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2/1/2016

​The Executive Office will be closed in observance of Presidents' Day on Monday, February 15, 2016.  The office will reopen for normal business on Tuesday, February 16th.

2/16/2016
  
1/11/2016

The Executive Office will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, January 18, 2016.  The office will reopen on Tuesday, January 19th.

1/19/2016
  
1/4/2016

It was announced today that PSI Services has acquired Applied Measurement Professionals (AMP), a wholly owned subsidiary of the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC). Terms of the sale were not disclosed.

 
PSI will continue to operate AMP out of its offices in Olathe, Kan., and plans to expand staff there over the next 12 to 18 months.
 
From this point forward, actual delivery of examinations will be outsourced to AMP. All other services provided by NBRC, including examination development, will remain unchanged.
 
AMP was founded in 1982 by the NBRC to take better control of the respiratory professional testing process, which at the time was not up to standards required by the industry. Since then, the company has worked with more than 100 organizations across a wide variety of industries to develop, maintain, strengthen and transition voluntary certification programs.
 
With the sale of AMP, NBRC will be able to focus efforts on its core mission of evaluating the professional competence of respiratory therapists. This includes establishing credentialing standards, promoting educational and ethical standards, and promoting the use of respiratory care in treating ailments.
 
Today’s changing healthcare environment necessitates ongoing evolution and refinement of the credentialing process. NBRC will continue to work toward uniform licensure and support the development of examinations that uphold the standards of the respiratory care profession. The sale of AMP allows NBRC to fund further exam development without increasing fees. Test fees have remain unchanged for 15 years.
 
“This is an important and timely transition for all of AMP’s clients and employees as well as the NBRC, and we could not have done it without the incredible commitment PSI has demonstrated to our stakeholder community. I take great pride in what we have built over the years with AMP and look forward to a long-lasting partnership with PSI,” said Gary Smith, Executive Director of NBRC.
 
Mr. Smith previously served as President of AMP. With the sale, Stephen Tapp of PSI will assume the role of president. Smith will continue as Executive Director of NBRC.
 
The sale of AMP was effective December 31, 2015.
 
About PSI
PSI Services LLC has over 65 years of experience providing worldwide testing solutions to corporations, Federal and State government agencies, professional associations and certifying bodies. PSI offers a comprehensive solutions approach from test development to delivery to results processing, including pre-hire employment selection, managerial assessments, licensing and certification tests, license management services and professional services. More information is available at psionline.com.
2/29/2016
  
12/4/2015

​The Executive Office will be closed beginning at noon on December 23rd through December 27th and beginning at noon on December 30th through January 3rd.  The office will be open December 28th through the morning of December 30th and will reopen for normal business after the New Year on Monday, January 4th.

1/4/2016
  
11/12/2015

​The Executive Office will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday on Thursday and Friday, November 26th and 27th.  The office will reopen for normal business on Monday, November 30th.

11/30/2015
  
10/28/2015

​The Executive Office will be closed on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 in observance of Veterans Day.  The office will reopen on Thursday, November 12th.

11/12/2015
  
9/28/2015

The Executive office will be closed on Monday, October 12, 2015 in observance of Columbus Day.  The office will reopen on Tuesday, October 13th.

10/13/2015
  
8/24/2015

​​The Executive office will be closed on Monday, September 7, 2015 in observance of Labor Day.  The office will reopen on Tuesday, September 8.

9/8/2015
  
7/16/2015

​The 2015 Jimmy A. Young Memorial Lecture was presented at the AARC Summer Forum by Robert C. Shaw, Jr., PhD, RRT, FAARC, Assistant Executive Director and Psychometrician on July 15, 2015.

To access a copy of the presentation, click ​here.
12/31/2015
  
6/19/2015

​The Executive Office will be closed on Friday, July 3, 2015 for the Independence Day holiday.  The office will reopen on Monday, July 6th.

7/6/2015
  
5/12/2015

​The Executive office will be closed on Monday, May 25, 2015 in observance of Memorial Day.  The office will reopen on Tuesday, May 26th.

5/26/2015
  
4/21/2015

​For information about the Pulmonary Function Technologist Examination, click here.

6/15/2015
  
3/20/2015

​The Executive Office will be closed on Friday, April 3, 2015 in observance of Good Friday.  The office will reopen on Monday, April 6th.

4/4/2015
  
2/2/2015

​The Executive Office will be closed on Monday, February 16, 2015 in observance of Presidents' Day.  The office will reopen on February 17th.

2/17/2015
  
1/15/2015

​For examination candidates seeking guidance regarding tidal volume settings, please click here.

12/31/2016
  
1/5/2015

​The Executive Office will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, January 19, 2015.  The office will reopen on Tuesday, January 20th.

1/20/2015
  
12/10/2014

​The Executive Office will be closed December 24th-26th and December 31st-January 2nd for the upcoming holidays. The office will be open on December 29th and 30th and will reopen after the New Year on Monday, January 5th.

1/4/2015
  
11/13/2014

​The Executive Office will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 27th-28th for the Thanksgiving Holiday.  The office will reopen on Monday, December 1st.

11/30/2014
  
11/3/2014

​The Executive Office will be closed on Tuesday, November 11th in observance of Veterans Day.  The office will reopen on Wednesday, November 12th.

11/12/2014
  
8/29/2014

​The NBRC Executive Office will be closed on Monday, September 1st in observance of Labor Day. The office will reopen on Tuesday, September 2nd.

9/2/2014
  
7/22/2014

The 2014 Jimmy A. Young Memorial Lecture was presented at the AARC Summer Forum by Robert C. Shaw, Jr., PhD, RRT, FAARC, Assistant Executive Director and Psychometrician on July 17, 2014.

To access a copy of the presentation, click ​here.
12/31/2014
  
6/27/2014

​The NBRC Executive Office will be closed on Friday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day. The office will reopen on Monday, July 7th.

7/7/2014
  
5/20/2014
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12/31/2015
  
5/19/2014

​The NBRC Executive Office will be closed on Monday, May 26th in observance of Memorial Day. The office will reopen on Tuesday, May 27th.

5/26/2014
  
7/3/2013

​The Detailed Content Outline for the new Therapist Multiple-Choice Examination that will be released in January of 2015 can be found here.  The Detailed Content Outline for the new Clinical Simulation Examination that will also be released in January of 2015 can be found here.

1/1/2015
  
1/15/2014

​The National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) and the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) recently took actions relating to the Special Certificate of Completion that will affect the eligibility of some respiratory therapy students attempting the new Therapist Multiple Choice (TMC) Examination beginning in January of 2015.

To read more, click here.

12/31/2015