• CHOOSE ONE: Every Breath Counts

    Let your NBRC credentials make the world a healthier place.

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  • See the Big Picture

    Find your true focus in specialized respiratory care.

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  • 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 pride and demonstrates
    exceptional knowledge and competency.

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  • CHOOSE ONE: Every Breath Counts

    Let your NBRC credentials make the world a healthier place.

    Learn More
    NBRC Credentialed Practitioner at work
  • See the Big Picture

    Find your true focus in specialized respiratory care.

    Learn More
  • 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 pride and demonstrates
    exceptional knowledge and competency.

    Learn More

With our CHOOSE ONE: Every Breath Counts campaign, we invite our community of respiratory care practitioners to join us in making the world a healthier place by giving back.

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.

Respiratory care professionals fulfill a vital role that saves and improves lives. There is no better way to help more patients and advance your career than to achieve specialization.

[news]

Hitting the Road in 2020

Our ongoing efforts to positively promote and advance the respiratory care profession will keep NBRC President Katherine L. Fedor, MBA, RRT, RRT-NPS, CPFT, NBRC CEO Lori M. Tinkler, MBA, and various staff on the road in 2020.  Taking advantage…
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2019 Spirometry Standard Update

NBRC's official statement on the 2019 ATS/ERS Spirometry Standard Update is as follows: Candidates pursuing a credential in pulmonary function technology should anticipate that examination items will continue to be based on the 2005 American…
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Exploring a New Credentialing Program

In response to a request from the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC), the NBRC conducted a viability study in September 2019 to determine the desirability and feasibility of creating a pulmonary disease educator credentialing program. The…
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2019 Examinations in Review

The mission of the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) is to promote excellence in respiratory care by awarding credentials based on high competency standards. Each year the NBRC publishes a summary of results for all six of our credentialing…
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American Association for Respiratory Care
American College of Chest Physicians
American Society of Anesthesiologists