PFT Spirometry Change Coming September 2021

If you will be attempting the Pulmonary Function Technology Examination in 2021, please be aware of an important change coming up later this year regarding the Standardization of Spirometry.

If you attempt the examination before September 21, 2021, examination items are based on the 2005 American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society standards titled “Standardisation of Spirometry” published in the European Respiratory Journal: https://erj.ersjournals.com/content/erj/26/2/319.full.pdf.

If you attempt the examination beginning September 21, 2021, examination items are based on the “Standardization of Spirometry 2019 Update: An Official American Thoracic Society and European Respiratory Society Technical Statement” in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Volume 200, Number 8, October 15, 2019, pp. 70-88: https://www.atsjournals.org/doi/10.1164/rccm.201908-1590ST.

If you have any questions regarding this change, please contact us at info@nbrc.org or 913.895.4900.