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Unions and Associations

Respiratory therapists and technicians who work for government agencies can join the American Federation of Government Employees and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. Other unions for health care professionals include the National Union of Healthcare Workers and Service Employee International Union. The American Association for Respiratory Care is the major professional organization for respiratory care professionals. It offers network opportunities, continuing education classes and webinars, publications, and other resources. The Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care and the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs accredit respiratory and other health care programs. The National Board for Respiratory Care provides information on licensing and certification. 

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