Graduates (GRTs)

A Graduate Certificate of Registration is issued to an individual who has met all academic requirements but has not yet successfully completed the approved registration examination. If a Member holds a Graduate Certificate of Registration, he/she must use the designation GRT and may use “Graduate Respiratory Therapist” as his/her professional title. This is a temporary class of registration. A Graduate Certificate of Registration is automatically revoked after 18 months.

The following conditions apply to a Graduate Certificate of Registration:

  • The (Graduate) Member shall,
    • at the first reasonable opportunity, advise every employer of any terms, conditions and limitations that apply to the Member’s graduate certificate of registration if their employment is in the field of Respiratory Therapy;
    • only perform a controlled act that is authorized to the profession if it is performed under the general supervision of a member of a College within the meaning of the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 who, the Member holding the graduate certificate has reasonable grounds to believe, is authorized to perform the controlled act and is competent to do so and who is available to be personally present at the site where the authorized act is performed on ten minutes notice;
    • not delegate a controlled act;
    • not perform advanced prescribed procedures below the dermis;
    • not perform authorized act #5 “administering a prescribed substance by inhalation”; and
    • not perform a tracheostomy tube change for a stoma that is less than 24 hours old.

A Graduate Certificate is deemed to have been revoked 18 months after its initial date of issue.

Change from Graduate to General Certificate of Registration

To receive a General Certificate of Registration (RRT) a Graduate Member must:

  • Successfully complete the HPTC examination, AND
  • Submit a copy of the HPTC exam results letter to the College. This can be done by email, fax 416-591-7890 or mail (180 Dundas Street West, Suite 2103, Toronto, ON  M5G 1Z8).