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Arizona Continuing Education Requirements

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Below are details about continuing education and license renewal in Arizona. You can skip to your profession by selecting it from the drop down list above.

Arizona Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Wednesday, January 17, 2024
CEs not required.
CNAs are required to practice 8 hours every two years to renew their license/certificate. Continuing Education is not required to renew your license. 

Please check with your facility/employer to ensure CEUFast courses are accepted. 
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, October 25, 2022
CEs not required.
Required to practice 8 hours every two years to renew their license/certificate. 
 
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: Wednesday, August 2, 2023
Multiple options to renew for this profession and state.
Renewal applicants must meet one of the following practice requirements:
  1. Practiced as a nurse for 960 hours or more in the past 5 years OR
  2. Graduated from a nursing program and obtained a degree within past 5 years OR
  3. Completed an Arizona Board-approved refresher course in the past 5 years OR
  4. Obtained an advanced nursing degree in the past 5 years (i.e. LPN to RN, RN to BSN, masters, or doctorate).
Arizona State Board of Nursing
Phone: 602-771-7800 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 1740 W. Adams St.
Suite 2000
Phoenix  85007

Arizona Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN)

Arizona Requires
3 Hours
Every four years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Arizona requires
3 hours Every four years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Monday, January 22, 2024

CEs not required.

  1. Practiced as a nurse for 960 hours or more in the past 5 years OR
  2. Graduated from a nursing program and obtained a degree within past 5 years OR
  3. Completed an Arizona Board approved refresher course in the past 5 years OR
  4. Obtained an advanced nursing degree in the past 5 years (LPN to RN, RN to BSN, masters, or doctorate)
APRN Renewal Requirements:
  1. Hold an active Arizona RN OR current RN license within multistate privileges in another compact state
  2. Practiced as an advanced practice registered nurse for 960 hours or more in the past 5 years
  3. Hold active national certification (Your certification expires when your RN license expires)
  4. APRNs who hold an active DEA license, MUST have completed a minimum of three hours of opioid-related continuing education.
Special Requirements
Required Courses
Complete all Arizona Required ARNP CEs
$39
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  • Instant access to certificates
  • and much more ...
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Arizona Board of Nursing
Phone: 602-771-7800 Website: Visit Site Address: 1740 W. Adams St.
Phoenix

Arizona Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Wednesday, August 2, 2023
CEs not required.
Renewal applicants must meet one of the following practice requirements:
  1. Practiced as a nurse for 960 hours or more in the past 5 years OR
  2. Graduated from a nursing program and obtained a degree within past 5 years OR
  3. Completed an Arizona Board-approved refresher course in the past 5 years OR
  4. 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 Website: Visit Site Address: 1740 W. Adams St.
Suite 2000
Phoenix  85007

Arizona Physical Therapist (PT)

Last Updated: Sunday, March 31, 2024

Physical Therapists must complete 20 hours of continuing education 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.

Each 60 minutes of instruction equals 1 contact hour.

CEUFast provides Category A Activities.
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)

Last Updated: Sunday, March 31, 2024

Physical Therapy Assistants must complete 10 hours of continuing education during each 2 year compliance period

At least 6 contact hours must be from Category A, up to the entire 10 contact hour requirement. No more than 4 hours may be utilized from a combination of Category B and/or Category C activities.

CEUFast provides Category A Activities.
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: Thursday, March 28, 2024
Occupational Therapist must complete 20 clock-hours of continuing education for renewal of a 2-year license
Complete all Arizona Required OT CEs
$39
  • Unlimited Certificates (1 Year)
  • Instant access to certificates
  • and much more ...
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Arizona Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners
Phone: 602-589-8352 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact 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: Thursday, March 28, 2024
Occupational Therapy Assistants must complete 12 clock-hours for renewal of a 2-year license
Complete all Arizona Required OTA CEs
$39
  • Unlimited Certificates (1 Year)
  • Instant access to certificates
  • and much more ...
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Arizona Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners
Phone: 602-589-8352 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 1740 W Adams Street
Ste 3407
Phoenix  85007

Arizona Athletic Trainer (AT/AL)

Arizona Requires
50 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Instant Reporting to
Arizona requires
50 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Instant Reporting to CE Broker
Last Updated: Thursday, April 11, 2024
 Licensees may provide proof of continued BOC certification to meet the CEU requirements. BOC certification is required. Athletic Trainers are required to complete 50 CEUs within the 2-year reporting period.
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
Complete all Arizona Required AT CEs
$39
  • Unlimited Certificates (1 Year)
  • Instant Reporting to CE Broker
  • Instant access to certificates
  • and much more ...
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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: Thursday, July 27, 2023
Licensed respiratory care practitioners must complete twenty (20) hours of approved continuing education (CEUs) prior to submittal of their license renewal application.

Arizona Board of Respiratory Care automatically approves continuing education offerings from the American Nurses Association and its state affiliates (ANCC)
Special Requirements
  • At least two (2) hours must be in the area of ethics and five (5) LIVE hours
  • 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
Complete all Arizona Required RT CEs
$39
  • Unlimited Certificates (1 Year)
  • Instant access to certificates
  • and much more ...
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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

Arizona Home Health Aid (HHA)

ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Friday, November 17, 2023
CEs not required.
Licensed Health Aides are not required to complete continuing education for renewal
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 Medication Aide

ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Friday, August 4, 2023
CEs not required.
 Registry LNAs are required to practice 8 hours every two years to renew their license/certificate. 

Must hold a current licensed nursing assistant license.

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 Certified Nurse Midwife

Arizona Requires
3 Hours
Every four years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Arizona requires
3 hours Every four years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Monday, January 22, 2024

CEs not required.

  1. Practiced as a nurse for 960 hours or more in the past 5 years OR
  2. Graduated from a nursing program and obtained a degree within past 5 years OR
  3. Completed an Arizona Board approved refresher course in the past 5 years OR
  4. Obtained an advanced nursing degree in the past 5 years (LPN to RN, RN to BSN, masters, or doctorate)
APRN Renewal Requirements:
  1. Hold an active Arizona RN OR current RN license within multistate privileges in another compact state
  2. Practiced as an advanced practice registered nurse for 960 hours or more in the past 5 years
  3. Hold active national certification (Your certification expires when your RN license expires)
  4. APRNs who hold an active DEA license, MUST have completed a minimum of three hours of opioid-related continuing education.
Special Requirements
Required Courses
Complete all Arizona Required CNM CEs
$39
  • Unlimited Certificates (1 Year)
  • Instant access to certificates
  • and much more ...
Start Today
Arizona Board of Nursing
Phone: 602-771-7800 Website: Visit Site Address: 1740 W. Adams St.
Phoenix

Arizona Certified Medication Assistant (CMA)

ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Friday, August 4, 2023
CEs not required.
Required to practice 8 hours every two years to renew their license/certificate. 
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 Medical Assistant (MA)

ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, November 14, 2023
CEs not required.
Medical assistants are not licensed in Arizona and certification is not required. In order to work as a medical assistant, a person must complete an approved training program.
Arizona Medical Board
Phone: 480-551-2700 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 9545 E. Doubletree Rance Rd.
Scottsdale  85258