Respiratory Specialist (CRT, RRT)
Kentucky requires a state professional license for those who are seeking to practice respiratory therapy. State licenses are obtained by meeting educational pre-requisites, industry level certification, and by submitting an application and fee to the Kentucky Board of Respiratory Care.
Transitioning Army Respiratory Specialists 68V have fulfilled educational requirements (IRTP equivalent to Associate’s) during active service and are eligible to sit for the CRT or RRT certifications.
Industry Level Certifications
In order to obtain a CRT or RRT certification, applicants must have graduated from a respiratory therapy program accredited by CoARC (Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care) and have taken the:
Clinical Simulation Exam
Application Requirements for Transitioning Army 68V
CRT or RRT credentials issued by NBRC
Completed application form with KBRC
JST (Joint Services Transcript) indicating an Associate degree awarded in Respiratory Therapy
State statutes (KRS 314A) and regulations (201 KAR 29) can be found on KBRC’s website.
Kentucky Board of Respiratory Care
2365 Harrodsburg Road B350
Lexington, KY 40504-3386