Respiratory Care (RC)

Respiratory Care Renewal

License Renewal


Licenses issued effective 10/17/19 and thereafter will expire two years after the original date of issuance:

  • for existing license holders, the renewal deadline will continue to be on the same date as it is currently

  • for new license holders this means renewal will occur on the two-year anniversary of initial issuance and every two years thereafter

  • pro-rated CME applies only to initial licenses issued prior to 10/17/2019 with less than 18 months of licensure

L1 permits issued effective 10/17/19 and thereafter will expire one year after the original date of issuance

  • for existing L1 permit holders, the renewal deadline will continue to be on the same date as it is currently

L2 permits expire annually on 6/30

 

Ohio licenses may be renewed online at elicense.ohio.gov. You may view your renewal status online here.

 

You must register in eLicense before you can start the renewal or reinstatement process. You will need the follow the steps below:

  • Using Google, Navigate to eLicense.ohio.gov

  • Choose Login / Create an Account

  • Click the I Have a License button

  • You will need the following to register:

    • Security Code (sent to you by the Medical Board or request via email at license@med.ohio.gov)

    • Email (unique and cannot be shared with another licensee)

    • Social Security Number

    • Date of Birth

    • Create/confirm a unique password

 Once on your Dashboard:

  • Find the license you wish to renew or restore your license

  • Click the Options button on that license tile

    • Choose Renew from the dropdown if it is on time or less than 2 years from the last expiration date on file, OR

    • Choose Reinstate from the dropdown if it is 2 years or more from the last expiration date on file. NOTE: This process is also known as a restoration and requires a criminal background check.

  • Be sure to update your profile and contact information

  • Access your shopping cart to pay renewal fees with a credit card

An automated email will be sent to you once you have successfully completed the renewal application and paid the required fee. If you have questions or need assistance, please email license@med.ohio.gov.

 

eLicense allows you to update your address and supervision of exempt practitioners. Name changes can be requested through eLicense via a service request. Click "options" after logging into eLicense to submit your changes. 

 

Request FBI and Ohio BCI Background Record Checks


  • All initial and reinstatement applications for licensure are required to complete an FBI and Ohio BCI criminal records check. The Ohio background check packet and instructions can be obtained here.

  • Results MUST be sent directly from the vendor to the State Medical Board of Ohio; the board will not accept results from the applicant or a third party.

In-state applicants

  • You must use the services of a vendor that participates in the national WebCheck program. Click here for a list of vendors. The sheriff's offices in most Ohio counties also participate in WebCheck. Please allow at least two to four weeks for the board to receive and process in-state background checks.

Out-of-state applicants

  • ​All applicants for licensure are required to complete an FBI and Ohio BCI criminal records check. The Ohio background check packet and instructions can be obtained here. Please allow at least two to eight weeks for the Board to receive and process out-of-state background checks.

Late License Renewal


Late renewal is applicable if the license has lapsed for less than two years.

 

License Restoration


An individual should apply for a restoration application if their license has been inactive for two years or more. A license may be restored upon an applicant's submission of a restoration application, the restoration fee and submission of criminal background checks.

Please note: The board may require additional training or examination, or both, of any applicant who for the two years or more immediately preceding the date of application has not been engaged in clinical practice. In addition, when a Respiratory Care Professional license has been lapsed for more than five years since the last expiration date, in order to restore, the applicant must either provide proof of current licensure in another state whose standards are at least equal to those in effect in the state of Ohio at the time of renewing their application or the applicant must successfully pass a re-exam equivalent to the exam recognized by the State Medical Board of Ohio to originally obtain a license in Ohio.

To restore a license, log into the eLicense portal: eLicense.ohio.gov

 

Renewal Fees


Respiratory Care Professional 

  • Renewal fee $75.00

  • Late renewal fee $100.00

  • Restoration fee $125.00

  • Transaction fee $3.50

Limited Permit (L1)

  • Renewal fee $10.00

  • Late renewal fee N/A

  • Restoration fee N/A

  • Transaction fee $3.50

Limited Permit (L2) 

  • Renewal fee $35.00

  • Late renewal fee N/A

  • Restoration fee N/A

  • Transaction fee $3.50

 

Continuing Education Requirements and Resources


First time license holders who have held a license for less than six months from the biennial license expiration date will not be required to complete the RCCE requirements for the current term of collection, but will have to complete the RCCE requirements for the following biennial renewal period.

On or before the biennial renewal date, a license holder shall complete twenty hours of continuing education, or pass a reexamination in accordance with the board's renewal requirements.

On or before the annual renewal date, the holder of a limited permit (L2) shall complete ten hours of continuing education or pass a reexamination in accordance with the board's renewal requirements.

Further information regarding continuing education requirements can be found in Chapter 4761-9 of the Ohio Administrative Code.

Please use the course below to satisfy the required one-hour CE on ethics for license renewal and restoration. This one-hour requirement should be included in the total hours per renewal cycle.

 

Click here for the Ohio Respiratory Care Law and Professional Ethics Course and Quiz

 

Board Meetings


A list of board meetings can be found here. Meetings are open to the public and all are welcome to attend.

 

Respiratory Care Advisory Council


For more information on the Advisory Council, please click here.

 

 

Forms and Helpful Links


FAQs

Ohio Revised Code Chapter 4761

Ohio Administrative Code 4761