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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: Tuesday, March 12, 2019
CEs not required.
No renewal process with the state registry. 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.
Special Requirements
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 Address: Division of Health Care Facilities - The RSA Tower
201 Monroe Street - Suite 710
Montgomery  36104

Alabama Home Health Aid (HHA)

ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 12, 2019
CEs not required.
No renewal process with the state registry. 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.
Special Requirements
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 Address: Division of Health Care Facilities - The RSA Tower
201 Monroe Street - Suite 710
Montgomery  36104

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: Tuesday, October 15, 2019

24 contact hours every 2 year renewal period prorated for the first renewal. For the first license renewal, earn four (4) contact hours of Board provided continuing education related to Board functions, the Nurse Practice Act, regulations, professional conduct, and accountability and one contact hour for each calendar month remaining in the earning period up to a maximum of 24 contact hours including the mandatory class. This mandatory course is provided by the Alabama Board of Nursing.

Additional Continuing Education Information

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 here.
Required Courses Not Provided by CEUfast
  • Alabama Nurse Practice Act. One time prior to licensure. Must be taken online at www.abn.alabama.gov
Get one year unlimited RN CEUs $30
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Alabama Board of Nursing
Phone: 800-656-5318 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: RSA Plaza, Ste 250, 770 Washington Ave.
PO Box 303900
Montgomery  36130-3900

Alabama Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)

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, October 15, 2019

RN and APN licenses are renewed together every two years. The APN will need to demonstrate current certification.  Official verification from the certifying agency is required. 

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.
Required Courses Not Provided by CEUfast
  • Alabama Nurse Practice Act. One time prior to licensure. Must be taken online at www.abn.alabama.gov
Get one year unlimited ARNP CEUs $30
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Alabama Board of Nursing
Phone: 800-656-5318 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: RSA Plaza, Ste 250, 770 Washington Ave.
PO Box 303900
Montgomery  36130-3900

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, October 15, 2019

24 contact hours every 2 year renewal period prorated for the first renewal. For the first license renewal, earn four (4) contact hours of Board provided continuing education related to Board functions, the Nurse Practice Act, regulations, professional conduct, and accountability and one contact hour for each calendar month remaining in the earning period up to a maximum of 24 contact hours including the mandatory class. This mandatory course is provided by the Alabama Board of Nursing.

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 here.
Required Courses Not Provided by CEUfast
  • Alabama Nurse Practice Act. One time prior to licensure. Must be taken online at www.abn.alabama.gov
Get one year unlimited LPN CEUs $30
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Alabama Board of Nursing
Phone: 800-656-5318 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: RSA Plaza, Ste 250, 770 Washington Ave.
PO Box 303900
Montgomery  36130-3900

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: Tuesday, March 5, 2019

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
Beginning with the compliance period starting October 1, 2015, licensees must complete at least two (2) hours of continuing education every fifth year on the topic of Alabama physical therapy jurisprudence, covering both the Practice Act and the Administrative Code. Both PTs and PTAs will be required to fulfill this requirement when renewing their license in years ending in zero (0) or five (5) (i.e., 2020, 2025, 2030, etc.).  Individuals licensed without examination shall also complete this expectation as part of their continuing education requirements for initial licensure renewal. 
Required Courses Not Provided by CEUfast
  • Alabama PT jurisprudance
Get one year unlimited PT CEUs $30
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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, March 5, 2019

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
Beginning with the compliance period starting October 1, 2015, licensees must complete at least two (2) hours of continuing education every fifth year on the topic of Alabama physical therapy jurisprudence, covering both the Practice Act and the Administrative Code. Both PTs and PTAs will be required to fulfill this requirement when renewing their license in years ending in zero (0) or five (5) (i.e., 2020, 2025, 2030, etc.).  Individuals licensed without examination shall also complete this expectation as part of their continuing education requirements for initial licensure renewal. 
Required Courses Not Provided by CEUfast
  • Alabama PT jurisprudance
Get one year unlimited PTA CEUs $30
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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, March 5, 2019
An Occupational Therapist must obtain 1.5 CEUs (or 15 contact hour) annually or 3.0 CEUs (or 30 contact hours) biennially.
Special Requirements
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. 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.
Get one year unlimited OT CEUs $30
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Alabama State Board of Occupational Therapy
Phone: 334-353-4466 Fax: 334-353-4465 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact 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, March 5, 2019
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
 An Occupational Therapy Assistant must obtain 1.0 CEU (or 10 contact hours) annually or 2.0 CEUs (or 20 contact hours) biennially.  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.
Get one year unlimited OTA CEUs $30
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Alabama State Board of Occupational Therapy
Phone: 334-353-4466 Fax: 334-353-4465 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 770 Washington Avenue
Suite 420
Montgomery  36130-4510

Alabama Athletic Trainer (AT/AL)

Alabama Requires
26 Hours
Every year
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Alabama requires
26 hours Every year
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Licensed Athletic Trainers are required to obtain and document 26 contact hours annually. Licenses expire on 12/31 each year 

Annual EMRC certification is mandatory for all Alabama-licensed Athletic Trainers.
Special Requirements
Maintain BOC-certification-Must submit proof with renewal application
Get one year unlimited AT CEUs $30
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Alabama Board of Athletic Trainers
Phone: 334-264-1929 Fax: 334-262-2663 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: PO Box 243011
Montgomery  36124

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: Tuesday, October 15, 2019

RN and APN licenses are renewed together every two years. The APN will need to demonstrate current certification.  Official verification from the certifying agency is required. 

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.
Required Courses Not Provided by CEUfast
  • Alabama Nurse Practice Act. One time prior to licensure. Must be taken online at www.abn.alabama.gov
Get one year unlimited CRNA CEUs $30
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Alabama Board of Nursing
Phone: 800-656-5318 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: RSA Plaza, Ste 250, 770 Washington Ave.
PO Box 303900
Montgomery  36130-3900

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: Tuesday, October 15, 2019

RN and APN licenses are renewed together every two years. The APN will need to demonstrate current certification.  Official verification from the certifying agency is required. 

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.
Required Courses Not Provided by CEUfast
  • Alabama Nurse Practice Act. One time prior to licensure. Must be taken online at www.abn.alabama.gov
Get one year unlimited CNS CEUs $30
Sign Up
Alabama Board of Nursing
Phone: 800-656-5318 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: RSA Plaza, Ste 250, 770 Washington Ave.
PO Box 303900
Montgomery  36130-3900

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: Tuesday, October 15, 2019

RN and APN licenses are renewed together every two years. The APN will need to demonstrate current certification.  Official verification from the certifying agency is required. 

Special Requirements
CNM with prescriptive authority shall earn six contact hours of pharmacology content specific to prescriptive practice in the approved area for collaborative practice.
Required Courses Not Provided by CEUfast
  • Alabama Nurse Practice Act. One time prior to licensure. Must be taken online at www.abn.alabama.gov
Get one year unlimited MW CEUs $30
Sign Up
Alabama Board of Nursing
Phone: 800-656-5318 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: RSA Plaza, Ste 250, 770 Washington Ave.
PO Box 303900
Montgomery  36130-3900

Alabama Respiratory Therapist (RT)

Alabama Requires
24 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Alabama requires
24 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Licenses in Respiratory Therapy expire on Nov 1st of odd years.  Licensees must complete 24 hours of continuing education every two years.
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
Get one year unlimited RT CEUs $30
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ASBRT
Phone: 334-396-2332 Fax: 334-396-2384 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: PO Box 241386
Montgomery  36124-1386