Respiratory License Renewal – Alabama

When does my license expire?

Alabama licenses expire on October 31 of odd-numbered years, regardless of issue date.

When can I renew my license?

Renewals begin around the beginning of September in odd-numbered years.

How do I renew my license?

You renew your license through the Alabama State Board of Respiratory Therapy (ASBRT) online renewal system, linked below.

How many CEUs does Alabama require?

Alabama requires 24 CEUs completed within the last 2 years.

From the Alabama State Board of Respiratory Therapy Administrative Code, Standards for Continuing Education:

798-X-8-.01 (5) Hours required. (a) Each respiratory therapist licensed by the Board shall complete twenty-four (24) contact hours of continuing education over the two-year licensure period. Initial licensure periods which have been prorated to have the renewal date fall on the established renewal date will be prorated for 1 contact hour for each month of the initial licensure periods. Any course accepted for credit shall be at least 25 minutes in length.

798-X-8-.02 (1) Any educational program approved for CRCE units by the AARC shall be acceptable with one contact hour assigned for each CRCE unit awarded.

798-X-8-.02 (4) (c) By completing a self study course, such as a course offered on the internet, which has been approved by the AARC or the Board for a specific number of continuing education hours. No more than 12 contact hours of continuing education units of self study may be applied for renewal of license.

o Traditional Courses consist of and include live in-person and/or web-based interactive seminars, workshops, regional, state education meetings, etc., approved for AARC CRCE credit. Our CEUs > Real-Time Live Broadcast courses qualify as traditional courses.

o Recorded web-based seminars, programs, educational offerings can only be counted as self-study (non-traditional) CEUs. Our courses on the CEUs > Recorded Live Credit Course Schedule page and our Self-Directed (available 24/7) courses qualify as self-study courses.

Can I get all of my CEUs online?

You can obtain all of your CEUs online though our website. See our Discounts page for special offers, including Unlimited CEUs.

Do you report to CE Broker?

Yes, we report all courses taken by Alabama RCPs to CE Broker. Please make sure you correctly list your Alabama state license when registering to use our website. If your license is expired we will not be able to report your courses. You will need to tell us when your expired license is restored to active status by using the Contact Us form on our website. You may also use this form to list multiple state licenses you possess so that we may report your courses taken to other state boards that utilize CE Broker.

Are your courses approved by both the AARC and the ASBRT?

Our courses are approved for CRCE by the AARC and accepted by the ASBRT. To see our AARC approvals click here.

How much does my renewal cost?

License renewal is $130.

Resource Links

Alabama State Board of Respiratory Therapy (ASBRT)

ASBRT Contact Info

ASBRT License Lookup

ASBRT Online Applications

ASBRT Administrative Code

Alabama Society for Respiratory Care

The information contained on this page was as accurate as possible at the time it was researched. It is possible that errors exist or that current license requirements have changed. We encourage corrections and comments and will make modifications accordingly. Neither 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 CEU courses are rejected by your state licensing authority our sole remedy will be a refund.

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