The NBRC Video Series: NBRC Credentials and How to Earn Them

 Published: August 15, 2018

By: Heather Willden


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In our second NBRC video, Lori Tinkler, MBA, goes over the credentials offered by the NBRC and why respiratory therapists should pursue them.

“Earning an NBRC credential is a true testament to the skills and strengths required for excellence in the profession,” said Tinkler, who is CEO of the NBRC.

She goes on to cover all the areas of the profession for which the NBRC offers credentials and how the exams for these credentials were developed. She also notes the CRT or RRT credential is the standard for licensure in 49 of the 50 U.S. states.

“While an exam can be a challenge for some, there is much to gain from the study process,” Tinkler said. “Earning and maintaining credentials opens doors for career advancement, instills pride and satisfaction in your work, and shows your commitment to continued excellence and growth in the respiratory profession.”

Learn more about the entire NBRC video series and why the NBRC decided to embark on this project to help respiratory therapists better understand the credentialing process.

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Heather Willden

Heather Willden is the Director of Communications and Media for the AARC where she develops strategic content for the association and respiratory therapists everywhere. Connect with her about public relations and stories by email, AARConnect or LinkedIn. When she’s not working, you can find her podcasting with her husband, exploring new hiking trails, photographing, and spending time with her family.

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