In order to demonstrate that they have kept their core competencies (i.e. their skills, knowledge and abilities) current, certified respiratory and tobacco educators are required to recertify every five years. There are two ways to recertify:


Option A – Submitting a Record of Activities


CAEs, CREs, CCEs and CTEs are expected to submit a record of

activities that lists at least 500 hours in the following areas:


1   Teaching (asthma, COPD, respiratory and/or
       tobacco education experience, and

2    Learning (professional development activities.)


NB      A minimum of 100 hours must be obtained in each category.




Option B – Re-taking the CAE, CRE, CCE or CTE Examination


Fees for Recertification


Option A – $250

Option B – $300


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