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The KBRC has now moved to our new location as of 3/16/2016.

Kentucky Board Of Respiratory Care

2365 Harrodsburg Rd., B350

Lexington, KY 40504-3386

Office Phone: 859-246-2747
Office Fax: 859-246-2750

2017 Renewal Information (Read latest newsletter for more.)

Any therapist that is due to renew in this cycle will be sent a reminder notice by mid October.

The KY Board of Respiratory Care with the assistance of KY. Gov announces online licensure renewal for respiratory therapists beginning on November 1, 2016.  We strongly encourage you to use this service.  Again we are pleased to offer you the ability to print your renewal I.D. card before you exit the online renewal window.  On Nov. 1, 2016, a link will appear on the KBRC website that will allow you to print a 2017 renewal form. (Be aware that the same criteria stated above will also comply on the renewal paper forms you submit by mail and will be overviewed by the KBRC). If you are not working it’s best to file inactive status.
Note* If you renew in 2017 and do not have twenty four CEUs by Dec. 31, 2016 then be prepared for the following consequences :

Fine of $250.00 for therapists who were not slated for audit and double the amt. of CEUs not completed.
Fine of $500.00 for  therapists who were slated for audit and double the amt. of CEUs not completed.

Be Aware If You Do Not Renew And Attempt To Work Without A License (Lapsed Licensure - No Licensure)

Therapists who did not renew on time are now terminated and must reinstate. (Reinstatement form is on our Forms and Applications page.)

At the February 2007 meeting the Board discussed guidelines for legal counsel to take actions against individuals who have worked without proper license. The Board charged legal counsel and staff to issue Agreed Orders to those individuals found to have worked illegally, with suspensions of up to two (2 weeks) and fines up to $750 ($50 per day). Any other lapse for therapist fined over $750 and suspended more than two (2) weeks; would need approval by the Board at its next scheduled meeting before a license could be reissued or reinstated, to work again.

Online KY Status Verification Now Available

The KBRC now has online primary source verification of respiratory care therapists. This is for verification only. All other information must be requested by contacting the KBRC Board directly. Newly licensed therapists may take several days to be listed and may be verified by the KBRC by fax if needed. If all that is needed is verification in hand from the KBRC, simply print details page from browser printer and end verification process.

Verification Check

Know The Difference Between The KBRC And The KSRC?

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Statement Regarding NBRC Credentials


Strict Enforcement of CEU Regulations!

The KBRC will be strictly enforcing the regulations on CEU submissions during the renewal cycle. The KBRC will no longer be allowing CEUs which were obtained after Dec. 31 for use during the renewal cycle.  Read and be aware of the KAR 29:050 Regulation on continuing education Section 2.  Accrual of Continuing Education Units Mandatory.


Computation of Accrual:

  • A minimum of twenty-four (24) continuing education units shall be accrued by each person holding mandatory certification during the two (2) year certification period for renewal.
  • The certification period shall be January 1 of one (1) year through December 31 of the following calendar year. Note: (This is for CEU submission only. Licensure expiration will remain Jan. 30th.)
  • All units shall be in or related to the field of respiratory care.