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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The Three-Year RRT Time Limit policy is no longer in effect as of January 1, 2021.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 […]

NBRC CEO Contemplates 2020

As I take a look back, some days I feel as if this year has taken forever, and other days, time seems to be flying by. Despite a few curve balls early in the pandemic, I am proud of all we have accomplished in 2020.  Staying in our lane, we have concentrated on getting qualified […]

Outgoing President Reflects

As I reflect upon my tenure as president of the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC), it’s difficult not to think about how my career as a respiratory therapist has influenced where I am today. I began my career with a simple goal to provide the best care possible to patients and to make a […]

Credential Expiration Dates Extended

Due to the ongoing public health crisis, the NBRC Board of Trustees met last week and approved the extension of credential expirations as outlined below. If your NBRC credential expiration falls between March 31, 2020, and February 28, 2021, the expiration date is automatically extended through March 31, 2021. Further, individuals with expirations between March […]

NBRC Holiday Schedule

As we enter a holiday season unlike any other and move into the hope of a new year, we wish you moments of peace and joyful connections with family and friends, even if they won’t be there in person. The Board of Trustees and the NBRC staff would like to take this opportunity to thank […]

2020 NBRC Award Winners

One of our year’s highlights is recognizing outstanding individuals who have made a significant impact on the respiratory care profession, and this year is no exception. Pivoting from in-person ceremonies to a virtual celebration, NBRC officially presented these awards to honor these very worthy recipients on December 2, 2020. The Albert H. Andrews, Jr., MD […]

On the Virtual Road

The end of the year is typically a busy time for us, and this year is no exception. Even though we are not able to see everyone in person this year, we are excited to speak with leaders in respiratory care and interact with state societies, respiratory therapists, students, educators, and physicians, in an effort […]

Jimmy A. Young, MEd, RRT

An outstanding and dedicated leader, Jimmy Albert Young’s contributions to respiratory care left an indelible mark on the profession. After earning his RRT in 1965, he led a distinguished career in management and education when respiratory therapy was still relatively new. Born in South Carolina, Jimmy was the son of Wallace Young Sr. and Lois […]