Respiratory Therapists

SOC Code 29-1126  

Entry Salary
Average Salary

Job Description
Respiratory Therapists assess, treat, and care for patients with breathing disorders. They assume primary responsibility for all respiratory care modalities, including the supervision of respiratory therapy technicians. They initiate and conduct therapeutic procedures; maintain patient records; and select, assemble, check, and operate equipment.  


1. Must be at least 18 years of age.
2. Have no felony convictions, and no misdemeanor convictions involving moral turpitude or controlled substances.
3. Have graduated from an accredited high school or have completed an equivalent education.
4. Have successfully completed a respiratory care educational program which is sponsored by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) in collaboration with the Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CaARC) or their predecessor or successor organizations.
5. Pass the Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) exam administered by the NBRC.  The board will accept the passing score as established by the NBRC.  

School Located in Wyoming
Casper College  

Certified Respiratory Therapists must be licensed by the Wyoming State Board for Respiratory Care.  

The Entry Level CRT Examination is designed to objectively measure essential knowledge, skills and abilities required of entry level respiratory therapists. The examination consists of 160 multiple-choice questions (140 scored items and 20 pretest items) distributed among three major content areas: clinical data, equipment and therapeutic procedures. Candidates will be given three hours to complete the Entry Level CRT Examination.   

Application fee   $100.00
Temporary license $  40.00
Temporary permit   $  40.00
Annual license renewal fee $100.00
Temporary permit renewal fee $  40.00
Reinstatement fee $  25.00
Annual retired status renewal fee $  25.00
Written license verification $  25.00
Replacement or duplicate wall certificate $  25.00
Replacement or duplicate wallet identification cards (2) $5.00  

Licensing Agency
Veronica Skoranski  
1800 Carey Avenue, 4th Floor
Cheyenne, WY 82002  
Phone: (307) 777-5403

Licensing Authority
Wyoming Statute: 33-43-101 through 118  

Wages Last Updated June 2008

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