Respiratory Therapy Accreditations & CE State Requirements

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    Western Schools’ respiratory care continuing education (CE) program, previously doing business as RC Educational Consulting Services (RCECS), is American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) approved provider #9346916. All courses are preapproved by the AARC.  
     
        AARC Members – Please be sure to provide us with your AARC member number as a license number and AARC as the license type so that we can submit your course completion records directly to the AARC within 60 days of completion.  
      All courses meet National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) Continuing Competency Program requirements. NBRC accepts courses approved by the AARC.  
     Florida Board of Respiratory Care approved provider #50-2165.    
     

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    Continuing Education Requirements for Respiratory Therapists

    It is the responsibility of each professional licensee to understand what his or her state licensing board requires for license renewal, as well as what that licensing board identifies as acceptable continuing education. Please contact your board for verification if you are unsure of your continuing education requirements.
    Find your state below to view the total amount of hours of CE credits allowed through home study to renew your license. Renewal is every 2 years unless otherwise stated.
    State Profession Hours Required Home Study Hours Allowed Notes
    ALABAMA RCP 24  12 maximum  
    ALASKA RCP N/A N/A No CE required
    ARIZONA RCP 20 15 online Includes 2 hours of Ethics (every renewal)
    ARKANSAS RCP 12 every year no limits  
    CALIFORNIA RCP 30 no limits Includes 3 hours CA Law and Ethics (every other renewal) Must be taken from the CSRC or AARC
    COLORADO RCP N/A N/A No CE required
    CONNECTICUT RCP 6 every year no limits  
    DELAWARE RCP 20 10 maximum Includes 1 hour related to Recognition of Child Sexual Assault (every renewal)
    DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA RCP 16 8 maximum Includes 3 hours Ethics. Renewals after 02/01/19 require 2 hours of Ethics and 2 hours of LGBTQ Education (every renewal)
    FLORIDA RCP 24 
     
    no limits Includes 2 hours Medical Error Prevention (every renewal); 2 hours Florida Law & Rules (every renewal); 3 hours HIV/AIDS (first renewal only)
    GEORGIA RCP 30  no limits  
    HAWAII RCP N/A N/A No CE required
    IDAHO RCP 12 every year no limits  
    ILLINOIS RCP 24 every year no limits  
    INDIANA RCP 15 7.5 maximum  
    IOWA RCP 24 10 maximum  
    KANSAS RCP 12 every year 6 maximum  
    KENTUCKY RCP 24 no limits  
    LOUISIANA RCP 10 every year no limits  
    MAINE RCP N/A N/A No CE required
    MARYLAND RCP 16 no limits  
    MASSACHUSETTS RCP 15 6 maximum  
    MICHIGAN RCP N/A N/A Identifying Victims of Human Trafficking (one time only)
    MINNESOTA RCP 24 no limits  
    MISSISSIPPI RCP 20 no limits  
    MISSOURI RCP 24 12 maximum  
    MONTANA RCP 24 no limits  
    NBRC Continuing Competency Program 30 every 5 years no limits  
    NEBRASKA RCP 20 no limits  
    NEVADA RCP 20 no limits Includes 2 hours Ethics (every renewal) 
    NEW HAMPHIRE RCP 24 no limits  
    NEW JERSEY RCP 30 20 maximum Includes Infection Control 1 hour (every renewal); 1 hour Medical Error / Patient Safety (every renewal); 1 hour Ethics (every renewal)
    NEW MEXICO RCP 20 no limits  
    NEW YORK RTT 24 every 3 years 12 maximum  
    NEW YORK RT 30 every 3 years 15 maximum  
    NORTH CAROLINA RCP 12 every year 6 maximum  
    NORTH DAKOTA RCP 10 every year no limits  
    OHIO RCP 20 no limits Includes 1 hour Ethics or 1 hour Ohio Respiratory Care Law
    (every renewal) See State Medical Board of Ohio regarding Law requirement
    OKLAHOMA RCP 12 no limits  
    OREGON RCP 15 every year no limits  
    PENNSYLVANIA RCP 30 20 maximum Includes 1 hour Medical Error (every renewal); 1 hour Patient Safety (every renewal); 2 hours Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting (every renewal)
    RHODE ISLAND RCP 12 no limits  
    SOUTH CAROLINA RCP 30 no limits  
    SOUTH DAKOTA RCP 20 no limits  
    TENNESSEE RCP 12 every year 7 maximum Includes 1 hour Patient Safety (every renewal); 1 hour Professional Ethics (every renewal)
    TEXAS RCP 24 12 maximum  
    UTAH RCP N/A N/A No CE Required
    VERMONT RCP 12 6 maximum  
    VIRGINIA RCP 20 no limits  
    WASHINGTON RCP 30 no limits  
    WEST VIRGINIA RCP 20 no limits  
    WISCONSIN RCP N/A N/A No CE required
    WYOMING RCP 8 every year no limits  
     
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  Last Updated: 7/3/18

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