Respiratory License Renewal – New Mexico

When does my license expire?

New Mexico licenses expire on September 30 of odd-numbered years.

When can I renew my license?

Renewal notices will be sent by email.

How do I renew my license?

You can renew your license online or mail a completed renewal application to the board office with the required fee and documentation verifying your continuing education requirements.

How many CEUs does New Mexico require?

20 clock hours are required per renewal cycle.

Continuing education hours must be directly related to respiratory therapy, pulmonary function technology, or related inter-disciplinary areas of health care and be sponsored or approved for respiratory care practitioners by the following:

  • American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC)
  • any AARC State chartered affiliate
  • other State Boards that license Respiratory Care Practitioners
  • American Lung Association
  • American Heart Association

The department will approve, on a clock hour basis, a maximum of eight hours per renewal cycle of the following type of educational activities:

  • Any hospital or healthcare organization respiratory care-related continuing education in-service
  • Respiratory care-related science courses taken in an academic setting and received toward RRT credentialing
  • CPR certification or re-certification
  • Infection control certification and re-certification courses
  • Hazardous materials certification or re-certification
  • Advanced life support

Can I get all of my CEUs online?

As long as your CEUs meet the requirements listed above, they can all be completed online.

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

Our courses are approved by the AARC and therefore accepted by the New Mexico Respiratory Board.

How much does my renewal cost?

License renewal is $150.

Board Contact Information

2550 Cerrillos Rd

Santa Fe, NM 87505

Phone: 505-476-4965


New Mexico Society for Respiratory Care Contact Information

PO Box 35417 Station D

Albuquerque, NM 87176-5417

Resource Links

New Mexico Regulation & Licensing Department Respiratory Care

Online License Renewal

License Search

New Mexico 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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