Continuing Education for Healthcare Professionals 

Become a Certified Asthma Educator

The Montana Asthma Control Program supports healthcare providers in Montana who seek the national   certified asthma educator credential (AE-C).  The program provides support for studying for the AE-C exam through:

  • A lending library of free study materials:
    • For those who prefer to read a physical book, copies of The Asthma Educator's Handbook and the NAECB Exam Secrets Study Guide are available for checkout from several Montana public libraries in the Montana Shared Catalog. If your local public library does not belong to the Montana Shared Catalog, you can ask your local librarian to place an interlibrary loan and the book will be sent to your library for pickup.
    • Access our ebooks anytime and download to your device. MontanaLibrary2Go is a virtual library available to most Montana residents with an active library card. Or download the app for free Libby, by Overdrive from the app store. Sign up for a free MontanaLibrary2Go account with your library card in order to check out The Asthma Educator's Handbook or the NAECB Exam Secrets Study Guide. These can be either downloaded to your device or can be read in your browser.


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Attend the Big Sky Pul monary Conference

In 2023, over 130 people attended the Big Sky Pulmonary Conference! The  BSPC is a continuing education conference for health professionals, which will highlight promising methods of preventing and managing respiratory illness and associated risk factors according to evidence-based guidelines. Sessions will be presented by physicians and other health professionals including experts in pediatric and adult pulmonary care. The 2024 Big Sky Pulmonary Conference will be held in March 2024. 

When: February 29 - March 2, 2024
Where: Location TBD / Zoom

View new and recorded Asthma webinars. 

See our   webinar archive page  for more information about webinars hosted by the MACP.

Attend AAE's Becoming and Asthma Educator and Care Manager Course

The Montana Asthma Control Program partners with the Association of Asthma Educators to host virtual AE-C certification prep courses in the spring of each calendar year. Dedicated to teaching participants to holistically approach the education of patients and families with asthma. Care topics discussed are asthma prevalence, goals of therapy, pathophysiology, controlling factors that contribute to severity, pharmacotherapy, medical administration, monitor symptoms, co-morbidities, and optimizing education. The application of core topics is reviewed through interactive case studies.

The date of the 2024 AAE review course has not been determined. Please check back for more details. 

Asthma Quarterly Newsletters

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