COVID-19 Community Levels Map Update, August 5, 2022: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has listed New Haven, Fairfield, Litchfield and Middlesex Counties in the Medium/Yellow category as part of its COVID-19 Community Levels Map. Hartford, New London, Tolland and Windham Counties are listed in the Low/Green category. Visit the CDC COVID-19 Community Levels Map for updates.

Monkeypox: Please visit our monkeypox webpage for the latest updates.

Become a Certified Asthma Educator (AE-C)

The National Asthma Educator Certification Board exam is a voluntary testing program used to assess qualified health professionals knowledge in asthma education. It is an evaluative process that demonstrates that rigorous education and experience requirements have been met. Certification is voluntary and is not required by law for employment in the field, although some agencies may use AE-C® certification as a basis for employment, job promotions, salary increases, or other considerations.

You qualify if:

1. You are a licensed or credentialed health care professionals OR

2. You provide professional direct patient asthma education and counseling with a minimum of 1,000 hours experience in these activities.

Asthma Certification Preparatory Course

The Asthma Certification Preparatory Course is a professional education course for frontline healthcare professionals, such as: nurses, nurse practitioners, respiratory therapists, physicians, physician assistants, pharmacists, other licensed or credentialed healthcare professionals, and educators with 1000+ direct hours of asthma education eligible to sit for the national asthma certification exam. The course is also a great refresher for AE-C's preparing for recertification. 

There are a limited number of national programs that offer preparatory courses for those interested in becoming a Certified Asthma Educator. Click each organization's link to learn how you can prepare yourself to become a Certified Asthma Educator:

American Association for Respiratory Care

American Lung Association

Association of Asthma Educators