*IMPORTANT NOTICE*
Effective MARCH 31, 2016
CHANGE in Accreditation

We Maintain our Multiple State Specific
Accreditations that are Accepted with RECIPROCITY

ANCC Accreditation with Distinction will no longer be available

Your Board recognizes OTHER credentialing agencies and
State Board Providers including:

  • California Board of Registered Nursing - (provider #CEP 1704)
  • Florida Board of Nursing - (provider #50-1408). National Center of Continuing Education SUBMITS ALL CE records to CEBROKER after successful course completion. This includes Georgia and District of Columbia Boards
  • New York Infection Control Approved-Provider # TP02050 (valid through July 2016) All Professions

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.

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Alabama Board Website
License Home Study Hours Permitted / Hours Required Courses Accredited by Notes
RN, LPN 24/24 California Board of Registered Nursing Provider No. CEP 1704
Alaska Board Website
License Home Study Hours Permitted / Hours Required Courses Accredited by Notes
RN, LPN 30/30 California Board of Registered Nursing Provider No. CEP 1704
Arizona Board Website
License Home Study Hours Permitted / Hours Required Courses Accredited by Notes
RN, LPN No CE Required
Arkansas Board Website
License Home Study Hours Permitted / Hours Required Courses Accredited by Notes
RN, LPN 15/15 California Board of Registered Nursing Provider No. CEP 1704
California Board Website
License Home Study Hours Permitted / Hours Required Courses Accredited by Notes
RN, LVN 30/30 Provider # CEP1704
Colorado Board Website
License Home Study Hours Permitted / Hours Required Courses Accredited by Notes
RN, LPN No CE Required
Connecticut Board Website
License Home Study Hours Permitted / Hours Required Courses Accredited by Notes
RN, LPN No CE Required
D.C. Board Website
License Home Study Hours Permitted / Hours Required Courses Accredited by Notes
RN 24/24 California Board of Registered Nursing Provider No. CEP 1704

Every two years -- even year

LPN 18/18 California Board of Registered Nursing Provider No. CEP 1704

Every two years--odd years

Delaware Board Website
License Home Study Hours Permitted / Hours Required Courses Accredited by Notes
RN 30/30 California Board of Registered Nursing Provider No. CEP 1704
LPN 24/24 California Board of Registered Nursing Provider No. CEP 1704
Florida Board Website
License Home Study Hours Permitted / Hours Required Courses Accredited by Notes
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)
We report your Credits to CE Broker

CNA 12+/12+ Provider # 50-1408
Georgia Board Website
License Home Study Hours Permitted / Hours Required Courses Accredited by Notes
RN, LPN 30/30 Hrs California Board of Registered Nursing Provider No. CEP 1704

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 Board Website
License Home Study Hours Permitted / Hours Required Courses Accredited by Notes
RN, LPN 30/30 California Board of Registered Nursing Provider No. CEP 1704

Starting on July 1, 2017, all LPNs and RNs may start completing one of the learning activity options in order to renew his/her license by June 30, 2019. You will have 2 years to complete the learning activity you choose.

Idaho Board Website
License Home Study Hours Permitted / Hours Required Courses Accredited by Notes
RN, LPN No CE Required
Illinois Board Website
License Home Study Hours Permitted / Hours Required Courses Accredited by Notes
RN 20/20 California Board of Registered Nursing Provider No. CEP 1704
LPN 20/20 California Board of Registered Nursing Provider No. CEP 1704
Indiana Board Website
License Home Study Hours Permitted / Hours Required Courses Accredited by Notes
RN, LPN No CE Required
Iowa Board Website
License Home Study Hours Permitted / Hours Required Courses Accredited by Notes
RN, LPN 36/36 California Board of Registered Nursing Provider No. CEP 1704

Renewal is every 3 years.

Kansas Board Website
License Home Study Hours Permitted / Hours Required Courses Accredited by Notes
RN, LPN 30/30 California Board of Registered Nursing Provider No. CEP 1704
Kentucky Board Website
License Home Study Hours Permitted / Hours Required Courses Accredited by Notes
RN, LPN 14/14 Provider # 7-0031

Renewal is every year. Requirements include:

  • One time only:
    • 3 hrs Domestic Violence
    • 1.5 hrs Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma
  • Every 10 years:
    • 2 hrs HIV/AIDS

Louisiana Board Website
License Home Study Hours Permitted / Hours Required Courses Accredited by Notes
RN All/5,10,or 15 California Board of Registered Nursing Provider No. CEP 1704

Determined by the number of hours worked.

Minimum of 5 contact hours per year if RN employer verified practice is 1,600 hours or more during current year (10 months at 40 hours per week)

Minimum of 10 contact hours per year if RN employer verified practice is between 160 hours to 1,599 hours during current year

Minimum of 15 contact hours per year if RN is self-employed, unemployed, or employer verified practice is 159 hours or less during current year

LPN No CE Required
Maine Board Website
License Home Study Hours Permitted / Hours Required Courses Accredited by Notes
RN, LPN No CE Required
Maryland Board Website
License Home Study Hours Permitted / Hours Required Courses Accredited by Notes
RN, LPN No CE Required
Massachusetts Board Website
License Home Study Hours Permitted / Hours Required Courses Accredited by Notes
RN, LPN 15/15 California Board of Registered Nursing Provider No. CEP 1704
Michigan Board Website
License Home Study Hours Permitted / Hours Required Courses Accredited by Notes
RN, LPN 25/25 California Board of Registered Nursing Provider No. CEP 1704

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 Board Website
License Home Study Hours Permitted / Hours Required Courses Accredited by Notes
RN 24/24 California Board of Registered Nursing Provider No. CEP 1704
LPN 12/12 California Board of Registered Nursing Provider No. CEP 1704
Mississippi Board Website
License Home Study Hours Permitted / Hours Required Courses Accredited by Notes
RN, LPN No CE Required
Missouri Board Website
License Home Study Hours Permitted / Hours Required Courses Accredited by Notes
RN, LPN No CE Required
Montana Board Website
License Home Study Hours Permitted / Hours Required Courses Accredited by Notes
RN, LPN 24/24 California Board of Registered Nursing Provider No. CEP 1704
Nebraska Board Website
License Home Study Hours Permitted / Hours Required Courses Accredited by Notes
RN, LPN 20/20 California Board of Registered Nursing Provider No. CEP 1704
Nevada Board Website
License Home Study Hours Permitted / Hours Required Courses Accredited by Notes
RN, LPN 30/30 California Board of Registered Nursing Provider No. CEP 1704
CNA 24/24 California Board of Registered Nursing Provider No. CEP 1704
New Hampshire Board Website
License Home Study Hours Permitted / Hours Required Courses Accredited by Notes
RN, LPN 30/30 California Board of Registered Nursing Provider No. CEP 1704
New Jersey Board Website
License Home Study Hours Permitted / Hours Required Courses Accredited by Notes
RN, LPN 30/30 California Board of Registered Nursing Provider No. CEP 1704
New Mexico Board Website
License Home Study Hours Permitted / Hours Required Courses Accredited by Notes
RN, LPN 30/30 California Board of Registered Nursing Provider No. CEP 1704
New York Board Website
License Home Study Hours Permitted / Hours Required Courses Accredited by Notes
RN, LPN No Limit

Nurses must complete Science of Infection Control Principles training every 4 years.
This course also available to Physicians, Registered Physician Assistants and Credentialed/Affiliated Professionals.

North Carolina Board Website
License Home Study Hours Permitted / Hours Required Courses Accredited by Notes
RN, LPN All/15 or 30 California Board of Registered Nursing Provider No. CEP 1704

F/T, P/T 15 hours; Non-working 30 Hrs

North Dakota Board Website
License Home Study Hours Permitted / Hours Required Courses Accredited by Notes
RN, LPN 12/12 California Board of Registered Nursing Provider No. CEP 1704
Ohio Board Website
License Home Study Hours Permitted / Hours Required Courses Accredited by Notes
RN, LPN 24/24 California Board of Registered Nursing Provider No. CEP 1704
OH Law 1/1 (Cat. A) Approver Ohio Nurses Association ONA 17363 Category A

Includes 1 hr Ohio Nursing Law & Standards of Practice (valid through Aug 2016) (every renewal)

Oklahoma Board Website
License Home Study Hours Permitted / Hours Required Courses Accredited by Notes
RN, LPN 24*
  • verify 520 hours of employment a year, or
  • *complete 24 hours of continuing education, or
  • verify current certification in a nursing specialty area, or
  • complete a board approved refresher course, or
  • complete 6 academic semester credits hours of coursework at the current level of licensure or higher.

see rule, pg 22

Oregon Board Website
License Home Study Hours Permitted / Hours Required Courses Accredited by Notes
RN, LPN No CE Required
Pennsylvania Board Website
License Home Study Hours Permitted / Hours Required Courses Accredited by Notes
RN 30/30 California Board of Registered Nursing Provider No. CEP 1704
Rhode Island Board Website
License Home Study Hours Permitted / Hours Required Courses Accredited by Notes
RN, LPN 10/10 California Board of Registered Nursing Provider No. CEP 1704
South Carolina Board Website
License Home Study Hours Permitted / Hours Required Courses Accredited by Notes
RN, LPN 30/30 California Board of Registered Nursing Provider No. CEP 1704
South Dakota Board Website
License Home Study Hours Permitted / Hours Required Courses Accredited by Notes
RN, LPN No CE Required
Tennessee Board Website
License Home Study Hours Permitted / Hours Required Courses Accredited by Notes
RN, LPN 5/5 California Board of Registered Nursing Provider No. CEP 1704
Texas Board Website
License Home Study Hours Permitted / Hours Required Courses Accredited by Notes
RN, LVN 20/20 California Board of Registered Nursing Provider No. CEP 1704

All courses are Type 1 credit

  1. at least 2 hours of CE relating to nursing jurisprudence and ethics before the end of every third two-year licensing period.
  2. nurses whose practice includes older adult or geriatric populations to complete at least 2 hours of CE relating to older adult or geriatric populations or to maintain certification in the area of practice relating to older adult or geriatric populations
  3. nurses who provide care to sexual assault survivors, regardless of the setting, to have at least 2 hours of CE basic forensic education course.

Our #821 Drawing the Line: Texas Nursing Law, Ethics and Professional Boundaries meets new (#1 above) Texas Mandatory CE for Nursing Jurisprudence and Ethics

Our #405 Elder Care meets new (#2 above) Texas Mandatory CE for Older Adult Care

Utah Board Website
License Home Study Hours Permitted / Hours Required Courses Accredited by Notes
RN, LPN All/15 or 30 California Board of Registered Nursing Provider No. CEP 1704

Determined by the numbers of hours worked.

Vermont Board Website
License Home Study Hours Permitted / Hours Required Courses Accredited by Notes
RN, LPN No CE Required
Virgin Islands (US) Board Website
License Home Study Hours Permitted / Hours Required Courses Accredited by Notes
RN, LPN 10/15 California Board of Registered Nursing Provider No. CEP 1704
Virginia Board Website
License Home Study Hours Permitted / Hours Required Courses Accredited by Notes
RN, LPN 30/30

Beginning August 1, 2013 start accruing hours for the August 1, 2015 renewal.

Washington Board Website
License Home Study Hours Permitted / Hours Required Courses Accredited by Notes
RN, LPN All/45 California Board of Registered Nursing Provider No. CEP 1704

Renewal every 3 years

West Virginia Board Website
License Home Study Hours Permitted / Hours Required Courses Accredited by Notes
RN 12/12 California Board of Registered Nursing Provider No. CEP 1704

Renewal is every year.
3 hour chemical dependency/substance abuse disorders needed by 10/31/13

LPN 24/24 California Board of Registered Nursing Provider No. CEP 1704

renewal every 2 years.
3 hour chemical dependency/substance abuse disorders needed by 10/31/13.

Wisconsin Board Website
License Home Study Hours Permitted / Hours Required Courses Accredited by Notes
RN, LPN No CE Required
Wyoming Board Website
License Home Study Hours Permitted / Hours Required Courses Accredited by Notes
RN, LPN All/20 California Board of Registered Nursing Provider No. CEP 1704

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 Electrology Association (AEA) Varies by State AEA Approved Provider
Physician's Assistants 50 (Category 2) NCCPA
U.S. Military Nurses 30 California Board of Registered Nursing Provider No. CEP 1704
California Psychiatric Technicians 30 / 30 Provider # CEP 1704
California Respiratory Care Practitioners 15 / 15 Provider # CEP 1704
Florida - CE Broker
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Varies by profession Provider # 50-1408

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