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Find Your Nursing CE Requirements
Each state has different continuing education requirements. You can use our free tool to find your contact hours needed for your profession. These continuing education requirements change frequently so please use this tool with that in mind.
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CEU Requirements in Alabama

Registered Nurses (RN)
24 CE hours every 2 years for RNs

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN)
24 CE hours every 2 years for LPNs

CEU Requirements in Alaska

Registered Nurses (RN)
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

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN)
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

CEU Requirements in Arizona

CEUs not required.

CEU Requirements in Arkansas

Registered Nurses (RN)
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

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN)
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

CEU Requirements in California

Registered Nurses (RN)
30 CE hours every 2 years

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN)
30 CE hours every 2 years

CEU Requirements in Colorado

CEUs not required

CEU Requirements in Connecticut

CEUs not required

CEU Requirements in Deleware

Registered Nurses (RN)
RNs are required to complete 30 CE hours every 2 years

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN)
LPNs are required to complete 24 CE hours every 2 years

CEU Requirements in District of Columbia

Registered Nurses (RN)
24 CE hours every 2 years

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN)
CE not required

CEU Requirements in Florida

Registered Nurses (RN)
24 CE 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.

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN)
24 CE 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

CEU Requirements in Georgia

Registered Nurses (RN)
30 CE hours every 2 years

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN)
30 CE hours every 2 years

CEU Requirements in Hawaii

Registered Nurses (RN)
Every 2 years, 5 different options - See State Board website

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN)
Every 2 years, 5 different options - See State Board website

CEU Requirements in Idaho

Registered Nurses (RN)
New Continuing Competency Requirements (effective with the 2019 renewal) In order to renew, a licensee shall complete or comply with at least two of any of the learning activities listed below within the two year renewal period. a. Practice: i. Current nursing specialty certification as defined in Section 402; ii. One hundred (100) CE hours of practice or simulation practice b. Education, Continuing Education, E-learning, and In-service: i. Fifteen (15) CE hours of continuing education; ii. Completion of a minimum of one (1) semester credit hour of post-licensure academic education; iii. Completion of a Board-recognized refresher course; See additional options on Idaho BON website

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN)
New Continuing Competency Requirements (effective with the 2018 renewal) In order to renew, a licensee shall complete or comply with at least two (2) of any of the learning activities listed in the RN requirements within the two (2) year renewal period

CEU Requirements in Illinois

Registered Nurses (RN)
RNs are required to complete 20 CE hours every two years

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN)
LPNs are required to complete 20 CE hours every two years

CEU Requirements in Indiana

CEUs not required

CEU Requirements in Iowa

RNs and LPNs: 36 CE 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

CEU Requirements in Kansas

Registered Nurses (RN)
RNs are required to complete 30 CE hours every 2 years. There is no maximum on the number of independent study CE hours that can be obtained

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN)
LPNs are required to complete 30 CE hours every 2 years. There is no maximum on the number of independent study CE hours that can be obtained

CEU Requirements in Kentucky

Registered Nurses (RN)
14 contact hours every year or other approved, equivalent activity. See requirements page for details

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN)
14 contact hours every year or other approved, equivalent activity. See requirements page for details

CEU Requirements in Louisiana

Registered Nurses (RN)
RNs Every year: 5 contact hours with 1600 practice hours, OR 10 contact hours with 160 practice hours, OR 15 contact hours

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN)
CEUs not required

CEU Requirements in Maine

CEUs not required

CEU Requirements in Maryland

CEUs not required

CEU Requirements in Massachusetts

RNs and LPNs
15 CE hours every 2 years

CEU Requirements in Michigan

RNs and LPNs:
25 contact hours every 2 years including 1 hour on pain and symptom management

CEU Requirements in Minnesota

Registered Nurses (RN)
24 contact hours every 2 years

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN)
24 contact hours every 2 years

CEU Requirements in Mississippi

CEUs not required

CEU Requirements in Missouri

CEUs not required

CEU Requirements in Montana

RNs and LPNs
24 contact hours every 2 years

CEU Requirements in Nebraska

Renewal requirements for RNs and LPNs: 20 contact hours every 2 years, plus 500 practice hours every 5 years

CEU Requirements in Nevada

RNs and LPNs
30 CE hours every two years. including the state-required bioterrorism course

CEU Requirements in New Hampshire

RNs and LPNs:
30 contact hours every 2 years and 400 practice hours every 4 years

CEU Requirements in New Jersey

RNs and LPNs:
30 CEU hours every two years

CEU Requirements in New Mexico

Registered Nurses (RN)
30 contact hours every 2 years

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN)
LPNs are required to complete 30 hours of approved CE within the 24 months immediately preceding expiration of license

CEU Requirements in New York

Registered Nurses (RN)
3 contact hours infection control every 4 years; 2 contact hours child abuse (one time requirement for initial license)

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN)
3 contact hours infection control every 4 years

CEU Requirements in North Carolina

RNs & LPNs:
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

CEU Requirements in North Dakota

RNs and LPNs:
12 contact hours every two years

CEU Requirements in Ohio

Relicensure requirement: 24 CEU hours every 2 years. At least one hour must be related to Chapters 4723,1-23 of the Ohio nurse practice code and rules

CEU Requirements in Oklahoma

RNs and LPNs:
24 contact hours every 2 years

CEU Requirements in 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 are no additional CE requirements for renewal

CEU Requirements in Pennsylvania

Registered Nurses (RN)
30 CE hours every two years for RNs. Beginning in 2014 RNs must complete 2 CE hours of approved child abuse and recognition and report training every renewal (Act 31). See state website for additional information

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN)
CEUs not required

CEU Requirements in Rhode Island

Registered Nurses (RN) & LPNs
required to complete 10 CE hours every 2 years. Online courses are acceptable

CEU Requirements in 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

CEU Requirements in South Dakota

CEUs not required

CEU Requirements in 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

CEU Requirements in Texas

20 contact hours every 2 years. Several mandatory CE requirements such as Nursing Jurisprudence, Ethics, Geriatric Care, and Forensic Collection

CEU Requirements in Utah

20 contact hours every 2 years. Several mandatory CE requirements such as Nursing Jurisprudence, Ethics, Geriatric Care, and Forensic Collection

CEU Requirements in Vermont

No CE Required - Active Practice requirement

CEU Requirements in Virginia

RNs & LPNs
15 contact hours every 2 years

CEU Requirements in Washington

Registered nurses (RN) and LPNs
45 contact hours of CE Every 3 years.

CEU Requirements in West Virginia

RNs
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

LPNs
24 contact hours every two years

CEU Requirements in Wisconsin

CEUs not required

CEU Requirements in Wyoming

Requirement for re-licensure: 20 CEU hours in the last 2 years OR Combination of Nursing practice and CEU hours OR Minimum 1600 CEU hours in Nursing practice in the last 5 years OR Minimum 500 CEU 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

*Last updated in March 2020.
We try and keep this list updated, but data can quickly become out-of-date.
Please find your State Nursing Board for up-to-date requirements.

Why do nurses need nursing CEUs?

Your education doesn’t end when you graduate from nursing school. It continues throughout your career, in the form of yearly CEU courses and contact hours. If you’re like many, you’ve probably wondered: Why are these courses required?

Am I required to take CEU by law?

Failure to complete continuing education requirements may result in the inability to renew your medical license. You may even be charged fines and penalties or not be allowed to pursue a Maintenance of Certification (MOC) with your American Board of Medical Specialty (ABMS).
Some facilities may also have their own continuing education requirements, so be sure to check.

What benefits do I get from taking CEU courses?

Free Nursing CE can improve your knowledge of best practices in the healthcare industry.

By staying up-to-date on your medical knowledge, you’ll become a better employee at the hospital or facility you work at. This will naturally result in becoming a better nurse to your patients, which has the potential to help people or even save a life. There really are no downsides to getting free nursing ceu.

Will taking CEU courses help my career?

Increasing your knowledge by taking CEU courses will make you a stronger job candidate.

As stated before, certain facilities have specific nursing CE requirements. By earning these contact hours, you increase your odds of getting hired there. You can also land a better, higher-paying job the more nursing education you obtain and even be able to negotiate higher salaries in your current role. The more you know, the more your experience is worth. Use that to your advantage.

These are just a few of the many reasons nurses need continuing education. To learn firsthand all the ways you’ll benefit, browse our catalog of paid and free nursing CEUs.

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