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NBRC Office Closed for Christmas Through New Year’s Day

  The end of the year brings no greater joy than the opportunity for the Board of Trustees and the NBRC staff to wish you season’s greetings and good wishes. May your holidays and New Year be filled with joy. The NBRC Executive Office will be closed Monday, December 24, 2018, through Tuesday, January 1, […]


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.


Neonatal/Pediatric Respiratory Care Specialty Examination (NPS) Admissions Policy Change

The Board of Trustees has approved the elimination of the following admissions provision for the NPS Examination: Applicant shall be a Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) for at least one year prior to applying for the Neonatal/Pediatric Respiratory Care Specialty Examination.    The removal of this admissions provision was approved on a second reading at the December […]


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 is removing sub score reporting on score reports. Sub scores are being removed from candidate score reports for two […]


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 care practitioners in each of the 50 states, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. […]