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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 system. Audits are conducted randomly upon receipt of electronic graduation information. Every attempt will be made to verify graduation with the […]


NBRC Office Closed Monday, May 28, 2018

The NBRC honors the memory of service members and their families who have sacrificed to protect the freedom we enjoy. In observance of Memorial Day, the NBRC office will be closed on Monday, May 28, 2018.  We will resume normal operating hours on Tuesday, May 29, 2018.


Survey Participation for NBRC’s Credential Maintenance Program

The National Board for Respiratory Care plans to revise the Credential Maintenance Program (CMP) by constructing annual assessments designed to stimulate learning. If you would like to represent respiratory therapists for this critical study, we ask that you take time to submit your survey responses. Study results will define the content and design of the […]


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 to be reminded of the NBRC’s and PSI’s policies regarding examination security. We take these policies very seriously […]


New Neonatal/Pediatric Specialty Examination Content Outline Available

New Neonatal/Pediatric Specialty Examination Content Outline Available On October 10, 2018, the NBRC will implement updated content for the Neonatal/Pediatric Specialty (NPS) Examination. To allow candidates to properly prepare for the new examination, we have added new items to our website. These items include the Practice Exam and the Detailed Content Outline which are labeled […]


Scholarships Available!

Encourage your students, colleagues, and peers to apply! Thousands of dollars are available for scholarships and awards specifically for respiratory care students and practitioners. Click the link below to see what is available and how to apply. Spread the word! Click here to view Scholarships and Awards Available.


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Use of Credentials: How to Properly Use your NBRC Credential(s)

Respiratory care professionals spend a tremendous amount of time and effort to earn their national credentials and the NBRC wants to ensure the continued value and meaning of the credential acronyms associated with your hard work. The NBRC’s credential designations are federally registered (trademarked) and accordingly, must be used in the manner in which they […]


Neonatal/Pediatric Respiratory Care Specialty Examination (NPS) 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 […]


NBRC Names New CEO

Lori Tinkler now CEO of the U.S. credentialing board for respiratory care practitioners The National Board for Respiratory Care, Inc. (NBRC) has named Lori M. Tinkler, MBA, as chief executive officer effective January 1, 2018. Tinkler has a 26+ year tenure with the organization and succeeds Gary A. Smith, who served in various leadership roles […]