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The examinations produced by the CBRC test Respiratory Therapists prior to entering into active practice. The National Alliance of Respiratory Therapy Regulatory Bodies National Competency Profile directs all skills and knowledge tested on the examinations produced by the CBRC for entry to practice.

 

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CBRC Respiratory Therapy Exam: July 7, 2014

Deadline to Apply: April 30, 2014

 

CBRC Respiratory Therapy Exam: January 3, 2015

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CBRC Respiratory Therapy Exam: July 6, 2015

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