Accreditation & State Continuing Education Requirements

We strive to keep this information up-to-date. It is, however, the responsibility of each professional to understand what is his or her state licensing board requires for license renewal, as well as what that licensing board identifies as acceptable continuing education. Please contact your board for verification if you are unsure of your continuing education requirements.

Renewal is every 2 years unless otherwise noted.

State License Home Study Hours Permitted / Hours Required Courses Accredited by Notes
Alabama
RN, LPN 24/24 ANCC
Alaska
RN, LPN 30/30 ANCC
Arizona
RN, LPN No CE Required
Arkansas
RN, LPN 15/15 ANCC
California
RN, LVN 30/30 Provider # CEP1704
Colorado
RN, LPN No CE Required
Connecticut
RN, LPN No CE Required
D.C.
RN 24/24 ANCC Every two years -- even year
D.C.
LPN 18/18 ANCC Every two years--odd years
Delaware
RN 30/30 ANCC
Delaware
LPN 24/24 ANCC
Florida
RN, LPN 24/24 Provider #50-1408 Includes 2 hr Medical Error Prevention (every renewal), 2 hrs Domestic Violence (every 3rd renewal) and 1 hr HIV/AIDS (one time only)
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Florida
CNA 12+/12+ Provider # 50-1408
Georgia**
RN, LPN 30/30 Hrs ANCC NEW** BEGIN ACCRUING CE credits in 2014. RN’s who renew in 2014, need 30 hours in 2016; RNs who renew in 2015, need 30 hours in 2017. LPNs (Renew in ODD years), they need 20 hours when they renew in 2017
Hawaii
RN, LPN No CE Required
Idaho
RN, LPN No CE Required
Illinois
RN 20/20 ANCC
Illinois
LPN 20/20 ANCC
Indiana
RN, LPN No CE Required
Iowa
RN, LPN 36/36 ANCC Renewal is every 3 years.
Kansas
RN, LPN 30/30 ANCC
Kentucky
RN, LPN 14/14 Provider # 7-0031 Renewal is every year. Requirements include:
Louisiana
RN All/5,10,or 15 ANCC Determined by the number of hours worked.
F/T 5 hours;
P/T 10 hours annually;
Inactive 15 Hrs annually
Louisiana
LPN No CE Required
Maine
RN, LPN No CE Required
Maryland
RN, LPN No CE Required
Massachusetts
RN, LPN 15/15 ANCC
Michigan
RN, LPN 25/25 ANCC Includes 1 hr Pain & Symptom Management (every renewal). Courses End-of-Life Issues & Pain Management and Pain: The Fifth Vital Sign meet the requirement.
Minnesota
RN 24/24 ANCC
Minnesota
LPN 12/12 ANCC
Mississippi
RN, LPN No CE Required
Missouri
RN, LPN No CE Required
Montana
RN, LPN 24/24 ANCC
Nebraska
RN, LPN 20/20 ANCC
Nevada
RN, LPN 30/30 ANCC Course #2028 Bioterrorism: Preparedness For Healthcare Professionals Exceeds Mandatory Requirement
Nevada
CNA 24/24 ANCC
New Hampshire
RN, LPN 30/30 ANCC
New Jersey
RN, LPN 30/30 ANCC Course #332 Legacy of Life:Organ & Tissue Donation Exceeds Mandatory Requirement
New Mexico
RN, LPN 30/30 ANCC
New York
RN, LPN No Limit Infection Control Approved-Provider # TP02050 Nurses must complete Science of Infection Control Principles (valid through June 25, 2016) training every 4 years.
This course also available to Physicians, Registered Physician Assistants and Credentialed/Affiliated Professionals.
North Carolina
RN, LPN All/15 or 30 ANCC F/T, P/T 15 hours; Non-working 30 Hrs
North Dakota
RN, LPN 12/12 ANCC
Ohio
RN, LPN 24/24 ANCC
Ohio
OH Law 1/1 (Cat. A) Approver #M-08-052 Includes 1 hr Ohio Nursing Law & Standards of Practice (every renewal)
Oklahoma
RN, LPN No CE Required
Oregon
RN, LPN No CE Required
Pennsylvania
RN 30/30 ANCC
Rhode Island
RN, LPN 10/10 ANCC
South Carolina
RN, LPN 30/30 ANCC
South Dakota
RN, LPN No CE Required
Tennessee
RN, LPN 5/5 ANCC
Texas
RN, LVN 20/20 ANCC All courses are Type 1 credit
Utah
RN, LPN All/15 or 30 ANCC Determined by the numbers of hours worked.
Vermont
RN, LPN No CE Required
Virgin Islands (US)
RN, LPN 10/15 ANCC
Virginia
RN, LPN 30/30 Beginning August 1, 2013 start accruing hours for the August 1, 2015 renewal.
Washington
RN, LPN All/45 ANCC Renewal every 3 years
West Virginia
RN 12/12 ANCC Renewal is every year.
3 hour chemical dependency/substance abuse disorders needed by 10/31/13
West Virginia
LPN 24/24 ANCC renewal every 2 years.
3 hour chemical dependency/substance abuse disorders needed by 10/31/13.
Wisconsin
RN, LPN No CE Required
Wyoming
RN, LPN All/20 ANCC Determined by the number of hours worked.

Iowa – Any nurse may submit an evaluation directly to the Iowa Board of Nursing

Kentucky Board of Nursing Approval of an individual nursing continuing education provider does not constitute endorsement of offering content.


Accredited Organizations Hours Permitted by Self Study Granted By
American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) 100 CERP / 3 Years (Category A) ANCC/SBN
Association of Operating Room Nurses (AORN) 125 ANCC
American Board of Surgical Assistants (ABSA) 80/2years ANCC
American Electrology Association (AEA) Varies by State AEA Approved Provider
Physician's Assistants 50 (Category 2) NCCPA
National Surgical Assistant Association (NSAA) 50 / 2 Years ANCC
U.S. Military Nurses 30 ANCC
California Psychiatric Technicians 30 / 30 Provider # CEP 1704
California Respiratory Care Practitioners 15 / 15 Provider # CEP 1704
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Varies by profession Provider # 50-1408
Rhode Island Respiratory Care Practitioners 12 / 2 years/td> ANCC
Rhode Island Occupational Therapists 20 / 2 years (Category 2)< ANCC
Texas Dept. Of Health
Medical Radiologic Technicians
12 / 24 Indirectly Related ANCC/TDH Approved

Respiratory Care Practitioners

As an ANCC accredited provider, the following Respiratory Therapy State Boards accept courses offered by the National Center: Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Tennessee, Texas, and Washington.

Nursing Home Administrators

With ANCC Accreditation, the American College of Healthcare Administrators accepts CE programs developed by the National Center (NCCE).

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