*Use of the TMC exam content outline is with permission from the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC).

Respiratory Review Workshops, Inc., also referred to as The Persing Review, believes that the best way to prepare for the NBRC credentialing exams is by practicing exam questions and discussing the material related to each question. This workshop is very detailed and reviews material from all content areas of the NBRC TMC Exam Content Outline. One hundred and ninety NBRC-like questions are administered in 10 exams that are grouped in sections according to the content outline assuring that all areas of the exam will be reviewed.  Practice clinical simulations will also be completed and reviewed in detail.

The Persing Review is a comprehensive 2-day workshop to help review individuals for both the TMC Exam and Clinical Simulation Exam.

Gary Persing, BS, RRT, retired August 1, 2016 from Tulsa Community College in Tulsa, OK where he taught in the respiratory care program for 35 years.  To ensure his knowledge of the exam content Gary routinely takes the NBRC exams and all the practice exams offered by the NBRC. Gary has conducted review workshops since 1990 with over 85,000 students around the country using his review textbooks and attending his workshops to help in the preparation for these important exams. His review textbook, Respiratory Care Exam Review, 4th edition, published by Elsevier Publishing Company offers 17 chapters of review material for both the TMC and Clinical Simulation exams including two practice TMC exams and 20 practice clinical simulations. Explanations for all the correct answers are included. This textbook is included in the workshop fee ($94.95 value) and is updated to the current 2015 exam content outline for both exams. For more information about the book or to order it online, go to the Contact page and click on the book where you will be sent to publisher's website.

Additional workshop faculty:

Tonya Edwards, M.Ed, RRT, Program Director of the Respiratory Care Program at Weatherford College in Weatherford, TX.  Tonya is an experienced educator who routinely takes the NBRC exams to help prepare her students and workshop attendees for these important exams.  She has received excellent reviews from workshop participants. Tonya contributed 9 clinical simulations to Gary's review textbook.

Most of the workshops are conducted at respiratory care programs around the country. Workshops are set up by request with a minimum number of around 12 participants required. To request a workshop in your area, call 866-206-1541 or send an email to

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