respiratory licenses

5 Important Respiratory Licenses

Respiratory travelers need to be aware of the impact state licenses have on their ability to find and maintain steady contract work. Given the seasonality factor of respiratory jobs and because some states have a higher volume of respiratory assignment openings than others, we suggest obtaining state respiratory licenses from each region in the US. Keep reading for information regarding respiratory state licensing from five states with consistent assignment openings.


Beaches, big cities, hiking trails, waterfalls and more! Georgia is a popular assignment destination among travelers because of the variety of activities the state offers and its mild winter climate. You can expect the Georgia state respiratory license to take approximately 4-6 weeks, which is a fairly quick turnaround time compared to some other states on this list. However, you will need to still plan for it in advance. Click here to begin your application for the Georgia respiratory license.


Hiring managers at our Illinois facilities are looking for travel respiratory therapists with varying skills as the state has a good amount of both pediatric and adult openings. That’s just one of the reasons this state license is so valuable! There’s an open position no matter what you’re looking for or the time of year. So stop what you’re doing right now, and click this link to begin the application for the Illinois respiratory license. It’s going take 8-12 weeks to process!


If you’re a RRT with multiple years under your belt working in critical care, put California on your list of state licenses to get. Be prepared to wait approximately 3 months for the license before you’ll be on your way exploring the Golden State. Click here to get your start.


The northeast in general is a hot bed for respiratory travel assignment openings and Pennsylvania is no different. The PA state license process is fairly straightforward and will take you approximately 6-8 weeks.  You can register either under the PA State Board of Medicine or the PA State Board of Osteopathic Medicine.

New Hampshire

New Hampshire is a small state, but the respiratory jobs are abundant and the scenery is out of this world. While many states have an online application process for state licensing, New Hampshire is an exception. You’ll need to contact the board and they will mail you the application to be completed by hand. Expect it to take approximately 8-10 weeks.  

Of course these five states aren’t the only ones in need of travel respiratory therapists. My last piece of advice is to talk directly with an experienced Aureus recruiter to find out the best options based on your preferences and respiratory background. Contact us today!  

Katie Lutmer is a Social Media Recruiter for the Cardiopulmonary division at Aureus Medical Group.

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