Asthma Educator Specialist (AE-C)

The Asthma Educator Specialty Examination is designed to measure comprehensive, current knowledge of asthma pathophysiology and management including developmental theories, cultural dimensions, the impact of chronic illness, and principles of teaching-learning. Therefore, wearing the Asthma Educator Specialist (AE-C) badge of distinction signals to employers, colleagues and patients that your skills are highly specialized.

The AE-C Examination is a multidisciplinary program available for currently licensed or credentialed professionals (shown below) who have proven their dedication to excellence by earning the AE-C credential.

  1. Be issued a current, active, unrestricted license or credential from the United States in one of the following:
    Physician (MD, DO)
    Physician Assistant (PA-C)
    Nurse (RN, LPN, NP)
    Respiratory Therapist (RRT, CRT)
    Pulmonary Function Technologist (RPFT, CPFT)
    Pharmacist (RPh)
    Social Worker (CSW)
    Health Educator (CHES)
    Physical Therapist (PT)
    Occupational Therapist (OT)
    Emergency Medical Technician (EMT, AEMT)
  2. Have a minimum of 1,000 hours of direct patient asthma education, counseling or coordinating services prior to applying for the examination.

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AE-C Digital Credential