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Alabama Continuing Education Requirements

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Although many might disagree, there’s more to life in Alabama than just college football. When you’re not in the stands cheering on the six-time, championship-winning team, there’s a good chance that you’re working and saving up money to purchase tickets to the next game. And in the state of Alabama, the chances of you working in the nursing profession is even higher, as nursing professionals make up a good majority of the state’s job market.

In fact, according to the Alabama Department of Labor, nursing professionals are one of the top occupations throughout the state, and the need for working individuals is only expected to increase as time pushes on. Within seven years or by the year 2026, Registered Nurses (RN) alone, are expected to see an increase in the job market by 12.9 percent, estimating that there would be around 55,560 RN jobs in Alabama. Another nursing-related field that’s expected to sky rocket in the job industry is Nurse Practitioners, with an expected increase of over 30 percent by the year 2026. So, if you’re not in the nursing profession but contemplating switching careers, you can almost certainly bet that there will be a job waiting for you in the nursing industry.

Alabama Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Wednesday, January 17, 2024
CEs not required.

There is no renewal process for the Alabama Nurse Aide registry. Certifications are kept active if the individual is currently working or within the past 24 months, worked in a nursing home, hospital, home health agency, hospice agency, or mental health facility. You must work at least 8 hours every 24 months in a nursing home, hospital, home health agency, hospice agency, or mental health facility for paid compensation.  Volunteer work does not count. Private sitting, assisted living facilities, and doctor's office work does not count. Skilled nursing facilities are required to provide 12 hours of mandatory continuing education to CNAs (12 per year according to the date of hire for the CNA).

Alabama Department of Public Health
Phone: 334-206-5169 Fax: 334-206-0361 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact

Alabama Home Health Aid (HHA)

Alabama Requires
12 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Alabama requires
12 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Wednesday, January 17, 2024
CEs not required.

12 hours of mandatory continuing education to HHAs each year to be provided by the employer facility.

Alabama Department of Public Health
Phone: 334-206-5169 Fax: 334-206-0361 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact

Alabama Registered Nurse (RN)

Alabama Requires
24 Hours
Every two years
Alabama Board of Nursing
Approved Provider
#ABNP1485
Instant Reporting to
Alabama Board Of Nursing
Alabama requires
24 hours Every two years
Alabama
Approved Provider #ABNP1485
Instant Reporting to Alabama Board Of Nursing
Last Updated: Friday, January 26, 2024
To renew a license on active status to practice nursing in Alabama, registered nurses and licensed practical nurses must earn 24 contact hours from a Board-approved or Board -recognized continuing education provider [Chapter 610-X-4-.08]. If licensed by examination, reinstatement, or endorsement during the earning period the contact hours are prorated. A prorated chart is on the Board’s web site, www.abn.alabama.gov, under Alabama Nursing Resource Center, then select CE Audit & Info.

Acceptable content (610-X-10-.03) must be beyond the basic educational level for entry into practice of the individual licensee and includes:
Clinical technology, procedures, and nursing implications.
Specialty areas of nursing practice.
Nursing practice related to care of the patient.
Administration, management, and supervision in health care delivery.
Social, legal, and ethical aspects of nursing.
Nursing education.
Nursing research, theory, and practice issues.
Quality improvement and management, accrediting standards, and processes.
Academic credit applicable to nursing that is earned from liberal arts, sciences, business, and general education courses obtained after initial licensure from an institution accredited by an educational accrediting body or that is earned in pursuit of a higher degree in nursing.
Professional conduct.
Special Requirements
Nurses licensed by examination must complete four contact hours of Board-provided continuing education related to Board functions, the Nurse Practice Act, regulations, professional conduct, and accountability www.abn.alabama.gov/alabama-nursing-resource-center/online/ .
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$39
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Alabama Board of Nursing
Phone: 800-656-5318 Fax: 133-429-3520 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: PO Box 303900
770 Washington Ave.
Montgomery  36130

Alabama Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN)

Alabama Requires
24 Hours
Every two years
Alabama Board of Nursing
Approved Provider
#ABNP1485
Instant Reporting to
Alabama Board Of Nursing
Alabama requires
24 hours Every two years
Alabama
Approved Provider #ABNP1485
Instant Reporting to Alabama Board Of Nursing
Last Updated: Friday, January 26, 2024

24 contact hours including the mandatory class. This mandatory course is provided by the Alabama Board of Nursing at Nurses licensed by examination must complete four contact hours of Board-provided continuing education related to Board functions, the Nurse Practice Act, regulations, professional conduct, and accountability www.abn.alabama.gov/alabama-nursing-resource-center/online/ 

Special Requirements
Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners (CRNP)  with prescriptive authority shall earn six contact hours of pharmacology content specific to prescriptive practice in the approved area for collaborative practice.
Complete all Alabama Required ARNP CEs
$39
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Alabama Board of Nursing
Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: PO Box 303900
Montgomery  36130

Alabama Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Alabama Requires
24 Hours
Every two years
Alabama Board of Nursing
Approved Provider
#ABNP1485
Instant Reporting to
Alabama Board Of Nursing
Alabama requires
24 hours Every two years
Alabama
Approved Provider #ABNP1485
Instant Reporting to Alabama Board Of Nursing
Last Updated: Tuesday, February 20, 2024
License renewal requires the completion of at least 24 contact hours per biennium.
Complete all Alabama Required LPN CEs
$39
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Alabama Board of Nursing
Phone: 800-656-5318 Fax: 334-293-5201 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: PO Box 303900
Montgomery  36130

Alabama Physical Therapist (PT)

Alabama Requires
10 Hours
Every year
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Alabama requires
10 hours Every year
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Friday, February 9, 2024

Each physical therapist licensed to practice by this Board shall complete for each compliance period, a minimum of ten (10) hours of continuing education activities. One hour of continuing education is defined as 50 minutes of engagement in the continuing education activity.
October 1 through September 30 of the next year shall constitute a compliance period.
Continueing Education General Guidelines:
View Guidelines

Special Requirements
Two (2) hours of Alabama Physical Therapy jurisprudence, covering both the Practice Act and the Administrative Code, are required for those licensed in 2022. General physical therapy ethics courses may apply to the additional 8 hours of continuing education (if required) but does not meet the 2-hour Alabama Jurisprudence requirement. After your initial renewal, two (2) hours of jurisprudence covering Alabama’s Practice Act and the Administrative Code will be required in years that end in “0” or “5” (2025, 2030, 2035, etc.).
Required Courses Not Provided by CEUfast
  • Alabama PT jurisprudance
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$39
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State of Alabama Board of Physical Therapy
Phone: 334-242-4064 Fax: 334-242-3288 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 100 N Union Street Suite 724
Montgomery  36130-5040

Alabama Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)

Alabama Requires
10 Hours
Every year
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Alabama requires
10 hours Every year
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, January 2, 2024

Each physical therapy assistant licensed to practice by this Board shall complete for each compliance period, a minimum of ten (10) hours of continuing education activities. One hour of continuing education is defined as 50 minutes of engagement in the continuing education activity.
October 1 through September 30 of the next year shall constitute a compliance period.

Continuing Education General Guidelines

Special Requirements
Two (2) hours of Alabama Physical Therapy jurisprudence, covering both the Practice Act and the Administrative Code, are required for those licensed in 2022. General physical therapy ethics courses may apply to the additional 8 hours of continuing education (if required) but does not meet the 2-hour Alabama Jurisprudence requirement. After your initial renewal, two (2) hours of jurisprudence covering Alabama’s Practice Act and the Administrative Code will be required in years that end in “0” or “5” (2025, 2030, 2035, etc.).
Required Courses Not Provided by CEUfast
  • Alabama PT jurisprudance
Complete all Alabama Required PTA CEs
$39
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  • Instant access to certificates
  • and much more ...
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State of Alabama Board of Physical Therapy
Phone: 334-242-4064 Fax: 334-242-3288 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 100 N Union Street Suite 724
Montgomery  36130-5040

Alabama Occupational Therapist (OT)

Alabama Requires
30 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Alabama requires
30 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, January 2, 2024
An Occupational Therapist must obtain 1.5 CEUs (or 15 contact hour) annually or 3.0 CEUs (or 30 contact hours) biennially.
Special Requirements
There is no limit to the amount of hours you may obtain with self-study (home study, online or webinars).

No more than a 1/3 of your total required hours may be academic, administrative, management, supervision of level II student fieldwork or presentation hours with the remainder being direct patient care objectives.
Complete all Alabama Required OT CEs
$39
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Alabama State Board of Occupational Therapy
Phone: 334-353-4466 Fax: 334-353-4465 Website: Visit Site Address: 770 Washington Avenue
Suite 420
Montgomery  36130-4510

Alabama Occupational Therapist Assistant (OTA)

Alabama Requires
20 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Alabama requires
20 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, January 2, 2024
An Occupational Therapy Assistant must obtain 1.0 CEUs (or 10 contact hour) annually or 2.0 CEUs (or 20 contact hours) biennially.
Special Requirements
There is no limit to the amount of hours you may obtain with self-study (home study, online or webinars).

No more than a 1/3 of your total required hours may be academic, administrative, management, supervision of level II student fieldwork or presentation hours with the remainder being direct patient care objectives.
Complete all Alabama Required OTA CEs
$39
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Alabama State Board of Occupational Therapy
Phone: 334-353-4466 Fax: 334-353-4465 Website: Visit Site Address: 770 Washington Avenue
Suite 420
Montgomery  36130-4510

Alabama Athletic Trainer (AT/AL)

Alabama Requires
50 Hours
Every year
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Alabama requires
50 hours Every year
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
CEUfast Meets All Requirements
Last Updated: Wednesday, February 7, 2024
Licensees who are BOC Certified:
  1. Report and be able to furnish documentation of having completed a BOC-approved Emergency Cardiac Care Course during the current renewal year of December 1 through November 30.  Detailed guidelines are provided.
  2. Report and be able to furnish proof of current BOC certification in the form of a copy of the current BOC Certification Card or printout of BOC on-line verification.  BOC certification shall be considered acceptable documentation that BOC-certified licensees are in compliance with the BOC’s continuing education requirements for ongoing credentialing. 
Licensees who are NOT BOC Certified due to Statutory Exemption: 
  1. The licensed athletic trainers who were issued a license pursuant to Code of Ala 1975, Section 34-40-7, exempting them from BOC certification are required to report 26 contact hours of continuing education annually, with 7 of those hours being in an approved emergency cardiac care course.   Detailed continuing education guidelines and emergency cardiac care guidelines are provided.  Documentation must also be submitted on the forms furnished by the Board showing proof of completion of all 26 hours. 
Complete all Alabama Required AT CEs
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Alabama Board of Athletic Trainers
Phone: 334-420-7221 Fax: 334-263-6115 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 2777 Zelda Road
Montgomery  36106

Alabama Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)

Alabama Requires
24 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Instant Reporting to
Alabama Board Of Nursing
Alabama requires
24 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Instant Reporting to Alabama Board Of Nursing
Last Updated: Friday, January 26, 2024

24 contact hours including the mandatory class. This mandatory course is provided by the Alabama Board of Nursing at Nurses licensed by examination must complete four contact hours of Board-provided continuing education related to Board functions, the Nurse Practice Act, regulations, professional conduct, and accountability www.abn.alabama.gov/alabama-nursing-resource-center/online/ 

Special Requirements
Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners (CRNP)  with prescriptive authority shall earn six contact hours of pharmacology content specific to prescriptive practice in the approved area for collaborative practice.
Complete all Alabama Required CRNA CEs
$39
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  • Instant access to certificates
  • and much more ...
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Alabama Board of Nursing
Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: PO Box 303900
Montgomery  36130

Alabama Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)

Alabama Requires
24 Hours
Every two years
Alabama Board of Nursing
Approved Provider
#ABNP1485
Instant Reporting to
Alabama Board Of Nursing
Alabama requires
24 hours Every two years
Alabama
Approved Provider #ABNP1485
Instant Reporting to Alabama Board Of Nursing
Last Updated: Friday, January 26, 2024

24 contact hours including the mandatory class. This mandatory course is provided by the Alabama Board of Nursing at Nurses licensed by examination must complete four contact hours of Board-provided continuing education related to Board functions, the Nurse Practice Act, regulations, professional conduct, and accountability www.abn.alabama.gov/alabama-nursing-resource-center/online/ 

Complete all Alabama Required CNS CEs
$39
  • Unlimited Certificates (1 Year)
  • Instant access to certificates
  • and much more ...
Start Today
Alabama Board of Nursing
Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: PO Box 303900
Montgomery  36130

Alabama Midwife (MW)

Alabama Requires
24 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Instant Reporting to
Alabama Board Of Nursing
Alabama requires
24 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Instant Reporting to Alabama Board Of Nursing
Last Updated: Friday, January 26, 2024

24 contact hours including the mandatory class. This mandatory course is provided by the Alabama Board of Nursing at Nurses licensed by examination must complete four contact hours of Board-provided continuing education related to Board functions, the Nurse Practice Act, regulations, professional conduct, and accountability www.abn.alabama.gov/alabama-nursing-resource-center/online/ 

Special Requirements
Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners (CRNP) with prescriptive authority shall earn six contact hours of pharmacology content specific to prescriptive practice in the approved area for collaborative practice.
Complete all Alabama Required MW CEs
$39
  • Unlimited Certificates (1 Year)
  • Instant access to certificates
  • and much more ...
Start Today
Alabama Board of Nursing
Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: PO Box 303900
Montgomery  36130

Alabama Respiratory Therapist (RT)

Alabama Requires
24 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Instant Reporting to
Alabama requires
24 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Instant Reporting to CE Broker
Last Updated: Thursday, December 21, 2023
 Licensees must complete 24 hours of continuing education every two years.

Alabama Board of Respiratory Care accepts courses provided by American Nurses Association and its affiliates (ANCC). 
Some Courses Provided
12 hours of online (self study)
Special Requirements
No more than 12 contact hours of continuing education of self study course my be applied for renewal of license
Complete all Alabama Required RT CEs
$39
  • Unlimited Certificates (1 Year)
  • Instant Reporting to CE Broker
  • Instant access to certificates
  • and much more ...
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ASBRT
Phone: 334-265-7125 Fax: 334-396-2384 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: PO Box 303770
Montgomery  36130

Alabama Medical Assistant (MA)

ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Instant Reporting to
Alabama Board Of Nursing
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Instant Reporting to Alabama Board Of Nursing
Last Updated: Friday, January 26, 2024
CEs not required.

CEs not required. Competency assessments for each MAC employed by a facility must be conducted upon initial hire and annually thereafter by a licensed nurse. The licensed nurse must maintain records of the initial and annual competency validation on file at the facility.

Special Requirements
Does not require a Certification to be a Medical Assistant.
Alabama Board of Nursing
Phone: 800-656-5318 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: PO Box 303900
Montgomery  36130