California Board of Nursing Continuing Education (CE) Requirements

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30 Elective Hours
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Learn what's required for your nursing license in California

This nursing licensing information summarizes the minimum requirements established by the Board of Registered Nursing. We recommend you contact the Board of Registered Nursing for more detailed information or changes.

If you obtain nursing licenses in multiple states, we recommend you check each state's requirements.

California Nursing: RN

Total Hours Required: 30
Mandatory Hours: 0
Elective Hours: 30
Renewal Cycle in Years: 2

Online Info

CE contact hours are not required for 1st time renewals following the issuance a license. Thereafter, 30 contact hours of CE is required every 2-year renewal period.

Online Limitations

There are no online limitations.

Roster

No roster required

Governing Agency

Name: Board of Registered Nursing
Phone: 9163223350
Fax: 9165747699
Address:
P.O. Box 944210
Sacramento, CA 94244

California Nursing: APN

Total Hours Required: 30
Mandatory Hours: 0
Elective Hours: 30
Renewal Cycle in Years: 2

Online Info

Continuing education contact hours are not required for 1st time renewals following the issuance of a license. Thereafter, 30 contact hours of CE is required every 2-year renewal period.


Additional requirement for APNs with prescriptive authority:
Furnish Schedule II Controlled Substances (pharmacology covering the drugs or devices to be furnished or ordered) by completion of a 2-hour BRN-approved course.  CME category I is acceptable to meet CE requirements.

Online Limitations

There are no online limitations.

Roster

No roster required

Governing Agency

Name: Board of Registered Nursing
Phone: 9163223350
Fax: 9165747699
Address:
P.O. Box 944210
Sacramento, CA 94244

California Nursing: LVN-LPN

Total Hours Required: 30
Mandatory Hours: 0
Elective Hours: 30
Renewal Cycle in Years: 2

Online Info

CE contact hours are not required for 1st time renewals following the issuance a license. Thereafter, 30 contact hours of CE is required every 2-year renewal period.

Online Limitations

There are no online limitations.

Roster

No roster required

Governing Agency

Name: Board of Registered Nursing
Phone: 9163223350
Fax: 9165747699
Address:
P.O. Box 944210
Sacramento, CA 94244

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Other facts and insights about completing your CE

Note: This license renewal information is provided as a convenience only and is subject to change at any time. It's ultimately the responsibility of the licensee to be sure that he or she is meeting all requirements for each license and corresponding renewal period.