Respiratory License Renewal – District of Columbia

When does my license expire?

Respiratory licenses expire on January 31 of odd-numbered years.

When can I renew my license?

At least 60 days prior to the expiration of a license, the DC Health Board of Respiratory Care (DCHBRC) will send a renewal application by first class mail to the holder’s address on file.

How do I renew my license?

Follow the instructions in the renewal application.

How many CEUs does the District of Columbia require?

You are required to complete 16 contact hours biennially, which shall include 2 hours of ethics and 2 hours of LGBTQ continuing education. No more than 8 hours shall be self-study.

Can I get all of my CEUs online?

You can obtain all of your CEUs online. We offer both Live and Self-Directed courses. See our Discounts page for special offers.

Are your courses approved by both the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) and the DCHBRC?

Our courses are AARC approved and accepted by the DCHBRC.

How much does my renewal cost?

License renewal is $169. An initial license is $254. Additional fees may apply.

Resource Links

DCHBRC (contact Info on bottom of page)

DCHBRC Initial License Application Package

DCHBRC Regulations for Respiratory Care (includes Continuing Education requirements)

Maryland/District of Columbia Society for Respiratory Care

The information contained in this document was as accurate as possible at the time of publication. It is possible that errors exist or that current license requirements have changed. We encourage corrections and comments and will make modifications accordingly. Neither the author, Respiratory Associates, nor any other individual or institution, except the person renewing their license, is responsible or liable for any consequences of its use. You are encouraged to read your state licensure requirements from the primary source, e.g. state website. If any of our courses are rejected by your state licensing authority our sole remedy will be a refund.

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