A tried and true method for getting a RecordTypeId is the following line of code.
private static final Id RECORD_TYPE_NAME_RECORD_TYPE_ID =
Schema.SObjectType.<sObjectApiName>.getRecordTypeInfosByName().get('<Record Type Label>').getRecordTypeId();
I can't take credit for coming up with this one, but I did alter it slightly for clarity. Note that it uses the Label field rather than the DeveloperName field in spite of the method name. Additionally, the
final modifiers may or may not be appropriate for your application.
I first discovered it at this blog. Now I use it all the time, especially in test code.