CBRC Cut Score Call for Interest

Call for Interest
Canadian Board for Respiratory Care Inc. Standard Setting Participation

The Canadian Board for Respiratory Care Inc (CBRC) has a call for interest for respiratory therapists from a variety of practice areas and across the country to participate in a standard setting (cut score) study in August 2020 to establish a pass mark for the first exam produced for the National Alliance of Respiratory Therapy Regulatory Bodies 2016 National Competency Framework. This work will become the standard for the next 5 years for statistical equating.

The CBRC has contracted Yardstick Assessment Strategies to act as the expert facilitator and psychometrician to perform this work.

Participant requirements

15 participants required from across Canada for regional differences in practices:

  • 2-3 recent graduates (1-2 years of clinical experience)
  • 8-10 participants (3-15 years of clinical experience)
  • 2-3 participants (15-20 years of clinical experience)
  • Clinical areas of practice to include but not be limited to:

    o Critical care – adult
    o Critical care – pediatric/neonatal
    o Acute care – emergency

    o Cardiopulmonary diagnostics o Anaesthesia
    o Home care
    o General therapeutics

    o Polysomnography
    NB. All. Participants will be required to sign and attest an Oath of Non-Disclosure.

Commitment requirement – August 2020 over a one-week period via virtual consultations:

    • August 24, 2020 – Cut Score Orientation – 2 hrs.
    • August 26, 2020 – Round 1 review – 4- 6 hrs.
    • August 28, 2020 – Round 2 review – 4-6 hrs.


The CBRC will offer a one-time honorarium to participants in the amount of $2000. All participants must provide the CBRC head office with their social insurance number and mailing address for Canada Revenue Agency reporting requirements. Honoraria will be provided following the successful completion of the work.

Application process

Applicants must submit a letter of interest and a copy of their resume inclusive of current registration and employment c/o the CBRC head office cbrc@cbrc.ca on or before June 22, 2020. Selections will be made on or before July 15, 2020 with a list of alternates developed in the event of cancellations.

Respiratory therapists of both official languages are eligible to participate in this call for interest; however, facilitation will be held in English.

Any questions can be forwarded to the CBRC Head office cbrc@cbrc.ca Sincerely,
The CBRC Board of Directors


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