Respiratory License Renewal – Rhode Island

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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 Department of Health Respiratory Care (DHRC) 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?

12 hours biennially. Two (2) hours shall be in the area of ethics.

Can I get all of my CEUs online?

You can obtain all of your CEUs online. We offer Live courses. See our Discounts page for special offers (including Unlimited CEUs).

Are your courses approved by both the AARC and the Department of Health Respiratory Care (DHRC)?

Our courses are AARC approved and accepted by the DHRC.

How much does my renewal cost?

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

Resource Links

Rhode Island Department of Health Respiratory Care (DHRC) (contact info on bottom of page)

Dept of Health License Verification

DHRC Online License Renewal

Dept of State Regulations for Respiratory Care Practitioners

Rhode Island Society for Respiratory Care

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.

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