California Occupational License

License Title:
    Respiratory Care Practitioner
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Licensing Agency:
     Department of Consumer Affairs
     Respiratory Care Board of California

Licensing Agency Contact Information:
     Address: 3750 Rosin Court, Suite 100
Sacramento,  CA  95834

     Phone Number: (916) 999-2190
     Fax Number: (916) 263-7311

     E-mail Address:
     Internet Address:

License Requirements, Fees, and Examination Information:
A Respiratory Care Practitioner is a health care professional employed under the supervision of a medical director involved in the therapy, management, rehabilitation, diagnostic evaluation and care of patients with deficiencies and abnormalities which affect the pulmonary system, and associated aspects of cardiopulmonary and other systems functions.

Fees: Application: $300
Once application is approved, the initial license is issued for a period of 13-24 months, depending upon the issuing month and an applicant's birth month.
Renewal: $230

Examination Frequency: Daily computerized testing is available throughout California.

Exam Locations: Arcadia, Bakersfield, Chino, Fresno, Glendale, Irvine, Long Beach, Modesto, Palm Sprints, Sacramento, San Diego, San Jose, Santa Maria, Stanton, and Upland.

Experience Requirement: Students are required to complete clinical practice as part of their structured curriculum.

Average Time to Process Application: 90 days.

Renewal Period: 24 months.

Special License Requirements: N/A

Comments: N/A

Authority: Business and Professions Code, Section 3700 et. Seq.
California Code of Regulations, Section 1399.300 et. Seq.
Occupations To Which This License Applies:
Occupation TitleSOC Code
Respiratory Therapists 291126