License and Certification


RRT: Graduates of the Respiratory Care Technology AAS degree program are eligible to apply for the Entry-Level Practitioner Examination and the Advanced Practitioner Examination offered by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC). Successful candidates earn the Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) and Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credentials. Successful completion of this program does not itself insure certification or registration. Each student is responsible for familiarizing himself/herself with the applicable requirements, including the examination schedules.

Licensed Respiratory Care Practitioner (L.R.C.P.): successful completion of professional work in the Respiratory Care Technology AAS degree program satisfies the academic requirements to apply for a license in the State of Mississippi.