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Related Organizations

The Respiratory Care field is supported by multiple organizations:

Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC)

The CoARC accredits entry into professional practice programs in respiratory care at the Associate, Baccalaureate, and Master’s Degree level in the United States. The CoARC also accredits polysomnography programs offered by professional respiratory care degree programs in the United States.


American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC)

The American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) aspires to be the leading national and international professional association for respiratory care.


National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC)

The primary purposes of the NBRC and its 31-member Board of Trustees are to provide high quality voluntary credentialing examinations for practitioners of respiratory therapy and pulmonary function technology; establish standards to credential practitioners to work under medical direction; issue certificates to and prepare a directory of credentialed individuals; advance medicine by promoting use of respiratory care in treating human ailments; support ethical and educational standards of respiratory care; and cooperate with accrediting agencies to support respiratory care education.


Idaho Society for Respiratory Care (ISRC)

Respiratory Care Professional Organization for the State of Idaho


American Respiratory Care Foundation (ARCF)

The American Respiratory Care Foundation is dedicated to promoting respiratory health through the support of research, education, and patient-focused philanthropic activities in respiratory care.


Coalition for Baccalaureate and Graduate Respiratory Therapy Education

The Coalition for Baccalaureate and Graduate Respiratory Therapy Education (CoBGRTE) is organized to help students, faculty members, and the general public learn about baccalaureate and graduate respiratory therapy education in the United States.