South Carolina 2023 RCP License Renewal

Greetings,

2023 is a licensure renewal year for licensed SC RCPs; the SCSRC is often asked questions regarding continuing education requirements for license renewal. The timeframe for the next cycle is as noted below, as well as the CE sponsoring organizations, and approved contact hours for such classes as ACLS, PALS, BLS, etc. Please note: the SCSRC is not responsible for licensure renewal in any way. This is presented as information only; any questions, concerns, etc. should be directed to the SC Labor, Licensing and Regulation department, https://llr.sc.gov.

Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP) Renewal and Continuing Education Information

Continuing Education Timeframe – You must have completed at least thirty (30) hours of continuing education in the RENEWAL PERIOD (June 1, 2021 to May 31, 2023).

RCPs in their FIRST renewal cycle after receiving their initial permanent license are NOT required to complete CME for this renewal period only.

  1. Continuing education sponsorship – courses must be approved or sponsored by one of the following organizations:
    1. American Association for Respiratory Care, Inc. or its sponsoring organizations
    2. American Heart Association
    3. American Lung Association
    4. Society of Critical Care Medicine
    5. South Carolina Society for Respiratory Care
    6. Allied Health Education Centers of the South Carolina Consortium of Community Teaching Hospitals (AHEC)
    7. American Thoracic Society
    8. American College of Chest Physicians
    9. American Society of Anesthesiologists
    10. Accredited institutional continuing education programs:
      1. Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education
      2. American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  2. Approved Number of Contact Hours
    BLS Initial6
    BLS refresher (PHR/PHB BLS, etc.)3
    PALS Initial (2 day class)12
    PALS Refresher6
    ACLS Initial12
    ACLS Refresher6
    NRP Initial6
    NRP Refresher3

The SCSRC 47th Annual Conference Has Concluded

Footprints on Beach

Many thanks to the attendees, speakers, and exhibitors who helped make the SCSRC 47th Annual Conference a huge success. Your participation was invaluable. Beginning with the Preconference on the September 4th, through the closing remarks on September 7th, the SCSRC Annual Conference provided 4 days of learning, networking, and fun for all of those who attended.

A special thanks to the SCSRC Program Committee for all their hard work in planning and organizing the conference.

The SCSRC hopes to see you all back in 2019.

One of our speakers, Dr. Emilio Perez-Jorge, was kind enough to share his slides with us.
Here is the link: Respiratory Infections-FINAL.-PP.-Myrtle-Beach-2018

Awards presented during the SCSRC 47th Annual Conference:

Palmetto Award: Suzi Westmoreland, RRT-NPS, RCP

Region of the Year: Midlands Region

President’s Award: Charlotte Reikofski, MSPH, MPS, RRT

Practitioners of the Year Award Recognition

Clinical Practitioner is Felisha Fuller BA, RRT, RCP – Self Regional
Leadership Practioner is Jerry Alewine EdD, RRT, RCP – Newberry College
Education Practioner is Holley Basnett RRT, RCP – Lexington Medical Center

Department of the Year Award Recognition

Lexington Medical Center’s Respiratory Care Services – West Columbia, SC
Runner up – Self Regional Respiratory Care Services