Renewing your Oklahoma Licensure


​Do the following questions sounds familiar:

How many CEU's do I need to renew my license?

How often do I need to renew my license?

Can I use any of my CPR renewal certifications for my CEU's?

How do I renew my license?

Can't someone provide all the answers to all of my questions on licensure renewal and make it so much easier for me?


The answer to that last question is "YES!! THE OSRC IS HERE TO HELP!"


First and foremost, you renew your Oklahoma Medical License to practice Respiratory Care every TWO YEARS. 


Renewing your license is as easy as going online to the Oklahoma Medical Board License Renewal Page found here


1. Log in to the site

2. Answer mandatory questions

3. Make your payment. 



You must agree, and be able to verify with audit, that you have             completed all necessary CEU's/CRCE's required for licensure renewal. 



The Oklahoma Medical Board has set forth guidelines in Section 2037 - Continuing Education.

You can read the section here in full.


We, the OSRC, will attempt to explain CEU's and what is required for licensure renewal in a manner that is easy to understand.


Respiratory Therapists must accrue 12 CEU's (also referred to as CRCE's) in a successive two year period.


At least half of the required Continuing Respiratory Care Education hours must be directly related to clinical practice.


Unless otherwise specified, one clock hour of direct instruction/training class time is equivalent to one continuing education unit.


The Board shall accept CEU's/CRCE's from: 

  - American Medical Association (AMA)

  - America Osteopathic Association (AOA) 


Other acceptable CEU's/CRCE's include all programs approved by:

  - American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC)

  - American Thoracic Society (ATS 

  - American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP)

  - American Society of Anesthesiology (ASA)

  - American Lung Association (ALA)

  - American College of Cardiology (ACC)

  - American Heart Association (AHA)

  - American Nursing Association (ANA)

  - American Red Cross

  - American Council for Continuing Medical Education 



CEU's/CRCE's may be awarded following these guidelines:

  - Direct conference/lecture/classroom attendance

    1.0 CRCE per hour

  - Teleconference (audio only)

    0.5 CRCE per hour

  - Teleconference (audio with handouts or slides)

    1.0 CRCE per hour

  - Videoconference (live video)

    1.0 CRCE per hour

  - Video tape instruction/programs

        0.2 CRCE per hour

  - Correspondence journal/workbooks with test

    0.2 CRCE per subject

  - Interactive video instruction (computer) with test

    1.0 CRCE per subject

  - NBRC recredentialing examination (passing) -

    6.0 CRCE per biennium



Resuscitation and Life Support Courses

(limit one of the following per compliance period)

  - Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

     6 CRCE

  - Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)

     6 CRCE

  - Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) 

     6 CRCE

  - Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) 

     6 CRCE

  - Basic Life Support (BLS)

     6 for initial; 3 for recertification




The Board staff will, each year, randomly or for cause select licensees to be audited for verification that continuing education requirements have been met.



Licensees selected for audit must submit verification of meeting the continuing education requirement.


Failure to submit such records shall constitute an incomplete application and shall result in the application being returned to the licensee and the licensee being unable to practice.


A license obtained through misrepresentation shall result in Board action.



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