CRFS Examination

Certified Respiratory Function Scientist (CRFS)

The Certification Examination for Respiratory Function Scientists (CRFS) was developed to assess the professional knowledge of physiologists performing clinical respiratory function testing and to set a uniform minimum standard of knowledge appropriate to the competent performance of basic respiratory function testing in Australia and New Zealand. 

The exam consists of 100 multi-choice questions, to be answered within two hours under exam conditions.

 The CRFS exam covers the following six topics:

  • Respiratory System Anatomy
  • Respiratory System Physiology
  • Respiratory Terminology, Gas Laws And Correction of Gas Volumes
  • Instrumentation and Equipment
  • Pharmacology and Diagnostic Procedures
  • Data Management

Examination Eligibility Criteria

1. Current financial member of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Respiratory Science     

                                         AND either 2 OR 3
2. Hold an appropriate tertiary degree and complete a minimum of one year of clinical experience in the field of respiratory science, to be interpreted as a minimum of 35 hours per week employed in a respiratory function laboratory.
3. Complete five years of clinical experience in the field of respiratory science, interpreted as a minimum of 20 hours per week employed in a respiratory function laboratory.

 

2017 CRFS Examination Dates

5th May  (close date for applications 21/4/17)

27th Oct (close date for applications 22/9/17)

 

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