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2021 RC Scholarships & Awards

In our continuing efforts to promote and move the respiratory care profession forward, we are proud to contribute to respiratory care scholarships and awards totaling almost $27,000. Presented by The Lambda Beta Society and The American Respiratory Care Foundation (ARCF) at the annual American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) International Congress, these awards support students’ […]

Perspectives on Credential Maintenance: Part 3

by NBRC Vice President of Examinations, Robert C. Shaw, Jr., PhD, RRT, FAARC   Parts 1 and 2 of the ‘Perspectives on Credential Maintenance’ series describe expected points-of-view from the three groups of credentialed practitioners who chose to participate in assessments for the Credential Maintenance Program (CMP). This article, Part 3, provides feedback submitted by […]

Perspectives on Credential Maintenance: Part 2

by NBRC Vice President of Examinations, Robert C. Shaw, Jr., PhD, RRT, FAARC Part 1 of the ‘Perspectives on Credential Maintenance’ article series focused on how practitioners choose to either respond to Credential Maintenance Program (CMP) assessments or ignore them.  Choosing to respond to CMP assessments is an indicator of a practitioner who shows the […]

Perspectives on Credential Maintenance: Part 1

by NBRC Vice President of Examinations, Robert C. Shaw, Jr., PhD, RRT, FAARC   The original continuing competency program was implemented in July 2002 and was developed with two outcomes in mind – 1) to enhance and maintain competence as time passes and 2) to require participants to provide evidence they continue to meet current […]

2020 Examinations in Review

Each year we publish an annual summary of results for all six of our credentialing examinations to inform the public, potential candidates, and those currently holding NBRC credentials. Celebrating our 60th anniversary in 2020, we are proud to have credentialed almost 480,000 practitioners by the end of the year. The link below contains two summaries. […]

NBRC Credential vs State License Renewal

You already know an NBRC credential and a state license are required to practice as a respiratory therapist in the United States, but did you know that your credential does not get automatically updated when you renew your state license? The NBRC and your state licensing board are two completely separate entities and do not […]

Hello, Instagram!

Stay up to date on all things happening at the NBRC! We’re excited to announce that we are launching an Instagram account in addition to Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Take a moment to visit our pages using the links above and click ‘Like’ or ‘Follow.’ One lucky Instagram follower will be chosen at the end […]

Message from the President

Dear Colleagues- I am excited to start my first term as president of the NBRC. I have worked as a respiratory therapist for 30 years and served on the NBRC Board of Trustees for approximately ten years. I could not be more proud of the work the NBRC staff, board members, and consultants do to […]

Live Remote Proctoring

We are happy to announce live remote online proctoring is now available for all NBRC examinations! To schedule an appointment, go online at schedule.psiexams.com. Once you log in to the PSI system, you may select either ‘Test Center’ or ‘Remote Online Proctored’ for the delivery mode for your examination. The links below have more information […]

Policy Elimination

The Three-Year RRT Time Limit policy is no longer in effect as of January 1, 2021. This policy was implemented in 2005 and required new advanced level education graduates to earn the Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential within three years of graduation. We have eliminated this policy because candidates are now earning the RRT credential […]