The Science Journal of the American Association for Respiratory Care

2000 OPEN FORUM Abstracts

What is the Future of Respiratory Care Credentialing?

Thomas A. Barnes, EdD RRT FAARC Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts And Jackie Long-Goding, MEd RRT NBRC President, Boston, Massachusetts

The future of respiratory care credentialing depends to a great extent on the future of the profession. What will the future respiratory care credentials look like? Look no further than your vision of the respiratory therapist of the future! What will the future credentialing examinations look like? The implementation of computer based testing lends itself to many exciting possibilities, including but not limited to: on-line application and payment of fees, virtual reality, and on-line committee meetings may replace some of the current face-to-face meetings for examination committees.

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