Send CEU applications to:
12300 W. 34th Ct. So.
Wichita, KS 67227
The following email was sent to anyone holding a Respiratory Care license from the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts (KSBHA) January 11, 2012.
With the upcoming renewal, the Board wishes to remind all respiratory therapists of the requirements for continuing education. Twelve hours of continuing education must be obtained between April 1, 2011 and March 31, 2012. No continuing education hours are granted for renewal courses for advance lifesaving certification including neonatal resuscitation provider (NRP), pediatric advanced life support (PALS), neonatal advanced life support (NALS), and advanced cardiac life support (ACLS). There is also a limit of 6 hours from nontraditional or alternative programs. The regulation concerning appropriate continuing education is below for your convenience.
K.A.R. 100-55-7. Continuing education; license renewal. (a) Each licensee shall submit documented evidence of completion of at least 12 contact hours of continuing education since April 1 of the previous year, before or with the request for renewal.
(b) Any licensee who suffered an illness or injury that made it impossible or extremely difficult to reasonably obtain the required contact hours may be granted an extension of not more than six months.
(c) Each respiratory therapist initially licensed after September 30 and before the following March 31 shall be exempt from the continuing education required by subsection (a) for the first renewal period.
(d) A contact hour shall be 50 minutes of instruction or its equivalent.
(e) The purpose of continuing education shall be to provide evidence of continued competency in the advancing art and science of respiratory therapy. All program objectives, curricular content, presenter qualifications, and outcomes shall be subject to review. Contact hours shall be determined based on program content, outcomes, and participant involvement.
(f) Continuing education shall be acquired from the following:
(1) Offerings approved by the American association of respiratory care. Any licensee may obtain all contact hours from any continuing education offerings approved by the American association of respiratory care and its state affiliates, subject to the limitations specified in paragraphs (f)(2) through (f)(8).
(2) Seminars and symposiums. At least six contact hours shall be obtained each reporting year from seminars or symposiums that provide for direct interaction between the speakers and the participants. A seminar shall mean directed advanced study or discussion in a specific field of interest. A symposium shall mean a conference of more than a single session organized for the purpose of discussing a specific subject from various viewpoints and by various speakers.
(3) Nontraditional or alternative educational programs. A nontraditional or alternative educational program shall be defined as one that is not presented in the typical conference setting. Educational programs may be provided by any print medium or presented through the internet or other electronic medium. The licensee shall submit proof of successful completion of a test administered as part of the nontraditional or alternative educational program. A maximum of six contact hours each reporting year may be obtained from nontraditional or alternative educational programs.
(4) Clinical instruction. Clinical instruction shall mean the education and evaluation of a respiratory therapy student in the clinical setting. A maximum of three contact hours may be given for clinical instruction.
(5) Presentations of a seminar or a nontraditional or alternative program. Each licensee who presents a continuing education seminar or a nontraditional or alternative educational program shall receive two contact hours for each hour of presentation. No credit shall be granted for any subsequent presentations on the same subject content.
(6) Academic coursework. Successful completion of academic coursework shall mean obtaining a grade of at least C or the equivalent in any courses on respiratory care or other health-related field of study in a bachelor’s degree program or higher educational degree program. One credit hour of academic coursework shall be equal to one contact hour of continuing education. A maximum of six contact hours may be obtained through academic coursework each reporting year.
(7) Advanced lifesaving courses. Contact hours shall be restricted to first-time attendees of advanced lifesaving courses and the associated instructor courses. Advanced lifesaving courses shall include neonatal resuscitation provider (NRP), pediatric advanced life support (PALS), neonatal advanced life support (NALS), and advanced cardiac life support (ACLS).
(8)Voluntary recredentialing. Each licensee who completes voluntary recredentialing shall receive the number of contact hours approved by the American association for respiratory care.
(g) The following shall not be eligible for continuing education credit:
(1) Learning activities in the work setting designed to assist the individual in fulfilling employer requirements, including in-service education and on-the-job training; and
(2) basic life support courses and cardiopulmonary resuscitation courses.
The Kansas State Board of Healing Arts sent out the letters last week to those who have been randomly selected to participate in this year’s CEU audit. Please check your mail and thoroughly review it to see if you have a white envelope from the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts.
The audit requests copies of certificates for a minimum of 12 hours continuing education obtained from April 1, 2010 through March 31, 2011. If you are selected to participate in the audit, you must provide the CEUs no later than June 24, 2011. Failure to meet this date will result in a $100 fine and further failure to provide the proof will result in suspension of your license.
Rachel Anno is the person handling the audit. If you have questions specific to the audit, you can contact her at 785-296-1386 or at email@example.com.
Please make sure your certificates are already approved for Respiratory Care CEUs. The certificates will not be accepted unless they are approved for Respiratory Care CEUs. There are several different ways to tell if they are already RT approved.
Certificates state that they are approved for CRCE’s by the American Association of Respiratory Care (AARC) in Irving, Texas.
Certificates have my signature on them with the Kansas Respiratory Care Society (KRCS) logo.
Certificates have been approved by a hospital providership with the following statement on them….”The _________(provider name) CEU Evaluator has approved this program for ___hours of Respiratory Continuing Education on behalf of the Kansas Respiratory Care Society, a chapter society of the AARC. Providership # KRCS____.
If you have any questions about your certificates or if you need to have CEUs approved, please contact me.
Melanie Asmussen, RRT
Kansas Respiratory CEU Evaluator
12300 W. 34th Ct. So.
Wichita, KS, 67227
If you have any questions about the new CEU regulations that went into effect July 20, 2009 please contact me or the KSBHA..
For anyone who is audited this year, the information that you send to the KSBHA for the audit must have the official RT CEU hours on the documentation. If you need to have something approved for CEU’s, you will need to send them directly to me for approval.
A link is below that will allow you to view the CEU Policy. A few of the highlights are:
February 25, 2013
Dear Respiratory Care CEU Provider,
It is once again the time of year for RT providership renewals. All providerships will expire on April 30, 2013.
Thank you for your continued dedication to making CEU's available to your therapists. This past year we tried
offering you free advertising on the KRCS website for any of your RT CEUs that allow
someone from outside your facility to attend. Very few providerships utilized this free form of advertising;
however, if you would like to take advantage of this opportunity in 2013, please email me the information and/or
brochure to place on the website.
The providership fees for the 2013 CEU year remain the same as they were last year.
The 2013 Application is available HERE
You may pay for your providership on-line through
PayPay by using this LINK