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Identifying application timelines for all applicants

Classification: Health

Regulatory Body

College of RESPIRATORY THERAPISTS of Ontario

College of RESPIRATORY THERAPISTS of Ontario

Description

This practice may interest regulators who want to state how long the application process takes for all applicants.

The College of Respiratory Therapists of Ontario (CRTO) sets out the timelines for registration in handy tables in its guides for applicants. The tables show:

  • how long the registration process usually takes overall

  • the estimated time for each stage of the application process under the CRTO's control

Each applicant, regardless of his or her training background, can therefore understand how long the application process takes.

Value to Regulator

  • Helps to ensure adherence to published criteria, policies and procedures.
  • Helps to improve access to pre-immigration assessments.
  • Makes registration process more efficient and less complicated; timelines are improved, unnecessary steps are eliminated, use of resources is optimized.

Value for Applicants

  • Helps applicants better understand the registration process and what to expect.
  • Helps applicants be better informed about status of their application.
  • Helps applicants better understand assessment of qualifications process and results of assessment.
  • Helps applicants to understand what to expect to be licensed before coming to Canada.

Duties from Registration Practices Assessment Guides

This practice falls under the following duties from the Registration Practices Assessment Guides:

  • Information for Applicants
  • Transparency

Profession's Membership Size

Medium (2,000 to 10,000 members)

Date of publication:

Jun 04, 2013