RT Exam Registration & Resources

Health Professionals Testing Canada utilizes a contracted service provider for registration and administration of all examinations.  Registration for the examination will provide you with access to the HPTC 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 HPTC 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 accredited training programs.

Non First Time Writers:  Writers who are graduates of accredited training programs, who were unsuccessful in previous HPTC 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 HPTC exam is scheduled to occur:

Date:  Monday July 8, 2024

Time:  Booked by candidate

Registration Open: April 11, 2024

Registration Closes: May 8, 2024

Cost:  $949 + HST (includes practice exam)

The registration for the July 2024 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.

**This will be a virtually proctored exam.  Please visit the Yardstick FAQ page for system requirements.

Information on the steps to register for the examination can be found at YAS & HPTC_Purchase-Booking_Process

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

Candidates can review this instructional video to learn more about the exam.

HPTC Candidate Manual July 2024 English

Please note that the application for academic accommodations must be supported with documentation from a licensed healthcare provider on or before the registration deadline.

The respiratory therapy examination is constructed utilizing the National Alliance of Respiratory Therapy Regulatory Bodies 2016 National Competency Framework.  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 2016 National Competency Framework


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