OFFICE CLOSURE

ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2021, THE NCRCB OFFICES WILL BE CLOSING FOR THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY.
OFFICES WILL REOPEN ON MONDAY NOVEMBER 29, 2021. IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY CALL 919-878-5595 OR EMAIL THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, WILLIAM CROFT, Ed.D., Ph.D., RRT, RCP AT BCROFT@NCRCB.ORG



Wallet Cards

Since 2018, wallets cards have not been required. A notice was sent to the licensees, and information was posted on the website in 2018. A hearing was held regarding this change. The download feature was removed in July 2021 to comply with the rule below, and a print feature was added to the License Look-up feature: 21 NCAC 61 .0301 (b) states: “Each individual who is issued a license shall be issued a license number that shall be displayed on the Board’s website.…A web-based license verification displaying the status, credentials, degree level, dates for registration, renewal, and expiration shall be accessible by the licensee in their principal place of business so as to be available for inspection in a printed or electronic format.” Since we changed the rule, the wallet card no longer meets the requirements as proof of licensure, but the License Look-up does. The phrase accessible by the licensee can be an electronic display or printed version for a file. For this reason, we added a print feature as well.  This change is part of our digital transition that will occur over the next year. I am happy to announce that our goal will be to move to same-day licensing for all reciprocity applicants within the next few months. Our goal is to eliminate wait times for employees to start.  

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North Carolina Respiratory Care Board

October 14, 2021 Update


Dear Licensee,

Happy Respiratory Care Practitioners Month! The NCRCB Quarterly Board Meeting was held on October 14, 2021. After much consideration, the Board voted to extend the rule waivers for the Continuing Education Requirements until April 14, 2022. All Continuing Education Requirements will be required after April 14, 2022. The Board extended the waivers due to the hospitalizations from the Covid-19 variants and the impending impact from the 2021-2022 flu season.  

What does this mean for your 2022 renewals before April 2022? We can say with certainty that:

  • You do not need your 12 CE credits.
  • You do not need your BLS card renewed.
  • You MUST MAINTAIN an Active License.
  • You MUST MAINTAIN active NBRC Credentials.
  • Once you renew for 2022, you may begin counting your credits for 2023.

Important Notice # 1

Your NBRC credentials require Continuing Education credits for renewal depending on the year you earned your credentials. If so, you must complete the required credits and renew your credentials to maintain a license in North Carolina. Lapsed credentials will prevent your license renewal, so please send your NBRC renewal notification to Hannah@ncrcb.org so we can update our database.

Important Notice # 2

Board Rule 21 NCAC 61 .0501 states that all licensees shall notify the Board in writing of each change of name, including any change in the name under which the Licensee is providing respiratory care or any change in the Licensee’s residence or business address, including mailing address, within 30 days of such change. Current email addresses are required to ensure delivery of all notices, so maintain your current email address to avoid missing essential notifications from the Board.  

Important Notice # 3

Since 2018, wallets cards have not been required. A notice was sent to the licensees and information posted on the website in 2018. A hearing was held regarding this change. The download feature was removed in 2021 to comply with the rule below:

21 NCAC 61 .0301 (b) states: “Each individual who is issued a license shall be issued a license number that shall be displayed on the Board's website.…A web-based license verification displaying the status, credentials, degree level, dates for registration, renewal, and expiration shall be accessible by the licensee in their principal place of business so as to be available for inspection in a printed or electronic format.

Please do not order wallet cards.

Thank you for all that you are doing and have done during this pandemic. Once again, Happy Respiratory Care Practitioners Month! Stay Healthy and Stay Safe!


Regards,

Dr. William L. Croft, Ed.D, Ph.D., RRT, RCP\
Executive Director
North Carolina Respiratory Care Board
125 Edinburgh South Drive, Suite 100
Cary, NC 27511
Phone : (919) 878-5595
Fax : (919) 878-5565
Email: bcroft@ncrcb.org