Now Live: Easier Online License Applications!
LicensE, our new, online, self-guided occupational license application platform is now live! The list of licenses available via LicensE is available HERE. Starting on May 16, 2022, those applicants can apply at license.wi.gov.
LicensE is for new, initial applications only. To renew your license, click HERE. You should not use LicensE to renew your license at this time.
For additional information, please see the LicensE User Guides and Video page. Check back for updates, FAQs, and application tips.
ALERT: Out-of-state Respiratory Care Practitioners seeking COVID-19 pandemic-related temporary licensure in Wisconsin should immediately utilize 2021 Wis. Act 10 forms on our
COVID-19 Information page
and are encouraged to apply for a permanent Wisconsin credential using the forms below.
Wis. Stat. § 440.08 (2), the required renewal date for the Respiratory Care Practitioner credential is 06/30/even years. Should you receive your initial credential in the months leading up to this date, you are still required to renew your license by the statutorily defined date.
An applicant for permanent certification may apply for a temporary certificate at the same time but must pay both fees and meet the following conditions:
Individual Licensed in Another State Temporary Certificate
- Be a graduate of an approved school and passed the national certification examination.
- Passed the Wisconsin statute and rules examination and is not required to take an oral examination.
- Pass required examinations.
- Board review of application (if applicable) for determination to grant credential.
Pre-Credential Education Information
Graduate from a school with a course of instruction in respiratory care approved by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) or the Joint Review Committee for Respiratory Care (JRCRC).
National Board for Respiratory Care.
Application for Licensure
||Credentialing Information for Respiratory Care Practitioner Applicants|
3217||Application for Fee Reduction |
1792||Respiratory Care Practitioner Certificate of Professional Education |
|1794||Practice of Respiratory Care (This form is not required for new graduates.)|
2871||Temporary Certificate Request For Certified Respiratory Care Practitioner (For individuals licensed in another state.)|
||Malpractice Suits or Claims Form (If applicable)|
3085||Application for Predetermination (Optional-Submit ONLY if you have been convicted of any felony, misdemeanor, or other violations of federal or state law in this state or any other and you desire a review of your conviction record before applying for a credential.)|
||Convictions and Pending Charges, if applicablbe|
3071||Fax Payment Form|