Repeat Attempt Policy

Respiratory therapy is a vital profession within the healthcare community; therefore, we continually strive to elevate not only the profession but the therapists who have worked hard to earn our credentials.
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Score Report Changes Being Implemented

NBRC credentialing examinations are designed to provide an accurate reflection of a candidate’s mastery of necessary knowledge. Since the decision to award a credential is based on the total examination score obtained by a candidate, NBRC…
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Credentialed Practitioners By State

Over 440,000 respiratory care practitioners have earned NBRC credentials in the United States and abroad, as of December 31, 2017. The following table shows how many CRT, RRT, CPFT, RPFT, NPS, SDS, and ACCS credentials have been awarded to respiratory…
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Education Audit Policy

The NBRC recently implemented a policy to audit graduation information submitted electronically via the School Portal. Auditing electronic graduation information is a routine part of NBRC's commitment to ensuring the integrity of the credentialing…
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Examination Security Policy

The NBRC is determined to safeguard the integrity of its credentialing programs by ensuring the security of the examinations. In today’s world of instant information sharing, we believe it is important for all candidates and credentialed practitioners…
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Elimination of Voluntary Recredentialing Route

The NBRC Board of Trustees voted to eliminate the voluntary recredentialing route for all NBRC examinations effective January 1, 2018. This decision was made to better increase examination security and strengthen the link between examination…
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Certificate and Wallet Card Changes

We are excited to announce changes to the certificates and wallet cards issued to credentialed practitioners. Earning an NBRC credential is a great achievement that you can be proud of and is earned by hard work and dedication. In our continuing…
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