N.Y. Education Law Section 8504
Requirements for licensure as a respiratory therapist


To qualify for a license as a respiratory therapist, an applicant shall fulfill the following requirements:

1.

Application: file an application with the department;

2.

Education: have received an education, including completion of an approved associate degree program in respiratory therapy or in a program determined by the department to be the equivalent;

3.

Experience: have experience satisfactory to the board and in accordance with the commissioner’s regulations;

4.

Examination: pass an examination satisfactory to the board and in accordance with the commissioner’s regulations;

5.

Age: be at least eighteen years of age;

6.

Character: be of good moral character as determined by the department; and

7.

Fees: pay a fee of one hundred seventy-five dollars to the department for admission to a department conducted examination and for an initial license; a fee of eighty-five dollars for each re-examination; a fee of one hundred fifteen dollars for an initial license for persons not requiring admission to a department conducted examination and a fee of one hundred fifty-five dollars for each triennial registration period commencing on and after June first, nineteen hundred ninety-three.

Source: Section 8504 — Requirements for licensure as a respiratory therapist, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/EDN/8504 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 15, 2024).

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Jun. 15, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

§ 8504’s source at nysenate​.gov

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