Respiratory License Renewal – Louisiana

When does my license expire?

Licenses expire on the last day of the month in which the licensee was born.

When can I renew my license?

License renewals will take place within 8 weeks of your current expiration date. You must be within 8 weeks of your current expiration date in order to renew.

How do I renew my license?

Licenses are renewed by submitting to the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners (LSBME) a renewal application in a format prescribed by the board, the renewal fee, and documentation of at least ten (10) contact hours of approved CEUs completed during the last twelve months. Renewal applications and instructions may be obtained from the board’s web page (see Resource Links below) or upon personal or written request to the board.

How many CEUs does Louisiana require?

Louisiana requires at least 10 CEU hours.

Can I get all of my CEUs online?

Yes, you can get all of your CEUs online. We offer Real-Time Live Broadcast, Recorded Live Credit Courses, and our Self-Directed (available 24/7) courses. See our Discounts page for special offers (including Unlimited CEUs).

Do you report to CE Broker?

Yes, we report all courses taken by Louisiana RCPs to CE Broker. Please make sure you correctly list your Louisiana state license when registering to use our website. If your license is expired we will not be able to report your courses. You will need to tell us when your expired license is restored to active status by using the Contact Us form on our website. You may also use this form to list multiple state licenses you possess so that we may report your courses taken to other state boards that utilize CE Broker.

Are your courses approved by both the AARC and the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners (LSBME)?

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

How much does my renewal cost?

License renewal is $85. An initial license is $125 plus a $38 background check.

Resource Links

Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners (LSBME) – Respiratory Therapists

LSBME Contact Info

LSBME License Verification

LSBME Renewals

LSBME Rules (Subchapter G. Continuing Professional Education)


Louisiana 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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