RT Exam Registration & Resources

The Canadian Board for Respiratory Care utilizes a contracted service provider for registration and administration of all examinations.  Registration for the examination will provide you with access to the CBRC Practice exam.  It is highly recommended that all candidates review the practice exam as it provides insight into the style, format and type of questions as well as provides users an experience with the on line testing platform.

The CBRC has three main types of candidates.  Each has different application criteria and requirements.  Please review the following scenarios and complete the application that represents your situation.

First Time Writers:  First time writers who are or will be graduates of CoARTE (Council on Accreditation for Respiratory Therapy Education) accredited training programs.

Non First Time Writers:  Writers who are graduates of CoARTE accredited training programs, who were unsuccessful in previous CBRC exam attempts

Foreign Trained Writers:  Foreign trained applicants will have to have their eligibility approved by one of the regulating authorities or the CSRT (representing the non-regulated Provinces) in Canada

The next CBRC exam is scheduled to occur:

Date:  Monday July 8, 2019

Time:  0800 – 1700 hrs

Registration Open: April 5 – May 1, 2019

Cost:  $899 + HST (includes practice exam)

The registration for the July 2019 examination will be open at  https://ysasecure.com

Record your username and password when you register.  You will need this information to log into the software on the day of your exam.

Information on the steps to register for the examination can be found at YAS & CBRC – Purchase & Booking Process

All information for the CBRC examination, including policies and processes for academic accommodations can be found in the Candidate Manual.

CBRC Candidate Manual July 2019 English

Please note that the application for academic accommodations must be supported with documentation from a licensed healthcare provider.

The respiratory therapy examination is constructed utilizing the National Alliance of Respiratory Therapy Regulatory Bodies 2011 National Competency Profile.  All candidates are strongly encouraged to review the full National Competency Profile as part of the preparatory work for the national exam.

National Alliance of Respiratory Therapy Regulatory Bodies 2011 National Competency Profile.


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