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?

RTs 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 and 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 and licensee, and a maximum of 10 being Self-Directed courses. See our Discounts page for special offers.

Are your courses approved by both the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) and the IBRCP?

Yes, our courses are AARC approved and accepted by the IBRCP.

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)

IBRCP – Renewal

IBRCP Continuing Education

IBRCP Laws & Rules

Iowa Society for Respiratory Care

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, 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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