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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. To help safeguard the integrity and value of NBRC credentials, a new policy will be implemented in January 2020 which will include waiting period […]


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. […]


Education Audit Policy

The NBRC recently implemented a policy to audit graduation information submitted electronically via the School Portal. Auditing electronic graduation information is a routine part of NBRC’s commitment to ensuring the integrity of the credentialing system. Audits are conducted randomly upon receipt of electronic graduation information. Every attempt will be made to verify graduation with the […]


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