All states will have a FEE (around $100) and require renewal typically every TWO years Some states also require a set number of CEUs in order to renew If you are denied renewal or let your license lapse you will not be allowed to practice until you have an active state license!

Ohio laws and licensure

What you need to do to maintain your ability to practice respiratory care

I’ve graduated, now what?

Take NBRC test to obtain your CREDENTIAL

This is your nationally recognized ability to practice

MANDATORY for all RTs practicing in the US

MUST BE RENEWED EVERY YEAR

In order to renew you must pay a fee ($25/yr) to the NBRC (if you skip this fee, you will pay it as a lump sum at the end of 5 years)

Every FIVE years you have to prove you’ve achieved 30 credit hours of continuing ed (CEUs)

If you fail to renew or are denied renewal at 5 years, you must RETAKE THE EXAMS and will be denied the ability to practice until you’ve successfully passed again

DON’T LET IT LAPSE!!!

NBRC.ORG

I’ve graduated, now what?

Obtain state LICENSE

This is your state recognized ability to practice in THAT STATE ONLY

States may have different requirements (i.e. background check, specific documentation of school and work history, etc)

All states will have a FEE (around $100) and require renewal typically every TWO years

Some states also require a set number of CEUs in order to renew

If you are denied renewal or let your license lapse you will not be allowed to practice until you have an active state license!

Respiratorycare.ohio.gov

I’ve graduated, now what?

Maintain continuing education in order to RENEW state license and national credential

CEU credits can come from a number of places:

Online courses (usually video/PowerPoint + quiz)

Conferences (national or local)

Webinars

Credits must be approved through a recognized RC body (can’t use physician credits for RT licensure)

KEEP TRACK OF YOUR CREDITS

You will need to prove that you successfully completed CEUs

AARC membership makes tracking very easy

KEEP COPIES OF ALL CERTIFICATES YOU RECEIVE

AARC.ORG

Ohio license

Does this state require a license to practice respiratory care?

YES

What is required when you initially apply for a license?

Application form completed and notarized

Criminal Background Check

Copy of NBRC score

2×2 passport style photograph

How much money does it cost?

$75 for initial license, $100 each renewal

How often do you have to renew?

Every 2 years

Are there CEU’s required for renewal? If yes, how many?

Yes, 20 CEUs for each 2 year period

Group 1: Michigan Group 2: Indiana Group 3: Texas Group 4: Alaska Group 5: Hawaii

Ohio Laws

Can be found online, here: http:// codes.ohio.gov/orc/4761

Outlines:

Scope of practice

Who qualifies for a license

How they decide to award licensure

Continuing education requirements

Fees associated with licensure

What disciplinary actions make be taken and why

Who can supervise your practice