Entries by The National Board for Respiratory Care

Remote Proctoring Available

We are pleased to announce the availability of live remote online proctoring for our Therapist Multiple-Choice Examination (TMC) and Clinical Simulation (CSE) credentialing examinations. As always, graduates will receive an email with application and scheduling instructions once we have received their graduation records. When logged in to the PSI system, candidates may select either ‘Test […]

Updated NBRC Policy Adjustments for COVID-19

UPDATED APRIL 21, 2020 We remain committed to providing support to our practitioners and solutions for our candidates during the current global health crisis. As the COVID-19 situation evolves, we will continue to adjust as needed to make sure that respiratory therapists can continue their essential work. Stay up-to-date with the latest NBRC news by […]

Essential Test Centers Secured

Because the need for respiratory therapists has never been greater, NBRC has successfully secured nearly 70 PSI assessment centers for candidates to take the Therapist Multiple-Choice (TMC) and Clinical Simulation (CSE) Examinations starting as early as April 15. Eligible candidates simply need to login to the Practitioner Portal to submit an application and payment. Once […]

Message from the NBRC President

On behalf of the National Board for Respiratory Care, I want to thank all respiratory therapists across the country who are working countless hours to care for patients with COVID-19 and other pulmonary disorders. There is no greater gift in life than the ability to breathe well, and your commitment to excellence in respiratory care […]

NBRC Working Remotely

While the world continues to face a global health crisis, we are striving to ensure you continue to receive the high level of support you have come to know from the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC).  Our executive office is located in the Kansas City Metro area. To comply with our city’s 30-day stay-at-home order, but more importantly, to do our part to help stop the […]

NBRC Policy Adjustments for COVID-19

During these unprecedented times, the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) has adjusted certain policies and procedures to ensure our respiratory therapists currently fighting the front lines of this global pandemic can continue their essential work. As the situation remains fluid, these adjustments are subject to change. Watch your email, nbrc.org, and our social media channels […]


As a member of the respiratory care community, I wanted to reach out to you personally and let you know your well-being and ability to care for patients is our top priority as we join organizations and companies around the world responding to the current global health challenge. The health and safety of our candidates, credentialed practitioners, and employees is […]

Hitting the Road in 2020

Our ongoing efforts to positively promote and advance the respiratory care profession will keep NBRC President Katherine L. Fedor, MBA, RRT, RRT-NPS, CPFT, NBRC CEO Lori M. Tinkler, MBA, and various staff on the road in 2020.  Taking advantage of opportunities to meet and speak with leaders in respiratory care as well as interacting with […]

2019 Spirometry Standard Update

NBRC’s official statement on the 2019 ATS/ERS Spirometry Standard Update is as follows: Candidates pursuing a credential in pulmonary function technology should anticipate that examination items will continue to be based on the 2005 American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society standards titled “Standardisation of Spirometry” that were published in the European Respiratory Journal – https://erj.ersjournals.com/content/erj/26/2/319.full.pdf. The […]