Respiratory License Renewal – New Jersey

When does my license expire?

Respiratory licenses expire on March 31 of odd numbered years.

How many CEUs does New Jersey require?

On or before the expiration date for the biennial renewal of licenses, all license holders, if audited, must furnish certificates of successful completion of programs, courses or seminars offered or approved by the New Jersey Society for Respiratory Care or the American Association for Respiratory Care; One continuing education credit for each course credit awarded. Each license holder must complete thirty continuing education credits, in programs permitted as follows:

  1. At least one continuing education credit in infection control
  2. At least one continuing education credit in patient safety/medical errors
  3. At least one continuing education credit in ethics
  4. At least 20 continuing education credits in other respiratory care clinical practices; and
  5. any remaining credits in any health care related field.

Can I get all of my CEUs online?

As long as your courses meet the requirements listed above, all of your CEUs can be obtained online.

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

Yes, our courses are AARC approved and therefore accepted by the New Jersey Respiratory Board.

How much does my renewal cost?

According to the AARC, the fees for respiratory licensure are as follows:

  • Application – $125
  • Initial – $160
  • Renewal – $160

How many CE credits do I get for the ACLS, PALS, & NRP courses?

Successful completion of any certification or re certification course approved by the American Heart Association in PALS, ACLS, or NRP will grant one CE credit for each instructional hour awarded, with a maximum of 12 credits per biennial licensure period.

Board Contact Information


Phone: 973-504-6485

Inquiries about the Board may be forwarded to:

Dorcas O’Neal

Executive Director

PO Box 45031

Newark, New Jersey 07101

New Jersey Society for Respiratory Care Contact Information

Resource Links

New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs: State Board of Respiratory Care

New Jersey License Verification

New Jersey 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 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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