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(TMC) Exam High Cut Score as a Measure of Exam-Based Program Outcomes (UPDATED)
3/21/2018
The NBRC Therapist Multiple Choice (TMC) Exam High Cut Score
as a Measure of Exam-Based Program Outcomes

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(TMC) Exam High Cut Score as a Measure of Exam-Based Program Outcomes
12/10/2015
The NBRC Therapist Multiple Choice (TMC) Exam High Cut Score
as a Measure of Exam-Based Program Outcomes

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2011 CoARC Curriculum Information Survey  
4/24/2012
Click Here to review the 2011 CoARC Curriculum Information Survey Read More
2018 Site Visitor Newsletter Published Spring 2018
5/31/2018
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2019 CoARC Spring Newsletter
5/29/2019
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Accreditation Policies and Procedures
2/5/2018

The CoARC Accreditation Policies and Procedures have been updated and will go into effect as of January 1, 2018.

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Announcement of the Trajecsys Support Agreement
5/17/2017

Click Here to read the announcement of the Trajecsys Support Agreement with the Commission on Accreditation...Read More

Attrition is Out...Retention is In!
12/22/2017

Click here for the revised definitions and threshold in effect for January 1, 2017

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Call for Comments
3/23/2016
Call for Comments Regarding Proposed Changes to Standard 1.01
Accreditation Standards For Entry into Respiratory Care Professional PracticeRead More
Call for Comments
9/6/2017

Call for Comments Regarding: Accreditation Standards for Degree Advancement (DA) Programs in Respiratory Care   

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Changes to Positive (Job) Placement Outcomes Measure
12/3/2015
As a result of the CoARC’s ongoing effort to ensure that its policies and procedures ensure fair and consistent accreditation decisions, the Board of the Commission on Accreditation for...Read More
CoARC
12/18/2018
CoARC clarification on Accreditation PoliciesRead More
CoARC 2018 Spring Newsletter
6/16/2018
Read the Spring CoARC newsletter here!Read More
CoARC Announces Two New Scholarships
7/15/2015
George G. Burton, MD Student Educational Research Scholarship
Louis Sinopoli, PhD, RRT, FAARC Educational Research Fund
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CoARC Begins Review Process for Entry into Practice Standards
8/17/2018
 

August 17, 2018

 
The Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) is beginning the process of formulating the 2020 Accreditation Standards...Read More
CoARC Board Final Approved Revision to Standard 1.01
12/22/2017
Click Here for more information on the final revision to Standard 1.01...Read More
CoARC Communication on Workforce Needs
4/3/2012
Click here to read CoARC's communication on "The Accreditation Process and its Impact...Read More
CoARC E-Newsletter Winter Edition
1/27/2019
Click here to get the latest edition.Read More
CoARC Institutes New Policy on Site Visit Cancellations
8/13/2013
Click Here to read CoARC's new policy on site visit cancellations.
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CoARC Newsletter Summer/Fall Issue
9/27/2018
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CoARC Receives Recognition from the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
10/9/2012
At its meeting on September 24-25, 2012, the CHEA Board of Directors reviewed the recommendation of the CHEA Committee on Recognition regarding the recognition application submitted by the...Read More
CoARC Releases the Final Accreditation Standards for Entry into Respiratory Care Professional Practice
12/18/2014
The Accreditation Standards for Entry into Respiratory Care Professional Practice have been approved by the Board of Commissioners at its meeting on November 15, 2014 and endorsed by the AARC, ACCP...Read More
CoARC's Report on Competency-Based Accreditation Standards
7/27/2012
Click Here to read CoARC's Report on Competency-Based Accreditation...Read More
CoARC's Response to California Society for Respiratory Care Petition
11/18/2014
Click here to read CoARC's response to the California Society for Respiratory Care Petition...Read More
CoARC's response to the AARC’s request
4/24/2012
Click Here to read CoARC's response to the AARC’s request for comparing the...Read More
CoARC's Statement Regarding AARC PEP Meeting Standard 3.11
12/3/2013
The Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) does not endorse any product or service produced or marketed by others to help programs meet any of its Standards.  Read More
Degree Advancement Standards now Available!
12/22/2017
Click here for more information on the review process, the Standards document, eligibility requirements,...Read More
Graduate and Employer Surveys Update
12/31/2018
Shortly after the release of its 2018 Annual RCS in late October, the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) was informed that graduate and employer survey data from prior years...Read More
Holiday Closing
12/17/2018
Please note:  The Executive Office will be closed beginning Wednesday, December 19th and will reopen on Thursday, January 3rd.Read More
Joint Announcement from the AARC, NBRC and CoARC Regarding Policy 13
5/22/2014
Click here to read the joint statement on Policy 13.
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Kettering National Seminars Announces Sponsorship Agreement
6/15/2017
Kettering National Seminars Announces Sponsorship Agreement with the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC)
 
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NBRC Prepaid Voucher
12/5/2017
If your education institution plans to cover the cost of an NBRC credentialing examination for students, an online prepay option is available for your convenience. Simply follow the link below to...Read More
New Accreditation Policies
12/22/2017

New Accreditation Policies are set to go in effect on January 1, 2017

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New Associate Executive Director
12/22/2017
CoARC is pleased to announce the hiring of Dr. Shane Keene as the new Associate Executive Director.Read More
New NBRC Therapist Multiple Choice (TMC) Admissions Policies
8/15/2015
The new NBRC Therapist Multiple Choice (TMC) admissions policies require the applicant to “be a graduate and have a minimum of an associate degree issued by the sponsoring educational...Read More
Official CoARC Communication - CoARC March 2019 Board Meeting
3/26/2019
At our March 2019 meeting, the CoARC reviewed comments regarding the continued accreditation of associate degree programs.  The CoARC wants to re-emphasize our commitment to support existing...Read More
RCS due date extended to September 1, 2018
5/3/2018

 
The CoARC realizes the amount of time and effort that goes into filling out the RCS. We are also cognizant that many program directors are off in the summers. Given all of...Read More
RCS launch and due date
7/30/2019
The CoARC would like to provide you with an additional update on the 2019 Annual Report of Current Status (RCS).  At the July meeting, the CoARC determined the launch date for the...Read More
RCS Update
7/26/2018
The CoARC would like to provide you with an update on the situation regarding this year's Annual Report of Current Status (RCS).  Our software vendor has been working diligently with beta...Read More
Response to AARC Position Statement on Respiratory Therapist Education
3/16/2016
CLICK HERE to read CoARC's proposed changes to Standard 1.01 and...Read More
Revised Accreditation Policies Released
12/8/2015
CoARC has revised its accreditation policies which take effect
on January 1, 2016.

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Revised Definition for Graduation Date
12/31/2018

During a recent policy review, the CoARC and NBRC...Read More

Site Visitor Newsletter Published Spring 2019
5/21/2019
Check out the latest issue of the site visitor newsletter.Read More
Site Visitor Newsletter Winter Publication
1/19/2019
The CoARC is excited to bring you the latest site visitor newsletter. Please Read More
STANDARDS FOR ACCREDITATION OF ADVANCED PRACTICE (APRT) PROGRAMS IN RESPIRATORY CARE
11/13/2016
The Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) has published the
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STANDARDS FOR ACCREDITATION OF ADVANCED PRACTICE (APRT) PROGRAMS IN RESPIRATORY CARE
11/13/2017

The Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) has published the Standards for Accreditation of Advanced Practice (APRT) Prgroams in Respiratory Care.& Effective November 13, 2016

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STANDARDS FOR ACCREDITATION OF DEGREE ADVANCEMENT PROGRAMS IN RESPIRATORY CARE
11/21/2015
Degree Advancement programs are designed specifically to meet the needs of practicing respiratory therapists with an RRT who, having already completed an accredited respiratory care program with an...Read More
STANDARDS FOR ACCREDITATION OF DEGREE ADVANCEMENT PROGRAMS IN RESPIRATORY CARE - Effective January 1, 2018
2/6/2018
Degree Advancement programs are designed specifically to meet the needs of practicing respiratory therapists with an RRT who, having already completed an accredited respiratory care program with an...Read More
The CoARC Response to Educational Corporation of America Respiratory Care Program Closings
12/10/2018
The Educational Corporation of America closing had an impact on three CoARC accredited programs.Read More
The NBRC TMC Exam High Cut Score as a Measure of Exam-Based Program Outcomes
11/20/2018
Compliance with the TMC threshold will be required for the annual reports due July 1, 2020.Read More

 

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Meetings and Events

Board of Directors Meetings

2014

Third Party Comments

March 27-29 Bedford, TX

Meeting Agenda | Accreditation Actions

July 13-15 Marco Island, FL

Meeting Agenda | Accreditation Actions

November 13-15 Bedford, TX

Meeting Agenda | Accreditation Actions

 

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Educators Workshops

CoARC 2014 Summer Forum Symposium

Update on the 2015 CoARC Standards for Entry into Respiratory Care Professional Practice


Allen N. Gustin Jr., MD, FCCP - Click here to view presentation.

Attendees will be provided with an update of the proposed new accreditation standards for entry into practice and its implications for programs and the profession. Strategies for implementing programmatic changes to address compliance with the new standards will also be discussed. 


Update on Post-Professional Education (Degree Completion and Advanced Practice Respiratory Therapist (APRT)


Kathy Rye, EdD, RRT, FAARC - Click here to view presentation.

The presenter will (1) describe CoARC activities regarding development of standards for Degree Advancement Programs and Advanced Practice for Respiratory Therapists, (2) describe advantages for seeking voluntary accreditation for Degree Advancement Programs, and (3) discuss the implications of advanced practice on national credentialing and state licensure.

 

Evaluating Student Competencies


Allen N. Gustin, Jr, MD, FCCP - Click Here to view presentation.

The presenter will (1) describe methodology for identifying essential student competencies, (2) describe methods for evaluating student achievement of these competencies, and (3) identify the key components for training clinical preceptors to evaluate student achievement of these competencies.


Common Triggers for Progress Reports and Possible Solutions


Bob DeLorme, EdS, RRT-NPS - Click here to view presentation.

The presenter will (1) list deficiencies in program outcomes that commonly require a progress report, (2) describe CoARC standardized progress reports, and (3) describe successful strategies for submitting an acceptable progress report.

 

 

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