Our story began in 1979 when Scott A. McNeily established his first examination review. Mr. McNeily was working at Kettering Medical Center in Kettering, Ohio
when the state’s licensure laws were changed to require the certification of practicing respiratory therapists.
Mr. McNeily was asked to develop a class that would prepare the hospital’s employees for the NBRC’s entry-level (CRT®) and registry (RRT®) examinations.
The success of the examination review led Mr. McNeily to leave the college and conduct his review class for students and respiratory therapists all over the country.
He conducted his review under the name Respiratory Therapy Review Seminars - RTR Seminars - to cover all of the NBRC’s examinations for respiratory therapists. In those days the examinations were administered on paper, on pre-determined dates, and Mr. McNeily would travel from city to city for months at a time to conduct his review class before the examination dates.
Demand for the review class grew and Mr. McNeily had to hire instructors to help cover the busy schedule. His first hire was Greg McNeily, his younger brother. Now Kettering National Seminars has a faculty of more than 30 educators and the number grows each year with higher demand for review classes.
Eventually, the company took its successful formula and expanded into radiography with a review for the ARRT’s registry examination. This expansion caused the company to re-brand itself under its current name, Kettering National Seminars. Now, Kettering offers reviews for eight different examinations offered by four testing authorities. Theses reviews are for CRT®, RRT®, NPS®, ACCS®, SDS®, CPFT®, RPFT®, AE-C®, CRAT®, CCT®, CPSGT®, RPSGT®, and RT(R)®.