Respiratory License Renewal – Pennsylvania

When does my license expire?

Licenses expire on December 31 of every even-numbered year unless renewed for the next biennium.

When can I renew my license?

The Board mails renewal notices two to three months prior to the license expiration date. Notices are mailed to the most recent address that was reported to the Board.

How do I renew my license?

Please view your renewal notice for instructions on how to renew your license.

How many CEUs does Pennsylvania require?

An applicant for biennial renewal is required to complete, during the 2 years preceding the application for renewal, a minimum of 30 hours of continuing education.

  • At least 10 continuing education hours shall be obtained through traditional continuing education such as classroom lecture, clinical presentation, real-time web-cast or other live sessions where a presenter is involved
  • One continuing education hour shall be completed in medical ethics
  • One continuing education hour shall be completed in patient safety
  • Two continuing education hours shall be completed in the recognition and reporting of child abuse. We recommend you take the free course offered online at They will report your course completion electronically to the Pennsylvania Department of State professional licensing board.

Can I get all of my CEUs online?

As long as your courses meet the requirements above, all of your courses may be completed online. NOTE: Our “Recorded Classes with Live Credit” DO satisfy the first bulleted requirement.

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

Our courses are AARC approved, and therefore accepted for respiratory license renewal in Pennsylvania.

How much does my renewal cost?

Biennial renewal of a Respiratory Therapist license is $25.

Board Contact Information

State Board of Medicine

PO Box 2649

Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649

Phone: 717-783-1400

Fax: 717-787-7769


Pennsylvania Society for Respiratory Care Contact Information

PSRC Contact Page

Resource Links

Pennsylvania Code Subchapter F: Respiratory Therapists

Real Time Live Broadcasts

Pennsylvania 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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