Pennsylvania Respiratory Therapist CEUs: Importance of Renewing

Continuing education units (CEUs) improve patient care by ensuring respiratory therapists enhance their knowledge and stay up-to-date on the latest information and therapies. Each state provides unique requirements to maintain an active license and remain eligible to practice respiratory care. 

The State Board of Medicine provides requirements for respiratory therapist CEUs in Pennsylvania. 

How many CEUs does Pennsylvania require?

The board requires 30 total respiratory therapist CEUs in Pennsylvania every two years.

CEU Requirements for Respiratory Therapists in Pennsylvania

Of the 30 total CEUs, respiratory therapists must comply with the board’s specific requirements.

  • 1 CEU for medical ethics
  • 1 CEU for patient safety
  • 2 CEUs for recognition and reporting of child abuse
  • Must obtain a minimum of 10 CEUs from traditional courses
  • Can obtain up to 20 hours through non-traditional courses

How often do I have to renew my CEUs as a Pennsylvania Respiratory Therapist?

You must meet your CEU renewal requirements in Pennsylvania during each renewal cycle every two years. The renewal cycle begins on January 1 of the odd-numbered year through December 31 of the next even-numbered year.

Maintaining Records of Respiratory Therapist CEUs in Pennsylvania

The board requires you to maintain documentation to demonstrate CEU compliance. You shall keep course completion certificates for at least two years.

How do I fulfill my Pennsylvania Respiratory Therapist CEU Requirements? 

Let TheCEPlace help you achieve your CEU goals! We’re licensed and accredited to provide CEUs for respiratory therapists in Pennsylvania and all 50 states. Our process is efficient and stress-free; just register online and choose from our wide range of AARC-approved courses to take at your convenience. And, once you pass the exam, you’ll get a certificate delivered straight to your inbox to download and save to your records. You’ll always stay prepared to submit your records to the board if audited. 

Let TheCEPlace help you with your CEU goals so you can focus on your career!