Entries by Hilary Groninger

The NBRC Hits the Road in 2023

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

Message from the President

Happy New Year! I am honored to serve as the 2023 NBRC President. For background, I am currently the Program Director of Des Moines Area Community College in Iowa, which offers an AAS in Respiratory Therapy. I have served with the NBRC since 2011, first as a consultant to the Therapist Multiple Choice Examination Committee […]

2023 Certificate and Wallet Card Changes

Beginning January 1, 2023, our certificate and wallet card policies and procedures will be updated. These changes are implemented to provide credentialing material to practitioners in a timelier manner, allow repeated access to material throughout the current credential cycle and is also a step towards NBRC’s social responsibility for a safer environment. First-time credential holders […]

Outgoing President David Vines Reflects on His Term

As my NBRC presidency is ending, I appreciate the opportunity to serve in this role and what we have accomplished. I cannot be more proud of the NBRC staff, Board of Trustee members, and consultants’ work to promote excellence in the field of respiratory care through credentialing examinations, MoreRTs.com, and philanthropy. As of November 30, […]

NBRC Holiday Schedule

Season’s greetings from our NBRC family to yours! The Board of Trustees and our team would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your tireless efforts and wish you and yours happy holidays and a healthy new year. To allow our team to rest, recharge and enjoy time with friends and family for the […]

2022 NBRC Award Winners

We were thankful to see everyone in person this year at the NBRC’s Reception at AARC International Congress and our fall Board of Trustees meeting. We presented multiple awards at both events to some of the most deserving people we’ve had the pleasure of working alongside. These individuals always go above and beyond what’s asked […]

NBRC Invests More Than $2 Million in the Future Generation of Respiratory Therapists

Respiratory Care Credentialing Board funds scholarships to increase the number of respiratory therapists in the United States The National Board for Respiratory Care invested more than $2 million in critically needed scholarship funds for education programs across the United States as part of its 2022 corporate social responsibility initiative known as “Choose to Give.” More […]

The Public Advisor’s Role with the NBRC

The National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) requires its accredited certification programs have a public advisor on their board. This person serves as a voting member on the governing body of the certification program and represents the interests of the public. Public advisors offer unique insights to certification programs by enhancing their board’s credibility and […]

AE-C Exam Candidate Information

As of September 1, 2022, The National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) assumed the Certified Asthma Educator (AE-C) examination and all assets of the National Asthma Educator Certification Board (NAECB). The National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) accredited AE-C examination will continue to be offered by the NBRC without disruption. All asthma educators’ credentials are […]

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 […]