State

State Licensure Contact Information

State Requirements

Home Study Limits

ALABAMA

ALABAMA STATE BOARD OF RESPIRATORY THERAPY
PO BOX 241386
MONTGOMERY AL 36124-1386
Ph: 334.396.2332
Fax: 334.396.2384
http://www.asbrt.alabama.gov

24 every 2 years

12 maximum

ALASKA

ASRC Licensure Committee

Alaska Native Medical Center

250 Gambell St.

Anchorage, AK 99501

Ph: (907) 279-6661

Fax: (907) 257-1781

None

ARIZONA

BOARD OF RESPIRATORY CARE EXAMINERS
1400 W WASHINGTON SUITE 200
PHOENIX AZ 85007
Ph: 602-542-5995
Fax: 602-542-5900
http://www.rb.az.gov

20 every 2 years

no limit

ARKANSAS

ARKANSAS STATE MEDICAL BOARD
VICTORY BLDG SUITE 340
1401 W CAPITOL
LITTLE ROCK AR 72201
Ph: 501-296-1978
Fax: 501-603-3555
http://www.armedicalboard.org

12 every year

No limit

CALIFORNIA

RESP CARE BOARD OF CALIFORNIA
444 N 3RD ST, STE 270
SACRAMENTO CA 95811-0228
Ph: 916-323-9983
Fax: 916-323-9999
http://www.rcb.ca.gov/

15 every 2 years
Mandatory 3 hours CA Law and Ethics (every other renewal) Must be taken from the CSRC or AARC

No limit

COLORADO

RESPIRATORY THERAPY LICENSURE
1560 BROADWAY, STE 1350
DENVER CO 80202
Ph: 303-894-2983
Fax: 303-894-7764
http://www.dora.state.co.us/respiratory-therapy/

None

CONNECTICUT

RESP CARE PRACTITIONER LICENSURE
410 CAPITOL AVENUE, MS #12APP
P.O. BOX 340308
HARTFORD CT 06134-0308
Ph: 860-509-7603
Fax: 8605098457
http://www.ct.gov/dph

6 every year

No limit

DELAWARE

DE BOARD OF MEDICAL PRACTICE
861 SILVER LAKE BLVD, SUITE 203
CANNON BLDG
DOVER DE 19904-2467
Ph: 302-744-4520
Fax: 302-739-2711
http://www.dpr.delaware.gov (Click on Medical Practice)

20 every 2 years

No limit

DISTRICT OF
COLUMBIA

DC BOARD OF RESPIRATORY CARE
899 NORTH CAPITOL ST NE 2ND FL
WASHINGTON DC 20002
Ph: 202-724-8826
Fax: 202-727-8471
http://www.dchealth.dc.gov

16 every 2 years

Mandatory 3 hours Ethics

8 hours maximum (eff. 1/31/07)

FLORIDA

BOARD OF RESPIRATORY CARE
FLORIDA BOARD OF MEDICINE/RESP CARE
4052 BALD CYPRESS WAY BIN C05
TALLAHASSEE FL 32399-3255
Ph: 850-245-4373
Fax: 954-713-0602
http://www.doh.state.fl.us/mqa/respiratory/

24 every 2 years
Mandatory 2 hours Medical Error/Patient Safety Mandatory 2 hours Emergency Preparedness / Bioterrorism / Pandemic Flu Mandatory 3 Hours HIV/AIDS (First renewal only)

12 maximum (eff. 7/29/03)

GEORGIA

COMPOSITE STATE BD OF MED EXAMINERS
2 PEACHTREE ST NW, 36TH FLOOR
ATLANTA GA 30303
Ph: 404-656-3913
Fax: 404-656-9723
http://www.medicalboard.georgia.gov

30 every 2 years

No limit

HAWAII

RESPIRATORY THERAPIST LICENSURE PROGRAM
PO BOX 3469
HONOLULU HI 96801
Ph: 808.586.2692
Fax: 808.586.2689
http://hawaii.gov/dcca/pvl/programs/respiratory

None

IDAHO

IDAHO STATE BD OF MEDICINE
PO BOX 83720
BOISE ID 83720-0058
Ph: 208-327-7000
Fax: 208-327-7005
http://www.bom.idaho.gov

24 every 2 years

No limit

ILLINOIS

DEPT OF FINANCE & PROFESSIONAL REGULATION
320 W. WASHINGTON
SPRINGFIELD IL 62786
Ph: 217-782-8556
Fax: 217-782-7645
http://www.idfpr.com/dpr/WHO/rspcr.asp

24 every 2 years

No limit

INDIANA

INDIANA PROFESSIONAL LICENSING AGENCY
402 W WASHINGTON ST
RM W072
INDIANAPOLIS IN 46204
Ph: 317-234-2054
Fax: 317-233-4236
http://www.in.gov/pla/rcp.htm

15 every 2 years

7.5 maximum (eff. 7/6/06)

IOWA

IOWA BOARD OF RESPIRATORY CARE
LUCAS STATE BLDG 5TH FLR
321 E 12TH STREET
DES MOINES IA 50319-0075
Ph: 515-281-4401
Fax: 515-281-3121
http://www.idph.state.ia.us/licensure

24 every 2 years (eff. 12/1/04)

10 maximum

KANSAS

KANSAS STATE BOARD OF HEALING ARTS
800 SW JACKSON, LOWER LEVEL-SUITE A
TOPEKA KS 66612
Ph: 785-296-7413
Fax: 785-296-0852
http://www.ksbha.org

12 every year

No limit 

KENTUCKY

KENTUCKY BOARD OF RESPIRATORY CARE
163 W. SHORT ST.
SUITE #350
LEXINGTON KY 40507
Ph: 859.246.2747
Fax: 859.246.2750
http://kbrc.ky.gov

24 every 2 years

no limit

LOUISIANA

BOARD OF MED. EXAMINERS-RESP. CARE
P.O. BOX 30250
NEW ORLEANS LA 70190-0250
Ph: 504-568-6820
Fax: 504-568-6880
http://www.lsbme.org

10 every year

No limit

MAINE

BOARD OF RESP CARE PRACTITIONERS
#35 STATE HOUSE STATION
AUGUSTA ME 04333
Ph: 207-624-8600
Fax: 207-624-8637
http://www.maineprofessionalreg.org

15 every 2 years

6 maximum

MARYLAND

BD OF PHYSICIANS
4201 PATTERSON AVE 3RD FL
PO BOX 2571
BALTIMORE MD 21215-0095
Ph: 410-764-2477
Fax: 410-358-2252
http://www.mbp.state.md.us/pages/res_care_laws.html

16 every 2 years

No limit

MASSACHUSETTS

DIV OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS LICENSURE, RESP CARE
239 CAUSEWAY STREET, STE 500
BOSTON MA 02114-4499
Ph: 617-973-0806
Fax: 617-973-0980
http://www.mass.gov/dph/boards

15 every 2 years

6 maximum

MICHIGAN

BUREAU OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS
P.O. BOX 30670
611 W. OTTAWA, 1ST FLOOR
LANSING MI 48909-8170
Ph: 517-373-6873
http://www.michigan.gov/healthlicense

None

MINNESOTA

BOARD OF MEDICAL PRACTICE
UNIVERSITY PARK PLAZA
2829 UNIVERSITY AVE SE STE 500
MINNEAPOLIS MN 55414-3246
Ph: 612-548-2146
Fax: 612-617-2166
http://www.bmp.state.mn.us

24 every 2 years

No limit

MISSISSIPPI

MS STATE DEPT OF HEALTH
PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE-RESP. CARE
P.O. BOX 1700
JACKSON MS 39215-1700
Ph: 601-364-7360
Fax: 601-364-5057
http://www.msdh.state.ms.us

20 every 2 years

No limit

MISSOURI

MISSOURI BOARD FOR RESPIRATORY CARE
PO BOX 1335
3605 MISSOURI BLVD
JEFFERSON CITY MO 65102-1335
Ph: 573-522-5864
Fax: 573-526-3489
http://pr.mo.gov/respiratorycare.asp

24 every 2 years

12 maximum

MONTANA

PROF & OCCUP LICENSING
P.O. BOX 200513
301 SOUTH PARK 4TH FLOOR
HELENA MT 59620-0513
Ph: 406-841-2385
Fax: 406-841-2305
http://www.respcare.mt.gov

24 every 2 years

No limit

NBRC

Continuing Competency Program

30 years every 5 years

No Limit

NEBRASKA

DEPT OF HLTH & HUMAN SRVS
DIV OF PUBLIC HLTH, LIC UNIT
PO BOX 94986, 301 CENTENNIAL MALL S
LINCOLN NE 68509-4986
Ph: (402)471-0547
Fax: 402-471-3577
http://www.dhhs.ne.gov/crl/rcs/resp/resp.htm

20 every 2 years

No limit

NEVADA

STATE BOARD OF MEDICAL EXAMINERS
1105 TERMINAL WAY, SUITE 301
RENO NV 89502
Ph: 775-688-2559
Fax: 775-688-2321
http://www.medboard.nv.gov

20 every 2 years
Mandatory 2 hours Ethics

No Limit

NEW HAMPSHIRE

OFFICE OF ALLIED HLTH PROFESSIONALS
2 INDUSTRIAL PARK DR
SUITE 8
CONCORD NH 03301
Ph: 603-271-8389
Fax: 603-271-6702
http://www.nh.gov/alliedhealth

20 every 2 years

No limit

NEW JERSEY

RESPIRATORY CARE BOARD
2550 CERRILLOS ROAD
P.O. BOX 25101
SANTA FE NM 87505
Ph: 505-476-4965
Fax: 505-476-4645
http://www.rld.state.nm.us/respiratorycare/

30 every 2 years
Mandatory 1 hour Infection Control Mandatory 1 hour Medical Error / Patient Safety Mandatory 1 hour Ethics

15 maximum

NEW MEXICO

RESPIRATORY CARE BOARD
2550 CERRILLOS ROAD
P.O. BOX 25101
SANTA FE NM 87505
Ph: 505-476-4965
Fax: 505-476-4645
http://www.rld.state.nm.us/respiratorycare/

20 every 2 years

No limit

NEW YORK

NY State Board for Respiratory Therapy
89 WASHINGTON AVE
2ND FL WW EDUCATION BLDG
ALBANY NY 12234-1000
Ph: 518-474-3817
Fax: 518-474-3706
http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/rt/

30 every 3 years for RRT

24 every 3 years for CRT

15 maximum for therapist

12 maximum for technician

NORTH CAROLINA

NORTH CAROLINA RESPIRATORY CARE BRD
1100 NAVAHO DR, STE 242
RALEIGH NC 27609
Ph: 919-878-5595
Fax: 919-878-5565
http://www.ncrcb.org

12 every year eff. 7/1/07

No Limit

NORTH DAKOTA

BOARD OF RESPIRATORY CARE
PO BOX 2223
BISMARCK ND 58502
Ph: 701-222-1564
Fax: 701-224-9824
http://www.ndsbrc.com

10 every year

6 maximum

OHIO

OHIO RESPIRATORY CARE BOARD
77 S HIGH ST, 16TH FLOOR
COLUMBUS OH 43215-6108
Ph: 614-752-9218
Fax: 614-728-8691
http://respiratorycare.ohio.gov/

20 every 2 years (eff. 7/1/08)
Mandatory 1 hour OH Resp. Care Law or Ethics

No limit

OKLAHOMA

OK BOARD OF MEDICAL LICENSURE & SUPERVISION
PO BOX 18256
OKLAHOMA CITY OK 73154-0256
Ph: 405-962-1400
Fax: 4059621440
http://www.okmedicalboard.org

12 every 2 years

OREGON

OREGON HEALTH LICENSING AGENCY/RESP THER LIC BD
700 SUMMER ST NE STE 320
SALEM OR 97301-1287
Ph: 503-378-8667
Fax: 503-585-9114
http://egov.oregon.gov/HLO/RT/

15 every 2 years

No limit

PENNSYLVANIA

STATE BOARD OF MEDICINE
PO BOX 2649
HARRISBURG PA 17105-2649
Ph: 717-783-1400
Fax: 717-787-7769
http://www.dos.state.pa.us/med

20 every 2 years

30 every 2 years (eff 2011) Mandatory 1 hour Ethics Mandatory 1 hour Medical Error / Patient Safety

10 maximum

PUERTO RICO

STATE BRD OF PUERTO RICO - RESP. CARE EXAMINERS
PO BOX 10200
SANTUREE PR 00908
Ph: 809-725-8161

30 every 2 years

RHODE ISLAND

RHODE ISLAND DEPT OF HEALTH
DIV OF PROF REGULATION
3 CAPITOL HILL RM 104
PROVIDENCE RI 02908-5097
Ph: 401-222-2828
Fax: 401-222-1272
http://www.healthri.org/hsr/professions/resp_care.php

12 every 2 years

No Limit

SOUTH CAROLINA

SC BOARD OF MEDICAL EXAMINERS
SC DEPT OF LABOR, LICENSING & REG
110 CENTERVIEW DR
COLUMBIA SC 29211
Ph: 803-896-4500
Fax: 803-896-4515
http://www.llr.state.sc.us

30 every 2 years

No limit

SOUTH DAKOTA

STATE BOARD MEDICAL EXAMINERS
101 N. MAIN AVE, SUITE 301
SIOUX FALLS SD 57106
Ph: 605-367-7781
Fax: 605-367-7786
http://www.medicine.sd.gov

20 every 2 years

No limit

TENNESSEE

BOARD OF RESPIRATORY CARE
227 FRENCH LANDING, SUITE 300
HERITAGE PLACE METROCENTER
NASHVILLE TN 37243
Ph: 615-253-5087
Fax: 615-253-1535
http://health.state.tn.us/Boards/RC/index.htm

10 every year

5 maximum per year (eff. 5/31/05)

TEXAS

DEPT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES - RESP CARE
PROF LICENSING & CERTIFICATION UNIT
PO BOX 149347, MC 1982
AUSTIN TX 78714-9347
Ph: 512-834-6632
Fax: 512-834-6677
http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/respiratory/default.shtm

24 every 2 years eff. 5/22/06

12 maximum

UTAH

Div of Occupational & Professional Licensing
PO BOX 146741
160 E 300 SOUTH
SALT LAKE CITY UT 84114-6741
Ph: 801-530-6628
Fax: 304-558-1382
http://www.dopl.utah.gov

None

VERMONT

OFFICE OF PROFESSIONAL REGULATION
NATIONAL LIFE BLDG., NORTH, FL2
26 TERRACE ST
MONTPELIER VT 05620-3402
Ph: 802.828.2191
Fax: 802.828.2465
http://www.vtprofessionals.org

12 every 2 years

6 maximum

VIRGINIA

DEPT OF HLTH PROFESS. - STATE BRD OF MED
9960 MARYLAND DRIVE
STE 300
RICHMOND VA 23233
Ph: 804-367-4613
Fax: 804-527-4426
http://www.dhp.virginia.gov

20 every 2 years beginning 2005

No limit

WASHINGTON

DEPT OF HEALTH RESP CARE
PO BOX 47865
OLYMPIA WA 98504-7869
Ph: 360-236-4700
Fax: 360-236-4818
http://www.doh.wa.gov/hsqa/Professions/
Respiratory_Care/default.htm

30 every 2 years

No limit

WEST VIRGINIA

WEST VIRGINIA BOARD OF RESP. CARE
106 DEE DR STE 1
HILLCREST OFFICE PARK
CHARLESTON WV 25311
Ph: 304-558-1382
Fax: 304-558-1383
http://www.wvborc.org

20 every 2 years

No limit

WISCONSIN

DEPT OF REGULATION AND LICENSING
RESPIRATORY CARE ADVISORY COUNCIL
PO BOX 8935
MADISON WI 53708-8395
Ph: 608-266-2112
Fax: 608-261-7083
http://drl.wi.gov

None

WYOMING

STATE BOARD FOR RESPIRATORY CARE
1800 CAREY, 4TH FLOOR
CHEYENNE WY 82002
Ph: 307-777-3507
Fax: 307-777-3508
http://www.plboards.state.wy.us

8 every year

No limit