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The CBRC advantage



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).

Examination Recognition

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.