The national respiratory educator examinations are administered by the Canadian Network for Respiratory Care (CNRC).
Available exam dates (spring and fall) are announced on the CNRC website. The CNRC learning objectives are reviewed and updated regularly. It is the educator's responsibility to ensure that they are practicing according to current objectives.
Certified Respiratory Educator (CRE) Requirements
If you would like to challenge the CRE examination administered by the Canadian Network for Respiratory Care you must successfully complete the following in ANY order:
Certified Asthma Educator (CAE) Requirements
If you would like to challenge the CAE examination administered by the Canadian Network for Respiratory Care you must successfully complete the following in ANY order:
Note: Recertification is administered by the CNRC.
CERTIFICATION – Spirometry
Spirometry Certification is provided by the Canadian Association of Cardio-Pulmonary Technologists (CACPT). This certification is intended to improve the quality of Spirometry testing not only for those performing Spirometry Testing in a hospital setting, but in any other facility such as doctors’ offices, family health teams, and research labs. For more information, eligibility criteria, and registration details Click here.
CRITERIA AND SPIROMETRY TESTING GUIDELINES
If you are eligible to challenge the National Spirometry Certification exam administered by CACPT you must meet the following criteria:
- Completed a Spirometry course approved by CACPT within the past thirty-six (36) months
- The RESPTREC Spirometry course is the current approved course by CACPT, Click here to register.
- Have received at least three (3) months of on the job Spirometry Testing Training. The qualified preceptor must be a physician or RRT or Registered with the CACPT- (RCPT(p)), or allied health professional who are currently active in Spirometry testing.
- Submitted ten (10) Spirometry Examples performed by the applicant under the supervision of a qualified preceptor. All examples and supporting data will be evaluated by the CACPT Spirometry Committee. See Spirometry Examples Requirement Section below.