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New Neonatal/Pediatric Specialty Examination Content Outline Available

New Neonatal/Pediatric Specialty Examination Content Outline Available On October 10, 2018, the NBRC will implement updated content for the Neonatal/Pediatric Specialty (NPS) Examination. To allow candidates to properly prepare for the new examination, we have added new items to our website. These items include the Practice Exam and the Detailed Content Outline which are labeled […]

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Scholarships Available!

Encourage your students, colleagues, and peers to apply! Thousands of dollars are available for scholarships and awards specifically for respiratory care students and practitioners. Click the link below to see what is available and how to apply. Spread the word! Click here to view Scholarships and Awards Available.

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Follow NBRC on Social Media!

Follow the NBRC on Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin to stay up to date on the latest credentialing developments and NBRC activities. Click the icons at the top of the NBRC homepage to visit and follow us!

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Use of Credentials: How to Properly Use your NBRC Credential(s)

Respiratory care professionals spend a tremendous amount of time and effort to earn their national credentials and the NBRC wants to ensure the continued value and meaning of the credential acronyms associated with your hard work. The NBRC’s credential designations are federally registered (trademarked) and accordingly, must be used in the manner in which they […]

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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 […]

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NBRC Names New CEO

Lori Tinkler now CEO of the U.S. credentialing board for respiratory care practitioners The National Board for Respiratory Care, Inc. (NBRC) has named Lori M. Tinkler, MBA, as chief executive officer effective January 1, 2018. Tinkler has a 26+ year tenure with the organization and succeeds Gary A. Smith, who served in various leadership roles […]

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Elimination of Voluntary Recredentialing Route

The NBRC Board of Trustees voted to eliminate the voluntary recredentialing route for all NBRC examinations effective January 1, 2018. This decision was made to better increase examination security and strengthen the link between examination scores and long-term competence levels. Individuals required to attempt an NBRC examination for state licensing purposes must submit a paper […]

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New Adult Critical Care Specialty Examination Content Outline Available

On June 27, 2018 the NBRC will implement updated content for the Adult Critical Care Specialty (ACCS) Examination.  To allow candidates to properly prepare for the new examination, we have added new items to our website.  These items include the Practice Exam and the Detailed Content Outline which are labeled ‘for candidates testing June 27, […]

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Certificate and Wallet Card Changes

We are excited to announce changes to the certificates and wallet cards issued to credentialed practitioners. Earning an NBRC credential is a great achievement that you can be proud of and is earned by hard work and dedication. In our continuing effort to streamline our processes, as of October 1, 2017, we have started using […]