Illinois Nursing Continuing Education and CEU Credits

Looking for a nursing continuing education school in Illinois? Western Schools has you covered for your nursing CE education and CEU credits. Our high-quality courses will help you expand your expertise and maintain your nursing license in Illinois.

5 Mandatory Hours
15 Elective Hours
20 Total Hours
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Here's what you need to renew your Illinois Nursing license

The information below is a summary of the minimum requirements set forth by the Illinois Professional Services Section. For a more detailed requirements breakdown, please see the board's site.
If you hold Nursing licenses in multiple states, please make sure to check each state's requirements.

Illinois Nursing: APN (Continuing Education)

Total Hours Required: 50
Mandatory Hours: 34
Elective Hours: 16
Renewal Cycle in Years: 2
License Expiration Date: 05/31/2026
Next Education Due Date: 05/31/2026

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NEW! DEA MATE ACT:
Beginning with DEA initial registrations or renewals starting June 27, 2023, all DEA-registered practitioners (with the exception of DVM-only license holders) are required to complete 8 hours of one-time training on the treatment and management of patients with opioid or other substance use disorders.

 

Mandatory Subjects: 

  • Opioid Prescribing - 10 hours
  • Pharmcotherapeutics - 20 hours
  • Sexual Harassment Prevention - 1 hour*
  • NEW! 1-hour of Implicit Bias Training**
  • NEW! 1 hour of Mandated Reporter Training, within 3 months of initial licensure and at least every 6 years thereafter: DCFS provided course
  • NEW! 1 hour of Diagnosis, Treatment, and Care of Individuals with Alzheimer disease and other dementias, if licensee provides provides health care services to patients 26 years of age and older 
  • Online Limitations

    There are no online limitations.

Roster

No roster required

Governing Agency

Name: Illinois Professional Services Section
Phone: 2177850823
Fax: 2177827645
Address: 320 West Washington Street Springfield, 62786

Illinois Nursing: LVN-LPN (Continuing Education)

Total Hours Required: 20
Mandatory Hours: 5
Elective Hours: 15
Renewal Cycle in Years: 2
License Expiration Date: 01/31/2025
Next Education Due Date: 01/31/2025

Online Info

Mandatory Subjects: 

*For license renewals occurring on or after

Online Limitations

There are no online limitations.

Roster

No roster required

Governing Agency

Name: Illinois Professional Services Section
Phone: 2177850823
Fax: 2177827645
Address: 320 West Washington Street Springfield, 62786

Illinois Nursing: RN (Continuing Education)

Total Hours Required: 20
Mandatory Hours: 5
Elective Hours: 15
Renewal Cycle in Years: 2
License Expiration Date: 05/31/2026
Next Education Due Date: 05/31/2026

Online Info

Mandatory Subjects: 

Online Limitations

There are no online limitations.

Roster

No roster required

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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.