New R/TRO Applicants

About the Designation

Since TRO’s inception (November 1999), the organization has worked diligently to advance the profession by developing a provincial Code of Ethics and a nationally recognized set of Standards of Practice. TRO is an organization that has used a collaborative approach with its members in terms of content and acceptance of these two critical documents. The designation is currently a voluntary designation that demonstrates excellence in therapeutic recreation.

Designation Eligibility Criteria

The designation (R/TRO) process is currently a voluntary designation which demonstrates excellence in therapeutic recreation practice. Applicants MUST have a professional membership with TRO prior to applying for their designation. Applications will not be reviewed for NON TRO applicants.

Members achieve their designation once they successfully meet the criteria in each of these application steps:

  • Formal Education
  • Supportive Coursework
  • Practical Experience
  • Professional Contributions

There are currently three pathways applicants can take to achieve their designation status. Please review the information in the application linked below and complete the appropriate sections for your chosen pathway.


Please download and complete the TRO Designation Application.

If you require additional forms for non TRO sponsored educational events, please download and complete the Non-TRO Sponsored PCC Form.

Submission, Payment & Support

The cost to apply for an R/TRO Designation is $165 (+HST).

To submit your application, complete your payment, or for any questions related to your application, please contact Stacey Sestric, TRO Registration Designation Administrative Support, at


If you are unsuccessful in your R/TRO application, appeal forms will be emailed directly to you.

You can choose to submit an appeal ($25 +HST).


Established in 1999, Therapeutic Recreation Ontario (TRO) is the only professional association that represents Therapeutic Recreation practitioners in the province.

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