Respiratory License Renewal – Washington

When does my license expire?

The expiration date for all credentials is 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.

Can I get all of my CEUs online?

As long as your courses meet the requirements shown in the “Continuing Education” link below, all of your courses can be completed online.

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

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

How much does my renewal cost?

The license renewal fee is $110.

Board Contact Information

Please see the “Contact Us” link below.

Washington Society for Respiratory Care Contact Information


Resource Links

Washington Department of Health – RCPs

RCP Applications and Forms

Continuing Education

Washington State Department of Health – Contact Us

Respiratory Care Society of Washington

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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