformity will progress to the Accreditation category. Failure to submit a satisfactory Progress Report that demonstrates conformity is grounds for Probationary Accreditation.
  3. *Provisional Accreditation (formerly called “New Program Accreditation”) Provisional Accreditation is accorded to programs that do not have CoARTE accreditation status but are working towards Accreditation. These programs must subscribe to CoARTE requirements and must update the council on their progress through annual reports until a site visit has occurred. For new programs, a site visit must occur prior to the first graduating class.* The policy, procedure and fees for provisional accreditation are currently under review. For more information on this status, please contact coarte@csrt.com.
  4. Probationary Accreditation Probationary Accreditation is accorded to a program after the accreditation visit when deficiencies are so serious that the capability of the program to provide acceptable education is threatened. The program must address the identified deficiencies within one year. Failure to address the deficiencies in a sufficient manner may result in a follow-up visit at the expense of the program.Alternatively, Probationary Accreditation is accorded when a program fails to submit a Self-study Report, Progress Report, or Annual Report of Current Status as required by council.Finally, Probationary Accreditation is accorded when a program fails to pay accreditation fees within a reasonable time as determined by council.
  5. Accreditation Withdrawn The council will withdraw a program’s Probationary Accreditation if the program has failed to correct deficiencies within a reasonable time. Once accreditation is withdrawn, a program must reapply for Provisional Accreditationto re-enter CoARTE’s accreditation process.

Accredited Programs

Accreditation

Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technolocy
1385 Woodroffe Ave., Building J, Room 117, Ottawa, ON K2G 1V8
Contact: Candace Murray-Norton – Program Coordinator, Respiratory Therapy Program
Tel: 613-727-4723 ext 6482
murrayc@algonquincollege.com
Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technolocy
Canadore College of Applied Arts and Technology
P.O. Box 5001, 100 College Drive, North Bay, ON P1B 8K9
Contact: Mrs. Sandra Walsh, Coordinator, Respiratory Therapy Program
Tel.: (705) 474-7601 ext. 5224
Fax: (705) 474-2384
E-mail: Sandra.walsh@canadorecollege.ca
Canadore College of Applied Arts and Technology
CCNB-Dieppe
330 avenue Université Moncton, NB E1C 2Z3
Contact: Julie Cyr – Chef de département
Tel.: 506-869-2017
Fax: 506-869-6295
Email: julie.cyr@ccnb.ca
CCNB-Dieppe and University of Moncton
Collège de Valleyfield
169 Champlain, Valleyfield, QC J6T 1X6
Contact: Annie Quenneville, Program Coordinator
Tel.: (450) 373-9441 ext. 576
E-mail: annie.quenneville@colval.qc.ca
Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning
299 Doon Valley Drive, Kitchener, ON N2G 4M4
Contact: Pam Hall, Program Coordinator, Respirator Therapy
Tel.: (519) 748-5220
Fax: (519) 748-5926
Email: phall@conestogac.on.ca
Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning
Dalhousie University School of Health Sciences
1276 South Park St., Room 629, Bethune Bldg., Halifax, NS B3H 2Y9
Contact: Irene Fitzgerald, Administrator
Tel.: (902) 473-7939
Fax: (902) 473-5115
Email: irene.fitzgerald@dal.ca
Dalhousie University School of Health Sciences
Fanshawe College of Applied Arts and Technology
1001 Fanshawe College Blvd., Room D 3018, London, ON N5V 5R6
Contact: Julie Brown, Coordinator, Respiratory Therapy Program
Tel.: (519) 452-4430 ext. 4350
Fax: (519) 659-5781
Email: jbrown@fanshawec.ca
Fanshawe College of Applied Arts and Technology
La Cité collégiale - Collège d'arts appliqués et de technologie
801 Aviation Drive, Ottawa, ON K1K 4R3
Contact: Sabrina Boucher
Tel.: (613) 742-2493 ext. 2501
Fax: (613) 742-2467
Email:SaBouch@lacitec.on.ca
La Cité collégiale - Collège d'arts appliqués et de technologie
The Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences
222 Saint Patrick Street, Toronto, ON M5T 1V4
Contact: Kathleen Olden-Powell, Program Communication Liaison
Tel.: (416) 596-3101 ext. 3216, 1-800-387-9066 ext. 3216
Fax: (416) 596-3115
Email: koldenpowell@michener.ca
The Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences
New Brunswick Community College (NBCC)
P.O. Box 2270 Saint John NB E2L 3V1
Contact: Tammie Fournier, Program Coordinator
Tel.: 506-648-6023
Fax: 506-643-2853
Email: tammie.fournier@nbcc.ca
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT)
11762 106 Street, Edmonton, AB, T5G 2R1
Benjamin Rauschning
Chair – Respiratory Therapy
School of Health and Life Sciences
Tel.: (780) 717-2765
Fax: (780) 471-8770

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT)
Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT)
1301 16th Ave. NW, Calgary, AB, T2M 0L4
Contact: Meena Kumar, Academic Chair,
Respiratory Therapy and Advanced Patient Care
School of Health and Public Safety
Tel.: (403) 284-8847
Fax: (403) 284-8171
Email: meena.kumar@sait.ca
Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT)
St. Clair College
2000 Talbot Road West, Windsor, ON N9A 6S4
Contact: Connie Sivyer, Coordinator and Professor, Respiratory Therapy , School of Health Sciences
E-mail: csivyer@stclaircollege.ca
St. Clair College
Thompson Rivers University
900 McGill Rd., Kamloops, BC, V2C 0C8
Heather Noyes
Tel.: (250) 828-5479
Email: Hnoyes@tru.ca
Thompson Rivers University
University of Manitoba
R106 - 771 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3E 0T6
Contact: Ken Chambers, Acting Department Head
Department of Respiratory Therapy
Tel.: (204) 787-2900
Fax: (204) 787-4862
Email: ken.chambers@umanitoba.ca
University of Manitoba
Vanier College
821 Sainte-Croix Blvd., St. Laurent, QC, H4L 3X9
Contact: Patricia McClurg, Program Coordinator
Tel.: (514) 744-7500 ext. 7467
Fax: (514) 744-7952
Email: mcclurgp@vaniercollege.qc.ca
Vanier College

Accreditation with Progress Reports

College of the North Atlantic – Qatar
68 Al Tarafa, Duhail North, PO Box 24449 Doha, 00974 Qatar
Contact: Lynn Daley, Instructional Coordinator School of Health Sciences, RT Lead Instructor
Tel.: +974-4495-2736
Fax: +974-4495-2727
Email: lynn.daley@cna-qatar.edu.qa
College of the North Atlantic – Qatar
Collège de Rosemont
Catherine O’Brien Enseignante en inhalothérapie et responsable à la coordination départementale et du programme d’inhalothérapie Collège de Rosemont
6400, 16e Avenue, Montréal (Québec) H1X 2S9
514 376-1620, poste 7322
Cobrien@crosemont.qc.ca
SAIT RT Program – NL
1301 16th Ave. NW, Calgary, AB, T2M 0L4
Tel.: (403) 284-8847
Fax: (403) 284-8171
Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT)

Probationary Accreditation

The accreditation process has identified deficiencies which threaten the program’s ability to provide an acceptable education, the program has failed to submit required reports to the accreditation Council, or the program has failed to pay its accreditation fees.

Provisional Accreditation

This status is accorded to programs that have not yet become accredited, but are working toward an accreditation status.
None at this time

Non-Accredited

Cégep de Chicoutimi
Programme d’inhalothérapie
534, rue Jacques-Cartier Est, Chicoutimi QC G7H 1Z6
Contact: Josée Gobeil, Coordinator
Tel.: (418) 549-9520 ext. 499
Fax: (418) 549-1315, casier 768
E-mail: jgobeil@cegep-chicoutimi.qc.ca
Cégep de Chicoutimi
Cégep de Ste-Foy
2410, chemin Ste-Foy., Ste-Foy, QC, G1V 1T3
Contact: Monique Provencher, adjointe à la direction des études
Tel.: (418) 659-6600 ext. 3619
Fax: (418) 659-7372
Email: Daniel Guillemette
Cégep de Ste-Foy
Cégep de Sherbrooke
475, rue du Parc, Sherbrooke, QC J1E 4K1
Contact: Manon Ouellet, Department Coordinator
Tel.: (819) 564-6350 ext. 4190
Fax: (819) 564-4025
Email: Josée Normandin
Cégep de Sherbrooke
Collège Ellis Campus de Trois-Rivières
90, rue Dorval
Trois-Rivières, QC G8T 5X7
Contact: Caroline Bergeron, inh
Tel.: (819) 691-2600 ext. 231
Collège Ellis Campus de Trois-Rivières
College of the North Atlantic (CNA) (Newfoundland)
432 Massachusetts Dr. Stephenville, NL, A2N 2Z6
Tel.: 1-888-982-2268
College of the North Atlantic (CNA) (Newfoundland)

Appeals and Third Party Complaints

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