Apply for Licensure

Applicants can submit their application for licensure to the Board online or by mail once education requirements have been met or up to 90 days prior to meeting the education requirements. New graduates are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible (but not earlier than the 90-day time period) to allow the Board ample time to process the application.

The application packet provides an overview of the application process, instructions, all required forms, and a final check off list. Please be sure to read through the entire packet prior to submitting your application to ensure you have completed all necessary steps and requirements.

All applicants must provide the following items:

  • A completed Application for Licensure including a 2 x 2 passport style photo.
  • A $300 initial application fee ($349 if submitting fingerprint cards).
  • Transcripts provided directly by the institution.
  • NBRC credential verification(s) ordered from NBRC.
  • Registration/Certification/License verification(s) sent directly from each entity (if applicable).
  • Law and Professional Ethics Course certificate of completion.
  • Copy of completed Live Scan Form or fingerprint cards (if applying from outside of California).
    NOTE: The online application DOES NOT include a Live Scan Form. However, you can obtain the form using the link below. If you are out-of-state and require fingerprint cards, please contact the Board’s office at (916) 999-2190 or toll free at (866) 375-0386.

Once your Application for Licensure Packet is completed, please mail it to:

  • Respiratory Care Board of California
    3750 Rosin Court, Suite 100
    Sacramento, CA 95834

You can check the progress of your application by logging onto your BreEZe account.

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NOTICE: The Board expedites the licensure process for an applicant that is currently serving as an active duty member of the Armed Forces of the United States or has served and was honorably discharged and for spouses and domestic partners of those on active duty in the Armed Forces. Please refer to the Military Personnel and Military Spouses/Domestic Partners page for additional details.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the application process, please contact the Board toll free at (866) 375-0386 or by email at