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Pulmonary Function Technician

Pulmonary function technicians conduct tests to measure lung volume capacity and spirometry (the rate of airflow out of the lungs).


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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

To be certified as a pulmonary function technician in Alberta, you must complete a pulmonary function technician course approved by the Government of Alberta.

You must recertify every 5 years.

For details about certification requirements, contact the Government of Alberta or visit the Government of Alberta website.

Working in Alberta

Pulmonary function technicians who are certified by and in good standing with a regulatory body elsewhere in Canada may be eligible for certification in Alberta.

For more information, see What if I am already certified in another province or territory in Canada? and the Government of Alberta website.

The certification information in this profile may change at any time and without notice. Before making any career decisions, we advise you to contact the regulatory organization or visit their website for the most updated information.

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