Experience one of the priceless benefits of an AARC membership. The AARC and the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) have partnered together to make credential renewals a quick click process.
Although there are multiple ways to renew NBRC credentials — AARC members will find the easiest way to renew their credentials is by submitting a minimum number of AARC approved credit hours to the NBRC.
After earning credit for AARC CRCE® approved courses, the providers of these activities will report your completion data to us, and the information is then subsequently added to your AARC CRCE® transcript once received and processed. Courses completed through AARC University are immediately added to your transcript. All active AARC members will have access to their CRCE® transcript. This tool helps members keep track all of CRCE® credit hours acquired. The hours acquired are broken down by Traditional and Non-traditional courses and further broken down by content category. Active AARC members can simply enter their AARC member number in the space provided in their NBRC practitioner portal to import their AARC CRCE® transcript into the NBRC’s database.
Skip the manual process of entering course credit hours when renewing your NBRC credentials today — and start earning your CRCEs.
Follow these steps to renew your credentials the easy way:
- Complete AARC CRCE® approved courses. Completed CRCE® courses will automatically be listed on your AARC transcript when rosters from course providers are submitted and processed.
- Visit the NBRC renewal website at www.nbrc.org.
- Login with your NBRC username and password and go to ‘Enter my CEUs’ in the Credential Maintenance area. Next, look for the ‘Import AARC Courses’ button. Here, enter your AARC member number in the space provided and the courses from your CRCE® Transcript for the current 5 year renewal period you are in will be imported into NBRC’s database. CRCE® courses are imported by credential content categories if applicable.
- The NBRC practitioner portal will display all of your courses that have been imported or added manually with their completion dates and credit hours. A summary of the number of hours completed and hours needed, if any, will be displayed.
- If you have added the appropriate hours and are within 6 months of your credential expiration date, you will then be able to complete the recertification process.
Additional Tips to maximize your AARC transcript
- Maintain your AARC membership: The AARC will keep records of all AARC accredited continuing education activity reported by course sponsors by updating member transcripts. If you let your membership lapse, you will not have access to your transcript and will not be able to import this data to the NBRC.
- Include your AARC number when you register for or complete CRCE® accredited courses: Without your AARC number, the roster that the course sponsor sends to the AARC after a live activity or periodically for on demand courses will not be added to your transcript. The only way to ensure that your record is properly credited with your educational activity is to make sure you include your AARC member number, your name, your email address, and your state of residence when requested.
- Take advantage of AARC educational courses at AARC University: These activities are immediately posted to your CRCE® transcript as soon as you have earned credit for the course.
Respiratory therapists can add courses to the NBRC Credential Maintenance Program website at any time. NBRC recertification is open six (6) months prior to the expiration date of the credentials. For questions regarding the Credential Maintenance Program, contact the NBRC at (913) 895-4900 or CMPSupport@nbrc.org.