Certification for Respiratory and Tobacco Educators


CNRC is the organization that certifies healthcare professionals as Certified Asthma, Respiratory and Tobacco Educators. There are currently 375 CAEs, 1504 CREs and 467 CTEs across Canada.
This multidisciplinary group of educators represents a range of healthcare professionals, including: respiratory therapists, nurses, pharmacists and physiotherapists.


Certification for US Educators


CNRC also offers a credential for healthcare professionals in the US – the Certified COPD Educator (CCE). There are 94 CCEs in the US.


National Conference on Respiratory Care & Education


CNRC offers a biennial conference for healthcare professionals on respiratory care and education.
The focus of this conference is on asthma,
COPD, allergy, smoking cessation and education.
Our next conference will be held in Vancouver, November  11 - 13
th, 2021.





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