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1 RET 1024 Introduction to Respiratory Care Module 1.0 Professional Organizations

2 AARC Vision/Mission Statement The American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) will continue to be the leading national and international professional association for respiratory care. The AARC will encourage and promote professional excellence, advance the science and practice of respiratory care, and serve as an advocate for patients, their families, the public, the profession and the respiratory therapist.  Advocacy  Education  Practice Standards  Publications: RESPIRATORY CARE, AARC Times  Sponsors  American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP)  American Thoracic Society (ATS)  American Society of Anesthesiologist (ASA)


4  PO Box 2500, Lutz, FL 33548 Phone: 866-534-6172 Fax: 813-426-3323 Proudly Serving the Respiratory Care Profession in Florida FSRC

5 Purpose  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  Cooperate with accrediting agencies to support respiratory care education

6 Examinations / Credentials  CRT – Certified Respiratory Therapist  Entry Level CRT Examination ($190.00)  RRT – Registered Respiratory Therapist  Advanced Level RRT Examination  Consist of a written portion ($190.00) and a clinical simulation portion ($200.00)  CPFT – Certified Pulmonary Function Technologist  Entry Level CPFT Examination ($200.00)  RPFT – Registered Pulmonary Function Technologist  Advanced Level RPFT Examination ($250.00)  Neonatal / Pediatric Specialist ($250.00)

7 Licensure and certification of Health Professionals  Medical Quality Assurance (MQA)  Application Information  Individual licensure requirements – applications and forms  Licensure fee $165.00 Our Mission: To protect and promote the health of all persons in Florida by diligently regulating health care practitioners and facilities.

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