Respiratory Therapists possess the knowledge, skills and abilities to provide a comprehensive range of therapeutic and diagnostic procedures to patients requiring basic and advanced cardiopulmonary services. In Alberta, Respiratory Therapists receive their education based on the National Competency Profile in fully accredited three-year education programs at SAIT Polytechnic in Calgary and NAIT in Edmonton.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

College of Respiratory Therapists of Alberta registrants and representatives have a responsibility to protect and serve the public interest by providing competent, safe, respectful, and inclusive care. The integrity of our relationships is supported by our commitment to acknowledging equity, diversity, and inclusion. Registrants and representatives are dedicated to preventing discrimination against its registrants, their patients, and clients. We are committed to demonstrating accountability when supporting our diverse population.

For further information regarding the skills and duties of Respiratory Therapists, please click here.

More information about Respiratory Therapy can also be found by clicking on the following links:



Health Professionals Testing Canada (formerly the CBRC)

National Competency Framework 2016