The Certified Respiratory Educator (CRE) credential recognizes healthcare professionals who provide respiratory education to their clients, including education in both asthma and COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). The CRE credential demonstrates to your clients, peers and supervisors that you have the competencies to provide comprehensive, evidence-informed care in asthma and COPD.
The Certified Respiratory Educator (CRE) exam tests educator proficiency in two important aspects of respiratory education:
up-to-date knowledge about asthma and COPD (the "what to teach")
better understanding on the part of educators about educational theory and process (the "how to teach").
National Learning Objectives (core competencies provide a common set of technical and teaching skills, knowledge and abilities for respiratory educators.
Requirements to challenge the Certified Respiratory Educator (CRE) Exam
1. You must have a degree or diploma in a recognized healthcare profession
that includes counselling within its scope of practice.
2. You must complete one of the following health education courses: