The State Board of Respiratory Care is enforcing a law that is already in effect. All therapists are required to maintain the active status of their credentials with the NBRC to remain ABG endorsed. This is not a change to our Licensure Laws, rather something that has not been checked in the past. This will have the greatest effect on therapists obtaining their license after July 1, 2002. Anyone who has applied for a license after that date will be required to participate in the NBRC’s Continuing Competency Program in order to remain ABG endorsed. Therapists who obtained their license and credentials before July 1, 2002 will not have to participate in the NBRC’s Continuing Competency Program in order to maintain their NBRC credentials. Everyone should continue to check this portion of the website to keep up to date on any changes, also direct your therapist friends and coworkers to where this information can be found.