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Respiratory Therapy Technician


A respiratory therapy technician works under the supervision of a licensed respiratory therapist, a licensed physician or a licensed nurse practitioner in providing cardiopulmonary evaluation, respiratory therapy treatment techniques and education of the patient, family and the public.

Licensing Requirements:

An applicant must file an application for licensure/registration with the New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, to practice as a registered respiratory therapist technician in New York State. The latest information and requirements for licensure are available on the New York State Education Department's Office of the Professions website at

Fees: (as of August 24, 2012)

The fee for licensure for respiratory therapy technician is $154.
The fee for a limited permit for a respiratory therapy technician is $50.

Licenses Issued and Active:

In 2010, there were 127 licenses issued for this occupation.
In 2011, there were 126 licenses issued for this occupation.

Licensing Authority:

New York State Education Department
Education Building
Office of the Professions
Division of Professional Licensing Services
Respiratory Therapy Unit
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12234
Phone: (518) 474-3817 Ext. 270
Fax: (518) 474-3706

Standard Occupational Classification:

29-2054 - Respiratory Therapy Technicians
To learn more about this occupation search the Occupational Information Network (O*Net).

Additional Information:

American Association for Respiratory Care
11030 Ables Lane
Dallas, Texas 75229
Phone: (972) 243-2272
Fax: (972) 484-2720

National Board for Respiratory Care
8310 Nieman Road
Lenexa, Kansas 66214
Phone: (913) 599-4200


Fees stated and other information contained in this report are subject to change. Please contact the licensing authority listed above for the most current information.

This page was last updated on 10/19/12.

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