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Pulmonary Function Technician

Pulmonary function technicians conduct tests to measure lung volume capacity and the rate of air flow out of lungs.


Occupational Health and Safety Policy and Program Development
Government of Alberta
8th Floor, Labour Building
10808 - 99 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta
Canada T5K 0G5
Call: 780-427-2687
Fax number: 780-422-0014


Under Alberta's Occupational Health and Safety Code [pdf], employers must provide health assessments for workers who are exposed (as defined in the Code) to asbestos, silica or coal dust. These health assessments must include pulmonary function testing (spirometry) conducted by pulmonary function technicians who have certification in spirometry.

What You Need

Certification requires successful completion of a pulmonary function technician course approved by the Director of Medical Services or an approved equivalent. Re-qualification is required every 5 years. For official, detailed information about certification requirements, contact Occupational Health and Safety Policy and Program Development, Government of Alberta.

Working in Alberta

Pulmonary function technicians who are certified by and in good standing with a regulatory organization elsewhere in Canada may be eligible for certification in Alberta if registered pulmonary function technicians in the two jurisdictions have similar responsibilities and competencies. For more information, see "What if I am already certified in another province or territory?" and the Alberta regulatory authority.

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