Respiratory License Renewal – Ohio

When does my license expire?

The renewal date for most license holders is June 30 of even numbered years.

When can I renew my license?

At least one month prior to the license or limited permit expiration date, the board shall send each license and limited permit holder a renewal application by first class mail to the holder’s last known address on record.

How do I renew my license?

Please see the “Renewal of License or Permits” link below.

How many CEUs does Ohio require?

Applicants for license renewal must complete 20 contact hours of relevant RCCE every two years, beginning with the license renewal date and ending on the license expiration date. The requirements include one contact hour of RCCE on Ohio respiratory care law or professional ethics, at least 15 contact hours related to the provision of clinical respiratory care, and the remaining four contact hours may include indirectly related content, including, but not limited to, activities relevant to specialized aspects of respiratory care, such as education, supervision, management, health care cost containment, cost management, health quality standards, disease prevention, health promotion, or abuse reporting.

Can I get all of my CEUs online?

As long as your courses meet the requirements above, you can get all of your CEUs online.

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

Our courses are approved by the AARc and therefore accepted by the Ohio Respiratory Care Board.

How much does my renewal cost?

Renewal Fee: $75

Late Renewal Fee: $100

Restoration Fee: $125

Transaction Fee: $3.50

State Medical Board of Ohio

30 East Broad St, 3rd Floor

Columbus, OH 43215

General Email:

Renewal Questions:

Main Phone: 614-466-3934

Fax: 614-728-5946

Ohio Society for Respiratory Care Contact Information

3757 Indianola Ave

Columbus, OH 453214

Phone: 614-784-9772

Resource Information & Links

The Ohio Respiratory Care Board permanently CLOSED on January 21, 2018

The general Biennial Budget Bill for the 132nd Ohio General Assembly, H.B. 49. abolished the Ohio Respiratory Care Board and transferred its Home Medical Equipment duties to the Ohio Board of Pharmacy and its Respiratory Care duties to the State Medical Board of Ohio.  As of January 21, 2018, licensing and regulatory matters for HMEL & HMER credentials will be handled by the staff of the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy and issues involving licensing and regulatory matters for the RCP, L1 & L2 credentials will be handled by the State Medical Board of Ohio.

For Home Medical Equipment issues, please go to:

Ohio Respiratory Care Renewal

Ohio Laws and Rules 4761 – Ohio Respiratory Care Board

4761-8-01 Renewal of License or Permits

4761-9-02 General RCCE Requirements and Reporting Mechanism

4761-09-05 Approved Sources of RCCE

Ohio 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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