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The National Board for Respiratory Care to Acquire the Certified Asthma Educator Examination

Beginning September 1, 2022, The National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) will assume the Certified Asthma Educator (AE-C®) examination and all assets of the National Asthma Educator Certification Board (NAECB). AE-C® certification is the official designation of a certified asthma educator who has the necessary knowledge and skills to counsel patients in asthma management and […]

Examination Changes Coming in 2027 – New Details Added

At its April 9, 2022, meeting, the NBRC Board of Trustees voted to make a significant change to the examination system for the Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) and Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credentials which will be implemented in January 2027. The NBRC is transitioning to a single examination to further minimize barriers to graduates as […]

In Memory of Gary A. Smith, NBRC’s Former CEO

It is with a heavy heart and much sadness the NBRC announces the passing of Gary A. Smith, NBRC’s former CEO and executive director, on May 14, 2022. Gary was preceded in death by his wife of 50+ years, Kay Smith, in January of this year. Gary’s affiliation with respiratory care began in 1967 when […]

2022 Respiratory Care Scholarships and Awards

Who wants to win some money?! This year, we have several exciting opportunities to apply for scholarships and awards. Through our support of the American Respiratory Care Foundation (ARCF) and The Lambda Beta Society, we’re able to continue to promote and advance the respiratory care profession with our contributions to scholarships and awards. We’ve also […]

National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) Accreditation

NBRC provides respiratory therapists recognition for their hard work and dedication to quality by awarding credentials based on high-competency standards. Forty-nine states regulating the profession recognize our examinations as their standard for state licensure. To ensure the integrity of the respiratory care credentialing system, we hold ourselves to the highest standards. Therefore, all seven of […]

The National Board for Respiratory Care to Disperse $2 Million in Scholarship Money

Respiratory Care Credentialing Board Addresses the Need for More Respiratory Therapists As part of its 2022 Choose to Give initiative, The National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) will give more than $2 million in scholarship funds to accredited respiratory care education programs. Each of 400-plus programs accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care […]

On the Road in 2022

We’re excited to hit the road in 2022! Whether gathering virtually or in person this year, we enjoy providing important industry updates and networking with our practitioners, educators, students and physicians at state and national meetings. During our tour, we’ll continue elevating our national awareness campaign, The World Needs More RTs. We believe our collaboration […]

Welcome Monica Raich, BSBS, RRT, RRT-ACCS, to the NBRC Board of Trustees

We’re very excited to welcome Monica Raich, BSBS, RRT, RRT-ACCS, to our 2022 NBRC Board of Trustees. Monica is a Team Leader and Lung Navigator at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Virginia with over 30 years of respiratory care experience. Monica graduated Cum Laude from the University of Pittsburgh where she received an associate’s degree in […]

Welcome Sara Hanif Mirza, MD-MS, to the NBRC Board of Trustees

We’re delighted to welcome Sara Hanif Mirza, MD-MS, to the NBRC Board of Trustees for a term beginning January 1, 2022. Dr. Mirza specializes in Pulmonary and Critical Care and is an Assistant Professor at Rush University Medical Center. She’s also the Medical Director of Medicine at the Department of Respiratory Care Services at Rush […]

The NBRC Gives Back in 2021

We pride ourselves on promoting excellence in respiratory care using high competency standards. We also take great pride in being able to help those in need around us. At the NBRC, our social purpose is centered on caring, joining and giving. Every year, we make sure to take the time to give back to our […]