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What is the Asthma Educator Institute?

The American Lung Association Asthma Educator Institute is a two-day preparatory course for those qualified to take the National Asthma Educator Certification Board (NAECB) examination. Developed in January 2003, the Asthma Educator Institute was recently updated to reflect the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program Expert Panel Report 3: Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma.

The curriculum covers the content outlined in the NAECB Candidate Handbook and includes case reviews, hands-on skills demonstration and practice. The course is delivered by asthma experts from your community, including Certified Asthma Educators (AE-C).

How do I sign up?

You can register online by choosing the Register option in the navigation at the top of this page.

How much does it cost to register for this two-day session?

The fee for this two-day session is $160 if you are NOT a current certified Asthma Educator (AE-C).

If you are currently an AE-C, the discounted fee for taking this course to brush up on asthma knowledge, is $135.

What is the registration deadline?

The deadline to register for the Asthma Educator Institute is May 9, 2019. Register early- space is limited.

If the deadline has passed, please contact Amber Pelletier at or by calling 781-314-9027 to see if space still exists and if it’s possible to still participate.

Who should attend the Asthma Educator Institute?

Respiratory therapists, nurses, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals who are preparing for the NAECB exam. Please refer to to determine the eligibility to become an AE-C. Bilingual (fluent in English and Spanish) individuals are strongly encourage to attend.

Are discounts available if I am planning on taking the certification exam and/or re-certifying?

Yes. The RI Association of Certified Asthma Educators (RIACAE) will be reimbursing first-time test takers who PASS the NAECB exam in the amount of $200.

For those who are re-certifying, RIACAE will be providing a $150 as a reimbursement for re-certification costs.

If you have any questions please contact Amber Pelletier at or by calling 781-314-9027.

Can I register even if I don’t plan on taking the certification exam?

Yes. Anyone can register and participate, regardless if they choose to take the exam or not.

Are CEU’s available?

An application for the Continuing Nursing Education Activity has been made to the Northeast Multistate Division (NE-MSD), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

An application will be made to the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) for continuing education contact hours for respiratory therapists.

To receive Continuing Education Credits, you must attend ALL sessions, BOTH days.

Are meals included in my registration fees?

Yes, both breakfast and lunch on BOTH days are included (i.e. beverages, meals and snacks). Please contact Amber Pelletier at with any dietary requests or food allergies.

Are registration fees refundable?

Yes. Registration fees are refundable if request is received by May 9, 2019. Please contact Amber Pelletier to request a refund at or 781-314-9027.

How can I get involved in planning the Asthma Educator Institute program in RI?

If you would like to be on the planning committee and/or have an interest in presenting on one of the topics at the next Asthma Educator Institute, please contact Amber Pelletier at or 781-314-9027.

Are hotel options available?

Yes, there are many options in the surrounding area. The Clarion Inn Seekonk/Providence is offering us a $104 per night rate. Please contact Sonia at (508) 336-7300 ext. 604 to make accommodations directly, please mention this event.