Can I schedule my examination online?
If you are already approved to take an NBRC examination and all fees are paid, you may schedule online from the NBRC website or from the testing agency's website, www.goAMP.com
What is the application process?
You may apply online using the "Submit Application" link located on each examination page or submit a completed paper application and appropriate fee when the admission requirements are satisfied. If mailing your application, the NBRC recommends using certified mail or a certificate of mailing and keeping your receipt as proof that your application was sent to the NBRC. Ineligible applications submitted to the NBRC will be returned less a $50.00 processing fee.
What happens if I am subject to the RRT Three-Year Eligibility
Time Limit, and I don't earn my RRT credential before the
Individuals who do not earn the RRT credential within their three-year time limit will be required to retake and pass the CRT Examination to regain eligibility for the RRT Examination. Additionally, respiratory care practitioners who retake the CRT Examination to regain eligibility for the RRT Examination are not at risk of losing their CRT credential.
How long does it take to process my application?
If applying and paying by credit card online, your application is processed immediately. If mailing your application and fee to the NBRC, your application will be processed within approximately two weeks after receipt by the NBRC. A confirmation notice of your eligibility will be sent to you. If your eligibility cannot be confirmed, a letter explaining the information that is still needed will be sent to you.
If I am applying for the RRT Examination under the
CRT-to-Registry Provision, how do I know I have taken all the
courses I need?
The NBRC offers the service of conducting a CRT-to-Registry transcript evaluation, which is provided at no charge. To request a CRT-to-Registry evaluation, submit a copy of your college transcripts with a completed CRT-to Registry evaluation checklist to the NBRC Executive Office requesting that your eligibility for the RRT Examination be evaluated. Do not submit an application or fee since you are requesting only an evaluation of your eligibility. Please allow approximately three weeks for a response to your request.
Please note that an evaluation request with no transcript information attached may result in significantly delayed response.
When are NBRC examinations administered?
NBRC examinations are administered by computer on a daily basis (Monday - Saturday) at over 170 Assessment Centers across the country. A complete list can be found here
When is the application deadline?
There are no application deadlines and if you meet the admissions requirements for an examination you may submit your application and fee at any time. Your application may be submitted online or can be downloaded and printed from this website.
What information does the confirmation of eligibility notice
The confirmation notice contains a website address and toll-free telephone number for you to contact the NBRC to schedule an examination appointment. Appointments may be scheduled a minimum of three days prior to the desired testing date. Note: Examinations will not be offered on nationally recognized holidays.
What if I do not receive a confirmation of eligibility in the
If you do not receive a confirmation of eligibility or an incomplete notice from the NBRC within four weeks after mailing your application, contact the NBRC. If your application is not on file, you will be asked to send a replacement application form and fee.