Respiratory Protection Program

Process for Respirator Medical Clearance

  1. Fill out the online Respiratory Medical Evaluation Request.

    For questions on filling out the form, refer to the Respiratory Protection Program Enrollment Instructions.

  2. When you receive an email with a personalized link to the online Respirator Medical Evaluation, click the link and complete the questionnaire.

    Most people recieve clearance immediately; however, some questionnaires might need to be reviewed by a physician. We will contact you if further steps are needed. 

Required Respiratory Protection Training

You must complete the Respiratory Protection Training on ULearn before you can be fit tested. If you or your department need in-person training, contact uohs@umn.edu.

If you wish to review the training, download BOHD's Respiratory Protection Training presentation. Note: This presentation is available for reference only and cannot be used in place of training.

Respirator Fit Testing 

Fit testing for N95/filtering facepiece respirators is done at HealthPartners Occupational Medicine. Fit testing for other types of respirators can be set up through uohs@umn.edu.

Visit the Respirator Fit Testing Instructions page for more information.

Related Information

Looking for information on respiratory protection for lab animals? Visit the Allergen Exposure Control Program page to download the Laboratory Animal Allergens and Related Respiratory Protection document.