When does my license expire?
New York respiratory registration certificates expire on a triennial basis (every 3 years) on or before the last day of the month in which initial licensure was granted. Your registration certificate lists your name, address, and dates of the registration period.
When can I renew my license?
The New York State Education Department Office of the Professions Respiratory Therapy (NYSED OP RT) will mail a renewal form approximately 120 days prior to your registration expiration date. Please make certain the office has your current mailing address.
How do I renew my license?
Use the renewal form mailed to you or see the NYSED OP Online Renewal link under Resource Links below.
How many CEUs does New York require?
You must take 30 contact hours of continuing education in each three-year registration period.
At least 15 of your 30 contact hours must be formal self-study courses (our Real-Time Live Broadcast and Recorded Live Credit Courses meet this definition). You are not limited to the number of formal self-study courses you take.
No more than 15 of your 30 contact hours may be informal self-study courses (our Self-Directed courses meet this definition). You are limited to the number of informal self-study courses you take.
Respiratory Therapy Technicians:
You must take 24 contact hours of continuing education in each triennium.
At least 12 of your 24 contact hours must be formal self-study courses (our Real-Time Live Broadcast and Recorded Live Credit Courses meet this definition). You are not limited to the number of formal self-study courses you take.
No more than 12 of your 24 contact hours may be informal self-study courses. Our Self-Directed courses meet this definition:
“Examples of informal self-study courses include courses offered by internet or video format, which are taken by the respiratory therapist or therapy technician without a live instructor or a long distance facilitator’s assistance.”
You are limited to the number of informal self-study courses you take.
Can I get all of my CEUs online?
You can obtain 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).
Are your courses approved by both the AARC and the NYSED OP RT?
Yes, our courses are approved by the AARC and accepted by the NYSED OP RT. We are a Category III provider per the NYSED. To see our AARC approvals click here.
How much does my renewal cost?
Respiratory Therapist: $207 Registration Renewal fee plus a $30 Continuing Education fee. An initial license is $294.
Respiratory Therapy Technician: $130 Registration Renewal fee plus a $24 Continuing Education fee. An initial license is $154.
NYSED OP General Information (including address and name changes)
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.