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Congratulations to all TRO members who have recently obtained their registration designation!

What is the Registration (R/TRO, R/TRO DIP) Designation?

The Registration designation demonstrates excellence in the field of Therapeutic Recreation (TR). R/TRO is the designation for degree-prepared practitioners, and R/TRO DIP is for diploma-prepared practitioners. Registered Professional TRO members have demonstrated a minimum standard in TR experience, formal education, professional affiliations, and professional contributions.

The Registration Maintenance (Ongoing Professional Contribution) process demonstrates accountability to the Therapeutic Recreation profession in the province of Ontario through continuing with professional contributions after receiving the Registration designation. The maintenance program requires that every five years, R/TRO and R/TRO DIP designation holders must renew their Registration by providing proof of continued learning. This proof is obtained by collecting a minimum 25 professional contribution points within that timeframe.

Advocating for the Registration (R/TRO & R/TRO DIP) Designation

Why Become Registered with TRO?

Why Hire Registered TRO Professionals?

Letter to Employers 2014

Employer Briefing Letter 2015 - A briefing note was created to educate employers about the addition of the R/TRO DIP designation (effective September 2015), promote our careers section of the website, and define the difference between R/TRO and R/TRO DIP.

Briefing Note to Employers announcing Scope of Practice (2016) -A letter for employers outlining the Scope of Practice and the benefits of hiring a TR practitioner who is a Registered Professional member of TRO (R/TRO, R/TRO DIP).

R/TRO Elevator Statement : TRO Members! Have you ever had trouble explaining the importance of RTRO to others? Do you want an easy way to describe the purpose of this designation? Now, imagine you had two minutes alone in an elevator and your goal is to explain what R/TRO is and why it is important. The Registration Committee has created an elevator statement to bring to light some important points regarding the R/TRO designation.

Frequently Asked Questions about the R/TRO and R/TRO DIP Designation

R/TRO stands for registration with TRO. It is a voluntary credential that indicates you have met a minimum standard of excellence within your Therapeutic Recreation experience, formal education, professional affiliation and professional contributions.  

Yes you do need to be a member of TRO prior to being able to submit your Registration Application package.

In addition to obtaining the minimum points overall and within the other areas of TR experience, professional affiliations and professional contributions, you must obtain a minimum number of points with a variety of education options as per our revised Education Requirements.

Yes you do. You must maintain membership to maintain Registration. Any interruptions to your membership will nullify Registration status.