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Arizona Continuing Education Requirements

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Arizona Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 12, 2019
CEs not required.
Applicants must have worked, doing nursing assistant duties, for a minimum of 160 hours within the past 2 years.
Board of Nursing
Phone: 602-771-7800 Fax: 602-771-7888 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 1740 W Adams St
Suite 2000
Phoenix  85007

Arizona Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA)

ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 12, 2019
CEs not required.
Applicants must have worked, doing nursing assistant duties, for a minimum of 160 hours within the past 2 years.
Board of Nursing
Phone: 602-771-7800 Fax: 602-771-7888 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 1740 W Adams St
Suite 2000
Phoenix  85007

Arizona Registered Nurse (RN)

ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
CEs not required.
Renewal applicants must meet one of the following practice requirements:
Practiced as a nurse for 960 hours or more in the past 5 years OR
Graduated from a nursing program and obtained a degree within past 5 years OR
Completed an Arizona Board approved refresher course in the past 5 years OR
Obtained an advanced nursing degree in the past 5 years (i.e. LPN to RN, RN to BSN, masters, or doctorate).
Arizona Board of Nursing
Phone: 602-771-7800 Address: 1740 W. Adams St. • Suite 2000
Phoenix

Arizona Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)

ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
CEs not required.

Renewal applicants must meet one of the following practice requirements:

  • Practiced as a nurse for 960 hours or more in the past 5 years (See the 960 hour / 5 year practice requirement FAQs for more information) OR
  • Graduated from a nursing program and obtained a degree within past 5 years OR
  • Completed an Arizona Board approved refresher course in the past 5 years OR
  • Obtained an advanced nursing degree in the past 5 years (i.e. LPN to RN, RN to BSN, masters, or doctorate).
Special Requirements
 National Certification or recertification as an APRN 
Arizona Board of Nursing
Phone: 602-771-7800 Website: Visit Site Address: 1740 W. Adams St. • Suite 2000
Phoenix

Arizona Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, January 15, 2019
CEs not required.
Renewal applicants must meet one of the following practice requirements:
Practiced as a nurse for 960 hours or more in the past 5 years OR
Graduated from a nursing program and obtained a degree within past 5 years OR
Completed an Arizona Board approved refresher course in the past 5 years OR
Obtained an advanced nursing degree in the past 5 years (i.e. LPN to RN, RN to BSN, masters, or doctorate).
Arizona Board of Nursing
Phone: 602-771-7800 Address: 1740 W. Adams St. • Suite 2000
Phoenix

Arizona Physical Therapist (PT)

Arizona Requires
20 Hours
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Arizona requires
20 hours
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019

20 hours during each 2 year compliance period

At least 10 contact hours must be from Category A, up to the entire 20 contact hour requirement. No more than 10 hours may be utilized from a combination of Category B and/or Category C activities.
Get one year unlimited PT CEUs $30
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Arizona State Board of Physical Therapy
Phone: 602-274-0236 Fax: 602-274-1378 Website: Visit Site Address: 1740 W. Adams, Ste. 2450
Phoenix  85007

Arizona Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)

Arizona Requires
20 Hours
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Arizona requires
20 hours
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019

20 hours during each 2 year compliance period

At least 10 contact hours must be from Category A, up to the entire 20 contact hour requirement. No more than 10 hours may be utilized from a combination of Category B and/or Category C activities.
Get one year unlimited PTA CEUs $30
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Arizona State Board of Physical Therapy
Phone: 602-274-0236 Fax: 602-274-1378 Website: Visit Site Address: 1740 W. Adams, Ste. 2450
Phoenix  85007

Arizona Occupational Therapist (OT)

Arizona Requires
20 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Arizona requires
20 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Occupational Therapist must complete 20 clock-hours of continuing education for renewal of a 2-year license
Get one year unlimited OT CEUs $30
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Arizona Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners
Phone: 602-589-8352 Website: Visit Site Address: 1740 W Adams Street
Ste 3407
Phoenix  85007

Arizona Occupational Therapist Assistant (OTA)

Arizona Requires
12 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Arizona requires
12 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Occupational Therapy Assistants must complete 12 clock-hours for renewal of a 2-year license
Get one year unlimited OTA CEUs $30
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Arizona Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners
Phone: 602-589-8352 Website: Visit Site Address: 1740 W Adams Street
Ste 3407
Phoenix  85007

Arizona Athletic Trainer (AT/AL)

Arizona Requires
15 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Arizona requires
15 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Athletic Trainers shall complete at least 15 CEUs in the area of athletic training during the preceding two years.  Licensees may provide proof of continued BOC certification to meet the CEU requirements. 
Special Requirements
Athletic Trainers must submit their current CPR and BOC Cards with the renewal application.  All licensees shall complete a  course approved by the Board on the athletic training statutes and this Chapter within one year of obtaining an original license or license renewal.  This course need only be taken one time
Get one year unlimited AT CEUs $30
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Athletic Training Board
Phone: 602-589-6337 Website: Visit Site Address: 1740 West Adams Street
Ste 3407
Phoenix  85007

Arizona Respiratory Therapist (RT)

Arizona Requires
20 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Arizona requires
20 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Licensed respiratory care practitioners must complete twenty (20) hours of approved continuing education (CEUs) prior to submittal of their license renewal application.
Special Requirements
  • At least two (2) hours must be in the area of ethics
  • Only fifteen (15) hours may be completed online (live courses or activities acceptable)
  • No more than five (5)  hours accepted for any combination of Advanced Cardiac Life Support,  Neonatal  Advanced  Life  Support,  Neonatal  Resuscitation Program or Pediatric Advanced Life Support for a renewal.  (You will only be able to obtain hours for one (1) of these classes and not five for each)
  • Basic Life Support courses will not be accepted for any approved CEU
  • Only ten (10) hours of CEU will be accepted for any combination of NBRC specialty examination for renewal of a license
  • No  CEU  will be accepted for the NBRC  Therapist  Multiple Choice or Clinical  Simulation Examinations for the CRT or RRT Credential.
Required Courses
Get one year unlimited RT CEUs $30
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Arizona State Board of Respiratory Care Examiners
Phone: 602-542-5995 Fax: 602-542-5900 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 1740 W. Adams St. Suite 3406
Phoenix  85007