Respiratory Care Practitioners Certification Program Home Page


Welcome to the home page of the DSHS program that registers and regulates Respiratory Care Practitioners in Texas. This website contains information about Respiratory Care Practitioners including registration requirements, how to file a complaint, how to contact our office, and more.  

Live Online Search Verification


Now you can perform a real-time search for licensees online, and you can even print a license verification. For more information select, "Live Online Search Verification" link under "Find A Licensee" heading to the left.

Draft Rule Language for Public Comment

The Department of State Health Services is requesting feedback on the draft rule language that is available via the following link. The draft language will remove all language regarding the Respiratory Care Practitioners Advisory Committee.  By rule, this committee’s abolishment date was November 1, 2011, and the draft language will conform the rules to the actual operation of the program.  The draft language will also implement Senate Bill 162 and House Bill 2254 of the 83rd Legislature, Regular Session, 2013, regarding the licensing of active military members, military spouses, and military veterans.  The Respiratory Care section is available starting on page 15.  Comments on the draft may be submitted via email to Crystal Beard, Program Director, at  When emailing comments, please indicate “Comments on Respiratory Care Draft Rules” in the subject line. 


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Last updated April 17, 2014
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    Respiratory Care Practitioners Certification Program