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…
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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…
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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…
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NBRC CEO on COVID-19

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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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2019 Examinations in Review

The mission of the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) is to promote excellence in respiratory care by awarding credentials based on high competency standards. Each year the NBRC publishes a summary of results for all six of our credentialing…
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'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…
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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…
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