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Respiratory Therapists

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On-Line Portal

Sign into the NLCHP Portal to access online services for new applicants.

To practice in NL, you must apply for and have confirmation that your registration is approved before commencing employment, which includes orientation.

Individuals who practice without a valid practicing license will be subject to a penalty of $100/per day worked and where the period of practice exceeds three days from and including the 1st day will be subject to discipline in accordance with Part V of the Health Professions Act (2010). Please refer to the NLCHP policy Unauthorized Practice.

Completion of the Application for Registration in the NLCHP Portal requires you upload the following documentation:

  • Color Photo ID (Driver’s License or Passport)
  • Certificate of Conduct and Vulnerable Sector Check dated within three months of your application date (originals must be forwarded to NLCHP office after uploading)
  • Proof of successful completion of National Certification Exam 
  • Proof of professional liability insurance (PLI)– RRTs must have a minimum of $2,000,000 PLI
  • Certificates of completion of the required online courses:

(1) Custodian-Direct Contact with Personal Health Information available on http://nlchi.skillbuilder.ca/home

(2) Direct Contact with Personal Health Information available on http://nlchi.skillbuilder.ca/home  and

(3) Jurisprudence Education for your Health Profession available at chplearning.ca

You must also:

  • Ensure that Official Transcripts/Proof of Education program completion must be sent directly from your educational institution to the NLCHP.


You will be required to pay a $60.00 non-refundable application fee.

Please allow four to six weeks to process your application once all your required documentation has been submitted to the NLCHP.

NLCHP will notify you by email that your application for registration has been reviewed and request you to login to the NLCHP Portal to pay your registration fees. You will receive an email once your application is approved and your name has been added to the List of Registered Health Professionals. You are then eligible to practice in Newfoundland and Labrador. You are not able to commence employment, which includes orientation until your name has been added to the NLCHP List of Registered Health Professionals.

 If you are scheduled to complete or have completed your National Certification Exam and are waiting on results, you will be granted a temporary status until such time as you provide the NLCHP with proof of success in the exam. If you are not successful, your temporary status will be revoked.

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