American Association for Respiratory Care


Registration and Fees

Registration Policies

  • American Express, MasterCard, and VISA are the only credit cards accepted.
  • Members who have paid the current year’s dues and are in good standing or whose applications are in process will be admitted at the member rate.
  • Members registering on-site will be required to present their current membership card. Any person who does not present a current membership card must register at the non-member rate.
  • All students will be required to pay a registration fee. AARC members with student status can register at the student rate. Students who are not members of the AARC are required to pay the non-member student rate. Non-member students must register on-site and show proof of current enrollment.
  • An active member is not permitted to register as an exhibitor or to assist in a booth unless he/she is an employee of the exhibiting firm.
  • Spouses may register for the Congress on-site only. Any logical proof indicating that the person is a member’s spouse will be accepted.
  • Advance registration fees must be prepaid. No invoice will be issued. An acknowledgement will be made of the fee paid.
  • Refund requests must be in writing and must be received by Monday, November 24. A processing fee of 25% or $50, whichever is less, will be deducted from the refund. No refunds will be made after November 24.
  • No soliciting from exhibitors or attendees is permitted without AARC permission.

Three Ways to Register

Register now and save with early registration fees.

Online Registration

Register online by clicking the highlighted links if paying by credit card.

Faxed or Mailed Registrations

Print the Registration Form with Adobe Reader and fax or mail it to the AARC. Instructions are on the form.

Congress (4-day)

Membership Status By Oct 17 After Oct 17 and On-Site
AARC Member $389 $419
Student AARC member $165 $185
Non-Member Student* Not available $240 (Must register on-site)
Non-Member* $525 $545
Spouse Not available $50 (must register on-site)

*Fee includes a 1 year AARC membership.

Register for Congress Only

Congress (Daily fees; Register on-site only)

Membership Status Tues., Wed., or Thurs. Friday
AARC Member $215 $125
Student AARC member $95 $55
Non-Member Student $145 $105
Non-Member $309 $175
Spouse Not available Not available

Active Duty Military

We have a special offer for all health care professionals, not just respiratory therapists, on active duty in all branches of the US armed forces, as well as military reservists recalled to active duty. See details.

The AARC Congress 2014 registration fee is being waived for all active duty military health care professionals (not just respiratory therapists) to thank you for your service. If you are not currently a member of the AARC, you will be given a complimentary one-year membership as part of your registration. Please note all active duty military are eligible for free AARC membership all year round.

Here is what you need to do:

  1. Fill out a special Military AARC Congress 2014 registration form.
  2. Submit that form with a photocopy of your military ID, showing your active duty dates.
  3. Come on Tuesday, December 9 to the Awards Ceremony beginning at 8:30 am and wear your uniform.

Submit your materials in one of three ways:

  • Mail: Submit all paperwork to AARC—Military, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd, Suite 100, Irving TX 75063.
  • Fax: to 972-484-2720 and include a cover sheet marked Attention: Military Program.
  • Email: Scan all materials above and save as a PDF, then send to

Congress Pre-Courses

Pre-course registration is now closed.

If you wish to register for one of the pre-courses, please call AARC Customer Service at 972-243-2272 for availability.

  • All pre-courses will be held on Monday, December 8, 2014.
  • Courses run concurrently. You may register for one full-day or two half-day courses.
  • You must attend the entire course to receive CRCE credit; no partial credit will be given.
  • Course capacities are limited.
  • Pre-registration is required. Deadline: November 17, 2014 or when course is full.
Pre-Course #1—Preparing for a Pandemic: The Strategic National Stockpile—Mechanical Ventilation Workshop

8:00 am–12:00 noon

Congress registration is not required. No course registration fee is required but you must pre-register.

Pre-Course #2—Current Practice of Mechanical Ventilation: A Case-Based Audience Interactive Session

8:00 am–12:00 noon

  AARC Member Non-Member
By Oct 17    
Course Only $100 $175
With Congress Reg $50 $50
Oct 18–Nov 17    
Course Only $130 $220
With Congress Reg $75 $75
Pre-Course #3—Pulmonary Function Testing

1:00 pm –4:00 pm

  AARC Member Non-Member
By Oct 17    
Course Only $100 $175
With Congress Reg $50 $50
Oct 18–Nov 17    
Course Only $130 $220
With Congress Reg $75 $75
Pre-Course #4—ECMO: A Comprehensive Approach for Pediatric and Adult Practitioners

1:00 pm–5:00 pm

  AARC Member Non-Member
By Oct 17    
Course Only $100 $175
With Congress Reg $50 $50
Oct 18–Nov 17    
Course Only $130 $220
With Congress Reg $75 $75
Pre-Course #5—Sleep & Wellness 2014

8:00 am–4:15 pm

  AARC Member Non-Member
By Oct 17    
Course Only $40 $60
With Congress Reg $30 $50
Oct 18–Nov 17    
Course Only $50 $70
With Congress Reg $40 $60


A receipt for your registration fee(s) will be sent to you prior to your departure for Las Vegas. Present this receipt on-site to receive your name badge and your registration packet(s).

On-Site Registration Hours

Monday, December 8 10:00 am–6:00 pm
Tuesday, December 9 7:00 am–4:00 pm
Wednesday, December 10 7:30 am–4:00 pm
Thursday, December 11 8:00 am–4:00 pm
Friday, December 12 8:00 am–10:00 am
8:00 am–2:00 pm—CRCE Assistance Available

You can fill out the Registration Form and bring it with you for on-site registration.