15 contact hours of continuing education are due each biennial renewal on even years. The continuing education period is from January 1 of each even numbered year to January 1 of the next even numbered year.
As of June 16, 2015, licensed respiratory therapists may fulfill their obligation to obtain 15 contact hours of continuing education in any reasonable manner including, but not limited to, academic courses, live seminars, correspondence courses and on-line (internet) courses as well as recredentialing examinations. Each course or activity must meet the requirements of 261 CMR 5.04 “Criteria for Qualification of Continuing Education Activities/Programs.”
For example, continuing education programs approved by the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) or the Massachusetts Society of Respiratory Care (MSRC) meet regulatory requirements.
For more information visit the Massachusetts Society for Respiratory Care.