Utah Asthma Program
Utah Asthma Program

Certified Asthma Educators

What is a AE-C | Becoming AE-C | Continuing Education for AE-C


What is a Certified Asthma Educator? | Top

A Certified Asthma Educator (AE-C) is an expert in teaching, educating, and counseling individuals with asthma and their families in the knoweldge and skills necessary to minimize the impact of asthma on their quality of life. The educator:

  • Possesses comprehensive, current knowledge of asthma pathophysiology and management.
  • Is knowledgeable about objective and subjective evaluations used to diagnose asthma and assess its control.
  • Instructs individuals with asthma on the optimal use of medications and delivery devices.
  • Conducts thorough assessments of individuals and families.
  • Works with an individual with asthma, his/her family, and other healthcare professionals to develop, implement, monitor, and revise an asthma action plan.
  • Monitors asthma education program outcomes and recommends modifications to improve quality and effectiveness.
  • Serves as a resource to the community by providing information about asthma as well as healthcare and community resources.

Read more about the qualifications of a AE-C in the NAECB Handbook.


Becoming a Certified Asthma Educator | Top


National Asthma Educator Certification Board

In order to become AE-C, you must take and pass the AE-C exam developed and monitored by the National Asthma Educator Certification Board. The exam is a voluntary testing program used to assess qualified health professionals knowledge in asthma education. Certification is voluntary and is not required by law for employment in the field.

You can find exam information and registration, testing resources, the candidate handbook, and additional information at the NAECB website.


A list of Certified Asthma Educators in Utah is available at the NAECB website: https://naecb.com/find-certificant.php



Continuing Education for Certified Asthma Educators | Top

In order to maintain the AE-C, you must complete at least 35 hours of continuing education within 5 years. You can apply for recertification at the NAECB website. You can learn more about recertification by continuing education as a AE-C in the NAEBC recertification handbook.

The following programs and courses are available for AE-C continuing education credit:


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