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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, March 20, 2019

Starting July 1, 2015, CNAs will be required to complete all remaining CE hours needed for renewal on the free Elsevier website as assigned by the Division of Health Care Quality. 

Must complete 24 hours of approved continuing education and perform at least 64 hours of nursing-related services for pay in a health care setting under the supervision of a licensed nurse or physician during each 24-month certification period in order to qualify for recertification.

Special Requirements
A minimum of 6 hours of dementia training;
A minimum of 2 hours of patient abuse prevention/maltreatment training
Required Courses Not Provided by CEUfast
  • CNAs are required to complete their continuing education hours at the Elsevier site.
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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
Last Updated: Wednesday, September 4, 2019
30 hours every two years (after first renewal).Renewal requires attestation of CE completion and practice of at least 1,000 hours in the past five years or 400 hours in the past two years.
Special Requirements
All RNs and LPNs 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 Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)

Delaware Requires
30 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Delaware requires
30 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Wednesday, September 4, 2019

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.
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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
30 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Delaware requires
30 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Licensed by examination:

  • 24 hours every two years (after first renewal).

Licensed by endorsement or reinstatement:

  • at least 1 year but less than 2 = 12 contact hours
  • 2 years or more = 24 contact hours

Licenses expire on February 28 of even years. Renewal requires attestation of CE completion and practice of at least 1,000 hours in the past five years or 400 hours in the past two years.

Special Requirements
All RNs and LPNs 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 Physical Therapist (PT)

Delaware Requires
30 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Delaware requires
30 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Three CEU's are required for every biennial license renewal

Special Requirements
0.2 CEUs (two hours) of ethics and a CPR course which will count for 0.1 CEU.
Required Courses Not Provided by CEUfast
  • CPR
  • Ethics
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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: 861 Silver Lake Blvd., Ste #203
Dover  19904-2467

Delaware Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)

Delaware Requires
30 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Delaware requires
30 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Three CEU's are required for every biennial license renewal

Special Requirements
0.2 CEUs (two hours) of ethics and a CPR course which will count for 0.1 CEU.
Required Courses Not Provided by CEUfast
  • Ethics
  • CPR
Get one year unlimited PTA CEUs $30
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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: 861 Silver Lake Blvd., Ste #203
Dover  19904-2467

Delaware Athletic Trainer (AT/AL)

Delaware Requires
30 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Delaware requires
30 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Athletic training licenses shall renew biennially on 1/31 of odd-numbered years.  Three CEU's are required for every biennial license renewal

Special Requirements
0.2 CEUs (two hours) of ethics and a CPR course which will count for 0.1 CEU.
Required Courses Not Provided by CEUfast
  • CPR and Ethics
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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: 861 Silver Lake Blvd., Ste #203
Dover  19904-2467

Delaware Occupational Therapist (OT)

Delaware Requires
20 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Delaware requires
20 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Occupational therapists are required to complete 20 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.
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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
20 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Delaware requires
20 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Occupational therapy assistant are required to complete 20 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.
Get one year unlimited OTA CEUs $30
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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: Monday, August 5, 2019
Respiratory Care Practitioner licenses expire on November 30 of even-numbered years.
Special Requirements
Required Course:
Board approved course  - How to recognize child sexual and physical abuse, exploitation, and domestic violence. 
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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