BS in Respiratory Therapy: Professional Licensure

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State Restrictions

Attention: All Arkansas Applicants

The Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE) has determined that the Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) to Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care Degree Completion program at University of Cincinnati can be presented to the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board after the following is provided:

The University of Cincinnati must submit a signed letter from the provost/academic vice president and registrar confirming that Registered Respiratory Therapists (RRTs) residing in Arkansas must hold a current license from the Arkansas State Medical Board to be admitted to the Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care Degree Completion Program at the University of Cincinnati, and that the program admission statement will be signed by the students from Arkansas before program admission. The letter also must indicate which published materials/websites will include a general program admission statement that states the following: “RRTs applying from some states must provide documentation of a current RRT license from the state in which they currently reside prior to program admission.” Finally, the letter must state that a copy of the program admission statement signed by students from Arkansas.

State Regulations

Every state has authority to regulate institutions offering education within the state’s boundaries, including online/distance learning. The need for an institution to seek state authorization for distance learning depends on a combination of the state’s laws and the activities that the program/institution is conducting in that state. Review the Key Considerations regarding state authorization for online programs.

The University of Cincinnati has been approved by the Ohio Department of Higher Education to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) initiative. Participation in SARA provides the University with reciprocity to offer online/distance learning programs to residents of other SARA states (except where noted below). Additional information regarding SARA can be found at NC-SARA.

For specific information regarding state authorization or to find out which University of Cincinnati online programs are available in your state, visit the Distance Learning & Outreach State Authorization page.

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