Respiratory Therapists are able to work throughout Canada after graduation from an
accredited educational program and successful completion the credentialing examination
produced by the CBRC. In keeping with the current strategic mandate of Human Resources
Development Canada, Canadian Registered Respiratory Therapists are mobile under the
terms of the Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT).
The examination produced by the CBRC is recognized both nationally and internationally.
The CBRC is in the process of being accredited by the National Organization for Competency
Assurance (NOCA) and the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). The
NCCA only grants accreditation to national, non-governmental, non-profit agencies
completing a minimum of 2 examination administrations. NOCA is a commission which
establishes national voluntary standards for and recognizes compliance with these
standards by agencies certifying individuals in a wide range of professions and occupations.
NCCA establishes criteria and standards for certifying agencies and accredits certification
agencies that meet established standards. It ensures the job analysis relates to
the examination process. The NCCA accreditation criteria and standards are the only
national and voluntary standards for certification agencies.
National Job Analysis
The examination produced by the CBRC is based on the scope of practice within Canada,
developed from the The National Alliance of Respiratory Therapy Regulatory Bodies
National Occupational Profile. Examination questions are linked to the Canadian scope
of practice, ensuring representation of the current practice.
The Canadian Board for Respiratory Care, Inc. meets regional needs, in conjunction
with its national mandate. The CBRC is flexible. It is able to adjust to the needs
and mandates of provincial licensing bodies.