Entries by The National Board for Respiratory Care

Exploring a New Credentialing Program

In response to a request from the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC), the NBRC conducted a viability study in September 2019 to determine the desirability and feasibility of creating a pulmonary disease educator credentialing program. The viability study focus group included thirteen participants, representing eleven organizations, which could be affected by or included in […]

‘Credentialing Specialist’ Certification

NBRC employees Jenny Banek, Kellie Carroll, and Nate Hagemann, have recently joined an elite group by achieving a ‘Credentialing Specialist’ certificate from the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE). This program consists of eight rigorous, self-paced, online courses required to be completed within a six-month time frame. After this, a competency assessment of each of the […]

CMP Participation

The Credential Maintenance Program (CMP) is an ongoing process of learning, self-evaluation and clinical improvement in which practitioners participate to maintain NBRC credentials. Respiratory patients and their families can rest assured NBRC credentialed practitioners are actively learning and staying up to date with the most current medical knowledge and guidelines through the CMP. The CMP […]

From the Desk of Lori Tinkler

2019 Final Thoughts from NBRC’s CEO As the saying goes, the days are sometimes long but the years are short! 2019 was no exception to this old adage. This year has flown by! We kicked off the year with a pilot of our new Credential Maintenance Program (CMP) and I am happy to report it […]

CHOOSE ONE: Every Breath Counts

The National Board for Respiratory Care Launches ‘CHOOSE ONE: Every Breath Counts Campaign’  Respiratory care practitioners encouraged to join in supporting research, advocacy  OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (Oct 31, 2019) — As part of its commitment to social purpose and the profession of respiratory care, The National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) has launched a new […]

Virtual Calculator Coming in 2020

You spoke, we listened! Based on feedback, we are pleased to announce a virtual calculator will become available while taking NBRC examinations in January 2020. Virtual calculator functionality: Available for each examination question Accessed or hidden by clicking the calculator icon at the bottom of the screen Must be toggled on for each new question, […]

One-Year Anniversary Pin

Did you earn an NBRC credential in 2018? If you did, expect to receive a complimentary credential pin during your one-year anniversary month! As a credentialed practitioner, you consistently demonstrate exceptional knowledge and competence in respiratory therapy. Starting new this year, we are celebrating your one-year anniversary of earning an NBRC credential by sending you […]

New Message Center

Never miss an important notice from the NBRC again! We are very excited to launch our new Message Center within the NBRC Practitioner Portal allowing the NBRC to securely communicate timely information with you about your exam applications, credential maintenance information and so much more! Every time you log in to the Practitioner Portal, you […]

NPS Exam Admissions Policy Change

The Board of Trustees has approved the elimination of the following admissions provision for the NPS Examination: Applicant shall be a Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) for at least one year prior to applying for the Neonatal/Pediatric Respiratory Care Specialty Examination.    The removal of this admissions provision was approved on a second reading at the December […]