During the two-year license renewal cycle, 24 contact hours are required. The courses on ceufast.com meet all the FBN requirements.
Every two-year renewal cycle, the following courses are mandatory (FAC, 2020).
The following continuing education courses are mandatory, and they count towards the total 24 contact hours required for renewal:
- A two-hour course in the prevention of medical errors
- A one hour course in HIV/AIDS
- A two-hour course in Florida laws and rules
- A two-hour course on human trafficking
A two-hour course in recognizing impairment in the workplace is required every other renewal cycle (FAC, 2020). A two-hour course in domestic violence every third renewal cycle. The domestic violence course does not count in the 24-hour renewal requirement. The nurse will complete 26 contact hours (FAC, 2020).
Continuing education is not required for the first renewal cycle after license by examination. This exemption applies to a person licensed by endorsement during a renewal period if that person was licensed in the original state of licensure by completing an acceptable licensure examination during that biennium (FAC, 2020).
A licensee who was endorsed, reactivated, or reinstated in the middle of a renewal cycle must complete one contact hour for each calendar month remaining in the renewal period. No contact hours are required if the renewal period is equal to or less than six months (FAC, 2020).
An RN who also holds a current license as an LPN may satisfy the continuing education requirement for renewal of both licenses by completing the RN requirements.
An RN who holds an APRN license may satisfy the continuing education requirement for both licenses by completing appropriate continuing education for an RN or may satisfy up to 50% of the continuing education requirement by completing continuing medical education coursework equivalent to the contact hours required (FAC, 2020).
A nurse who is the spouse of a member of the Armed Forces absent from Florida due to the spouse's duties with the Armed Forces shall be exempt from continuing education requirements. The licensee must prove the absence and the spouse's military status (FAC, 2020).
If you serve as an expert witness and probable cause panel member, additional requirements are outlined in 64B9-5.007 (FAC, 2020).
The Florida Department of Health employs an online verification system to confirm the completion of continuing education at the time of renewal. This tracking system checks its records when you renew, and if the required course work is present, the renewal process is allowed to continue. If the requisite hours or specified training are not present, you will be prompted to report completions through the state-contracted CE Broker online service before being allowed to continue your license renewal. A nurse can check their progress toward the completion of contact hours here.
CEUfast.com automatically reports your contact hours to CE Broker the day you complete the course. Some CE providers do not report completed contact hours to CE Broker. It will be up to you to be on top of items that you need to enter by hand into the electronic verification system. Each license holder can report completed hours by logging here.