Respiratory License Renewal – Rhode Island

When does my license expire?

Licenses expire every two years on September 1.

When can I renew my license?

Renewal notices are sent out 60 days before your expiration date.

How do I renew my license?

On or before the first day of July every two years, the Administrator of the Division shall mail an application for renewal of license to every person to whom a license has been issued or renewed during the past two years. Every person licensed who intends to practice as a RCP shall file a renewal application fully executed together with the renewal fee. Upon receipt of a renewal application and payment of fee, the accuracy of the application shall be verified and a license renewal shall be granted effective September 1 in that year for a 2 year period, unless sooner suspended or revoked.

How many CEUs does Rhode Island require?

Upon renewal, respiratory care practitioners shall attest to completion of 12 hours biennially in discipline-specific offerings that may include, but not be limited to: formal presentations, in-service programs, conferences, and/or self study courses, such as distance learning and online courses.

Can I get all of my CEUs online?

As long as your courses meet the requirements listed in the Rules and Regulations (linked below), you may complete all of your CEUs online.

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

Yes. Our courses are AARC approved and therefore accepted for respiratory license renewal in Rhode Island.

How much does my renewal cost?

According to the AARC, Rhode Island renewals are $60.

Board Contact Information

Respiratory Care Licensing

Phone: 401-222-5960


Resource Links

State of Rhode Island Department of Health Respiratory Care

License Verification Search

Rules and Regulations for Licensing Respiratory Care Practitioners

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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