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Delaware Continuing Education Requirements

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Delaware is one of the oldest states in the United States, and has a deep and rich history that goes beyond any other place throughout the country. It’s nickname, “The First State”, is seemingly fitting as it was part of the 13 original colonies in the American Revolution and became the first state to ratify the Constitution of the United States.

However, if you look deeper into the state’s history, you’ll find that it had some outstanding nurses who served in both World War I and World War II. At the state’s capital in Dover, a monument was recently erected at Legislative Hall, featuring a total of 17 laser-etched images of women who served in various roles throughout the military – nurses, soldiers, pilots, and others.

Some of the great nurses that the monument recognizes includes: Lt. Ruth Haddick Dorsman, an Army nurse during World War II, Elizabeth Lawton Cerchio, a Navy hospital apprentice during World War II, Mary Hodgson, a Red Cross nurse who served in France during World War II; three Army nurses who served in Vietnam, and Lt. Margaret Ann Secora Tos, an Army nurse in Korea.

All of these women fought bravely to protect their country, and the state of Delaware is honored to display their names and photos to reflect their accomplishments. Today, men and women continue to serve in the military as nurses and play a crucial role in our armed forces.

Delaware Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Delaware Requires
24 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Delaware requires
24 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Wednesday, January 17, 2024

To qualify for recertification, CNAs are required to complete a minimum of 24 hours of approved continuing education (Relias CEUs), including 6 hours of Dementia training and 2 hours of training related to resident/patient abuse prevention/neglect and/or mistreatment. Relias provides a pre-selected package of classes that meet these requirements. In addition, CNAs must work a minimum of 64 hours for pay under the supervision of a nurse or physician during their certification period.

Special Requirements
A minimum of 6 hours of dementia training
A minimum of 2 hours of patient abuse prevention/maltreatment training
Required Courses
Complete all Delaware Required CNA CEs
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Department of Health and Social Services
Phone: 302-255-9040 Fax: 302-255-4429 Website: Visit Site Address: 1901 N. DuPont Highway
New Castle  19720

Delaware Registered Nurse (RN)

Delaware Requires
30 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Delaware requires
30 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
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Last Updated: Sunday, March 31, 2024
 
Active Registered Nurse (RN) – you must complete 30 contact hours during your renewal period. Your renewal period will fall in one of the following:
March 1 to February 28 (expiration date) of the previous odd-numbered years (2017-2019, etc.)
June 1 to May 31 (expiration date) of the previous odd-numbered years (2017-2019, etc.)
October 1 to September 30 (expiration date) of the previous odd-numbered years (2017-2019, etc.)

At least 3 of these contact hours must be in the area of substance abuse.
All contact hours must be earned through an approved method or by approved provider.

Active nursing professionals are required to give evidence of practice or employment within the previous five years before the renewal. To meet the practice requirement, show proof you have completed 1 of the following 2 options:
1.  Practice hours:
1000 hours of nursing practice within the past five years before the renewal
400 hours of nursing practice within the past two years before the renewal
To submit your practice hours, you must provide the Nursing Audit Verification of Nursing Practice/Employment form completed by your employer(s) to verify your practice/employment. The form must be submitted to the Board directly by your employer.
2.  Nursing refresher course completed within the past two years:
Upload a copy of your certificate of completion.
In the event no refresher course is available, the Board may consider alternate methods of evaluating current knowledge. You may submit an alternate supervised practice plan with written evidence of completion from the nursing administration of an agency or facility.
Special Requirements
All RNs must complete three hours of CE in the area of substance abuse.
Required Courses
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Delaware Board of Nursing
Phone: 302-744-4500 Fax: 302-739-2711 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 861 Silver Lake Blvd., Cannon Building, Suite 203
Dover  19904

Delaware Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN)

Delaware Requires
30 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Delaware requires
30 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Sunday, March 31, 2024

To renew, you must attest that you have met one of the following practice requirements in the role and population focus area in which you are licensed:

  • practice of 1,500 hours over the past five years in the specialty, or
  • practice of 600 hours over the past two years in the specialty, or
  • graduation from the specialty program within the past two years.

If you have prescriptive authority, your prescriptive authority expires at the same time as your license. To renew prescriptive authority, you must attest to completing ten hours of continuing education (CE) in pharmacology/pharmacotherapeutics in the past two years.

2 hours in controlled substances prescribing practices, treatment of chronic pain, or related topics.

Required Courses
Complete all Delaware Required ARNP CEs
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Delaware Board of Nursing
Phone: 302-744-4500 Fax: 302-739-2711 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 861 Silver Lake Blvd., Cannon Building, Suite 203
Dover  19904

Delaware Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Delaware Requires
24 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Delaware requires
24 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Sunday, March 31, 2024

Active Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)– you must complete 24 contact hours during the following renewal period:
March 1 to February 28 of the previous even-numbered years (2018-2020, etc.).
At least 3 of these contact hours must be in the area of substance abuse.
All contact hours must be earned through an approved method or by approved provider.

Active nursing professionals are required to give evidence of practice or employment within the previous five years before the renewal. To meet the practice requirement, show proof you have completed 1 of the following 2 options:
1.  Practice hours:
1000 hours of nursing practice within the past five years before the renewal
400 hours of nursing practice within the past two years before the renewal
To submit your practice hours, you must provide the Nursing Audit Verification of Nursing Practice/Employment form completed by your employer(s) to verify your practice/employment. The form must be submitted to the Board directly by your employer.
2.  Nursing refresher course completed within the past two years:
Upload a copy of your certificate of completion.
In the event no refresher course is available, the Board may consider alternate methods of evaluating current knowledge. You may submit an alternate supervised practice plan with written evidence of completion from the nursing administration of an agency or facility.

Special Requirements
All LPNs must complete at least three hours of CE in the area of substance abuse.
Required Courses
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$39
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Delaware Board of Nursing
Phone: 302-744-4500 Fax: 302-739-2711 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 861 Silver Lake Blvd., Cannon Building, Suite 203
Dover  19904

Delaware Physical Therapist (PT)

Last Updated: Sunday, March 31, 2024

The required CEU's, 3.0 units, shall be completed no later than January 31 of every odd-numbered year and every 2 years after such date.  1 CEU will be given for every 10 hours of approved continuing education

**CEUFast courses are approved by the Florida Board of Physical Therapy Association.  Your state authorizes courses approved by another state board.

Special Requirements
0.2 CEUs (two hours) of ethics and a CPR course which will count for 0.1 CEU.
Required Courses
Required Courses Not Provided by CEUfast
  • CPR
Examining Board of Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers
Phone: 302-744-4500 Fax: 302-739-2711 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: Cannon Building, Suite 203
861 Silver Lake Blvd.
Dover  19904-2467

Delaware Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)

Last Updated: Sunday, March 31, 2024

The required CEU's, 3.0 units, shall be completed no later than January 31 of every odd-numbered year and every 2 years after such date.  1 CEU will be given for every 10 hours of approved continuing education

**CEUFast courses are approved by the Florida Board of Physical Therapy Association.  Your state authorizes courses approved by another state board.

Special Requirements
0.2 CEUs (two hours) of ethics and a CPR course which will count for 0.1 CEU.
Required Courses
Required Courses Not Provided by CEUfast
  • CPR
Examining Board of Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers
Phone: 302-744-4500 Fax: 302-739-2711 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: Cannon Building, Suite 203
Dover  19904-2467

Delaware Athletic Trainer (AT/AL)

Delaware Requires
50 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Delaware requires
50 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Thursday, April 11, 2024

Athletic Trainers must maintain BOC certification for licensure. BOC requires Athletic Trainers to complete 50 CEUs within the 2-year reporting period. Athletic training licenses shall renew biennially on 1/31 of odd-numbered years.  

Some Courses Provided
2 hours of Ethics
Special Requirements
0.2 CEUs (two hours) of ethics and a CPR course which will count for 0.1 CEU.  (0.1 CEU = 1 Contact Hour)
Required Courses
Required Courses Not Provided by CEUfast
  • CPR
Complete all Delaware Required AT CEs
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Examining Board of Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers
Phone: 302-744-4500 Fax: 302-739-2711 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: Cannon Building, Suite 203
861 Silver Lake Blvd
Dover  19904-2467

Delaware Occupational Therapist (OT)

Delaware Requires
24 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Delaware requires
24 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Thursday, July 27, 2023
Occupational therapists are required to complete 24 hours per biennial period.

* Excluded are any job related duties in the workplace such a fire safety, OSHA or CPR. Also excluded are courses covering documentation for reimbursement or other business matters.
Complete all Delaware Required OT CEs
$39
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Board of Occupational Therapy Practice
Phone: 302-744-4500 Fax: 302-739-2711 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: Cannon Building, Suite 203
861 Silver Lake Blvd.
Dover  19904

Delaware Occupational Therapist Assistant (OTA)

Delaware Requires
24 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Delaware requires
24 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Thursday, July 27, 2023
Occupational therapy assistants are required to complete 24 hours per biennial period.

* Excluded are any job related duties in the workplace such a fire safety, OSHA or CPR. Also excluded are courses covering documentation for reimbursement or other business matters.
Complete all Delaware Required OTA CEs
$39
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Board of Occupational Therapy Practice
Phone: 302-744-4500 Fax: 302-739-2711 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: Cannon Building, Suite 203
861 Silver Lake Blvd.
Dover  19904

Delaware Respiratory Therapist (RT)

Delaware Requires
20 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Delaware requires
20 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Saturday, December 23, 2023
20 contact hours biennially are required. Respiratory Care Practitioner licenses expire on November 30 of even-numbered years.
Some Courses Provided
10 of the 20 hours required.
Special Requirements
At least ten (10) of the required twenty (20) contact hours shall be from traditional programs attended either in person or by the use of telecommunication technology that allows the attendee to interact with and ask questions of the presenter during the presentation.
No more than ten (10) of the required twenty (20) contact hours may be obtained in non-traditional programs in which the participant learns the material at their own pace and place of choosing and demonstrates their mastery of the course content by examination in order to earn contact hours. CEUFast is an approved provider of ANCC and can provide these continuing education hours. 

Mandatory Training CEUFast cannot provide - Child sexual and physical abuse, exploitation and domestic violence mandatory training. https://stateofdelaware.csod.com/default.aspx?c=courts-oca
Required Courses Not Provided by CEUfast
  • Child sexual and physical abuse, exploitation and domestic violence mandatory training.
Complete all Delaware Required RT CEs
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Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline
Phone: 302-744-4500 Fax: 302-739-2711 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: Cannon Building, Suite 203
861 Silver Lake Blvd.
Dover  19904

Delaware Certified Nurse Midwife

Delaware Requires
30 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Delaware requires
30 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Sunday, March 31, 2024

To renew, you must attest that you have met one of the following practice requirements in the role and population focus area in which you are licensed:

  • practice of 1,500 hours over the past five years in the specialty, or
  • practice of 600 hours over the past two years in the specialty, or
  • graduation from the specialty program within the past two years.

If you have prescriptive authority, your prescriptive authority expires at the same time as your license. To renew prescriptive authority, you must attest to completing ten hours of continuing education (CE) in pharmacology/pharmacotherapeutics in the past two years.

2 hours in controlled substances prescribing practices, treatment of chronic pain, or related topics.

Required Courses
Complete all Delaware Required CNM CEs
$39
  • Unlimited Certificates (1 Year)
  • Instant access to certificates
  • and much more ...
Start Today
Delaware Board of Nursing
Phone: 302-744-4500 Fax: 302-739-2711 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 861 Silver Lake Blvd., Cannon Building, Suite 203
Dover  19904

Delaware Medical Assistant (MA)

ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Wednesday, November 15, 2023
CEs not required.
Delaware does not require certification for medical assistants. However, many employers prefer to hire those who have earned certification.
Division of Professional Regulation
Phone: 302-744-4500 Fax: 302-739-2711 Website: Visit Site Address: Cannon Building, Suite 203
861 Silver Lake Blvd.
Dover  19904

Delaware Home Health Aid (HHA)

Delaware Requires
12 Hours
Every year
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Delaware requires
12 hours Every year
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Friday, November 17, 2023
Ongoing staff development is required to maintain and improve the skills of the home health aide. Aides shall attend at least 12 hours annually of staff development activities, which shall consist of in-service training programs, workshops or conferences related to home health care or specific needs of patients.

The Home Health Aide license must be renewed annually. 
Complete all Delaware Required HHA CEs
$20
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  • Instant access to certificates
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Registrar of Regulations, Legislative Council, devision of Research
Phone: 800-282-8545 Fax: 302-739-3895 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 411 Legislative Avenue
Dover  19901