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FAQ's regarding PREP

Is this course accredited/approved?

  Yes, this course is approved by the Canadian Network for Respiratory Care and is required to challenge the CRE credentialing exam.

What do I need to be successful in this course?

  Once you have registered for the course, you will need:

  • Access to CTE, GOLD and GINA guidelines which are available online for free
  • Workbook which will be mailed to you upon registration by MRG (allow 7-10 days)
  • Computer (laptop or desktop)
  • Strong internet connection
  • Time (six to eight hours per week)
  • Commitment and dedication 

How long is the course and what is the time commitment per week?

  It is a 40-hour program delivered over 5 weeks. Time commitment required per week is 6-7 hours of doing pre-reading and reviewing the course material and 1-1.5 hours of virtual sessions 

When are the virtual sessions and is the attendance mandatory?

  The virtual sessions are scheduled on Thursdays from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm every week. Attendance at these sessions is strongly recommended and is mandatory in week 5. The sessions in weeks 1-4 are recorded for those who are not able to attend 

Is there any support if needed?

  All questions/emails will be answered within 2 business days. Virtual support is available on request. 

When is the CRE exam offered by CNRC?

  The exam is held twice a year, in June and November. He dates for the exam vary each year and can be found on the CNRC website ( 

Does this course meet the requirement for all three modules for the CRE credentialing exam?

  This course covers the curriculum requirement for Foundational Health Education, Asthma and COPD. 

Can I take the CTE credentialing exam after completing this course?

  This course includes the basic concepts regarding tobacco cessation but does not cover the required curriculum to challenge the exam for CTE credential. 

Can I still access the content to study for the credentialing exam, after I’ve finished the course?

  The content can be accessed on the learning management system for 6 months from the date of registration for the course. 

What happens if I fail any of the assessments within the course?

  You will need to contact the faculty for remediation if available. Not all components of the course can be remediated.

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