Earn CRCE by successfully completing these self-study AARC courses approved for CRCE.
Free Courses for AARC members
AARC members earn free continuing education contact hours by participating in live webcasts. Although members may view archived webs without paying a fee, CRCE credit for archived webcasts will be awarded to members who view archived webcasts, pay a $15 fee and achieve a passing score on a test. 1.0 CRCE. Free to AARC members. $105 for non-members.*
AARC CRCE through the Journal
Each month, RESPIRATORY CARE offers 1 free CRCE for AARC members only. All you have to do is achieve a passing score on the quiz based on the latest issue of RESPIRATORY CARE. 1.0 CRCE. Free to AARC members.
A Guide to Aerosol Delivery Devices for Respiratory Therapists—3rd Edition
Read the latest information on aerosol medications and their delivery
devices. Supported by an educational grant from Philips Respironics. 6.0
CRCE. Free to AARC members. $15 for non-members. The 2nd edition is still available if you have previously registered.
Asthma Triggers and the Respiratory Therapist
Two presentations developed by the ARCF and the Environmental Protection Agency are available. Part 1 deals with indoor asthma triggers; part 2 talks about an expanded role for respiratory therapists in allergy skin testing. Both help you better help your patients. 6.0 CRCE. Free to AARC members.
The Clinician’s Guide to PAP Adherence
The AARC has developed this guide to train clinicians how to communicate with patients, identify why adherence is poor, and intercede with interventions that may improve compliance. 4.0 CRCE. Free to AARC members. $15 for non-members.
Improving Symptom Control in Patients with Chronic Respiratory Disease
Originally presented at the 2008 Congress in a live symposium, a review of patient compliance with controller medications is reviewed and what you can do to improve adherence. 4.0 CRCE. Free to AARC members. $105 for non-members.*
Are you befuddled and intimidated by the healthcare reimbursement
system? Do you want to know how you can impact the reimbursement decisions? Now two courses explore this complex topic. 5.0 CRCE. Free to AARC
members. $150 for non-members per course.*
Fee-based Self Study Courses
These online courses are accredited as non-traditional courses and meet the CE requirements of state boards that accept self-study or distance learning courses. Because they do not provide the opportunity for learners to interact with the presenters, they do not meet the criteria of state boards for “live” courses and participants must pass an examination before being awarded CRCE.
AARC Exam Prep Course
Are you studying for the CRT or RRT examinations? Take this course to help you identify your knowledge deficits, practice with up to four actual NBRC tests, and get a personalized prescription to help you focus your study time. Up to 27.15 CRCEs available. $295 for AARC members; $345 for non-members.
Emerging Roles for the Respiratory Therapist in Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency
Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency is believed to be diagnosed in only 4% of people who have it. Since it is most often associated with COPD and Bronchiectasis, you can play an important role as a respiratory therapist in its identification and treatment. This online course from the AARC is aimed at significantly improving your knowledge of this under-recognized disease. 3.0 CRCE. $25 members, $50 non-members.
Empowering the Respiratory Therapist to be the VAP Expert
You already know that ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) causes excess morbidity and mortality and adds thousands of dollars to the care of the patient. As respiratory therapists, you have a unique opportunity to play a vital role in preventing VAP as members or even leaders of the VAP team. This online course from the AARC is aimed at enhancing your knowledge of proven strategies to minimize the occurrence of ventilator-associated pneumonia. 2.5 CRCE. $25 members, $50 non-members.
Asthma Educator Certification (AE-C) Preparation Course
This course helps students to prepare for the AE-C test as offered by the NAECB, and
is a general refresher course on asthma care. 10.5 CRCE. $165 members; $225 non-members.
COPD Educator Course
The AARC has developed a self-study version of the AARC’s popular live course. With a growing COPD population, it is important you are able to discuss issues with your patients and teach them how to live with COPD. 10.0 CRCE. $165 for AARC members. $225 for non-members.
Cultural Health Care Case Studies
This offering consists of six tutorials in cultural competence,
aimed at familiarizing health care providers with common issues
that arise while working with people of diverse cultures. 5.0
CRCE. $25 members; $50 non-members.
Several states have a requirement for an ethics course in respiratory care. This course satisfies those requirements. 3.0 CRCE. Pricing options vary.
View previously taped webcasts for CRCE credit. View the course
and take a test to receive your credit. Typical: 1.0
CRCE. $15 members. $105 for non-members.*
includes one year of AARC membership.