May 20, 2022: the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention listed six Connecticut Counties in the High/Orange category as part of its COVID-19 Community Levels Map. Only Fairfield and Tolland Counties are listed in the Medium/Yellow category. Residents in these counties should wear a mask indoors in public; stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines and get tested if they have symptoms. Additional precautions may be needed for residents who are at high risk for severe illness. Visit the CDC COVID-19 Community Levels Map for updates.

Respiratory Care Practitioner Licensure Requirements

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


An applicant for licensure must have: 


Completed 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


Successfully completed either the  Entry Level or Advanced Practitioner Respiratory Care examination administered by the National Board for Respiratory Care, Inc. (NBRC);


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


Documentation Requirements


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


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;


A completed application with photograph attached.  Applications are only accepted online.  Please select this link to apply online.  The application fee is $190.


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