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Respiratory Therapy Technician


At the direction of a licensed physician, a respiratory therapist evaluates and treats cardiopulmonary (lungs and heart) health. This includes teaching patients and their families about treatment and maintenance of pulmonary health problems, including the use of respiratory therapy equipment and medications.

Respiratory therapy technicians perform these services under the supervision of a licensed respiratory therapist or a licensed physician.

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 October 2, 2014)

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 2012, there were 99 licenses issued for this occupation.
In 2013, there were 71 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
9425 N. MacArthur Blvd. Suite 100
Irving, TX 75063-4706
Phone: (972) 243-2272
Fax: (972) 484-2720

National Board for Respiratory Care
18000 W. 105th Street
Olathe, KS 66061-7543
Phone: (913) 895-4900


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 12/01/14.

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