The three levels of recognition granted to educational experiences intended to improve the education provided to health care professionals who deliver respiratory/pulmonary care around the world are as follows:
Seminar Recognition (Level I): US$200.00
Granted to educational non-repeating (content) RC seminars of any length. Recognized RC Seminars have met or exceeded the guidelines for quality seminars that teach different content each time they are offered, as set forth in these Recognition System Guidelines.
Program Recognition (Level II): US$325.00
Granted to RC educational repeating programs, longer than one day in duration, and repeat the same focused skill/competency training each time the program is offered. The program is designed to teach the same content/skill set each time the program is delivered. Recognized RC programs have met or exceeded the guidelines for quality programs that teach similar RC skills each time they are offered, as set forth in these Recognition System Guidelines.
School Recognition (Level III): US$1000.00
Granted to educational programs that meet level III school recognition guidelines. For IERS recognition of RC educational schools, a school is longer than one year in duration and designed to grant a degree in respiratory care at the bachelor’s degree level or higher from a recognized, university, in the host country. RC schools must set local evidence-based outcome measures for (graduate) outcome performance. Recognized Schools must meet or exceed the guidelines for a quality educational experience that produces graduate RC practitioners who will be providing RC at the bedside anywhere in the world, as set forth in the these Recognition System Guidelines. Graduation from these schools may be approved by the country’s credentialing and/or licensure system for RC practice in the hospital, ICUs, and other settings where patients receive respiratory care.