Respiratory License Renewal – Tennessee

When does my license expire?

The due date for license renewal is the last day of the month in which a birth date falls pursuant to the Division’s biennial birth date renewal system. The due date is contained on the renewal document designated as the expiration date.

How do I renew my license?

  • Internet Renewals: Individuals may apply for renewal and pay the necessary fees via the Internet. The application to renew can be accessed at
  • Paper Renewals: For individuals who have not renewed their license online via the Internet, a renewal application form will be mailed to each individual licensed by the Board to the last address provided to the Board. Failure to receive such notification does not relieve the licensee from the responsibility of meeting all requirements for renewal.

How many CEUs does Tennessee require?

Each therapist and assistant licensed by the Board must complete 12 hours of approved continuing education every calendar year.

  • At least 5 of those 12 hours must pertain to the clinical practice of respiratory care or to research relating to the cardio-pulmonary system
  • At least 1 of those 12 hours must pertain to patient safety as defined by the T.J.C.
  • At least 1 of those 12 hours must be a course focused on the professional or ethical standards required of respiratory therapists by their governing rules and statutes
  • The remaining 5 hours may pertain to, among other topics, education or management

Can I get all of my CEUs online?

As long as your courses meet the requirements above, you can get 100% of your continuing education online.

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

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

How much does my renewal cost?

The fee for respiratory license renewal in Tennessee is $75.

Board Contact Information


Tennessee Society for Respiratory Care Contact Information

2095 Exeter Road Suite 80, Box 340

Germantown, TN 38138-3919

Resource Links

TN Department of Health Board of Respiratory Care

TN Licensure and Regulatory System Renewal Portal

License Verification Search

Rules of the Tennessee Board of Respiratory Care

Tennessee 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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