Respiratory License Renewal – Illinois

When does my license expire?

Illinois respiratory licenses expire on October 31 of odd numbered years.

When can I renew my license?

The holder of a license may renew such license during the month preceding the expiration date by paying the required fee.

How do I renew my license?

Click here for the link to the IDFPR Online License Renewal.

How many CEUs does Illinois require?

Every renewal applicant shall complete 24 hours of Continuing Education relevant to the practice of respiratory care required during each pre-renewal period. A pre-renewal period is the 24 months preceding October 31 in the year of the renewal.

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Can I get all of my CEUs online?

As long as your courses are offered by an approved sponsor or are approved by an approved sponsor, you may complete all of your courses online.

Are your courses approved by both the AARC and the Illinois Respiratory Board?

Our courses are approved by the AARC and therefore are accepted for respiratory license renewal in Illinois.

How much does my renewal cost?

The fee for the renewal of a license is $60 per year.

I just got my license. Do I have to renew?

A renewal applicant is not required to comply with CE requirements for the first renewal following the original issuance of the license. You still must renew your license, but you are not required to complete CEs.

Board Contact Information

Email Questions about this Profession – Contact IDFPR

Illinois Society for Respiratory Care Contact Information

PO Box 10261

Springfield, IL 62791

Phone: 217-522-5558

Fax: 217-522-5557

Resource Links

Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation – Respiratory Care

Illinois IDFPR License Verification

Illinois Respiratory Care Act

Illinois Respiratory Care Rules

License Application Forms – Respiratory Care Practitioner

IDFPR Respiratory License Renewal

IDFPR License Renewal FAQ

Illinois Section 1456.110 Continuing Education

Illinois Society for Respiratory Care

The information contained in this document was as accurate as possible at the time of publication, which was December 2018. 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 of Texas, 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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