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New Graduates: Important Information to Expedite Licensure
If you expect to soon earn your RRT credentials, it is recommended you only submit your application for RRT. Submitting a CRT application first, then requesting a RRT license results in additional processing that can delay the issuance of your license.
Apply Online for Licensure: Eliminate mailing time and expedite your application! Apply online, using your user id and password, and receive a faster response!
Continuing Education: Click here for information regarding continuing education requirements for initial licensure. It is also strongly recommended that you review all of the laws and rules regulating this profession.
VerificationsA certified respiratory therapist (CRT) or a registered respiratory therapist (RRT) who has passed the NBRC exam must contact the NBRC and have an official letter of verification forwarded to our office. Neither a copy of the NBRC passing scores, a copy of the credential nor a wallet card will be accepted, only the official letter of verification from the NBRC. You must also verify other state licenses you currently hold or have held, regardless of status. You must notify the licensing state and pay any fees required by that state for this service
|Application Fee||$50.00 (non-refundable)|
|Unlicensed Activity Fee||$5.00|
|Total Fee Due with Application||$165.00|
Make checks payable to the "Department of Health" (DOH). Or Make certified checks or money orders payable to: "Department of Health" (DOH)
Applicants and licensees are responsible for the fees outlined in applicable board or department rule at the time an application is received.
|MISSION:||To protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, & community efforts.|
|VISION:||To be the Healthiest State in the Nation|
|PURPOSE:||To protect the public and make Florida the healthiest state in the nation through health care licensure, enforcement, and information.|
|FOCUS:||To be the nation's leader in quality health care regulation.|
|VALUES:||I CARE (Innovation, Collaboration, Accountability, Responsiveness, Excellence)|