Respiratory License Renewal – Washington

When does my license expire?

The expiration date for all credentials is every 2 years on the practitioner’s birthday.

When can I renew my license?

Credentials may be renewed within 90 days of the expiration date.

How do I renew my license?

Please view the Applications and Forms link at the bottom of this page.

How many CEUs does Washington require?

To renew a respiratory therapy license, you must have 30 hours of continuing education every two years. Respiratory therapists must have completed this requirement by their birth date every two years. The continuing education (CE) hours must have been obtained during the preceding two years, from birth date to birth date. If you’re reporting this year, any CE that was obtained before your birth date two years ago or after your current birth date can’t be used to satisfy the continuing education or employment requirement. The expiration date for all credentials is the practitioner’s birthday.

Beginning January 1, 2024, a respiratory care practitioner must complete two hours of health equity training each reporting cycle, as specified in WAC 246-928-445.

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).

Are your courses approved by both the AARC and the Washington State Department of Health (WSDH)?

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

How much does my renewal cost?

The license renewal fee is $110.

Resource Links

Washington State Department of Health (WSDH) – RCPs

WSDH Contact Info

WSDH Provider (License) Lookup

WSDH RCP Applications and Forms

WSDH RCP Renewals Online

Washington Administrative Code – Continuing Education

Respiratory Care Society of Washington

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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