Respiratory care practitioners provide therapy, management, rehabilitation, diagnostic evaluation, and care of patients with deficiencies and abnormalities affecting the cardiopulmonary (heart-lung) system.
Code Citation IC, Chapter 152B; 645 IAC 261-265
Who Applies Any person who wishes to provide respiratory care services in Iowa.
When To Apply After completing educational requirements and passing the national examination.
Initial Requirements Graduation from a board approved respiratory care education program and passing score on the national examination.
Duration 6 to 29 months for initial, 2 years for renewal.
Processing Time 30 days after submission of all required materials. Online license renewal in real time.
Fee Structure Initial License: https://www.legis.iowa.gov/law/administrativeRules/rules?agency=645&chapter=5 Renewal: https://www.legis.iowa.gov/law/administrativeRules/rules?agency=645&chapter=5
Renewal Requirements http://idph.iowa.gov/Licensure/Iowa-Board-of-Respiratory-Care/Continuing-Education
Exam National Board of Respiratory Care Examination or the State Clinical Examination administered by the NBRC.
Additional Information Any person who wishes to provide respiratory care services in Iowa.