Education and Examination Requirements

Education requirements

All allied health professionals registering with CAHPPEI for the first time must have successfully completed a post-secondary diploma program or baccalaureate degree program at a Canadian post-secondary educational institution in their respective fields, approved by the Council, or have equivalent training or qualifications, as follows:

  • Medical Laboratory Technologists (MLTs) - successfully completed a program in medical laboratory science of at least two years' duration, or have qualifications that the Council considers to be substantially equivalent;
  • Medical Radiation Technologists (MRTs) - successfully completed a program of at least two years' duration in medical radiation technology with a focus on at least one discipline or have completed education activities considered substantially similar to such program by the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists;
  • Respiratory Therapists (RTs) - successfully completed a program in respiratory therapy or have qualifications that the Council considers to be substantially equivalent.

Examination requirements

Certification examinations

Following are the required certification examinations, by profession:

Jurisprudence examination

All applicants, including those from regulated Canadian provinces, are required to take and successfully complete the jurisprudence examination. The jurisprudence examination is an entry-to-practice requirement for registration as a health professional in the fields of Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT), Medical Radiation Technology (MRT) and Respiratory Therapy (RT) in PEI and is designed to assess an applicant's knowledge and understanding of the specific rules and regulations in the province. When complete registration documentation has been received by the Registrar, the applicant will be contacted with exam time options. There is no fee for the Jurisprudence Examination.

The content of the Jurisprudence Examination is pulled from the Regulated Health Professions Act, the General and Allied Health Professionals Regulations, and the College's Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.

Fee Schedule
Laws, Ethics and Standards