DPH: Respiratory Care Practitioner Licensure Requirements

Respiratory Care Practitioner Licensure Requirements

 

Before applying for licensure, please familiarize yourself with the general licensing policies.

 

An applicant for licensure must meet one (1) of the following eligibility routes:

 

Route 1

 

Completion of an educational program for Respiratory Therapists or Respiratory Therapy Technicians which, at the time of completion, was accredited by the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation, or the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, in cooperation with the Joint Review Committee for Respiratory Therapy Education, or was recognized by the Joint Review Committee for Respiratory Therapy Education; or the Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care; and

 

Successful completion of the  Entry Level or Advanced Practitioner Respiratory Care examination administered by the National Board for Respiratory Care, Inc. (NBRC); and

 

Is currently credentialed by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) as a Certified Respiratory Therapy Technician or Registered Respiratory Therapist.

 

Route 2

 

Was credentialed by the NBRC as a Certified Respiratory Therapy Technician not later than June 30, 1978; or

 

Was credentialed by the NBRC as a Registered Respiratory Therapist not later than June 30, 1971; and

 

Has successfully completed the Entry Level or Advanced Practitioner Respiratory Care Examination administered by the NBRC; and

 

Is currently credentialed by the National Board for Respiratory Care NBRC as a Certified Respiratory Therapy Technician or Registered Respiratory Therapist.

 

Route 3

 

Has been registered as a Respiratory Therapist by the Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists (CSRT);

 

Has passed the Clinical Simulation Examination of the NBRC; and

 

Is currently credentialed by the NBRC as a Registered Respiratory Therapist.  

 

Documentation Requirements

 

Please arrange for the following documents be submitted directly to this office from the source:

 

A completed, notarized application with photograph and fee of $190.00.  The fee must be in the form of a bank check or money order, made payable to "Treasurer, State of Connecticut"; 

 

Verification sent directly from the educational institution of completion of an accredited educational program (please select this link for the required form);

 

Verification of all licenses held, current or expired, sent directly from the appripriate jurisdiction.  Please contact the jurisdiction prior to submssion of the requried form as some may chage a fee for this service;

 

Official verification, sent directly from the NBRC to this Department, of current credential status and passage of examination;

 

If applicable, official verification of past or present registration sent directly from the CSRT.

Please arrange for all supporting documentation be sent directly from the source to:

 

Connecticut Department of Public Health

RCP Licensure

410 Capitol Ave., MS #12 APP

P.O. Box 340308

Hartford, CT 06134

Phone: (860) 509-7603

Fax: (860) 707-1982

Email: dph.alliedhealth@ct.gov

 





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