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30th Annual LINC Meeting

Settling into a new normal, the NBRC successfully hosted a virtual version of the 30th Annual Licensure Insight, Networking, and Collaboration (LINC) Meeting earlier this month. For 30 years, LINC’s purpose has been to provide an opportunity for representatives from each state’s respiratory care board to engage and network with each other and leaders from […]

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Consultants: Making a Difference

“It’s easy to make a buck. It’s a lot tougher to make a difference.” -Tom Brokaw The NBRC Board of Trustees generously volunteer their time, but did you know our consultants also volunteer to serve on our examination committees? They are an essential component of our success. Consultants supplement each of our examination committees, bringing […]

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Daniel Whitt, NBRC Board Member

We proudly introduce Daniel J. Whitt, RRT, RRT-ACCS, RRT-NPS as a new member of the 2020 NBRC Board of Trustees. A veteran of the United States Armed Services, Daniel started his higher education by becoming a Registered Medical Assistant in 2005. Two years later, he earned an Associate of Applied Science in Respiratory Care, along […]

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Credential Maintenance & State License Renewal

It can be easy to confuse NBRC credential recertification with state license renewal. NBRC and state licensing boards are two distinct entities, and each has its own set of timelines and requirements. Read on to understand the differences. NBRC Credentials All NBRC credentials earned on or after July 1, 2002, are valid for five years […]

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Test Center Safety Protocols

PSI now has over 98% of testing facilities open. The safety and well-being of candidates, their staff, and the entire community is a top priority. Below are the latest safety protocols. Candidates A health questionnaire will continue to be provided to candidates prior to the examination (https://www.psionline.com/wp-content/uploads/PSI-COVID-19-Candidate-Questionnaire.pdf). An update to the questionnaire is the mandate […]

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Updated Policy Adjustments 6/23/20

We continue to closely monitor the current health situation and adjust our policies accordingly. Here are the NBRC’s most current policy adjustments, which override any previously published adjustments. Credential Verification – Free through June 30, 2020 Credential verification letters are offered at no cost through June 30, 2020, so any practitioner may immediately obtain a […]

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NBRC Office Closed July 3, 2020

The NBRC office will be closed on Friday, July 3, 2020, in observance of Independence Day and will resume normal operating hours on Monday, July 6, 2020.

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Exam Administration Update

Ensuring you have a positive examination experience is of the utmost importance to us. We know you have spent valuable time preparing for an examination and understand your feelings of frustration when you encounter closed sites, limited test center availability, undesirable test center locations, trouble launching remotely proctored exams, and long wait times when contacting […]

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Education Audit

In 2018, the NBRC implemented an education audit policy as a routine part of our commitment to ensuring the integrity of the credentialing system. Here’s a snapshot of how the audit process works: A random selection process identifies graduates for audit upon receipt of graduation information electronically submitted via the School Portal. Auditees are notified […]

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Choose One Update

We are thrilled to share the news that almost 40,000 NBRC credentialed practitioners have contributed to our 2020 Choose One: Every Breath Counts Campaign since the program began on October 9, 2019! The NBRC mission is to protect, enhance, and improve the quality of patient lives by promoting excellence in respiratory care. As part of […]