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Membership Information Page!

Below you'll find items related to your membership in the PSRC.  If you have a question about membership that you don't see answered here, send an email to and we'll answer your question and get the answer on this page!


General Membership Information
The PSRC is the state affiliate of the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC).  Membership in the PSRC is obtained by joining the AARC and is given at NO additional charge!  All members of the AARC automatically become a member of the state affiliate in the state in which they live.  If the member lives in one state but works in another, the member may choose to be listed as a member in the state in which they work rather than in the state where they live.  Members can only be a member of one state affiliate.

To Join the AARC (& PSRC) or to Renew Your Membership:  


Member Benefits     
AARC (and PSRC!) members receive a LOT of value for their membership dues! In fact, there are so many membership benefits of membership in these two associations that we've listed them on their own pages! 
Click here for information on all of the benefits of  membership in the AARC and click here to view the benefits of membership in the PSRC!

Frequently Asked Questions...

  1.  What are the different types of memberships that the AARC offers and what are the annual dues?  
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  2.  If I join in the middle of the year, when will my membership expire?  


  3.  Is membership in the AARC (or PSRC) required to practice as a respiratory therapist in Pennsylvania?


When you join the AARC (and PSRC), you receive 12 months of membership from the month you join.  For example, if you join on August 9th,  your membership will be valid thru August 31st of the following year.

No.  The AARC & PSRC are the national and state professional associations.  The two groups are responsible for research, professional education, networking and much more.  However, licensure is handled by the PA State Board of Medicine and State Board of Osteopathic Medicine.

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