Apply for Licensure

Applicants can submit their application for licensure to the Board either 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 to ensure you have completed all necessary steps and requirements.

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

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