FAQ - RT Licensing

Question: How do I become licensed in Kansas?

Answer: To begin the process you will download an application packet. You will be asked to complete forms and collect information. You will mail in your application and $80 fee, and a $3 fee for a NPDB Report. You will be assigned an application analyst that will track your documents as they arrive in our office. After all of your paper work has been received, your file will be sent to review. This review might result in a request for additional information or clarification of provided information. Once the necessary materials have been received, your application may be approved or referred for further review. You will be notified in writing of your permanent license number.

Question: How can I pay my fees?

Answer: We accept checks, money orders, Debit, Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. To charge to your debit or credit card, please use the authorization form.

Question: How long does the application process take?

Answer: It is important for you to understand that the process takes an average of 4 to 8 weeks. Information is not only coming from you but also various organization and other sources that require time to process your request and provide the needed verifications.

Question: Can I apply for a temporary license?

Answer: It may be possible for one (1) temporary permit to be issued for those with a complete application except for testing scores. A temporary permit grants you all of the privileges and responsibilities of a permanent license. The temporary permit is issued for a six (6) month period starting from the date your application is approved. You must request the temporary licenses and there is an additional $25 fee.

Question: Can I apply for a special permit?

Answer: A special permit may be issued to a student enrolled in an approved school of respiratory therapy, and who completes the application and pays the fee of $15.00. Each February, a student holding a special permit must submit to the board verification of current enrollment in an approved school of respiratory therapy, and a statement of their anticipated graduation date.  A special permit expires 30 days after the date that the student graduates or ceases to be enrolled in an approved school of respiratory therapy.

Question: When does my license expire?

Answer: All Respiratory Therapist licenses expire on March 31; the license must be renewed each year.

Question: When do I renew my License?

Answer: The renewal period begins February 15; and ends April 30.

Question: How do I renew my license?

Answer: You may renew online, download a renewal form, or contact our office to have a renewal form mailed to you. These links/forms will be available annually beginning November 15th-December 31st (and January 1st through January 31st for late renewals) of each year.

Question: How do I renew online?

Answer: To renew online you will need to have available your Kansas Board of Healing Arts license number, birth date, last 4 numbers of your social security number, name, license number of all health care professionals that supervise you (if required), continuing education CEU hours (if required) and payment information. Follow this link to our renewal site. These links/forms will be available annually beginning February 15th-March 31st (and April 1st through April 30th for late renewals) of each year.

Question: What are the renewal fees?

Answer: $75.00

Question: I did not renew by the deadline of March 31, what do I do now?

Answer: We will accept online and form renewals until April 30. The fee for renewing late increase to $80.00.

Question: I did not renew by April 30, now what?

Answer: Your license will be cancelled on May 1. Once your license has been cancelled you may not practice in Kansas until the Board reinstates the license. Practicing after your license has been cancelled is unlawful and will subject you to disciplinary action.

Question: My Kansas license is cancelled, how do I reinstate my license?

Answer: To begin the process you will download a reinstatement form. You will be asked to complete forms and collect information, and submit $3.00 for a NPDB Report. You will be assigned an application analyst that will track your documents as they arrive in our office. After all of your paper work has been received, your file will be sent to review. This review might result in a request for additional information or clarification of provided information. Once the necessary materials have been received and approved, you will be notified in writing that your license has been reinstated.

Question: How much and what type of CEU is required?

Answer: Minimum of 12 hours of Continuing Education (CEU) for the preceding one (1) year period is required.

Question: Am I required to have professional liability insurance (malpractice insurance)?

Answer: No.

Question: I have recently moved, how do I change my address?

Answer: Please download and complete the address change form and fax or mail to our office.

Question: I have recently changed my name. How do I have this corrected?

Answer: Please download and complete the change of name form to correct the name. To obtain a certificate in your new name download and complete the request for additional certificates form along with a fee of $15. Please fax or mail in the completed forms to our office along with your payment.

Question: When do I get my wallet card?

Answer: Wallet cards are not issued until licensee’s first renewal cycle.