To practice as a Respiratory Therapist in Ontario, you must hold a certificate of registration with the College of Respiratory Therapists of Ontario (CRTO).

The role of the CRTO is to regulate the profession of Respiratory Therapy in the public interest. As part of this mandate, the CRTO sets the standard for entry-level requirements for safe and ethical practice. The National Competency Profile (NCP) is a list of competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and judgment) considered essential for entering the practice of Respiratory Therapy in Ontario.

While all applicants must meet the CRTO’s registration requirements, there are different pathways to registration. This section is designed to provide information on the application process as it applies to graduates of Canadian RT programs, Respiratory Therapists working elsewhere in Canada, and internationally educated respiratory therapists or other health care professionals. For more information, please select one of the links on the left.

You may not work as a Respiratory Therapist or in any way hold yourself out as a person qualified to practice respiratory therapy in the province of Ontario until after you have been issued a certificate of registration.