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 with the Iowa Board of Respiratory Care and Polysomnography (IBRCP) 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 sent to your email address on file with the board 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 sent 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 IBRCP – Renewal link below for instructions on how to renew your license.

How many CEUs does Iowa require?

12 hours of our Real-Time Live Broadcast Courses, plus 12 hours of any combination of our Recorded Live Credit or Self-Directed Courses.

Iowa requires 24 CEUs completed within the last 2 years. Here is a clarification of the type of CEUs required from the IBRCP website:

For respiratory care practitioner licensees: complete a minimum of 24 hours of continuing education. Twelve of the 24 hours of continuing education shall be 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 and licensee.

You may obtain half of your required CEUs by taking our CEUs > Real-Time Live Broadcast courses. These courses are Interactive Webinars that meet the criteria described above.

The other half of your CEUs may be obtained by taking our courses on the CEUs > Recorded Live Credit Course Schedule page and our Self-Directed (available 24/7) courses.

Can I get all of my CEUs online?

Yes, all of your CEUs can be completed online. See our Discounts page for special offers (including Unlimited CEUs).

Are your courses approved by both the AARC and the Iowa Board of Respiratory Care and Polysomnography (IBRCP)?

Yes, our courses are AARC approved and accepted by the IBRCP. To see our AARC approvals click here.

How much does my renewal cost?

License renewal is $75. An initial license is $75 plus the cost of background check and fingerprint packet.

Resource Links

Iowa Board of Respiratory Care and Polysomnography (IBRCP) (contact info on bottom of page)

Iowa Dept of Public Health License Search

IBRCP Online Licensure Services (Renewal)

IBRCP Continuing Education Requirements

IBRCP Laws & Rules

Iowa 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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