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  • Registered Nurse and Licensed Practical Nurse CE Requirements by State

    State RNs LPNs
    ALABAMA 24 contact hours every 2 years for RNs 24 contact hours every 2 years for LPNs
    ALASKA Every 2 years: 2 of the 3 are required for license renewal: 30 contact hours, OR 30 hours professional nursing activities, OR 320 hours nursing employment. Every 2 years: two of the following three are required for license renewal: 30 contact hours, OR 30 hours professional nursing activities, OR 320 hours nursing employment.
    ARIZONA No CE Required. No CE Required.
    ARKANSAS 15 contact hours every 2 years OR hold a current nationally recognized certification/recertification OR complete one college credit hour course in nursing with a grade of 2.0 or above 15 contact hours every 2 years OR hold a current nationally recognized certification/recertification OR complete one college credit hour course in nursing with a grade of 2.0 or above
    CALIFORNIA 30 contact hours every two years. 30 contact hours every two years.
    COLORADO No CE Required. No CE Required.
    CONNECTICUT No CE Required. No CE Required.
    DC 24 contact hours every 2 years. No CE Required.
    DELAWARE 30 contact hours every 2 years 24 contact hours every 2 years
    FLORIDA 24 contact hours of every 2 years: including 2 hours for medical errors, and 2 hours for FL Laws and Rules. 1 hour HIV/AIDS training (first renewal only.)2 additional hours of domestic violence CE every third renewal for a total of 26 hours. 24 hours of every 2 years: including 2 hours for medical errors, and 2 hours for FL Laws and Rules. 1 hour HIV/AIDS training (first renewal only.) 2 additional hours of domestic violence CE every third renewal for a total of 26 hours.
    GEORGIA Every 2 years, 5 different options - See State Board website. Every 2 years, 5 different options - See State Board website.
    HAWAII Every 2 years, 5 different options - See State Board website. Every 2 years, 5 different options - See State Board website.
    IDAHO No CE Required. No CE Required.
    ILLINOIS 20 contact hours every two years. 20 contact hours every two years.
    INDIANA No CE Required. No CE Required.
    IOWA 36 contact hours every 3 years. RNs who regularly examine, attend, counsel or treat dependent adults or children must complete 2 contact hours of training related to child/dependent adult abuse. 36 contact hours every 3 years. LPNs who regularly examine, attend, counsel or treat dependent adults or children must complete 2 contact hours of training related to child/dependent adult abuse.
    KANSAS 30 contact hours every 2 years 30 contact hours every 2 years
    KENTUCKY 14 contact hours every year or other approved, equivalent activity. See requirements page for details 14 contact hours every year or other approved, equivalent activity. See requirements page for details
    LOUISIANA Every year: 5 contact hours with 1600 practice hours, OR 10 contact hours with 160 practice hours, OR 15 contact hours No CE Required.
    MAINE CE not required. No CE Required.
    MARYLAND No CE required, but an approved refresher course is needed. No CE Required.
    MASSACHUSETTS 15 contact hours every 2 years. 15 contact hours every 2 years.
    MICHIGAN 25 contact hours every 2 years including 1 hour on pain and symptom management. 25 contact hours every 2 years including 1 hour on pain and symptom management.
    MINNESOTA 24 contact hours every 2 years 12 contact hours every 2 years
    MISSISSIPPI CE not required. No CE Required.
    MISSOURI CE not required. No CE Required.
    MONTANA 24 contact hours every 2 years. 24 contact hours every 2 years.
    NEBRASKA 20 contact hours every 2 years, plus 500 practice hours every 5 years. 20 contact hours every 2 years, plus 500 practice hours every 5 years.
    NEVADA 30 hours every two years. including the state-required bioterrorism course. 30 contact hours every two years. including the state-required bioterrorism course.
    NEW HAMPSHIRE 30 contact hours every 2 years and 400 practice hours every 4 years. 30 contact hours every 2 years and 400 practice hours every 4 years.
    NEW JERSEY 30 contact hours every 2 years. 30 contact hours every 2 years.
    NEW MEXICO 30 contact hours every 2 years LPNs are required to complete 30 hours of approved CE within the 24 months immediately preceding expiration of license.
    NEW YORK 3 contact hours infection control every 4 years; 2 contact hours child abuse (one time requirement for initial license). 3 contact hours infection control every 4 years.
    NORTH CAROLINA One of the following every two years: 15 contact hours and 640 hours of active practice, OR National certification or re-certification, OR 30 contact hours, OR completion of refresher course. Completion 2 semester hours of post-licensure academic education, OR 15 contact hours plus various other nursing-related activities. See website for further details One of the following every two years: 15 contact hours and 640 hours of active practice, OR National certification or re-certification, OR 30 contact hours, OR completion of refresher course. Completion 2 semester hours of post-licensure academic education, OR 15 contact hours plus various other nursing-related activities.See website for further details
    NORTH DAKOTA 12 contact hours every two years. 12 contact hours every two years.
    OHIO >24contact hours every 2 years. 24contact hours every 2 years.
    OKLAHOMA 24 contact hours every 2 years. 24 contact hours every 2 years.
    OREGON One-time requirement for 7 hours of pain management-related CE. One hour must be a course to be provided by the Oregon Pain Management Commission . Once this requirement is fulfilled, there is no additional CE requirements for renewal. One-time requirement for 7 hours of pain management-related CE. One hour must be a course to be provided by the Oregon Pain Management Commission . Once this requirement is fulfilled, there is no additional CE requirements for renewal.
    PENNSYLVANIA 30 contact hours every two years. No CE Required.
    RHODE ISLAND 10 contact hours every 2 years including 2 hours of substance abuse CE 10 contact hours every 2 years including 2 hours of substance abuse CE
    SOUTH CAROLINA 30 contact hours every 2 years. May also show proof of competence by maintenance of certification by a national certifying body, completion of an academic program, or employer certification 30 contact hours every 2 years. May also show proof of competence by maintenance of certification by a national certifying body, completion of an academic program, or employer certification
    SOUTH DAKOTA CE not required. No CE Required.
    TENNESSEE 5 contact hours every year for practicing nurses.Must be accompanied by two documents verifying competence or 10 contact hours annually for those not practicing and one additional document verifying competence 5 contact hours for practicing nurses accompanied by two documents verifying competence or 10 contact hours for those not practicing and one additional document verifying competence
    TEXAS 20 contact hours every 2 years. Several mandatory CE requirements such as Nursing Jurisprudence, Ethics, Geriatric Care, and Forensic Collection 20 contact hours every 2 years. Several mandatory CE requirements such as Nursing Jurisprudence, Ethics, Geriatric Care, and Forensic Collection
    UTAH One of the following every 2 years: 30 contact hours, OR 200 practice hours and 15 contact hours, OR 400 practice hours. One of the following every 2 years: 30 contact hours, OR 200 practice hours and 15 contact hours, OR 400 practice hours.
    VERMONT No CE Required - Active Practice requirement. No CE Required - Active Practice requirement.
    VIRGINIA 15 contact hours every 2 years. 15 contact hours every 2 years.
    WASHINGTON 45 hours of CE Every 3 years. 45 hours of CE Every 3 years.
    WEST VIRGINIA 12 contact hours every year. Must include best prescribing and drug diversion training if licensee prescribes, administers, or dispenses controlled substances. Also mandatory training for mental health conditions common to veterans and their families 24 contact hours every two years.
    WISCONSIN CE not required. No CE Required.
    WYOMING One of the following: 500 practice hours in the last 2 years, 1600 practice hours in the last 5 years, 20 contact hours in the last 2 years, Completion of a refresher course in the last 5 years, Certification in a specialty area of nursing practice by a national accrediting agency in the last 5 years, Pass the NCLEX in the last 5 years. One of the following: 500 practice hours in the last 2 years 1600 practice hours in the last 5 years 20 contact hours in the last 2 years Completion of a refresher course in the last 5 years Certification in a specialty area of nursing practice by a national accrediting agency in the last 5 years, Pass the NCLEX in the last 5 years.