Professional Competency Certification “Respiratory Therapist” (PCC). This Certification applied to those Respiratory Therapists who are rigorously assessed for and found competent to assess, treat, and care for patients with breathing disorders. Assume primary responsibility for all respiratory care modalities, including the supervision of respiratory therapy technicians. Initiate and conduct therapeutic procedures; maintain patient records; and select, assemble, check, and operate equipment.

Candidacy Criteria:

Minimum 16-year education with terminal degree in “Respiratory Therapy” may be titled as: BSc(Hons), BS or Master degree with second division under annual system.  Minimum 2.50 CGPA Semester system.

Completed six- month internship and two years’ experience in Respiratory Therapy after internship.  A Good Standing Certificate & Registration of CAHSP.


1. Candidacy Criteria
2. Application Process
3. Pretest
4. PCCS Certification Test


Application Form


A candidate is required to complete online “Pretest” assessment questionnaire within Five days after completing Application process.

PCCS Certification Test

PCCS certification will be administered as computer based online test at approved test centers. Candidate will be required to respond 120 MCQ type questions in two-hour time. Passing score required for the “PCC” 75%. Venue, Schedule, Login and Password will be emailed to each candidate seven days prior to the test date. Candidates will be required to bring original National ID card and exam slip with them coming to venue as a permission to appear in the CERTIFICATION exam.

Certification Period:

Validity tenure of initial certification is five-year, renewable for next five years which require practice as prescribed in an approved Certification Scheme. A certified Respiratory Therapist will be required to complete minimum 60 Credit of CME / CPD as one hour CME is equal to one hour of face to face interaction, shall remain in Good Standing of national registration body and follow PCCS Code of Conduct to maintain “PCC” status. These are general requirements for recertification.

Future Highlights:

“Advanced Board of Respiratory Therapist” Scheme of assessment is also in process to meet more complex challenges of future in the specialized areas. Hopefully, upon completion of one Certification tenure of “PCC” a Certified Respiratory Therapist will also find a pathway to become Qualified in Advanced Board of Respiratory Therapist as “Specialization”.

This Part is Applicable in Only Approved Testing Center

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