A respiratory care practitioner with a currently active certificate may decide to obtain an “inactive” registration status. Current regulations state that a RCP certificate may remain on an inactive status for no longer than 5 years.
If you have not already completed the criminal history background check, please see the criminal history information and fingerprint instructions available at: http://www.tmb.state.tx.us/page/Renewal-RCPmain
The following restrictions apply to RCPs whose certificates are on inactive status:
- the certificate holder must not engage in the practice of respiratory care in Texas; and
- the license holder must complete and submit a short annual registration, however they are exempted from the registration/renewal fee.
Below is more detailed information on requesting the inactive status, what is required to maintain the inactive status, as well as the process for returning to active. Please review the entire process before submitting your request.
If you have any questions, please contact the Registration Department at Registrations@tmb.state.tx.us .