Continuing Education 2017 Application
Continuing Education 2017 Invoice
The AzSRC is an approved organization by the Arizona State Board of Respiratory Care Examiners to approve CEUs.
One purpose of the AzSRC is to provide Continuing Respiratory Therapy Education to the Respiratory Therapist. The criteria for approving programs for continuing education units (CEU's) are established by the AzSRC, AARC, and reflect the continuing education requirements of the Arizona Board of Respiratory Care Examiners.
"Continuing Education" is defined as the variety of learning experiences meant to enhance the knowledge of the Respiratory Therapist, enabling them to provide safe and effective respiratory care to patients. Continuing education may also be used to:
- Define learning experiences related to the education and management of Respiratory Therapists and Respiratory therapy services.
- Health promotion and disease management.
- Patient safety.
- Health care cost containment.
- Healthcare law and ethics.
- Emergency preparedness.
Arizona Administrative Code
Board of Respiratory Care Examiners
R4-45-208. Continuing Education Requirement
- The following definitions apply to this Article:
- “Acceptable documentation” means:
- Letters from course instructors; or;
- Certificates of Completion or other formal certifications provided by:
- Course instructors;
- Health organizations.
- “Initial licensure period” means the period of time from the date a licensee first obtains a license, to the date of the licensee’s second birthday following the date a licensee first obtains a license.
- “Two-year licensure period” means the period of time two years from the initial licensure period, including the date a licensee renews a license pursuant to subsection (C).
- Pursuant to A.R.S. § 32-3504(A)(9), a licensee shall acquire 20 CEUs during an initial licensure period and every two-year licensure period. A licensee shall acquire at least two of the 20 CEUs in ethics.
- In order to renew a license, a licensee shall report compliance with the continuing education requirement.
- A licensee shall maintain acceptable documentation for all CEUs for five years from the most recent date on the documentation,
- Notwithstanding subsection (A), acceptable documentation other than a transcript must include the:
- Licensee’s full name;
- Title and date of the course or activity;
- Instructor’s name and signature.
- A licensee shall submit acceptable documentation showing evidence of compliance only if requested by the Board.
- The Board shall accept CEUs pursuant to R4-45-209.
R4-45-209. Acceptable Continuing Education
- The Board shall accept CEUs from a continuing education course approved by the:
- American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology;
- American Academy of Pediatrics;
- American Academy of Physician Assistants;
- American Association for Respiratory Care and its state affiliates;
- American Association of Critical Care Nurses and its state affiliates;
- American College of Chest Physicians;
- American College of Emergency Physicians;
- American College of Physicians;
- American College of Health Care Executives;
- American Heart Association;
- American Lung Association and its state affiliates;
- American Medical Association and its state affiliates;
- American Nurses Association and its state affiliates;
- American Osteopathic Association and its state affiliates;
- American Thoracic Society and its state affiliates;
- Arizona Society for Respiratory Care;
- Center for Disease Control;
- Centers for Medicare Medicaid (Joint Commission);
- College of American Pathologists;
- National Asthma Educator Certification Board
- Red Cross of America;
- Society for American Anesthesiology; or
- Society of Critical Care Medicine and its state affiliates.
- The Board shall accept no more than 15 CEUs during an initial licensure period or a two-year licensure period for courses or activities a licensee completed online, except for live courses or activities a licensee completed online.
- The Board shall accept no more than five CEUs during an initial licensure period or a two-year licensure period in any one of the following courses:
- Advanced cardiac life support;
- Neonatal advanced life support or neonatal resuscitation program; and
- Pediatric advanced life support.
- The Board shall not accept any CEUs in basic life support.
- The Board shall accept no more than 10 CEUs during an initial licensure period or a two-year licensure period for each NBRC specialty examination the licensee passes during the initial licensure period or the two-year licensure period.
- Notwithstanding subsection (E), the Board shall not accept CEUs for the following NBRC practitioner examinations:
- The Therapist Multiple-Choice Examination; or
- The Clinical Simulation Examination.