Conference 2017-18 | NIOSH-Approved Spirometry Training

October 14, 2017 to November 5, 2017

June 2016 - June 2018

Various Locations - See Individual Links Below


Course Description 

NIOSH-Approved Spirometry Training courses offered at the University of Washington (UW) incorporate the most recent American Thoracic Society and European Respiratory Society (ATS/ERS) spirometry testing procedures and interpretation standards. The ATS is the leading medical professional society in the United States that provides evidencebased statements for pulmonary function laboratory standards, testing procedures, and the interpretation of test results. Both the 2-day initial and 1-day refresher spirometry classes are offered on UW campus or can be conducted at your site.


Intended Audience

This course is designed for technicians who have never taken the NIOSH Spirometry certification course, or with certificates more than 5 years old. This class is appropriate for novice as well as highly experienced spirometry technicians.


Do you need this training?

Program Changes effective January 1, 2009
NIOSH-Approved Spirometry course certificates are no longer valid indefinitely. Since January 1, 2009, NIOSH Spirometry certificates will expire five years after the date of course completion. Technicians who completed a NIOSH-Approved Spirometry course within the last five years are eligible to enroll in the One-Day Refresher course to maintain their certification. Technicians with certificates older than five years must repeat the initial Two-Day course to maintain their certification.


Course Content Includes:

  • Basic physiology of the forced vital capacity maneuver and the determinants of airflow limitations.
  • Pulmonary disease patterns in spirometry.
  • ATS/NIOSH instrumentation requirements including calibration check procedures and sources of error and their correction.
  • Performance of testing including subject coaching, recognition of improperly performed maneuvers, and corrective actions.
  • Data quality with emphasis on repeatability.
  • Actual use of the equipment under supervised conditions.
  • Measurement of tracings and calculation of results.
  • Common spirometry testing errors and applicable corrective actions.
  • Evaluation consists of a written and a practical examination.


Course Dates and Locations

Two-Day Initial Training Dates:

 May 20-21, 2017 | Seattle, WA | CLOSEDRegister or get more information about this symposium.

Register or get more information about this symposium. July 22-23, 2017 | Seattle, WA | CLOSED

Register or get more information about this symposium. November 4-5, 2017 | Seattle, WA 


One-Day Refresher Training Dates:

Register or get more information about this symposium. April 22, 2017 | Seattle, WA | CLOSED

Register or get more information about this symposium. October 14, 2017 | Seatte, WA




For more information, please contact the course instructor:
Martha Horike-Pyne, RPFT, MPH,, 206-221-0971.


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If you attended one of the activities above and want to get contact hour credit, please visit the CE Credit Only area:

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Additional Information

Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 16.00 Contact hours
Event starts: 
10/14/2017 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
11/05/2017 - 4:40pm
United States

Available Credit

  • 16.00 Contact hours


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