Licensure Information - Respiratory Care
SCC's Respiratory Care program was created to meet the need for respiratory care professionals locally and in the surrounding communities.
The Southeastern Community College Respiratory Care Program, CoARC #200462, located in West Burlington, Iowa offers and Associate of Applied Science Degree and is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (www.coarc.com).
The Iowa Board of Respiratory Care and Polysomnography evaluates the qualifications of applicants for licensure and grants licenses to those who qualify. The Board establishes rules and regulations to ensure the integrity and competence of licensed respiratory care practitioners and investigates complaints for unprofessional conduct. The Board is the link between the consumer and the licensed respiratory care practitioner and, as such, promotes the public health, welfare, and safety. Licensees are responsible for meeting all licensure requirement and should review the rules carefully and frequently.
Programmatic Accreditation: The Associate of Applied Science in Respiratory Care program (200462) is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC)
Upon successful completion of the CoARC approved A.A.S. Respiratory Care program, students are eligible to apply for the credentialing exams offered by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC). Successful candidates earn the Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential.
SCC makes every effort to verify the information provided on requirements for licensure is accurate and up-to-date, however, these requirements are subject to change at any time. Students who will be seeking licensure are strongly encouraged to review the licensure or certification requirements at the appropriate website, linked below where available, for the state in which they intend to practice.
Alaska, (Not currently regulated in Alaska)
Arkansas, Arkansas State Medical Board
California *1, Respiratory Care Board of California
Colorado, Colorado Society for Respiratory Care
Connecticut, Connecticut State Department of Public Health
District of Columbia (DC), Maryland/District of Columbia Society for Respiratory Care
Florida *2, Florida Board of Respiratory Care
Georgia, Georgia Composite Medical Board
Idaho, Idaho Board of Medicine
Kansas, Kansas Respiratory Care Society
Kentucky, Kentucky Board of Respiratory Care
Louisiana, Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners
Massachusetts, Massachusetts Board of Respiratory Care
Michigan, Michigan Board of Respiratory Care
Minnesota, Minnesota Board of Medical Practice
Mississippi, Mississippi Society for Respiratory Care
Missouri, Missouri Board for Respiratory Care
New Hampshire, New Hampshire Respiratory Care Practitioners Governing Board
New Jersey, New Jersey Society for Respiratory Care
New Mexico, New Mexico Society for Respiratory Care
North Carolina, North Carolina Respiratory Care Board
North Dakota, North Dakota State Board of Respiratory Care
Oklahoma, Oklahoma Respiratory Care Practitioners
Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Society for Respiratory Care
Rhode Island, State of Rhode Island Department of Health
South Carolina, South Carolina Society for Respiratory Care
South Dakota, South Dakota Society for Respiratory Care
Tennessee, Tennessee Department of Health
Texas, Texas Medical Board
Virginia, Virginia Board of Medicine
Washington, Washington State Department of Health
West Virginia, West Virginia Board of Respiratory Care
Wisconsin, Wisconsin Society for Respiratory Care
*1 California: Applicants for employment in California are required to complete a Board-approved Law and Professional Ethics course prior to licensure. The course can be completed either through the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) or the California Society for Respiratory Care (CSRC). The course can be completed online or through a live session provided by the CSRC. Please visit California Requirements for Licensure for additional information. July 2020
*2 Florida: Applicants for employment in Florida are required to complete a Board approved two hour course in medical error prevention. Please visit https://floridasrespiratorycare.gov/ for more information.
*3 Oregon: Applicants for employment in Oregon must pass the Board approved Respiratory Therapist Oregon Laws and Administrative Rules examination within two years before the date of application. Please visit Application Requirements for more information.
Southeastern Community College has determined its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure in the following states and territories:
|Kansas||North Carolina||West Virginia|
|District of Columbia
This credential meets the licensure requirements in all states except Alaska. Licensure requirements has not been determined in Alaska because licensure is not currently regulated.
Southeastern Community College has determined its curriculum does not meet the state educational requirements for licensure in the following states:
Southeastern Community College has not made a determination that its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification in the following states and territories:
|American Samoa||Guam||Puerto Rico|
|Northern Mariana Islands||US Virgin Islands|