Respiratory therapists must have a minimum of an associate degree from an accredited respiratory therapy education program. The Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) is the organization that accredits schools of respiratory therapy.
Get Your List of Respiratory Therapy Schools and Programs
To access a current list of accredited respiratory therapy schools, go to the CoARC website. There you may search for programs by name, state, degree (associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s or polysomnography certificate), or category (entry-level, degree advancement, satellite, polysomnography, etc). These programs provide students who possess no prior documented competency in respiratory care, with the knowledge and clinical skills required to function competently as a respiratory therapist.
Interested in comparing accredited programs? See how programs compare in regard to the success of their graduates obtaining a professional credential, their dropout rate, and the success of their graduates in finding employment.
The Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) is the organization responsible for the accreditation of respiratory therapy educational programs. Accreditation status of each program is constantly updated and can be verified by contacting:
Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care
777 Cannon Dr
Hurst, TX 76054