STANDARDS FOR ACCREDITATION OF ADVANCED PRACTICE PROGRAMS IN RESPIRATORY CARE
The Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) has completed the development of Standards for Accreditation of Advanced Practice Programs in Respiratory Care.
The Advanced Practice Respiratory Therapist (APRT) is a credentialed, licensed respiratory care practitioner trained to provide a scope of practice that exceeds that of the registered respiratory therapist. After obtaining the NBRC RRT credential, the aspiring APRT must successfully complete a CoARC-accredited graduate level education and training program that enables the APRT to provide advanced, evidence-based, diagnostic and therapeutic clinical practice and disease management.
CLICK HERE to view a PDF copy of the APRT Standards (effective 11/13/16).