Leadership Institute

CRCE per track: 15 hours  | Cost per track: $225 for AARC members, $320 for non-members
3-track bundle: $600 for AARC members, $695 for non-members

This series of courses was designed to provide real-world education for respiratory therapists who wish to expand their breadth and depth of knowledge beyond the clinical realm. The Leadership Institute was designed and developed by content experts in respiratory care education, management, and research. The information and activities in the Leadership Institute provide a foundation for future growth in your career.

The Leadership Institute is presented to you in three formats: as a web-based course, as PDF documents available for downloading, and as an ePub download for your electronic reader. Complete the course at your individual pace, in the location that works best for you, at the time that works best for you.

In addition to the course materials, supplemental readings, activities, and module quizzes, the Leadership Institute offers you a unique opportunity to engage with the authors, other experts in the field, and fellow Leadership Institute participants in a special community on AARConnect. Each registration grants you access to the corresponding Leadership Institute community so that you can ask questions, engage in discussions, and debate important topics in an online discussion board. All of these activities will provide you with the maximum opportunity to enhance your knowledge and skill as you position yourself for future career advances.

The Leadership Institute Offers You Three Different Tracks of High-Quality Education

The Leadership Institute works on all your devices.
  • Education
    • Principles and Methods of Respiratory Therapy Adult Education
    • Developing Respiratory Therapy Courses and Evaluation of Learning
    • Clinical Instruction Techniques for Students and Employees
    • Classroom and Laboratory Instruction Technique
    • Educational Technology
    • Continuing Education
  • Management
    • Health Care Infrastructure and Economics
    • Leadership and Your Organization
    • Leadership and Teambuilding
    • Integrated Business Topics for Managers
    • Law and Ethics: Practice and Application
    • Managing Human Capital
    • Finance and Budgeting for Departments
    • Data Driven Performance Improvement
  • Research
    • Overview of Respiratory Care Research and Ethics
    • Performing Physical Measurements in Research
    • Developing a Research Study
    • Conducting a Research Study
    • Basic Statistics
    • Reporting Clinical Research Results

You can enroll in one track only or in all three tracks; the choice is yours! Completion of one or more of the Leadership Institute tracks demonstrates your dedication to your profession, your career, and your patients.



Each track is composed of 6 to 8 modules each and is approved for 15 AARC Continuing Respiratory Care Education credits.


Single Track 3-track Bundle
Member $225 per track $600 for all three tracks
Non-member $320 per track
(includes 1-year AARC membership and access to AARConnect)
$695 for all three tracks
(includes 1-year AARC membership and access to AARConnect)

Register for a Track

Register for the Management Track

Register for the Education Track

Register for the Research Track