How do I submit the CEU information to the NBRC?

Continuing education (CE) information must be submitted online. Do not submit paper documents. Log into www.nbrc.org from the 'Credentialed Practitioners' page. You will be asked to confirm that your credentialing information is correct, then enter information for each CE course completed. While you will be able to enter your CE course records at anytime, you can only ‘Recertify Now’ during the last six months before your expiration date.

What CE courses will the NBRC accept toward compliance with the Continuing Competency Program (CCP)?

The NBRC will accept any course offered by FMES for purposes of respiratory care licensure. 

What kind of CEUs do I need for my credential?

The only credentials that must meet the Continuing Competency Program (CCP) requirements are those earned as of July 1, 2002.  Depending upon how many credentials you holdthere are several combinations of subjects you may need to submit. The grid shown below should provide specific information for all credential combinations.

NBRC credentials that are subject to the Continuing Competency Program (CCP) were issued after July 1, 2002. Credentials have to be renewed every 5 years.

Credentials (RRT, CRT, etc) awarded by the NBRC on or after July 1, 2002
are valid for a period of five years 
and are subject to the Continuing Competency Program requirements.

Annual renewal of your NBRC ($25.00) status is based on calendar year (January 1 - December 31). Credentialed
practitioners should renew their active status by December 31 each year. This expiration is separate from
your credential expiration.

An active NBRC status ensures that no fee will be required for compliance with the Continuing Competency
Program (CCP).

The only credentials that must meet Continuing Competency Program (CCP) requirements are those earned as of July 1, 2002.

Depending upon how many credentials you holdthere are several combinations of subjects you may need to submit.
The grid shown below should provide specific information for all credential combinations.

Licensed respiatory therapists are required to provide evidence they are continuing to meet current
standards of practice and have successfully renewed their national credentials issued by the NBRC.

Numbers of credits for each credential you hold is listed below.

Credential(s) Held Composition of CEUs Required
CRT only 30 hours general respiratory care subjects
RRT (including CRT) 30 hours general respiratory care subjects
CRT or RRT, NPS 15 hours general respiratory care subjects, 15 hours neonatal/pediatric subjects
CRT or RRT, CPFT or RPFT 15 hours general respiratory care subjects, 15 hours pulmonary function or pulmonary diagnostic technology subjects
CRT or RRT, NPS, CPFT or RPFT 10 hours general respiratory care subjects, 10 hours neonatal/pediatric subjects, 10 hours pulmonary function or pulmonary diagnostic technology subjects
CRT or RRT, NPS, CPFT or RPFT, SDS 15 hours general respiratory care subjects, 5 hours neonatal/pediatric subjects, 5 hours pulmonary function or pulmonary diagnostic technology subjects, 5 hours sleep disorders testing and therapeutic intervention subjects
CPFT only 30 hours pulmonary function or pulmonary diagnostic technology subjects
RPFT (including CPFT) 30 hours pulmonary function or pulmonary diagnostic technology subjects
CPFT or RPFT, NPS 15 hours pulmonary function or pulmonary diagnostic technology subjects, 15 hours neonatal/pediatric subjects
CRT or RRT, SDS 15 hours general respiratory care subjects, 15 hours sleep disorders testing and therapeutic intervention subjects
CRT or RRT, SDS, NPS 10 hours general respiratory care subjects, 10 hours sleep disorders testing and therapeutic intervention subjects, 10 hours neonatal/pediatric subjects
CRT or RRT, SDS, CPFT or RPFT 10 hours general respiratory care subjects, 10 hours sleep disorders testing and therapeutic intervention subjects, 10 hours pulmonary function or pulmonary diagnostic technology subjects

 

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What happens if your NBRC credential expires?

 

As an individual whose credential has expired, you have two years following the expiration of your credential to apply
for testing. To apply for the examination, you will be required to pay the new application fee and a $150 reinstatement fee. If you
successfully complete the examination, your credential will be reinstated without having to meet the then-current admission requirements. However, if two years lapse and you have not successfully passed the examination, you are required to
reapply as a new applicant and meet all admission policies in effect at that time.

Individuals participating in the Continuing Competency Program are required to provide evidence they are continuing to meet
current standards of practice and have successfully renewed their national credentials issued by the NBRC.