Respiratory License Renewal – South Carolina

When does my license expire?

Respiratory licenses expire on May 31 of odd numbered years.

When and how can I renew my license?

Click on SCBME RCP Continuing Education Page below under Resource Links.

How many CEUs does South Carolina require?

You must have completed at least 30 hours of continuing education within the renewal period (June 1 – May 31 of two years after: for example, June 1, 2021 to May 31, 2023). There is no requirement for a minimum number of live hours.

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).

Do you report to CE Broker?

Yes, we report all courses taken by South Carolina RCPs to CE Broker. Please make sure you correctly list your South Carolina state license when registering to use our website. If your license is expired we will not be able to report your courses. You will need to tell us when your expired license is restored to active status by using the Contact Us form on our website. You may also use this form to list multiple state licenses you possess so that we may report your courses taken to other state boards that utilize CE Broker.

Are your courses approved by both the AARC and the South Carolina Board of Medical Examiners (SCBME)?

Our courses are AARC approved and accepted by the SCBME. To see our AARC approvals click here.

How much does my renewal cost?

According to the AARC, the fee for license renewal in South Carolina is $75.

Resource Links

South Carolina Board of Medical Examiners (SCBME) (contact info on this page)

SCBME License Search

SCBME RCP License Application

SCBME RCP License Renewal

SCBME RCP Continuing Education

South Carolina Code of Laws (see Section 40-47-500 Respiratory Care Practice Act)

South Carolina 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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