National Board for Respiratory Care Neonatal and Pediatric Examination ( NBRC-NPS) is an examination for the certification credential of respiratory practitioners in the United States. The NBRC-NPS is developed and owned by the National Board for Respiratory Care and administers the examination through its for-profit private stock testing company Applied Measurement Professionals, Inc.
Eligibility [ edit ]
The NBRC requires the candidate be 18 years old at the time of application for the examination and must also be a
registered respiratory therapist. [1 ]
Post-nominal identification [ edit ]
Those who are actively certified as a neonatal and pediatric specialist respiratory therapist are permitted to use the post-nominal letters "NPS", "RRT-NPS" or "CRT-NPS" depending on their level and preference.
External links [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ Barnes TA, Kacmarek RM, Kageler WV, Morris MJ, Durbin CG (2011). "Transitioning the respiratory therapy workforce for 2015 and beyond.". Respir Care 56 (5): 681–90. doi: 10.4187/respcare.01169. PMID 21276324.