Respiratory License Renewal – Iowa

When does my license expire?

Iowa licenses expire on March 31 of even numbered years.

When can I renew my license?

You can renew your license up to 60 days before your current license expires. You may begin the renewal process on January 31 of even numbered years. Renewal notifications will be emailed to your email address on file with the board at 60, 50, 40, and 30 days prior to the license expiration date. If you have not renewed your license 20 days prior to the license expiration date, a postcard will be mailed to your mailing address on file. Renew your license early to avoid a late fee or lapse in licensure. All continuing education requirements must be completed prior to license renewal.

How do I renew my license?

Please see the Renewal link below for instructions on how to renew your license.

How many CEUs does Iowa require?

Respiratory Care Practitioners are required to complete a minimum of 24 hours of continuing education, with at least 14 being earned by completing a program in which the instructor conducts the class in person or by employing an electronic technology that allows for real-time communication between the instructor or licensee. These 14 hours are satisfied by our live courses.

Can I get all of my CEUs online?

Yes, all of your CEUs can be completed online. A minimum of 14 hours must be live courses with opportunity for communication between the instructor or licensee, and a maximum of 10 being self-directed courses.

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

Yes, our courses are AARC approved and accepted by the Iowa Respiratory Board.

How much does my renewal cost?

The biennial license renewal fee for each biennium for a respiratory care practitioner license is $75. The late fee for failure to renew before expiration is $60.

Board Contact Information

Bureau of Professional Licensure

Iowa Department of Public Health

Lucas State Office Bldg., 5th Floor

321 East 12th Street

Des Moines, IA 50319-6693

Phone: 515-281-0254

Fax: 515-281-3121

Resource Links

Iowa Board of Respiratory Care and Polysomnography

Iowa Online Licensure Services

Iowa Board of Respiratory Care and Polysomnography – Renewal

Respiratory Care Practitioner – Documentation Required for Licensure

Application Request Form

Iowa Continuing Education for Respiratory Care Practitioners Requirements

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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