Requirements for All Applicants

These requirements pertain to all applications – including both new applications and reapplications – for Delaware licensure.

  • Enclose the non-refundable processing fee by check or money order made payable to “State of Delaware.”
  • If you now hold, or have ever held, a Respiratory Care Practitioner license in any jurisdiction other than Delaware, arrange for the Council office to receive a Verification of Respiratory Care Practitioner License form from each jurisdiction where you have held a license.
  • Complete the Criminal History Record Check Authorization form to request State of Delaware and Federal Bureau of Investigation criminal background checks. Follow the instructions on the authorization form to arrange to be fingerprinted.
  • Complete, sign and submit the Delaware Child Protection Registry Request Form to the Department of Services for Children, Youth & Their Families following the instructions on the form.

Additional Requirements for Applications Other Than Reapplications

These requirements pertain to all applications for Delaware licensure other than reapplications. If you are re-applying for Delaware licensure that lapsed, see the Additional Requirements for Reapplications section below.

  • Submit an 8" X 11 1/2" copy of your Respiratory Care Practitioner diploma.
  • Arrange for the Council office to receive a Verification of Respiratory Care Practitioner Education form from each program you attended. The Council office must receive the completed form directly from the school.
  • Submit an 8 1/2" x 11" copy of your National Certifying Certificate.
  • Arrange for the Council office to receive a credential verification letter to be sent directly from the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC) to the Council office. To request verification, follow the instructions on the NBRC website at Credentialed Practitioners.

Additional Requirements for Reapplications

These additional requirements apply only if you are re-applying for Delaware licensure that you previously held but which can no longer be renewed because it lapsed over three years ago. What you are required to submit depends on whether you have been actively practicing respiratory care outside Delaware in the three years before your reapplication.

IF you have…

THEN

AND you must submit proof that you…

not actively practiced respiratory care for the past three years

submit documentation from the NBRC that you have passed the NBRC Entry Exam during the two years before your reapplication

completed 20 hours of continuing education in the two years before your reapplication.

actively practiced respiratory care for the past three years

enter information about your active practice on the application.

For information on acceptable continuing education, see Section 8.0 of the Respiratory Practice Advisory Council Rules and Regulations.