Entries by The National Board for Respiratory Care

NBRC Launches Digital Badging!

Communicating your abilities and certifications can be challenging, which is why we are excited to announce the launch of the NBRC digital badge as part of our commitment to providing you the necessary tools to achieve your professional goals! A digital version of your NBRC credentials, the badge provides proof of earned expertise and is […]

Amanda Roby, NBRC Board Member

We are happy to introduce Amanda Roby, MHHS, RRT, RRT-SDS, RPSGT, RST, CCSH as a new member of the NBRC Board of Trustees this year. Engaged to be married, three busy kids in high school, and working towards her Doctor of Health Sciences Ph.D., it may come as no surprise that Amanda has adopted Nike’s […]

30th Annual LINC Meeting

Settling into a new normal, the NBRC successfully hosted a virtual version of the 30th Annual Licensure Insight, Networking, and Collaboration (LINC) Meeting earlier this month. For 30 years, LINC’s purpose has been to provide an opportunity for representatives from each state’s respiratory care board to engage and network with each other and leaders from […]

Consultants: Making a Difference

“It’s easy to make a buck. It’s a lot tougher to make a difference.” -Tom Brokaw The NBRC Board of Trustees generously volunteer their time, but did you know our consultants also volunteer to serve on our examination committees? They are an essential component of our success. Consultants supplement each of our examination committees, bringing […]

Daniel Whitt, NBRC Board Member

We proudly introduce Daniel J. Whitt, RRT, RRT-ACCS, RRT-NPS as a new member of the 2020 NBRC Board of Trustees. A veteran of the United States Armed Services, Daniel started his higher education by becoming a Registered Medical Assistant in 2005. Two years later, he earned an Associate of Applied Science in Respiratory Care, along […]

Test Center Safety Protocols

PSI now has over 98% of testing facilities open. The safety and well-being of candidates, their staff, and the entire community is a top priority. Below are the latest safety protocols. Candidates A health questionnaire will continue to be provided to candidates prior to the examination (https://www.psionline.com/wp-content/uploads/PSI-COVID-19-Candidate-Questionnaire.pdf). An update to the questionnaire is the mandate […]

Updated Policy Adjustments 6/23/20

We continue to closely monitor the current health situation and adjust our policies accordingly. Here are the NBRC’s most current policy adjustments, which override any previously published adjustments. Credential Verification – Free through June 30, 2020 Credential verification letters are offered at no cost through June 30, 2020, so any practitioner may immediately obtain a […]

Exam Administration Update

Ensuring you have a positive examination experience is of the utmost importance to us. We know you have spent valuable time preparing for an examination and understand your feelings of frustration when you encounter closed sites, limited test center availability, undesirable test center locations, trouble launching remotely proctored exams, and long wait times when contacting […]

Education Audit

In 2018, the NBRC implemented an education audit policy as a routine part of our commitment to ensuring the integrity of the credentialing system. Here’s a snapshot of how the audit process works: A random selection process identifies graduates for audit upon receipt of graduation information electronically submitted via the School Portal. Auditees are notified […]

Update on Credentialing Exam Options

NBRC continues to work behind the scenes to give more exam administration options to our candidates. In addition to nearly 70 essential testing sites and live remote proctoring options, PSI has opened additional locations as of May 1, 2020, where allowable. At this time, all available physical testing facilities will be operating at 50% seat […]