Credentialing/Licensing

The Respiratory Care program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).

Students graduating from the Respiratory Care Program are eligible to take both the entry level and advanced practitioner credentialing examinations offered by the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC). Upon completion of the program, graduates MUST take and pass the Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) examination for entry into professional practice (This examination is used by 48 states to meet state licensing requirements). After successful completion of the Certified Respiratory Therapist examination, the graduates are eligible to attempt the two-part Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) examination. Upon successful completion of these registry examinations, graduates are designated as Registered Respiratory Therapists. Graduates from the program are eligible to apply to the llr.state.sc.us/pol/medical/ South Carolina State Board of Medical Examiners for state licensing.