PENNSYLVANIA: 30 contact hours every two years for RNs, No CE required.
RHODE ISLAND RNs: Are required to complete 10 contact hours every 2 years. Online courses are acceptable. LPNs are required to complete 10 contact hours every 2 years. online courses are acceptable.
SOUTH CAROLINA: Demonstration of competency for renewal of an active RN or LPN license biennially requires documented evidence of an 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 hy 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 hour practiced as evidenced by employer certification on a form approved by the Board. See RN Requirement.
SOUTH DAKOTA: Not Required. No CE Required..
TENNESSEE 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, See RN Requirement
TEXAS RNs: are require 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. LPNs are require to complete 20 contact hours every two years. There is also a tartgetd 1-, 2-contact hour CE requirement for any LPN practicing in an emergency room settinfg for Rorensic Evidence Collection
.UTAH: Renewal of an RN license requires one of the following every 2 yers. 30 contact hours, OR 200 practice hours and 15 contact hours, OR 400 practice hours. Renewal of an LPN license requires one of the following every 2 years 30 contact hours, OR 200 pracrtice hours and 15 contact hours, OR 400 practice hours.vv
VERMONT CE not required. No DE Required.
VIRGINIA CE: not required. No CE Required.
WASHINGTON CE: NOT REQUIRED. No CE Required.
WEST VIRGINIA: Completion of the 12 contact hours of CErequired for RN relicensure may be accomplished by:
1. 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 :
A. National certification initally earned or in effect the entire reporting period;
B Completion of a nursing research project as principal investigator, co-investigator project director;
C. Published a nursing related article in a national nursing or healthcare journal;
D. Developed and prescented a professional nursing education presentation;
E. Participated as a clinical preceptor for at least one student or one new employee under going orientation and have one hundred-twenty hours of satisfactory evaluation of employment that covers at least six months of the reporting period; or
F: Evidence of satisfactory evaluation of employment that covers at least six months of the reporting period; or.
G Completion of an approved nursing refresher or re-enty course. LPNs are required to complete 24 contact hours of contnuing 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 1-time 2 contact hour requirement for end of life care including pain management.
WISCONSIN CE: not required. No CE Required
WYOMING Requirement for RN relicensure: 20 contact hours in the last 2 years OR Combination of Nursing pratice 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 5years OR National certification in specialty area in last 5 years OR Completion of a refresher/orientation programin the last 5 years. Requirement for 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 yeaars..
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