Continuing Education Requirements

Nursing licensure boards requiring continuing education (CE) as a condition for licensure, either initial or renewal, accept courses provided by organizations that are accredited by other state licensure boards, by the American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC), or by organizations that have been designated as an approver of continuing education by ANCC. There are some exceptions to this rule including the state of California, Florida and Kentucky.

We have created the following list to assist you in determining your CE credit hours requirements. This list is not all inclusive, for more details; please contact your licensure board directly.

State Boards of Nursing
Continuing Education Requirements and Contact Information

Alabama

CE Requirements

RNs and LPNs are required 24 contact hours every 2 years 12 contact hours allowed through independent study. Visit our catalog to browse through available courses.

Contact Information

Alabama Board of Nursing 
PO Box 303900 
Montgomery, AL 36130
Telephone: (334) 242-4060 
Fax: (334) 242-4360.
http://www.abn.state.al.us/

Alaska

CE Requirements

RNs and LPNs must meet two of the following three requirements for license renewal: 30 contact hours, OR 30 hours professional nursing activities, OR 320 hours nursing employment. Visit our catalog to browse through available courses.

Contact Information

Alaska Board of Nursing
Division of Occupational Licensing
550 W. 7th Avenue, Suite 1500
Anchorage, AK 99501-3567
Telephone: (907) 269-8161 
Fax: (907) 269-8196
http://www.commerce.state.ak.us/occ/pnur.htm

Arizona

CE Requirements

CE not required; however, we invite you to enjoy our CE courses for your own professional development and as a tool to improve the quality of care you provide. In addition, CE courses on certain specialty areas might be required by employers and independent certification agencies. Visit our catalog to browse through available courses.

Contact Information

Arizona State Board of Nursing
4747 North 7th Street, Suite 200
Phoenix, AZ 85014-3655
Telephone: 602-771-7800
Fax: 602-771-7888
http://www.azbn.gov/

Arkansas

CE Requirements

RNs and LPNs are required 15 contact hours every two years, or certification or recertification during the renewal period by a national certifying body, or completion of a recognized academic course in nursing or a related field. Visit our catalog to browse through available courses.

Contact Information

Arkansas State Board of Nursing 
University Tower Building 
1123 S. University, # 800 
Little Rock, AR 72204 
Telephone: (501) 686-2700 
Fax: (501) 686-2714
http://www.state.ar.us/nurse/

California

CE Requirements

All RNs in the State of California who wish to maintain an active license are required to complete 30 hours of continuing education for license renewal. LVNs must complete 30 contact hours of Continuing Education every two years in order to renew their license with an active status. Visit our catalog to browse through available courses.

Contact Information

State of California Board of Registered Nursing
1625 North Market Boulevard
PO Box 944210
Suite N-217
Sacramento, CA 95834-1924
Phone: (916) 322-3350 TDD: (916) 322-1700
http://www.rn.ca.gov/

Colorado

CE Requirements

CE not required; however, we invite you to enjoy our CE courses for your own professional development and as a tool to improve the quality of care you provide. In addition, CE courses on certain specialty areas might be required by employers and independent certification agencies. Visit our catalog to browse through available courses.

Contact Information

Colorado Board of Nursing 
1560 Broadway, # 1350
Denver, CO 80202 
Telephone: (303) 894-2430
Fax: (303) 894-2821
http://www.dora.state.co.us/nursing

Connecticut

CE Requirements

CE not required; however, we invite you to enjoy our CE courses for your own professional development and as a tool to improve the quality of care you provide. In addition, CE courses on certain specialty areas might be required by employers and independent certification agencies. Visit our catalog to browse through available courses.

Contact Information

Connecticut Department of Public Health
RN Licensure
410 Capitol Ave., MS# 12 APP
P.O. Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134
Phone: (860) 509-7603
Fax: (860) 509-8457
http://www.dph.state.ct.us/

Delaware

CE Requirements

RNs are required to complete 30 contact hours every 2 years. LPNs are required to complete 24 contact hours every 2 years. Visit our catalog to browse through available courses.

Contact Information

Delaware Board of Nursing 
Cannon Building
Suite 203
861 Silver Lake Blvd.
Dover, DE 19904
Telephone: (302) 744-4500 
Fax: (302) 739-2711
http://dpr.delaware.gov/boards/nursing/index.shtml

District of Columbia

CE Requirements

RNs are required 24 contact hours every 2 years. LPNs are required 18 contact hours every 2 years. Visit our catalog to browse through available courses.

Contact Information

Department of Health 
Health Professional Licensing Administration
Board of Nursing 
899 North Capitol Street, NE 
First Floor 
Washington, DC 20002
Phone: 1-877-672-2174
Fax: (202) 727-8471
http://hpla.doh.dc.gov/hpla/site/default.asp

Florida

CE Requirements

All Florida-licensed RNs and LPNs are now in a 24-month renewal cycle and must complete 24 hours of appropriate continuing education during each renewal period.  Visit our catalog to browse through available courses.

Other specific CE requirements include:

  1. Two (2) hours on Prevention of Medical Errors. View Course
  2. HIV/AIDS is now a one-time, One (1) hour CE requirement to be completed prior to the first renewal. View Course
  3. Domestic Violence CE is now a two (2) hours requirement every third renewal. For example, if you renew your license on January 31, 2008, you are required to complete the Domestic Violence CE before the January 31, 2012 renewal. View Course

Contact Information

Physical Address:
Health Care Professions-Licensure 
4042 Bald Cypress Way, Bin # C-02
Tallahassee, FL 
Telephone: 850-488-0595
Fax: 850 - 487-9626

Mailing Address:

4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin # C00
Tallahassee, FL 32399-3250
http://www.doh.state.fl.us/mqa/index.html

Georgia

CE Requirements

CE not required; however, we invite you to enjoy our CE courses for your own professional development and as a tool to improve the quality of care you provide. In addition, CE courses on certain specialty areas might be required by employers and independent certification agencies. Visit our catalog to browse through available courses.

Contact Information

Georgia Board of Nursing 
Professional Licensing Boards Division
237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, GA 31217-3858 
Telephone: 478-207-2440
Fax: 877-588-0446
http://www.sos.state.ga.us/plb/rn/default.htm

Hawaii

CE Requirements

CE not required; however, we invite you to enjoy our CE courses for your own professional development and as a tool to improve the quality of care you provide. In addition, CE courses on certain specialty areas might be required by employers and independent certification agencies. Visit our catalog to browse through available courses.

Contact Information

Hawaii Board of Nursing 
Professional and Vocational Licensing Division 
DCCA-PVL
Att: BON
PO Box 3469 
Honolulu, HI 96801 
Telephone: (808) 586-3000
http://www.hawaii.gov/dcca/areas/pvl/boards/nursing/

Idaho

CE Requirements

CE not required; however, we invite you to enjoy our CE courses for your own professional development and as a tool to improve the quality of care you provide. In addition, CE courses on certain specialty areas might be required by employers and independent certification agencies. Visit our catalog to browse through available courses.

Contact Information

Idaho Board of Nursing
PO Box 83720
280 N 8th Street, Suite 210
Boise, Idaho 83720-0061
Telephone: (208) 334-3110 
Fax: (208) 334-3262
http://www2.state.id.us/ibn/ibnhome.htm

Illinois

CE Requirements

RNs are required to complete 20 contact hours every two years. LPNs are required to complete 20 contact hours every two years. Visit our catalog to browse through available courses.

Contact Information

Springfield Office:

320 West Washington St
Springfield, IL 62786
Ph: (217)785-0800
TDD: (217)524-6735
Fax: (217)782-7645

Chicago Office:

Illinois Department of Professional Regulation 
James R. Thompson Center 
100 West Randolph, Suite #9-300
Chicago, IL 60601
Ph: (312)814-4500

http://www.idfpr.com/dpr/WHO/nurs.asp

Indiana

CE Requirements

CE not required; however, we invite you to enjoy our CE courses for your own professional development and as a tool to improve the quality of care you provide. In addition, CE courses on certain specialty areas might be required by employers and independent certification agencies. Visit our catalog to browse through available courses.

Contact Information

Professional Licensing Agency
Attn: Indiana State Board of Nursing
402 W. Washington Street, Room W072
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
Phone: 317-234-2043
Fax: 317-233-4236
http://www.in.gov/pla/nursing.htm

Iowa

CE Requirements

RNs and LPNs: For renewal of a three year license, the requirement is 36 contact hours; For renewal of a license that has been issued for less than three years, the requirement is 24 contact hours. For reactivation from an inactive status, the requirement is 12 contact hours that are not more than 12 months old at the time the credit is submitted for reactivation For renewal of a license that has been issued for less than three years, the requirement is 24 contact hours or 2.4 CEUs. It is also required that RNs and LPNs who regularly examine, attend, counsel or treat dependent adults or children in Iowa complete training related to the identification and reporting of child/dependent adult abuse. The licensee is required to complete at least two hours of training every five years. Visit our catalog to browse through available courses.

Contact Information

Iowa Board of Nursing
RiverPoint Business Park
400 S.W. 8th Street, Suite B
Des Moines, IA 50309-4685
Telephone: (515) 281-3255 
Fax: (515) 281-4825
http://www.state.ia.us/government/nursing/

Kansas

CE Requirements

RNs and LPNs are required to complete 30 contact hours every 2 years. There is no maximum on the number of independent study hours that can be obtained. Visit our catalog to browse through available courses.

Contact Information

Kansas State Board of Nursing 
Landon State Office Building 
900 SW Jackson, Suite 1051 
Topeka, KS 66612 
Telephone: 785-296-4929 
Fax: 785-296-3929
http://www.ksbn.org/

Louisiana

CE Requirements

RNs and LPNs: The annual continuing education requirement is based on employment: 5 contact hours (full-time nursing practice), 10 contact hours (part-time nursing practice), or 15 contact hours (not employed or worked less than 160 hours). Visit our catalog to browse through available courses.

Contact Information

Louisiana State Board of Nursing
17373 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
Phone: 225-755-7500
Fax: 225-755-7584
http://www.lsbn.state.la.us/

Maine

CE Requirements

CE not required; however, we invite you to enjoy our CE courses for your own professional development and as a tool to improve the quality of care you provide. In addition, CE courses on certain specialty areas might be required by employers and independent certification agencies. Visit our catalog to browse through available courses.

Contact Information

Maine State Board of Nursing
161 Capitol St.
158 State House Station 
Augusta, Maine , 04333 
Phone: (207) 287-1133 
Fax: (207) 287-1149
http://www.state.me.us/boardofnursing/

Maryland

CE Requirements

No CE required, but an approved refresher course is needed. We invite you to enjoy our CE courses for your own professional development and as a tool to improve the quality of care you provide. In addition, CE courses on certain specialty areas might be required by employers and independent certification agencies. Visit our catalog to browse through available courses.

Contact Information

Maryland Board of Nursing
4140 Patterson Avenue 
Baltimore, MD 21215 
Telephone: (410) 585-1900
1-888-202-9861
http://www.mbon.org/main.php

Massachusetts

CE Requirements

RNs and LPNs are required to complete 15 contact hours every 2 years. Visit our catalog to browse through available courses.

Contact Information

Board of Registration in Nursing
239 Causeway Street, Suite 500, 5th Floor
Boston, Massachusetts 02114
Phone: 1-800-414-0168 or 617-973-0900
Fax: 617-973-0984
http://www.state.ma.us/reg/boards/rn/

Michigan

CE Requirements

All Michigan licensed nurses must complete 25 hours of board approved continuing education, with at least one hour in pain and symptom management, within the two years immediately preceding the expiration date of their license. Visit our catalog to browse through available courses.

Contact Information

Michigan Department of Community Health
Bureau Of Health Professions
Michigan Board Of Nursing
PO Box 30670
Lansing, MI 48909-8170
Telephone: (517) 335-0918
Fax: (517) 373-2179
http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,1607,7-132-27417_27529_27542---,00.html

Minnesota

CE Requirements

RNs must complete 24 contact hours every 2 years. LPNs must complete 12 contact hours every 2 years. Visit our catalog to browse through available courses.

Contact Information

Minnesota Board of Nursing 
2829 University Avenue SE, Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55414 
Telephone: (612) 617-2270 
Fax: (612) 617-2190
http://www.nursingboard.state.mn.us/

Mississippi

CE Requirements

CE not required; however, we invite you to enjoy our CE courses for your own professional development and as a tool to improve the quality of care you provide. In addition, CE courses on certain specialty areas might be required by employers and independent certification agencies. Visit our catalog to browse through available courses.

Contact Information

Mississippi Board of Nursing
1080 River Oaks Drive, Suite A100
Flowood, MS 39232
Phone: (601) 664-9303
Fax: (601) 664-9304
http://www.msbn.state.ms.us/

Missouri

CE Requirements

CE not required; however, we invite you to enjoy our CE courses for your own professional development and as a tool to improve the quality of care you provide. In addition, CE courses on certain specialty areas might be required by employers and independent certification agencies. Visit our catalog to browse through available courses.

Contact Information

Missouri State Board of Nursing 
3605 Missouri Boulevard
P.O. Box 656
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0656
Telephone: (573) 751-0681 
Fax: (573) 751-0075 
http://pr.mo.gov/nursing.asp

Montana

CE Requirements

CE not required; however, we invite you to enjoy our CE courses for your own professional development and as a tool to improve the quality of care you provide. In addition, CE courses on certain specialty areas might be required by employers and independent certification agencies. Visit our catalog to browse through available courses.

Contact Information

Montana State Board of Nursing 
301 South Park, 4th Floor
P.O. Box 200513
Helena, MT 59620-0513
Phone: (406) 841-2340
Fax: (406) 841-2305
http://bsd.dli.mt.gov/license/bsd_boards/nur_board/board_page.asp

Nebraska

CE Requirements

Renewal requirements for RNs and LPNs: Must be 20 contact hours within the last renewal period. Must be related to the practice of nursing. At least 10 of the 20 hours must be formally peer reviewed and approved continuing education. Up to 4 hours may be CPR or BLS courses. Visit our catalog to browse through available courses.

Contact Information

Nursing and Nursing Support
State Office Building
301 Centennial Mall South, (14th and M Street)
3rd Floor
PO Box 94986 
Lincoln, NE 68509
Phone: (402) 471-4376
Fax: (402) 471-1066
http://www.hhs.state.ne.us/crl/nursing/Nursingindex.htm

Nevada

CE Requirements

For relicensure, RNs and LPNs must have completed 30 hours of nursing-related continuing education in the previous 24 months, and must have completed the state-required bioterrorism course. Visit our catalog to browse through available courses.

Contact Information

Nevada State Board of Nursing
2500 W. Sahara Ave., Suite 207
Las Vegas, NV 89102-4392
Telephone: (702) 486-5800
1-888-590-6726 (toll free)
Fax: (702) 486-5803
http://www.nursingboard.state.nv.us/

New Hampshire

CE Requirements

RNs and LPNs: 30 contact hours in 2 years immediately preceding license application including workshops, conferences, lectures or other education offerings designed to enhance nursing knowledge, judgment, and skills. There is no limit to the number of contact hours that can be completed through independent study. Visit our catalog to browse through available courses.

Contact Information

New Hampshire Board of Nursing
21 South Fruit Street
Suite 16
Concord NH 03301-2431
Telephone: (603) 271-2323
Fax: (603) 271-6605
http://www.state.nh.us/nursing/index.html

New Jersey

CE Requirements

RNs and LPNs are required 30 contact hours every two years. Visit our catalog to browse through available courses.

Contact Information

New Jersey Board of Nursing 
PO Box 45010 
Newark, NJ 07101 
Telephone: (973) 504-6430 
Fax: (973) 648-3481
http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/nursing/

New Mexico

CE Requirements

RNs and LPNs are required to complete 30 hours of approved CE within the 24 months immediately preceding expiration of license. Visit our catalog to browse through available courses.

Contact Information

New Mexico Board of Nursing 
6301 Indian School Road NE 
Suite 710
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110
Telephone: (505) 841-8340 
Fax: (505) 841-8347
http://www.state.nm.us/nursing/

New York

CE Requirements

RNs are required to complete 3 contact hours infection control every 4 years; 2 contact hours child abuse (one time requirement for initial license); Programs must be from an approved provider. LPNs are required to complete 3 contact hours infection control every 4 years; Program must be from an approved provider. Visit our catalog to browse through available courses.

Contact Information

Division of Professional Licensing Services
Nurse Unit
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12234-1000
Phone: 518-474-3817, ext. 280
Fax: 518-474-3398
http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/nurse/


North Carolina

CE Requirements

RNs and LPNs: For reistatement or relicensure, a plan for continued competence and completion of one of the following is required.

  1. National certification or re-certification by a national credentialing body recognized by the Board
  2. 30 contact hours of continued education
  3. Completion of a Board approved refresher course
  4. Completion of a minimum of two semester hours of post-licensure academic education related to nursing practice
  5. 15 contact hours of continued education and completion of a nursing project as principal investigator or co-investigator to include statement of problem, project objectives, methods, date of completion and summary of findings
  6. 15 contact hours of continued education and authoring or co-authoring a nursing related article, paper, book or book chapter
  7. 15 contact hours of continued education and developing and conducting a nursing continuing education presentation or presentations totaling a minimum of five contact hours, including program brochure or course syllabi, objectives, date and location of presentation, and approximate number of attendees
  8. 15 contact hours of continued education and 640 hours of active practice within previous 2 years. Visit our catalog to browse through available courses.

Contact Information

North Carolina Board of Nursing
4516 Lake Boone Trail
Raleigh, NC 27607
Telephone: (919) 782-3211
Fax: (919) 781-9461

Mailing Address:

North Carolina Board of Nursing
Post Office Box 2129
Raleigh, North Carolina 27602-2129
http://www.ncbon.com/


North Dakota

CE Requirements

RNs and LPNs license renewal, the nurse must meet the continued competence requirements. Included in this requirement is the completion of 12 contact hours of continuing education. All CE required for license renewal may be obtained online. Visit our catalog to browse through available courses.

Contact Information

North Dakota Board of Nursing
919 South 7th Street
Suite 504 
Bismarck, ND 58504
Telephone: (701) 328-9778 
Fax: (701) 328-9785
http://www.ndbon.org/


Ohio

CE Requirements

RN and LPNs relicensure requirement: 24 contact hours every 2 years. At least one contact hour must be related to Chapters 4723,1-23 of the Ohio nurse practice code and rules. Visit our catalog to browse through available courses.

Contact Information

Ohio Board of Nursing 
17 South High Street
Suite 400
Columbus, Ohio 43215-7410
Telephone: (614) 466-3947
Fax: (614) 466-0388
http://www.nursing.ohio.gov/


Oklahoma

CE Requirements

CE not required; however, we invite you to enjoy our CE courses for your own professional development and as a tool to improve the quality of care you provide. In addition, CE courses on certain specialty areas might be required by employers and independent certification agencies. Visit our catalog to browse through available courses.

Contact Information

Oklahoma Board of Nursing 
2915 N. Classen Boulevard
Suite 524 
Oklahoma City, OK 73106
Telephone: (405) 962-1800 
Fax: (405) 962-1821
http://www.ok.gov/nursing/


Oregon

CE Requirements

RNs and LPNs: One-time requirement for seven hours of pain management-related CE. One hour must be a course to be provided by the Oregon Pain Management Commission. The remaining six hours can be your choice of pain management topics. Once this requirement is fulfilled, there is no additional CE requirements for renewal. Visit our catalog to browse through available courses.

Contact Information

Oregon State Board of Nursing
17938 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd.
Portland, Oregon 97224-7012
Telephone: (971) 673-0685 
Fax: (971) 673- 0684
http://www.oregon.gov/OSBN/


Pennsylvania

CE Requirements

30 contact hours every two years for RNs. Visit our catalog to browse through available courses.

Contact Information

Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing 
PO Box 2649 
Harrisburg, PA 17105 
Telephone: (717) 783-7142 
Fax: (717) 783-0822
http://www.dos.state.pa.us/bpoa/cwp/view.asp?a=1104&q=432876


Rhode Island

CE Requirements

RNs and LPNs are required to complete 10 contact hours every 2 years. Online courses are acceptable. Visit our catalog to browse through available courses.

Contact Information

Rhode Island Board of Nurse Registration and Nursing Education
Office of Health Professionals Regulation
3 Capitol Hill, Room 205
Providence, RI 02908
Telephone: 401-222-5960
http://www.health.ri.gov/for/nurses/


South Carolina

CE Requirements

Demonstration of competency for renewal of an active RN or LPN license biennially requires documented evidence of at least one of the following requirements during the licensure period:

  1. Completion of thirty contact hours from a continuing education provider recognized by the board;
  2. Maintenance of certification or re-certification by a national certifying body recognized by the board;
  3. Completion of an academic program of study in nursing or a related field recognized by the board; or
  4. Verification of competency and the number of hours practiced as evidenced by employer certification on a form approved by the Board. Visit our catalog to browse through available courses.

Contact Information

South Carolina Board of Nursing 
Synergy Business Park , Suite 202 
Kingstree Building 
110 Centerview Drive,
Columbia, S.C. 29210

Mailing Address:

PO Box 12367 
Columbia, S.C. 29211-2367
Telephone: (803) 896-4550 
Fax: (803) 896-4515
http://www.llr.state.sc.us/POL/Nursing/

South Dakota

CE Requirements

CE not required; however, we invite you to enjoy our CE courses for your own professional development and as a tool to improve the quality of care you provide. In addition, CE courses on certain specialty areas might be required by employers and independent certification agencies. Visit our catalog to browse through available courses.

Contact Information

South Dakota Board of Nursing
4305 South Louise Avenue
Suite 201
Sioux Falls, SD 57106-3115
Telephone: (605) 362-2760
Fax: (605) 362-2768
http://doh.sd.gov/boards/nursing/


Tennessee

CE Requirements

Continuing Education for relicensure is not mandatory in Tennessee. However, mandatory continuing competency is required in Tennessee. In order to maintain continued competence, the board requires the nurse to have practiced in nursing in the last five (5) years and additionally, the Board sets out standards of competence and requirements to maintain competence. Visit our catalog to browse through available courses.

Contact Information

Tennessee Board of Nursing
227 French Landing, Suite 300
Nashville, TN 37243
Telephone: (615) 532-5166 
Toll Free: 1-800-778-4123
Fax: (615) 741-7899
http://health.state.tn.us/boards/nursing/


Texas

CE Requirements

RNs and LPNs are required to complete 20 contact hours every two years. There is also a targeted 1-time, 2-contact hour CE requirement for any RN practicing in an emergency room setting for Forensic Evidence Collection. Visit our catalog to browse through available courses.

Contact Information

Texas Board of Nursing
333 Guadalupe, #3-460
Austin, Texas 78701
Telephone: (512) 305-7400 
Fax: (512) 305-7401
http://www.bne.state.tx.us/


Utah

CE Requirements

Renewal of an RN or LPN license requires one of the following every 2 years: 30 contact hours, OR 200 practice hours and 15 contact hours, OR 400 practice hours. Visit our catalog to browse through available courses.

Contact Information

Utah State Board of Nursing
Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing
160 East 300 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84145
Telephone: (801) 530-6628 
Toll Free: (866) 275-3675
Fax: (801) 530-6511
www.dopl.utah.gov/licensing/nursing.html


Vermont

CE Requirements

CE not required; however, we invite you to enjoy our CE courses for your own professional development and as a tool to improve the quality of care you provide. In addition, CE courses on certain specialty areas might be required by employers and independent certification agencies. Visit our catalog to browse through available courses.

Contact Information

Vermont Board of Nursing
81 River Street
Montpelier, VT 05609
Telephone: (802) 828-2396
Fax: (802) 828-2484
http://www.vtprofessionals.org/opr1/nurses/


Virginia

CE Requirements

CE not required; however, we invite you to enjoy our CE courses for your own professional development and as a tool to improve the quality of care you provide. In addition, CE courses on certain specialty areas might be required by employers and independent certification agencies. Visit our catalog to browse through available courses.

Contact Information

Virginia Board of Nursing 
Perimeter Center 
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico, VA 23233-1463 
Telephone: (804) 367-4515 
Fax: (804) 527-4455
http://www.dhp.virginia.gov/nursing/


Washington

CE Requirements

RN and LPN must begin documenting continuing competency. To comply, all licensed nurses must: Collect documentation of 531 hours of active nursing practice within the previous 36-month review period, keep documentation to show completion of 45 hours of continuing education, self assessment and reflection (for personal use only), and attest you have met continuing competency requirements. You must do this every three years, when you submit your renewal. Visit our catalog to browse through available courses.

Contact Information

Washington State Department of Health
Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission
310 Israel Rd SE
Tumwater, WA 98501

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 1099
Olympia, WA 98507-1099
Phone: 360-236-4700
Fax: 360-236-4818
http://www.doh.wa.gov/hsqa/professions/Nursing/default.htm


West Virginia

CE Requirements

Completion of the 12 contact hours of CE required for RN relicensure. Requirement may be accomplished by completing 12 contact hours of CE from an approved CE provider; or 2. Completing 6 contact hours of CE from an approved CE provider which may include 2 contact hours of self-study and one of the following completed during the reporting period:

  1. National certification initially earned or in effect the entire reporting period;
  2. Completion of a nursing research project as principal investigator, co-investigator or project director;
  3. Published a nursing related article in a national nursing or healthcare journal;
  4. Developed and presented a professional nursing education presentation;
  5. Participated as a clinical preceptor for at least one student or one new employee undergoing orientation and have one hundred-twenty hours of one-on-one relationship as a clinical preceptor during the reporting period;
  6. Evidence of satisfactory evaluation of employment that covers at least six months of the reporting period; or
  7. Completion of an approved nursing refresher or re-entry course.

LPNs are required to complete 24 contact hours of continuing education and engage in 400 clock hours of LPN practice in each 2 year reporting period. Reporting occurs on the even years. There is also a 1-time 2-contact hour requirement for end of life care including pain management. Visit our catalog to browse through available courses.

Contact Information

West Virginia State Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses 
101 Dee Drive, Suite 102
Charleston, WV 25311-1620
Telephone: (304) 558-3596 
Toll Free: (877) 743-6877
Fax: (304) 558-3666


Wisconsin

CE Requirements

CE not required; however, we invite you to enjoy our CE courses for your own professional development and as a tool to improve the quality of care you provide. In addition, CE courses on certain specialty areas might be required by employers and independent certification agencies. Visit our catalog to browse through available courses.

Contact Information

State of Wisconsin Board of Nursing
Department of Regulation and Licensing
PO Box 8935 
Madison, WI 53708-8935 
Telephone: (608) 266-2112 
Fax: (608) 267-0644
http://drl.wi.gov/board_detail.asp?boardid=42&locid=0

Wyoming

CE Requirements

Requirement for RN and LPN relicensure: 20 contact hours in the last 2 years OR Combination of Nursing practice and contact hours OR Minimum 1600 hours in Nursing practice in the last 5 years OR Minimum 500 hours in Nursing practice in the last 2 years OR Passing NCLEX within the last 5 years OR National certification in specialty area in last 5 years OR Completion of a refresher/orientation program in the last 5 years. Visit our catalog to browse through available courses.

Contact Information

Wyoming State Board of Nursing 
1810 Pioneer Avenue
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Telephone: (307) 777-7601 
Fax: (307) 777-3519
https://nursing-online.state.wy.us/