• Excellence
    Defines Us

    NBRC credentials are the mark of true excellence in respiratory care.

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  • Excellence through Specialization

    Specialty credentials empower respiratory care practitioners to
    make an even bigger impact.

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  • A Badge of Honor

    Becoming an NBRC credentialed practitioner instills price and demonstrates
    exceptional knowledge and competency.

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  • Excellence Defines Us

    NBRC credentials are the mark of true excellence in respiratory care.

    Learn More
  • Excellence through Specialization

    Specialty credentials empower respiratory care practitioners to
    make an even bigger impact.

    Learn More
  • A Badge of Honor

    Becoming an NBRC credentialed practitioner instills price and demonstrates
    exceptional knowledge and competency.

    Learn More

Respiratory care professionals fulfill a vital role that saves and improves lives. They achieve recognition for their knowledge, specialty skills and dedication to clinical excellence.

candidates

Candidates

Prepare for your exam with a wide range of materials from the NBRC.

credentialed practitioners

Credentialed Practitioners

Excel with NBRC specialty credentials and continuing competency.

educators

Educators

Assist students in their pursuit of excellence through NBRC credentials.

[news]

Repeat Attempt Policy

Respiratory therapy is a vital profession within the healthcare community; therefore, we continually strive to elevate not only the profession but the therapists who have worked hard to earn our credentials.
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Score Report Changes Being Implemented

NBRC credentialing examinations are designed to provide an accurate reflection of a candidate’s mastery of necessary knowledge. Since the decision to award a credential is based on the total examination score obtained by a candidate, NBRC…
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Credentialed Practitioners By State

Over 440,000 respiratory care practitioners have earned NBRC credentials in the United States and abroad, as of December 31, 2017. The following table shows how many CRT, RRT, CPFT, RPFT, NPS, SDS, and ACCS credentials have been awarded to respiratory…
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American Association for Respiratory Care
American College of Chest Physicians
American Society of Anesthesiologists