NBRC Credential vs State License Renewal

You already know an NBRC credential and a state license are required to practice as a respiratory therapist in the United States, but did you know that your credential does not get automatically updated when you renew your state license? The…
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Hello, Instagram!

Stay up to date on all things happening at the NBRC! We're excited to announce that we are launching an Instagram account in addition to Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Take a moment to visit our pages using the links above and click 'Like'…
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Message from the President

Dear Colleagues- I am excited to start my first term as president of the NBRC. I have worked as a respiratory therapist for 30 years and served on the NBRC Board of Trustees for approximately ten years. I could not be more proud of the work…
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Live Remote Proctoring

We are happy to announce live remote online proctoring is now available for all NBRC examinations! To schedule an appointment, go online at schedule.psiexams.com. Once you log in to the PSI system, you may select either ‘Test Center’…
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Policy Elimination

The Three-Year RRT Time Limit policy is no longer in effect as of January 1, 2021. This policy was implemented in 2005 and required new advanced level education graduates to earn the Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential within…
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NBRC CEO Contemplates 2020

As I take a look back, some days I feel as if this year has taken forever, and other days, time seems to be flying by. Despite a few curve balls early in the pandemic, I am proud of all we have accomplished in 2020.  Staying in our lane, we…
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Outgoing President Reflects

As I reflect upon my tenure as president of the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC), it’s difficult not to think about how my career as a respiratory therapist has influenced where I am today. I began my career with a simple goal to…
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Credential Expiration Dates Extended

Due to the ongoing public health crisis, the NBRC Board of Trustees met last week and approved the extension of credential expirations as outlined below. If your NBRC credential expiration falls between March 31, 2020, and February 28, 2021,…
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NBRC Holiday Schedule

As we enter a holiday season unlike any other and move into the hope of a new year, we wish you moments of peace and joyful connections with family and friends, even if they won’t be there in person. The Board of Trustees and the NBRC staff…
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2020 NBRC Award Winners

One of our year's highlights is recognizing outstanding individuals who have made a significant impact on the respiratory care profession, and this year is no exception. Pivoting from in-person ceremonies to a virtual celebration, NBRC officially…
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