approved on first reading the elimination of the following admissions provision
for the NPS Examination:
be a Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) for at least one year prior to
applying for the Neonatal/Pediatric Respiratory Care Specialty
removal of this admissions provision is not yet official policy. It must be
approved on a second reading at the December 2017 meeting by a 2/3 majority
vote of the Board of Trustees. However, the Board was unanimous in its approval
of this change on first reading and it is very likely that the removal of this
admissions provision will be in effect with the implementation of new test
specifications for this examination in mid-2018.
who have held the CRT credential for one year are currently still eligible to
apply for the NPS Examination.