About the International Education Recognition System

About IERS



The American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) recognizes quality Respiratory Care education that meets or exceeds the guidelines approved by the International Council for Respiratory Care.

The Guidelines will be used to recognize quality education designed to produce respiratory care practitioners who provide respiratory care to patients all over the world. The recognition Guidelines reflect contemporary education accreditation best practices and are used to determine if an education experience warrants one of the three levels of recognition granted by the International Education Recognition System (IERS) of the AARC.

IERS Recognized education programs will be authorized to promote and market their program using the AARC, ICRC, and IERS combined logo pictured below. The logo may be used on program brochures, marketing materials and web sites.

Prior to use of the logo program sponsors must submit materials for approval showing how the logo will be placed on brochures, marketing materials & web sites.

Application for IERS recognition must be submitted not less than sixty (60) days prior to program start date. Timely submission is required and may occur as early as one (1) year in advance of the program.

Recognized Programs

The number of IERS-recognized programs in member countries:

10

Japan

10

United States

8

China

6

Saudi Arabia

3

Columbia

2

Argentina

2

Korea

2

Turkey

2

UAE

1

Italy

1

Mexico

1

Taiwan

1

Vietnam