Respiratory Therapist Licensure Boards

Information on licensure for all states which license respiratory therapy is provided on this page. If any inaccuracies or inconsistencies are found, please notify us.

 

ALABAMA (AL)

www.asbrt.alabama.gov/

ALASKA (AK)

No License Required in this State

ARIZONA (AZ)

Arizona State Board of Respiratory Care Examiners
1400 W. Washington  
Suite 200  
Phoenix, AZ  85007

Phone: 602-542-5995
www.rb.az.gov
Time to allow for licensure:  1-2 (BM)M

ARKANSAS (AR)

Respiratory Care Examining Committee
Arkansas State Medical Board  
2100 Riverfront Dr.   
Suite 200  
Little Rock, AR  72202

Phone: 501-296-1802
http://www.armedicalboard.org/
Time to allow for licensure:  2-3 Weeks

CALIFORNIA (CA)

Respiratory Care Board
444 N. 3rd   St
Suite 270  
Sacramento, CA  95814-0227

Phone: 916-323-9983
http://www.rcb.ca.gov/
Time to allow for licensure: Must have a 2 year Degree. Supervised temp license is issued.

COLORADO (CO)

State of Colorado Office of Resp. Ther. Licensure
1560 Broadway, Suite 1350
Denver Co. 80202-5146

Phone: 303-894-7851
Fax: 303-894-7880
http://www.dora.state.co.us/
Respiratory - Therapy verifies State Licence & NBRC. Lic. 1 week. $60 Fee.

CONNECTICUT (CT)

Department of Public Health

Applications

140 Capitol Av

MS12MQA

Hartford, CT 06134-0308

 

Supporting Documents

140 Capitol Av

MS12APP

Hartford, CT 06134-0308

 

Phone: 860-509-7562
Fax: 860-509-8457

www.state.ct.us/dph

Additional Information: time to allow for licensure:  1-2 Weeks. App., Passport Photo Notarized. Verifies NBRC, State license Education.

DELAWARE (DE)

Medical Center of Delaware
Cannon Bldg.
PO Box 1668
Wilmington, DE  19899

 

861 Silver Lake Blvd.

Dover, DE 19904

 

Phone: 302-739-4522
http://www.dpr.delaware.gov/boards/medicalpractice/index.shtml
Additional Information:Time to allow for licensure: 2-3 weeks..Verifies State licenses & NBRC. Fee is prorated. Temp issued 1-2 days.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (DC)

825 Capital St. NE, Suite 2224
Washington DC, 20002

Phone: 202-442-9200
http://hpla.doh.dc.gov/hpla/cwp/view,A,1195,Q,488204,hplaNav,|30661|,.asp

 

Time to allow for licensure:  3-6 Weeks. Must pick up from the Board the "Suspervisors Form". Fee $195.00.

FLORIDA (FL)

Department of Health
Client Services
4052 Bald Cypressway #C05
Tallahassee, FL  32399

Phone:850-488-0595
http://www.doh.state.fl.us/mqa/respiratory/

Time to allow for licensure:  2-3(T) (BM)

GEORGIA (GA)

Composite State Board of Medical Examiners

Respiratory Therapy Committee  

#2 Peachtree Street NW, 36th Floor  

Atlanta, GA  30303

Phone: 404-656-3914

Fax: 404-656-9723

http://www.state.ga.us/meb/licensure_rr.html
mailto:costroski@dch.state.ga.us

Time to allow for licensure:  6-8(ST) (BM)

HAWAII (HI)

No License Required in this State

IDAHO (ID)

Idaho State Board of Medicine
1755 Westgate Dr, Suite 140
Boise, ID 83704

Phone: 208-327-7009
http://www.bom.state.id.us/about/Parapage.html
Time to allow for licensure:  2-4 weeks. Must fill out the "Pre" appication online.If the Board deems you qualified, the Board will mail the 2nd application. Board mails on Friday.

ILLINOIS (IL)

Department of Professional Regulation
320 W. Washington
3rd Floor  
Springfield, IL  62786

Phone: 217-782-0218
http://www.dpr.state.il.us/

INDIANA (IN)

Health Professions Bureau
402 W. Washington St, Room #W066  
Indianapolis, IN  46204

Phone: 317-232-2960
http://www.hpb.in.gov/

Time to allow for licensure:  1 week. Verifies NBRC & Transcripts Photocopy of State License

IOWA (IA)

Board of Respiratory Care Examiners
321 E 12th St.  
Des Moines, IA  50319-0075

Phone: 515-242-6385
www.idph.state.ia.us/licensure

Time to allow for licensure:  6-8 (BM)

KANSAS (KS)

Kansas State Board of Healing Arts
235 S. Topeka Blvd.  
Topeka, KS  66603

Phone: 785-296-7413
http://www.ksbha.org/

Time to allow for licensure:  1-2

KENTUCKY (KY)

Kentucky Board for Respiratory Care
301 East Main Street
National City Plaza Building, Suite 900
Lexington, KY 40507

Phone: 859-246-2747
http://www.kbrc.ky.gov/

Time to allow for licensure:  1-2 weeks. Issues a temp letter to work.

LOUISIANA (LA)

Board of Medical Examiners
Advisory Committee on Respiratory Care
630 Camp Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

Phone: 504-524-6763
http://www.lsbme.louisiana.gov/RespiratoryTherapists.htm

Time to allow for licensure:  1-2 (T) weeks. Fingerprint card must come from the Board.

MAINE (ME)

Division of Licensing and Enforcement
Board of Respiratory Care Practitioners
122 Northern Avenue  
Gardiner, ME 04345

Phone: 207-624-8603
http://www.maineprofessionalreg.org/

Time to allow for licensure:  2-4

MARYLAND (MD)

Board of Physicians
P.O. Box 37217
Baltimore, MD 21297

Phone: 410-764-4764
http://www.mbp.state.md.us/

Time to allow for licensure:  2-3 (BM)

MASSACHUSETTS (MA)

Board of Respiratory Care
239 Causeway Street, 5th floor
Boston, MA 02114

Phone: 617-727-1747
www.state.ma.us/reg

Time to allow for licensure:  4-6 weeks.

MICHIGAN (MI)

www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,1607,7-132-27417_27529_29413---,00.html

MINNESOTA (MN)

Board of Medical Practice
2829 University Ave.
Suite 400  
Minneapolis, MN  55414

Phone: 612-617-2130
http://www.bmp.state.mn.us/

Time to allow for licensure:  1-3 months. Offers a temp license.

MISSISSIPPI (MS)

State Dept. of Health
Professional Licensure – Respiratory Care
570 East Woodrow Wilson
Jackson, MS 39216

Phone: 601-576-7400
http://www.msdh.state.ms.us/

Time to allow for licensure:  1-2 weeks.

MISSOURI (MO)

State Board of Respiratory Care
3605 Missouri Blvd.  
Jefferson City, MO  65109

Phone: 573-522-5864
http://pr.mo.gov/respiratorycare-about-the-board.asp

Time to allow for licensure:  1 week.

MONTANA (MT)

Professional and Occupational Licensing
301 S. Park Rd., 4th Floor
Helena, MT 59620

Phone: 406-841-2385
http://mt.gov/dli/bsd/license/bsd_boards/rcp_board/verif_page.asp

Time to allow for licensure:  3-5 Days.

NEBRASKA (NE)

Board of Examiners in Respiratory Care Practice
301 Centennial Mall South, 3rd Floor
Lincoln, NE 68509

Phone: 402-471-2299
www.hhs.state.ne.us/crl/profindex1.htm

Time to allow for licensure:  2-3 Days

NEVADA (NV)

Nevada State Board of Medical Examminers
1105 Terminal Way, Suite 301
Reno, NV 89502

Phone: 775-688-2559
http://www.medboard.nv.gov/

NEW HAMPSHIRE (NH)

Office of Allied Health Professions
2 Industrial Park Drive
Concord, NH 03301

Phone: 603-271-8389
http://www.nh.gov/alliedhealth/boards/respiratorycare/index.htm

Time to allow for licensure:  Board meets once per month. Application is not online

NEW JERSEY (NJ)

Division of Consumer Affairs
124 Halsey Street
Newark, NJ 07101

Phone: 973-504-6363
http://www.state.nj.us/oag/ca/medical/respcare.htm

Time to allow for licensure:  2-3 Days. Application is not online. $125.00 App. Fee.

NEW MEXICO (NM)

Respiratory Care Advisory Board
2055 South Pacheco, Suite 400
Santa Fe, NM 87505

Phone: 505-476-7121
http://www.rld.state.nm.us/RespiratoryCare/index.html

Time to allow for licensure:  1 week.

NEW YORK (NY)

New York State Education Dept
Office of Professional Licenses  
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12234

Phone: 518-486-2554
http://www.op.nysed.gov/rtlic.htm

Time to allow for licensure:  2-6 Weeks. Must have a 2-year degree.

NORTH CAROLINA (NC)

North Carolina Respiratory Care Board
1100 Navaho Drive, Suite 242
Raleigh, NC 27609

Phone: 919-878-5595
http://www.ncrcb.org/

Time to allow for licensure:  1 Week.

NORTH DAKOTA (ND)

North Dakota State Board of Respiratory Care
PO Box 2223  
Bismarck, ND  58502

Phone: 701-222-1564
http://www.ndsbrc.com/

Time to allow for licensure:  1-2

OHIO (OH)

Ohio Respiratory Care Board
77 S. High St.  
16th Floor  
Columbus, OH  43215-6108

Phone: 614-752-9218
www.state.oh.us/rsp

Time to allow for licensure:  2-3 weeks. Board issues licenses every 2 weeks. Must have 2-year degree.

OKLAHOMA (OK)

Oklahoma Medical Board
5104 N. Francis Avenue, Suite C  
Oklahoma City, OK  73118

Phone: 405-848-6841
Fax: 405-848-8240
http://www.okmedicalboard.org/

Time to allow for licensure:  10 days to 2 months.

OREGON (OR)

Respiratory Therapy Licensing Board
700 Summer St. NE  
Ste 320  
Salem, OR  97310-1287

Phone: 503-378-8667
http://www.oregon.gov/OHLA/RT/index.shtml

Time to allow for licensure:  1-2 weeks.

PENNSYLVANIA (PA)

Professional State Board of Medicine
2601 N. 3rd St
Harrisburg, PA  17110

Phone: 717-787-2381
http://www.dos.state.pa.us/bpoa/site/default.asp

Time to allow for licensure:  5-10 days. Must produce employment history since 1995 to present.

RHODE ISLAND (RI)

Rhode Island Department of Professional Regulation
3 Capitol Hill
Rm 104  
Providence, RI  02908

Phone: 401-222-2827
http://www.health.ri.gov/hsr/professions/resp_care.php

Time to allow for licensure:  1-2 weeks. Application is not online.

SOUTH CAROLINA (SC)

South Carolina Board of Respiratory
110 Centerview Drive, Suite 202
Columbia, SC 29210

Phone: 803-896-4300
Fax: 803-896-4515
www.llr.state.sc.us/pol/medical

Time to allow for licensure:  2-4 weeks.

SOUTH DAKOTA (SD)

State Board of Medical Examiners
1323 S. Minnisota Ave.  
Sioux Falls, SD  57105

Phone: 605-336-0270
http://doh.sd.gov/boards/medicine/Licensing/RCP.aspx

Time to allow for licensure:  1 week.

TENNESSEE (TN)

Board for Respiratory Care
First Floor – Cordall Hull  
425 5th Ave N  
Nashville, TN  37247-1010

Phone: 615-532-5096
http://health.state.tn.us/Boards/RC/

Time to allow for licensure:  6 weeks.

TEXAS (TX)

Texas Department of Health
1100 W. 49th St.  
Austin, TX  78756

Phone: 512-834-6632
Fax: 512-834-4518
http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/respiratory/

Time to allow for licensure:  4 weeks.

UTAH (UT)

Business Regulation
Department of Professional Licensing  
160 East 300 South
Salt Lake City, UT  84114

Phone: 801-530-6626
http://www.dopl.utah.gov/licensing/respiratory_care.html

Time to allow for licensure:  2 weeks. Fee $60.00.

VERMONT (VT)

http://vtprofessionals.org/opr1/r_therapists/

VIRGINIA (VA)

Department of Health Professions
Perimeter Center,
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23233

Phone: 804-662-7664
http://www.dhp.state.va.us/bhp/

Time to allow for licensure:  2-3 weeks.

WASHINGTON (WA)

Department of Health-Respiratory Care Section
PO Box 1099  
Olympia, WA  98507-1099

Phone: 360-236-4942
https://fortress.wa.gov/doh/hpqa1/hps7/Respiratory_Care/default.htm

Time to allow for licensure:  1-2

WEST VIRGINIA (WV)

West Virginia Board of Respiratory Care
106 Dee Dr, Suite 1
Hillcrest Office Park  
Charleston, WV  25311

Phone: 304-558-1382
http://www.wvborc.org/

Time to allow for licensure:  1-2

WISCONSIN (WI)

Bureau of Health Professions-Respiratory Care
1400 East Washington Avenue  
Madison, WI  53703

Phone: 608-266-0483

Phone: 304-558-1382
http://www.drl.state.wi.us/

Time to allow for licensure:  2-3 weeks. Verifies State licenses, NBRC, education. Photocopy of diploma. Fee $110.00.

WYOMING (WY)

State Occupational Licensing
2020 Carey Avenue, Suite 201
Cheyenne, WY 82002

Phone: 307-777-7788
http://www.wysrc.org/WyomingStateBoardForRespiratoryCare.html
Time to allow for licensure:  1-3 Days. Verifies only 1 current license regardless of # of licensures. Fee is $100.00.

Quick Registration

Respiratory Therapy Locations