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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

Respiratory Care Practitioner's Licenses expire on December 31 of even-numbered years. The next renewal date is December 31, 2014.

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

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.   

You can renew your license online using PLA Online Services.

    • 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 PLA Online Services.  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. 

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

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 PLA Online Services.  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.   

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

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.

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 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. (15 hours for each expired renewal)
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:

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

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 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.

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.