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Respiratory Care Practitioners

Senate Bill 202 transferred four occupational regulatory programs from the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) to the Texas Medical Board (TMB). Medical Physicists, Medical Radiologic Technologists, Perfusionists, and Respiratory Care Practitioners are now regulated by the TMB and each occupation’s respective board/advisory committee. 


The TMB began processing the registration/renewal of existing Respiratory Care Practitioner licenses on January 4, 2016.



  • Temporary permits are not eligible for renewal. At this time, additional temporary permits or extensions are not available. If you have an existing temp permit and need to move to a full, you will need to submit a new application, using the online system located in the Licensing section of our website.
  • For a list of registration/renewal fees, as well as a link to the online registration/renewal forms, please select the RCP Online Registration link.
  •  Verifications are available online here through the “Look up a License” function of our website.

Electronic Licenses

NEW - TMB Transitions to electronic licenses

The Texas Medical Board is transitioning to electronic licenses for a more paperless experience and to allow for enhanced licensee control.   As of September 1, 2019 the Board will no longer issue paper licenses after a completed registration/renewal for the following license types:

  • Physician (including telemedicine, administrative, conceded eminence and public health)
  • Physician Assistant
  • Acupuncturist
  • Acudetox
  • General Medical Radiologic Technologist
  • Limited Medical Radiologic Technologist
  • Non-Certified Radiologic Technician
  • Respiratory Care Practitioner
  • Medical Physicist
  • Perfusionist


What does this mean for licensees renewing their licenses on or after September 1, 2019?

Once your registration/renewal is complete, please allow 2 business days for processing.  After that time, you will be able to log into your MyTMB account and view, save or print a copy of your active license.  In addition, after September 1, 2019, you will be able to use the same system to view, save or print a copy of your active license as needed.


Please note that primary source verification regarding licensure status is always available to anyone, including licensees’ employers, via the TMB website through Look up a License.