Respiratory Protection Program

Respirator Medical Clearance

This is a two-step process:

1. If you need to request access to the online Respirator Medical Evaluation, please fill out the Respiratory Medical Evaluation Request.

Questions on filling out the form? Please refer to the Respiratory Protection Program Enrollment Instructions. Click here for fit testing instructions.

2. After you submit the form and it is processed, you'll receive an email with a personalized link to the online Respirator Medical Evaluation. Please click on the link and fill out the questionnaire. Most people will receive clearance immediately, but some questionnaires might need to be reviewed by a physician. We will contact you if you need to take any further steps.


Respiratory Protection Training is available on ULearn. You must complete training before you can be fit tested. If you or your department need in-person training, please contact us at

If you wish to review the training, please download UHS-OH's Respiratory Protection Training presentation. Please note: this presentation is available for reference only and cannot be used in place of training.

Fit Testing

Fit testing for N95/filtering facepiece respirators is done at Health Partners Occupational Medicine. Fit testing for other types of respirators can be set up through

Click here for fit testing instructions.

Program Document

University of Minnesota Respiratory Protection Program

Related Information

Looking for information on respiratory protection for lab animal allergens? Visit the research safety section to download the Allergen Exposure Control Program document.