Professional Licensure Disclosure for the Respiratory Care Program

Bergen Community College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and is reporting this information in compliance with Federal Regulation §668.43 Institutional information and CoARC Standard 1.01.

This program is designed to meet the educational requirements for respiratory therapists in New Jersey. If you intend to seek licensure outside of New Jersey after finishing the program, use the link below to find information on the state or U.S. territory in which you intend to be licensed in order to identify whether BCC’s Respiratory Care program meets or does not meet the educational requirements for licensure. If BCC’s program does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in the state or territory in question, it may meet a portion of the educational requirements. If that is the case, we recommend that you contact the licensing agency directly before beginning the BCC program. Certain states or territories may require a specific course, test, or competency license as part of the licensing process. Those requirements are independent of BCC’s Respiratory Care program requirements.

As of October 2020, this program meets the licensure requirements in those states or territories that require licensure.

Alabama State Board of Respiratory Therapy
Alaska currently does not regulate licensure of respiratory care (therapy).
Arizona State Board of Respiratory Care Examiners
Arkansas State Medical Board
Respiratory Care Board of California
Colorado Office of Respiratory Therapy Licensure
Connecticut State Department of Public Health
Delaware Division of Professional Regulation
District of Columbia (DC Health) Respiratory Care Licensing
Florida Board of Respiratory Care
Georgia Composite Medical Board
Hawaii Professional and Vocational Licensing Division
Idaho Board of Medicine
Illinois Financial & Professional Regulation
Indiana Professional Licensing Agency
Iowa Department of Public Health
Kansas Board of Healing Arts
Kentucky Board Of Respiratory Care
Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners
Maine Board of Respiratory Care Practitioners
Maryland Board of Physicians
Massachusetts Board of Respiratory Care
Michigan Board of Respiratory Care
Minnesota Board of Medical Practice
Mississippi State Department of Health’s Professional Licensure division
Missouri Board for Respiratory Care
Montana Board of Respiratory Care Practitioners
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Division of Public Health Licensure Unit
Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners
New Hampshire Respiratory Care Practitioners Governing Board
New Jersey State Board of Respiratory Care
New Mexico Respiratory Care Advisory Board
New York State Office of the Professions
North Carolina Respiratory Care Board
North Dakota State Board of Respiratory Care
State Medical Board of Ohio Respiratory Care Advisory Council
Oklahoma Respiratory Care Practitioners Committee
Oregon Health Authority Respiratory Therapist and Polysomnographic Technologist Licensing Board
Pennsylvania Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs
Puerto Rico Board of Examiners of Respiratory Care Technicians
Rhode Island Department of Health
South Carolina Board of Medical Examiners
South Dakota Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners
Tennessee Department of Health Board of Respiratory Care
Texas Medical Board
Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing
Vermont Office of Professional Regulation
Virginia Board of Medicine
Washington State Department of Health
West Virginia Board of Respiratory Care
Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services
Wyoming State Board for Respiratory Care


Respiratory Care Program Accreditation

The Bergen Community College Respiratory Care Program is fully accredited by the:

Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC)
P.O. Box 54876
Hurst, TX 76054-4876
(817) 283-2835 – (800) 874-5615
www.coarc.com


Respiratory Care Program Outcome

Outcomes data from the Annual Report of Current Status has been posted on the CoARC Website.


Respiratory Care Program Goals

To prepare graduates with demonstrated competence in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills) and affective (behavior) learning domains of respiratory care practice as performed by registered respiratory therapists (RRT’s).

To achieve these goals the following objectives have been set forth:

  1. Upon completion of the program, students will demonstrate the ability to comprehend, apply, and evaluate clinical information relevant to their role as registered respiratory therapists RRT (cognitive domain).

Assessment methods:

  • NBRC Therapist Multiple Choice Self-Assessment Examination (TMC-SAE) passing rates
  • NBRC Clinical Simulation Self-Assessment Examination (CSE-SAE) passing rates
  • NBRC Certified Respiratory Therapist Entry – Level Examination (CRT) passing rates – pending CoARC’s policy changes beginning January 2020
  • NBRC Registered Respiratory Therapist Examination (RRT) passing rates
  • CoARC Employer survey
  • CoARC Graduate survey
  1. Upon completion of the program, graduates will demonstrate technical proficiency in all skills necessary to fulfill their role as registered respiratory therapists RRT (psychomotor domain).

Assessment methods:

  • CoARC Employer surveys
  • CoARC Graduate surveys
  1. Upon completion of the program, graduates will demonstrate personal behaviors consistent with professional and employer expectations as registered respiratory therapists RRT (affective domain).

Assessment methods:

  • CoARC Employer surveys
  • CoARC Graduate surveys