To practice Respiratory Therapy in Nova Scotia and use the designation Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) you must be licensed by the Nova Scotia College of Respiratory Therapists.
Graduates of a respiratory therapy education program accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Respiratory Therapy Education (CoARTE) can become a member of the NSCRT and hold a graduate licence which allows them to practice under supervision. They must successfully complete the national certification examination administered by the Canadian Board for Respiratory Care (CBRC) within 18 months of their graduation to receive an active practice licence.
Examinations administered by the CBRC test Respiratory Therapists prior to entering into active practice. The National Alliance of Respiratory Therapy Regulatory Bodies National Competency Profile directs all skills and knowledge tested on the examinations produced by the CBRC for entry to practice. For further information regarding the CBRC examination or to apply, go to www.cbrc.ca