Respiratory License Renewal – Texas

When does my license expire?

Respiratory care practitioner licenses expire on a biennial basis, on either May 31 or November 30.

When can I renew my license?

Active license renewal/registration is available online 60-90 days prior to your current expiration date. If you cannot proceed with online renewal/registration, try again closer to your expiration date. Registration reminders will be sent out on postcards at least 60 days in advance of the expiration date.

How do I renew my license?

You will renew online. The link for this process is listed under Resource Links below.

How many CEUs does Texas require?

Respiratory care practitioners need to complete at least 24 credits/hours of continuing education every 24 months (the 24 month timeline goes by the biennial registration period, not the calendar year). A certificate holder must report during registration if she or he has completed the required continuing education during the previous two years (biennial registration period). At least 12 contact hours must be in traditional courses (such as our Live CEU courses). The remainder can be from non-traditional courses (e.g. our Self-Directed CEU courses). If you’d prefer to avoid test-taking, we recommend taking all Live courses to obtain your 24 hours of continuing education. See our Discounts page for special offers.

Can I get all of my CEUs online?

You can obtain all of your CEUs online.

Are your courses approved by both the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) and the Texas Medical Board (TMB)?

Our courses are AARC approved and accepted by the TMB.

How much does my renewal cost?

The full (24 months) biennial renewal/registration fee is $104, plus a $2 Office of Patient Protection fee.

Resource Links

Texas Medical Board (TMB) Respiratory Care Practitioner Page 

TMB Contact Info

TMB RCP Renewal Process

TMB RCP CE Requirements

TMB RCP Laws/General Provisions

Texas 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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