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Alabama - AL
RN, LPN Requirement: 24 contact hours every 2 year renewal period prorated for the first renewal. For the firs
Alaska - AK
RN, LPN, ARNP Requirement includes completion of two of the following: 30 contact hours, 60 hours of uncompen
Arizona - AZ
RN, LPN, ARNP Requirement: CE not required. Renewal: April 1 CNA, LNA Requirement: Applicants must have work
Arkansas - AR
RN, LPN Requirement: For active licenses, 15 contact hours every 2 year period immediately preceding the renew
California - CA
RN, LPN Requirement: 30 contact hours. Renewal: Every 2 years on the last day of the month following the lice
Colorado - CO
RN, LPN, CNA Requirement: CE not required. Renewal Period: RN - September every two years LPN - August of eve
Connecticut - CT
RN, LPN Requirement: CE not required. Online license renewal ( for licenses expir
Delaware - DE
RN Requirement: Licensed by examination: 30 hours every two years (after first renewal). Licensed b
District of Columbia - DC
RN/APRN Requirement: The completion of twenty four (24) contact hours of continuing education in the licensee'
Florida - FL
RN, LPN, ARNP Requirement: 24 contact hours every two-year renewal period. Special Requirements for all RN, L
Georgia - GA
RN Requirement: Completion of 30 continuing education contact hours for each 24 month period. Effective Januar
Guam - GU
APRN, RN, LPN Requirement: Completion of 30 contact hours related to nursing or health seminars/activities.
Hawaii - HI
RN, LPN Requirement: Effective July 1, 2017, completion of at least thirty (30) hours of continuing education
Idaho - ID
RN, LPN Requirement: Fifteen (15) contact hours of continuing education every two-year renewal period. APPN R
Illinois - IL
RN, LPN Requirement: 20 contact hours every two years. RN renewal date: May 31 - even years LPN renewal date:
Indiana - IN
RN, LPN Requirement: No CE requirement unless license has been expired for more than 3 years. RN renewal date
Iowa - IA
RN, LPN Requirement: 36 contact hours for a 3 year license renewal. 24 contact hours for a license renewal hel
Kansas - KS
RN, LPN, ARNP, RNA Requirement: 30 contact hours every two years. Renewal date: by the last day of the licens
Kentucky - KY
RN, LPN Requirements: * Proof of earning 14 contact hours, OR * A national certification or recertification
Louisiana - LA
RN, LPN Requirement: * Practiced nursing 1600 hours (or more) within the calendar year. Obtain a minimum of 5

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