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Becoming Certified

 

ARTP are working in partnership with the Institute of Clinical Science and Technology (ICS&T) to offer spirometry training, including foundation, interpretation and full levels. This is delivered through a blended learning approach comprised of e-learning and a face-to-face workshop. ARTP approved training is also currently provided by Education for Health. Training is also available through other training providers but these will not be regulated by ARTP.  

ICS&T host Spirometry assessments on behalf of ARTP.  Currently, Education for Health also have been approved to provide ARTP assessments. These are the only official assessment routes for Spirometry certification and entry on to the National Spirometry Register which ensures consistency and quality standards.    

Both the certification and recertification  processes have  been streamlined to reduce the amount of duplication required, using interactive features in order to be both intuitive and easy to complete. The stepwise approach to now become certified is as following:

Step 1
  • Undertake ARTP approved spirometry training (through ICS&T or Education for Health)*
  • Or attend non-approved Spirometry training
  • Or if experienced, with all necessary processes in place, go straight to Step 2
Step 2
  • If undertaking ARTP approved training - you will have applied for training and certification as a package and will receive all necessary information to continue
  • Or if you attend non-approved spirometry training or if experienced - apply for the ARTP Certificate of Competence (either at Foundation Level, Interpretation Level or Full Level) provided by ICS&T
Step 3
  • Complete a certification portfolio within 6 months
  • Attend a practical examination (OSCE) within the 6-month period (before or after completion of the portfolio)
Step 4 - Certified

 

*ARTP approved training comes as a training and assessment (certification) package and additional applications for step 2 are not required.

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