Join the College Experienced Practitioner


Experienced practitioners, you can download the Domestic Applicant Guide to guide you through the application process. Applicants who are from unregulated jusrisdictions (British Columbia and Prince Edward Island should contact the CARTA office at 403.274.1828 during business hours (0830 - 1600 MST) prior to applying. 

You must provide or arrange to have provided the following documents by mail. We recommend sending the required documentation in a format that can be tracked.

  1. Submit a Police Information Check with a Vulnerable Sector Check.
  2. Two Character Declarations (see this section) signed and dated by someone who is not related to you.
  3. Notarized "Attestation" declaring that you have read, understand, and agree to fully comply with the Health Professions Act, Respiratory Therapists Profession Regulation, Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.
  4. Please use the online application menu selection.  To utilize a paper application please contact the Registrar (403.274.1828)
  5. A copy of your Respiratory Therapy program (school) diploma or certified true transcript.    
  6. Proof of liability insurance (minimum of 2 milion dollars.
  7. If applicable, a copy of your Certificate of Registration (CSRT or NBRC RRT certificate).    
  8. English Language Proficiency Requirement for non-native speakers.
    More information on the English language proficiency requirements. If you need to finda a Canadian location to be tested follow this link.
  9. Registration verification form (if you have been registered as a Respiratory Therapist in another jurisdiction, or in any other health profession). Contact the Registrar for a form.

Application fees are non-refundable.

Upon receipt of all documentation and no referrals to the registration committee, processing applications for registration should take 15 business days during the registration renewal month of March.

Please note that as of June 1st, 2001 programs accredited by the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) and Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists (CSRT), Council on Accreditation for Respiratory Therapy Education in Canada (CoARTE) up to August 31, 2019 or the Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care in the United States of America (CoARC) fulfill the approved programs of study requirement of the Respiratory Therapists Profession Regulation. Please note, the Council has exclusive legislative authority to approve programs.

Council approved examinations for application of the Respiratory Therapists Profession Regulation are prescribed by the Canadian Board for Respiratory Care (CBRC) in Canada and the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) in the United States of America.

If you have any questions regarding eligibility requirements or application procedures, please direct all inquiries to the Registrar.

 Domestic Applicant Guide

YouTube Application Guide for Experienced Practitioners

 Go to online application.