AARC Office Spirometry Certificate Program

spirometry test

Spirometry is a common pulmonary function test used to diagnose various pulmonary diseases, like asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). These tests can be completed in the physician’s office by non-respiratory therapists, but a quality spirometry test requires training and practice. The AARC Office Spirometry Certificate program provides non-respiratory therapists the necessary education for quality spirometry as well as an opportunity to demonstrate skill in performing the test.

Who should participate?

This program is great for any non-respiratory therapist who performs spirometry in the outpatient setting.

What is included in the program?

This program includes:

  • A 45-minute independent study video-based instructional course
  • A 40-question post-course evaluation (70% score required to successfully complete)
  • Quality assurance feedback on 10 spirometry tracings submitted by the candidate from a skilled and credentialed pulmonary function technologist

How much does the program cost?

The program costs $75.

How long is the certification?

The certificate is valid for 1 year after the date of completion (both course and tracing review).

For more information about the program or registration, please contact Crystal Maldonado.

Register for the Spirometry Program

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