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Here's your roadmap to finishing your University degree faster with PLR credits from the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) Credential.

How many college credits is it worth?

The most current University review identified up to 27 credit(s) in course equivalencies at Thomas Edison State University for successfully completing the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) Credential. A student's credit eligibility is determined according to the submission of appropriate documentation as well as the documented date of successful credential completion. If you completed your credential outside the effective dates listed in the following table, check the notes below the table for any reference to an earlier University review.

The credential components have been divided into the following courses:
(TIP: Hover over each column heading for a description)

CRT - current
TESU Course
Effective Dates
For Staff Use
Anatomy & Physiology with Lab4BIO-2111/2015 - 7/2022 RESP.TECH
Cardiopulmonary Pathophysiology3RET-2121/2015 - 7/2022 RESP.TECH
Clinical Practice - Technician4RET-2311/2015 - 7/2022 RESP.TECH
Patient Assessment3RET-1141/2015 - 7/2022 RESP.TECH
Mechanical Ventilation2RET-1221/2015 - 7/2022 RESP.TECH
Respiratory Therapy Equipment3RET-1241/2015 - 7/2022 RESP.TECH
Respiratory Therapy Techniques3RET-2281/2015 - 7/2022 RESP.TECH
Gas, Humidity & Aerosol Therapy 2RET-2221/2015 - 7/2022 RESP.TECH
Pulmonary Function3RET-2241/2015 - 7/2022 RESP.TECH
CRT - issued prior to 2015
TESU Course
Effective Dates
For Staff Use
Anatomy and Physiology I With Lab2BIO-2111/1950 - 12/2014 RESP.TECH
Emergency Medical Technology1HEA-1911/1950 - 12/2014 RESP.TECH
Nurse/Patient Techniques1HEA-1931/1950 - 12/2014 RESP.TECH
Mechanical Ventilation2RET-1221/1950 - 12/2014 RESP.TECH
Respiratory Therapy Equipment3RET-1241/1950 - 12/2014 RESP.TECH
Cardiopulmonary Pathophysiology2RET-2121/1950 - 12/2014 RESP.TECH
Gas, Humidity & Aerosol Therapy2RET-2221/1950 - 12/2014 RESP.TECH
Pulmonary Function2RET-2241/1950 - 12/2014 RESP.TECH
Pediatric Respiratory Therapy1RET-2261/1950 - 12/2014 RESP.TECH
Respiratory Therapy Techniques3RET-2281/1950 - 12/2014 RESP.TECH
Clinical Practice-Technician4RET-2311/1950 - 12/2014 RESP.TECH

What can I study? top of page


How do I get started? top of page

  • Submit documentation of successful completion

    Students must submit a notarized copy of their CRT credential to the Office of the Registrar, Thomas Edison State University, 111 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08608, along withthis cover sheet. Or, credentialed practitioners may place an order for a credential verification letter to be sent directly to the Office of the Registrar at the address above. Fees may apply and user accounts must be set-up through NBRC's website.


Can I transfer PLR credit to another institution? top of page

If you are seeking to transfer the PLR credits to another college, the decision whether or not to accept these credits in transfer rests with that college. It is the student's responsibility to ensure that the receiving institution's academic policy will allow transfer of each credit. Thomas Edison State University offers a non-degree service called Individual Learning Account that may be helpful.

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