Information on licensure for all states which license respiratory therapy is provided on this page.

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  • Alabama

  • Alaska

    Notes: No License Required in this State
  • Arizona

    Arizona State Board of Respiratory Care Examiners
    1400 W. Washington  
    Suite 200  
    Phoenix, AZ  85007 Phone: 602-542-5995 Website: www.rb.az.gov Notes: Time to allow for licensure:  1-2 (BM)M
  • Arkansas

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

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

  • California

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

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

  • Colorado

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

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

  • Connecticut

    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

    Website: www.state.ct.us/dph Notes: Additional Information: time to allow for licensure:  1-2 Weeks. App., Passport Photo Notarized. Verifies NBRC, State license Education.
  • Delaware

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

     

    861 Silver Lake Blvd.

    Dover, DE 19904

     

    Phone: 302-739-4522
    Website: http://www.dpr.delaware.gov/boards/medicalpractice/index.shtml Notes: 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

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

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

     

    Notes: Time to allow for licensure:  3-6 Weeks. Must pick up from the Board the “Suspervisors Form”. Fee $195.00.
  • Florida

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

    Phone:850-488-0595
    Website: http://www.doh.state.fl.us/mqa/respiratory/ Notes: Time to allow for licensure:  2-3(T) (BM)

  • Georgia

    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

    Website: http://www.state.ga.us/meb/licensure_rr.html Website: mailto:costroski@dch.state.ga.us Notes: Time to allow for licensure:  6-8(ST) (BM)
  • Hawaii

    Notes:

    No License Required in this State

  • Idaho

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

    Phone: 208-327-7009
    Website: http://www.bom.state.id.us/about/Parapage.html Notes: 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

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

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

  • Indiana

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

    Phone: 317-232-2960
    Website: http://www.hpb.in.gov/ Notes: Time to allow for licensure:  1 week. Verifies NBRC & Transcripts Photocopy of State License

  • Iowa

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

    Phone: 515-242-6385
    Website: www.idph.state.ia.us/licensure Notes: Time to allow for licensure:  6-8 (BM)

  • Kansas

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

    Phone: 785-296-7413
    Website: http://www.ksbha.org/ Notes: Time to allow for licensure:  1-2

  • Kentucky

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

    Phone: 859-246-2747
    Website: http://www.kbrc.ky.gov/ Notes: Time to allow for licensure:  1-2 weeks. Issues a temp letter to work.

  • Louisiana

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

    Phone: 504-524-6763
    Website: http://www.lsbme.louisiana.gov/RespiratoryTherapists.htm Notes: Time to allow for licensure:  1-2 (T) weeks. Fingerprint card must come from the Board.

  • Maine

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

    Phone: 207-624-8603
    Website: http://www.maineprofessionalreg.org/ Notes: Time to allow for licensure:  2-4

  • Maryland

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

    Phone: 410-764-4764
    Website: http://www.mbp.state.md.us/ Notes: Time to allow for licensure:  2-3 (BM)

  • Massachusetts

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

    Phone: 617-727-1747
    Website: www.state.ma.us/reg Notes: Time to allow for licensure:  4-6 weeks.

  • Michigan

  • Minnesota

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

    Phone: 612-617-2130
    Website: http://www.bmp.state.mn.us/ Notes: Time to allow for licensure:  1-3 months. Offers a temp license.

  • Mississippi

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

    Phone: 601-576-7400
    Website: http://www.msdh.state.ms.us/ Notes: Time to allow for licensure:  1-2 weeks.

  • Missouri

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

    Phone: 573-522-5864
    Website: http://pr.mo.gov/respiratorycare-about-the-board.asp Notes: Time to allow for licensure:  1 week.

  • Montana

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

    Phone: 406-841-2385
    Website: http://mt.gov/dli/bsd/license/bsd_boards/rcp_board/verif_page.asp Notes: Time to allow for licensure:  3-5 Days.

  • Nebraska

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

    Phone: 402-471-2299
    Website: www.hhs.state.ne.us/crl/profindex1.htm Notes: Time to allow for licensure:  2-3 Days

  • Nevada

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

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

  • New Hampshire

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

    Phone: 603-271-8389
    Website: http://www.nh.gov/alliedhealth/boards/respiratorycare/index.htm Notes: Time to allow for licensure:  Board meets once per month. Application is not online

  • New Jersey

    Division of Consumer Affairs
    124 Halsey Street
    Newark, NJ 07101

    Phone: 973-504-6363
    Website: http://www.state.nj.us/oag/ca/medical/respcare.htm Notes: Time to allow for licensure:  2-3 Days. Application is not online. $125.00 App. Fee.

  • New Mexico

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

    Phone: 505-476-7121
    Website: http://www.rld.state.nm.us/RespiratoryCare/index.html Notes: Time to allow for licensure:  1 week.
  • New York

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

    Phone: 518-486-2554
    Website: http://www.op.nysed.gov/rtlic.htm Notes: Time to allow for licensure:  2-6 Weeks. Must have a 2-year degree.

  • North Carolina

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

    Phone: 919-878-5595
    Website: http://www.ncrcb.org/ Notes: Time to allow for licensure:  1 Week.

  • North Dakota

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

    Phone: 701-222-1564
    Website: http://www.ndsbrc.com/ Notes: Time to allow for licensure:  1-2

  • Ohio

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

    Phone: 614-752-9218
    Website: www.state.oh.us/rsp Notes: Time to allow for licensure:  2-3 weeks. Board issues licenses every 2 weeks. Must have 2-year degree.

  • Oklahoma

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

    Phone: 405-848-6841
    Fax: 405-848-8240
    Website: http://www.okmedicalboard.org/ Notes: Time to allow for licensure:  10 days to 2 months.

  • Oregon

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

    Phone: 503-378-8667
    Website: http://www.oregon.gov/OHLA/RT/index.shtml Notes: Time to allow for licensure:  1-2 weeks.

  • Pennsylvania

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

    Phone: 717-787-2381
    Website: http://www.dos.state.pa.us/bpoa/site/default.asp Notes: Time to allow for licensure:  5-10 days. Must produce employment history since 1995 to present.

  • Rhode Island

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

    Phone: 401-222-2827
    Website: http://www.health.ri.gov/hsr/professions/resp_care.php Notes: Time to allow for licensure:  1-2 weeks. Application is not online.

  • South Carolina

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

    Phone: 803-896-4300
    Fax: 803-896-4515
    Website: www.llr.state.sc.us/pol/medical Notes: Time to allow for licensure:  2-4 weeks.

  • South Dakota

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

    Phone: 605-336-0270
    Website: http://doh.sd.gov/boards/medicine/Licensing/RCP.aspx Notes: Time to allow for licensure:  1 week.

  • Tennessee

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

    Phone: 615-532-5096
    Website: http://health.state.tn.us/Boards/RC/ Notes: Time to allow for licensure:  6 weeks.

  • Texas

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

    Phone: 512-834-6632
    Fax: 512-834-4518
    Website: http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/respiratory/ Notes: Time to allow for licensure:  4 weeks.

  • Utah

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

    Phone: 801-530-6626
    Website: http://www.dopl.utah.gov/licensing/respiratory_care.html Notes: Time to allow for licensure:  2 weeks. Fee $60.00.

  • Vermont

  • Virginia

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

    Phone: 804-662-7664
    Website: http://www.dhp.state.va.us/bhp/ Notes: Time to allow for licensure:  2-3 weeks.

  • Washington

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

    Phone: 360-236-4942
    Website: https://fortress.wa.gov/doh/hpqa1/hps7/Respiratory_Care/default.htm Notes: Time to allow for licensure:  1-2

  • West Virginia

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

    Phone: 304-558-1382
    Website: http://www.wvborc.org/ Notes: Time to allow for licensure:  1-2

  • Wisconsin

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

    Phone: 608-266-0483

    Phone: 304-558-1382
    Website: http://www.drl.state.wi.us/ Notes: Time to allow for licensure:  2-3 weeks. Verifies State licenses, NBRC, education. Photocopy of diploma. Fee $110.00.

  • Wyoming

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

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