The NBRC is pleased to announce the Adult Critical Care Specialty Examination launched on July 17, 2012. As an RRT, you may be eligible for this new specialty examination and can be one of the first therapists to earn the RRT-ACCS credential.
The admission criteria for this examination requires that candidates be an RRT with at least one year of full-time clinical experience in a critical care setting (e.g. intensive care unit, emergency room, post-anesthesia recovery unit, long-term acute care setting). Full-time experience is defined as a minimum of 21 hours per week per calendar year in a critical care setting under medical supervision (MD, DO or PhD) following attainment of the RRT credential and acceptable to the Board. Clinical experience must be completed before applying for this examination.
Prior to final scoring of the examination for Adult Critical Care Specialists, the examination items and resulting statistics will be reviewed to ensure that examination scores are accurate. Until this information is finalized, pass/fail status will not be reported to candidates at the time of examination.
An examination application can be downloaded from the NBRC website at www.nbrc.org. More information about this examination, frequently asked questions, and a free 50-item practice examination are also available from the ACCS examination page on the website.