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Professionals (Applications & Forms)

Licensing Services

Respiratory Therapists 


  • Original License:  You are applying for an original Colorado license.
  • Renew:  You currently hold a Colorado license and are in a renewal period.
  • Reinstate:  Your Colorado license has expired and you wish to reinstate the license. 

NOTICE: Application for Original Licensure is Online ONLY!

Those wishing to obtain an original Respiratory Therapist license must now apply and complete the Healthcare Professions Profile using the online system. Please use the link below to be directed to Online Services. Upon your first visit, you must register an account with the Division.

If you have already mailed a paper application to the Division, DO NOT apply online as well. If the paper application you mailed is incomplete, Licensing will contact you for further information and/or documentation.

A checklist of required items is also posted below. Please review the checklist before you begin your online application to ensure you are prepared to submit all required information and documentation to the Division. Failing to provide all information will result in delays.



ONLINE Application for an Original License

Online Application Checklist

Application to Reinstate an Expired License  


License Expiration Grace Period for New Applicants. All new applicants who are issued a license within 120 days of the upcoming renewal expiration date will be issued a license with the subsequent expiration date. For example, licenses issued between May 1, 2014 and August 31, 2014 will reflect a license expiration date of August 31, 2016. Licenses issued prior to May 1, 2014 will reflect an expiration date of August 31, 2014 and must renew in the upcoming renewal period.

License Renewal Information. All Respiratory Therapist licenses expire on August 31 of even-numbered years and must be renewed to continue practicing.



Still have questions?

Please review our list of Frequently Asked Questions for quick answers and email information.


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