Respiratory License Renewal – Indiana

When does my license expire?

Licenses expire on December 31st of even years.

When can I renew my license?

Renewal notices are sent approximately 90 days prior to the expiration date. Licensees with a valid email address on file will be emailed the renewal information. Licensees that do not have a valid email address on file will be mailed license renewal information. This notice is mailed to the licensee’s address of record with the Committee.

How do I renew my license?

You can renew your license online using the PLA Online Services linked below, or you may print a paper renewal also linked below.

How many CEUs does Indiana require?

Respiratory Care Professionals are required to complete fifteen hours for the period of the renewal cycle.

Can I get all of my CEUs online?

Indiana’s requirements state that “No more than 7.5 hours of continuing education can be obtained through correspondence courses during the biennium”. When we contacted the board to find out what constituted as a correspondence course, below is the message we received on Monday, May 21, 2018:

“Unfortunately, our office cannot provide an interpretation of the statutes and rules and the current laws do not specifically define ‘correspondence courses’. If you wish to seek an interpretation of the law, please contact your attorney.”

The dictionary definition of correspondence is “communication by exchanging letters with someone”. We believe that this rule dates back to when respiratory care magazines offered mail-in tests for continuing education credit. We also believe that “correspondence courses” now refers to self-directed courses.

Our interpretation of the rules is that you may complete all hours online. However, you can have a maximum of 7.5 hours of self-directed courses and a minimum of 7.5 live courses.

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

Our courses are approved by the AARC and are accepted by the Indiana Respiratory Board.

How much does my renewal cost?

License renewal in Indiana costs $50.

How do I get a physical copy of my license?

The Indiana Professional Licensing Agency no longer automatically mails updated license cards when your license is renewed. You can determine if your renewal has been received and processed by accessing the IPLA’s online verification search, linked below. Please allow 1 business day for your license to be updated. Once you verify that your license has been renewed, you may order a new license card online at PLA Online Services. You will be given the option to download a free license card for immediate printing or to purchase a blue license card to be mailed to you.

Resource Links

Indiana Professional Licensing Agency (PLA) Respiratory Care Committee

Continuing education requirements and information

Indiana PLA – Respiratory Renewal Information

Indiana PLA – Online Services

Indiana PLA – Paper Renewal Documents

Indiana PLA – License Verification Search

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 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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