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General Information

In accordance with Chapter 43-42 of the North Dakota Century Code, it is required that each Respiratory Therapist and Polysomnographic Technologist hold a valid North Dakota license in order to practice in the State of North Dakota. It is against the law to engage in the practice of respiratory care and polysomnographic technology without a valid license.

Application Requirements

To apply for initial licensure, you must complete and submit the items listed under the specific licensure type you are applying for in the table below. Incomplete application forms will be returned to the sender.Once all required information is received by the Board office, the application is considered complete and the license is issued.

CRT RRT RPSGT
Application for Licensure Application for Licensure Application for Licensure
$80 Licensure fee (check or money order made out to NDSBRC) $80 Licensure fee (check or money order made out to NDSBRC) $80 Licensure fee (check or money order made out to NDSBRC)
Submit to a statewide and nationwide criminal history record check. A request form and fingerprint cards will be mailed to you once your Application for Licensure and licensure fee are received by the Board office. (Previous background check reports may not be used as per the FBI. You must submit for a completely new background check.) Submit to a statewide and nationwide criminal history record check. A request form and fingerprint cards will be mailed to you once your Application for Licensure and licensure fee are received by the Board office. (Previous background check reports may not be used as per the FBI. You must submit for a completely new background check.) Submit to a statewide and nationwide criminal history record check. A request form and fingerprint cards will be mailed to you once your Application for Licensure and licensure fee are received by the Board office. (Previous background check reports may not be used as per the FBI. You must submit for a completely new background check.)
Photocopy of your certifying exam scores OR photocopy of your NBRC certificate Photocopy of your registry and clinical simulation exam scores OR photocopy of your NBRC certificate Photocopy of your BRPT certificate
Official transcript sent from school OR photocopy of diploma which is either notarized or embossed with the school seal Official transcript sent from school OR photocopy of diploma which is either notarized or embossed with the school seal Official transcript sent from school OR photocopy of diploma which is either notarized or embossed with the school seal. (If you were office-trained, omit this requirement.)
Education Verification Form (to be completed by the school and sent to Board office) Education Verification Form (to be completed by the school and sent to Board office) Education Verification Form (to be completed by the school and sent to Board office) ) (If you were office-trained, omit this requirement.)
Completed License Verification Form from each state in which you are presently and/or were previously licensed. (Send this form to the state licensure body to complete and forward to the NDSBRC.) Completed License Verification Form from each state in which you are presently and/or were previously licensed. (Send this form to the state licensure body to complete and forward to the NDSBRC.) Completed License Verification Form from each state in which you are presently and/or were previously licensed. (Send this form to the state licensure body to complete and forward to the NDSBRC.)

Application Process Time

The average time for a license to be issued is one to two months from the date the application is received by the Board office. The time greatly varies due to mail time and length of time for the criminal history background check to be completed and reviewed. If you have a past conviction, disciplinary action, etc., your application will need to be reviewed by the Board Chair and legal counsel; therefore taking more time to process. Once an application is complete and deemed acceptable, the license is issued in one to two business days. A license card and letter are then mailed to the applicant’s address on file.

Application Status

You may follow the DAILY status of your application for licensure by clicking on the Application Status link in the menu bar above. You will need your last name, date of birth, and the last four digits of your social security number to login and view your information.

Moving from CRT to RRT Licensure

If you currently hold a North Dakota CRT license and have recently passed the NBRC Clinical Simulation Exam, you may move your CRT license to a RRT license. To do so, submit a copy of your NBRC Clinical Simulation Exam score to the Board office. There is no application or fee required for changing your license type. All licensure renewal and continuing education requirements remain the same. A new license card with the RRT title will be mailed to you once the change is processed.

Renewal of Licensure

Renew an Expired License
If your ND license has been expired for less than three years, you may renew the license by submitting the following items:

If you license has been expired for more than three years, you must reapply for licensure as if you are an initial licensure candidate.

Contact the Board office with questions.