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Indiana Professional Licensing Agency

PLA > Professions > Respiratory Care Committee > Renewal Information/Address Change/Name Change Renewal Information/Address Change/Name Change

RENEWALS
Respiratory Care Practitioner's Licenses expire on December 31 of even-numbered years. The next renewal date is December 31, 2012.

CONTINUING EDUCATION
Continuing education is also a requirement for renewal. Please see the information on continuing education requirements.

RENEWAL INFORMATION
Renewal notices are sent approximately sixty (60) days prior to the expiration date.  Licensees with a valid email address on file will be emailed the renewal information.   Licensees that do not have a valid email address on file will be mailed license renewal information.   This notice is mailed to the licensee's address of record with the Committee.   

ONLINE RENEWAL
You can renew your license online at License Express.

    • QUICK & EASY.  It takes just minutes and your renewal will be processed and available for verification the next business day.  
    • Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
    • Go to License Express.  Just use your license number with an "A" at the end (ex:  30009999A) as your Login ID and the last four digits of your social security number as your Password. 
    • You can update your address, email address and telephone number as part of the renewal process.
    • Pay your renewal fee(s) by using your Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit card or debit card. There are access and credit card fees associated with renewing on-line. No part of the access/credit card fees come to IPLA. 

RENEW BY MAIL
If you prefer to renew by mail, please contact the Respiratory Care Group by calling (317) 234-2054 or email us at pla8@pla.IN.gov to receive a printed renewal form.   Please be sure to give us your name, address, telephone number and license number or social security number.   

LICENSE CARDS
The Indiana Professional Licensing Agency no longer automatically mails updated license cards when your license ir renewed.   You can determine if your renewal has been received and processed by accessing our free Online Verification Search.  Please allow 24 hours (1 business day) for your license to be updated.  Once you verify that your license has been renewed, you may order a new license card online at Services.IN.gov/License Express.  You will be given the option to download a free license card for immediate printing or to purchase a blue license card to be mailed to you.   

RENEWAL FEE
The fee for renewal of a respiratory care practitioner's license will be $50.00.

EXPIRED LICENSES - PENALTY FEES
A licensee my reinstate a respiratory care license up to three (3) years after the expiration date by paying a late fee of $50.00 in addition to the renewal fee of $50.00.  Total:  $100.00.

EXPIRED LICENSES - AFTER THREE (3) YEARS
If your respiratory care license has been expired for three (3) years or more you will need to contact the Respiratory Care Group by calling (317) 234-2054 or by email at pla8@pla.IN.gov to have a reinstatement application emailed to you.   You will be required to complete the following:

1.  Completion of reinstatement application.
2.  Payment of a Reinstatement Fee (Current renewal fee plus the current application fee):  $100.00
3.  Proof of continuing education for the time period the license has been expired. (See chart below.)
4.  Retake and pass the current entry level National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) examination with proof of the current examination results submitted to the Committee.  Please contact the NBRC at:
National Board of Respiratory Care, Inc.
18000 W. 105th Street
Olathe, KS  66061-7543
Telephone:  (913) 895-4900
Web Site:  http://www.nbrc.org/
Email:        nbrc@nbrc.org  

 LICENSE EXPIRED  CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS REQUIRED

 1992

135

 1994

135 

 1996

120 

 1998

105

 2000

90 

 2002

75 

 2004

60 

 2006

45 

 2008

30 

 2010

15

*Respiratory Care Practitioners were not required to complete continuing education for the renewal of their license in 1992. 

FAILURE TO RENEW
Failure to renew a license on or before the expiration date automatically renders the license invalid without any action by the Committee.

ADDRESS CHANGE
You are required to notify the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency of any address changes within fifteen (15) days of the change. Please call our office at (317) 234-2054 or by email at pla8@pla.IN.gov to report a change of address. You may also submit your address change in writing to the:

Indiana Professional Licensing Agency
ATTN: Indiana Respiratory Care Committee
402 West Washington Street, Room W072
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Please be sure to give us your name, license number or social security number and both your old and new addresses.

NAME CHANGE
You may have the name changed on your licensure records by submitting a legal name change document (marriage certificate, divorce decree, social security card or other legal name change documents).

Please send your name change information to:

Indiana Professional Licensing Agency
ATTN: Indiana Respiratory Care Committee
402 West Washington Street, Room W072
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204

Your request to change your name should include your name as it is listed now, your new name, and your license number or social security number.