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National Board Exam Results

The National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) offers credentialing exams that graduates of this program may be eligible to sit for. Effective January 15, 2015 a single written exam entitled, “Therapist Multiple-Choice Examination” (TMC) is required to earn the Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) credential while a series of both the TMC and the Clinical Simulation Examination (CSE) is required to earn the Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential. Individuals who pass the TMC at the NBRC determined “Low Cut” score earn the CRT credential. Individuals who pass the TMC at the NBRC determined “High Cut” score are eligible to sit for the CSE. Successful attainment of the TMC at the High Cut score AND a passing score on the CSE earns the RRT credential. Additional information about these credentials and the associated examinations can be found online at the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC).

Note: credentialing is required to be eligible for licensure in New York State. Credentialing does not, however, guarantee licensure. Additional information about obtaining a license to practice Respiratory Therapy in NYS can be found online at the New York State Office of the Professions.

The following information compares our most recent graduates’ performance to the national average of all candidates attempting these exams. This data is from the NBRC school summary reports and is accurate as of 4/19/17. This information is also reported to the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) on an annual basis.

Genesee Community College Respiratory Care Program Class of 2015 Graduates Tested

Exam GCC Total Passing National Avg GCC 1st-Time Passing National Avg
TMC Low 100% 68.12% 92.86% 82.92%
TMC High 100% 52.52% 88.09% 73.79%
CSE 87.80% 50.25% 41.46% 56.16%