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NIOSH-Approved Spirometry Training Course

NIOSH-Approved Spirometry Training (Course #131)

Texas State University
Department of Respiratory Care
200 Bobcat Way, Ste 214, Willow Hall
Round Rock, Texas 78665

Upcoming Spirometry Training

August 12 & 13, 2024 "Register now - seats remain available" 

December 10 & 11, 2024 "Register now - seats remain available" 

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Spirometry is a lung function test that plays an important role in occupational respiratory health surveillance by helping to determine if a worker demonstrates a specific pattern of respiratory impairment. Spirometry also helps to assess the effectiveness of protective measures in the workplace.

This spirometry training course uses small groups, demonstrations, lectures, audiovisual instruction and individual practice to provide students with the skills to administer spirometry testing in the occupational or clinic settings. Competency in performance of spirometry testing will be verified through students passing a written exam and practical exam. Certificates will be given to students that are successful in passing both exams.

Occupational health nurses, respiratory therapists, physicians, safety professionals, health technicians, or other personnel involved in the performance and/or interpretation of spirometry.

Course Details:

The NIOSH-approved spirometry training course is conducted over two days in the Respiratory Care department on the Texas State Round Rock campus. The 16 hour curriculum consists of lecture and practicum exercises to aid the individual in the proper performance of spirometry testing. The course is taught by registered respiratory therapists with years of experience and training in lung function testing. The cost of the course is $700.00 and includes all course materials, snacks/drinks, and a box lunch for both days. 

For more information, please contact the course director:

Kevin Collins, PhD, RRT, RPFT, AE-C

Phone: (512) 716-2685 or Email:


NIOSH Spirometry Training Program Website 

This continuing respiratory therapy offering has been approved for 13.5 CERTs by the Texas Society for Respiratory Care.

This continuing nursing education offering was approved by the St. David’s School of Nursing at Texas State University.  The St. David’s School of Nursing at Texas State University is an approved provider of continuing education by the Alabama Board of Nursing, ABNP1544, expiration date 10/05/2027.