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Georgia Continuing Education Requirements

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Georgia might be well known for its sweet peaches, but did you also know that it’s the largest state east of the Mississippi River? It’s vast landscapes and southern hospitality make it a desirable place to live for many people, including roughly 69,000 Registered Nurses.

The Georgia Board of Nursing was created on August 22, 1907, when the Georgia General Assembly passed legislation to create the organization. Once the board was created, its first task was to develop regulations for the ever-growing field of registered professional nurses and overseeing the education programs for registered nurses. By September of that same year, the first members of the board were appointed, and a month later, the first meeting was held for the Georgia Board of Nursing. Over a century later from its conception, the current board consists of members that are appointed by the Governor and are responsible for the continuation of regulating registered and practical nurses.

While many states worry about a future of nursing shortages, Georgia, on the other hand, is currently experiencing a shortage of nursing professionals throughout the state. Although several factors play a role in the shortage, the main issues stem from a large portion of registered nurses soon to retire and the increasing demand for help in nursing facilities as more citizens retire. If you’re looking to relocate, consider moving to Georgia where the peaches are sweet and chances of finding a nursing job are even sweeter.

Georgia Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Wednesday, March 13, 2019
CEs not required.
Must have worked as an HHA for pay a minimum of eight hours within the last 24 consecutive months under the supervision of a Registered Nurse.
Georgia Department of Community Health
Phone: 678-527-3010 Website: Visit Site Address: GA Nurse Aide Registry, P.O. Box 105753,  30348

Georgia Home Health Aid (HHA)

ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Wednesday, March 13, 2019
CEs not required.
Must have worked as an HHA for pay a minimum of eight hours within the last 24 consecutive months under the supervision of a Registered Nurse.
Georgia Department of Community Health
Phone: 678-527-3010 Address: GA Nurse Aide Registry, P.O. Box 105753
Atlanta  30348

Georgia Registered Nurse (RN)

Georgia Board of Nursing
Approved Provider
#50-353
Instant Reporting to
Georgia
Approved Provider #50-353
Instant Reporting to CE Broker
Last Updated: Monday, June 3, 2019
CEs not required.
One of the following options

Completion of thirty (30) continuing education hours by a Board approved provider

Maintenance of certification or recertification by a national certifying body recognized by the Board. 

Completion of an accredited academic program of study in nursing or a related field as recognized by the Board

Verification of competency by a health care facility or entity licensed under O.C.G.A. §31-7 or by a physician’s office that is part of a health system and at least five hundred (500) hours practiced as evidenced by employer certification on a form approved by the Board

Completion of a Board approved reentry program or graduation from a nursing education program
Georgia Board of Nursing
Phone: 844-753-7825 Fax: 877-371-5712 Website: Visit Site Address: 237 Coliseum Drive
Macon  31217

Georgia Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Georgia Requires
20 Hours
Every two years
Georgia Board of Nursing
Approved Provider
#50-353
Instant Reporting to
Georgia requires
20 hours Every two years
Georgia
Approved Provider #50-353
Instant Reporting to CE Broker
Last Updated: Sunday, June 2, 2019
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Georgia Board of Nursing
Phone: 844-753-7825 Fax: 877-371-5712 Website: Visit Site Address: 237 Coliseum Drive
Macon  31217

Georgia Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)

Georgia Board of Nursing
Approved Provider
#50-353
Instant Reporting to
Georgia
Approved Provider #50-353
Instant Reporting to CE Broker
Last Updated: Sunday, June 2, 2019
CEs not required.
One of the following options

Completion of thirty (30) continuing education hours by a Board approved provider

Maintenance of certification or recertification by a national certifying body recognized by the Board. 

Completion of an accredited academic program of study in nursing or a related field as recognized by the Board

Verification of competency by a health care facility or entity licensed under O.C.G.A. §31-7 or by a physician’s office that is part of a health system and at least five hundred (500) hours practiced as evidenced by employer certification on a form approved by the Board

Completion of a Board approved reentry program or graduation from a nursing education program
Georgia Board of Nursing
Phone: 844-753-7825 Fax: 877-371-5712 Website: Visit Site Address: 237 Coliseum Drive
Macon  31217

Georgia Physical Therapist (PT)

Georgia Requires
30 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Georgia requires
30 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Physical Therapists are required to earn 30 hours of continuing competency activities biennially. 

 

Special Requirements
A minimum of four (4) hours per biennium must be obtained in an ethics and jurisprudence course or by retaking the Georgia Jurisprudence Examination.
Required Courses Not Provided by CEUfast
  • Ethics and Jurisprudence
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Georgia State Board of Physical Therapy
Phone: 844-753-7825 Website: Visit Site Address: 214 State Capitol
Atlanta  30334

Georgia Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)

Georgia Requires
30 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Georgia requires
30 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Physical Therapists are required to earn 30 hours of continuing competency activities biennially. 

 

Special Requirements
A minimum of four (4) hours per biennium must be obtained in an ethics and jurisprudence course or by retaking the Georgia Jurisprudence Examination.
Required Courses Not Provided by CEUfast
  • Ethics and Jurisprudence
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Georgia State Board of Physical Therapy
Phone: 844-753-7825 Website: Visit Site Address: 214 State Capitol
Atlanta  30334

Georgia Occupational Therapist (OT)

Georgia Requires
24 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Instant Reporting to
Georgia requires
24 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Instant Reporting to CE Broker
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Occupational Therapy Assistants are required to complete a minimum of 24 contact clock hours.
  • 14 hours must relate to direct "hands on" patient care
  • Up to 12 hours may be obtained using online or home study courses
  • 2 hours in ethics of occupational therapy practice
Special Requirements
 As of April 1, 2018, all occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants licensed to practice in the state of Georgia will be required to:

    1.  Register and report their continuing education coursework and submit proof of completion of continuing education experiences into CE Broker®; and,
    2.   Begin April 1, 2018 and thereafter to record all continuing education taken to satisfy licensure and renewal requirements within their CE Broker® account which will be accessible by the Board and its designees.

In light of this new requirement, licensees will need to create, at a minimum, a NO COST, BASIC LIMITED ACCESS ACCOUNT in CE Broker® and begin recording any completed continuing education activities.
Required Courses Not Provided by CEUfast
  • Two (2) hour Ethics of Occupational Therapy Pratice
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Georgia State Board of Occupational Therapy
Phone: 478-207-2440 Fax: 866-888-1308 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 237 Coliseum Drive
Macon  31217-3858

Georgia Occupational Therapist Assistant (OTA)

Georgia Requires
24 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Instant Reporting to
Georgia requires
24 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Instant Reporting to CE Broker
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Occupational Therapy Assistants are required to complete a minimum of 24 contact clock hours.
  • 14 hours must relate to direct "hands on" patient care
  • Up to 12 hours may be obtained using online or home study courses
  • 2 hours in ethics of occupational therapy practice
Special Requirements
 As of April 1, 2018, all occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants licensed to practice in the state of Georgia will be required to:

    1.  Register and report their continuing education coursework and submit proof of completion of continuing education experiences into CE Broker®; and,
    2.   Begin April 1, 2018 and thereafter to record all continuing education taken to satisfy licensure and renewal requirements within their CE Broker® account which will be accessible by the Board and its designees.

In light of this new requirement, licensees will need to create, at a minimum, a NO COST, BASIC LIMITED ACCESS ACCOUNT in CE Broker® and begin recording any completed continuing education activities.
Required Courses Not Provided by CEUfast
  • Two (2) hour Ethics of Occupational Therapy Pratice
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Georgia State Board of Occupational Therapy
Phone: 478-207-2440 Fax: 866-888-1308 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 237 Coliseum Drive
Macon  31217-3858

Georgia Athletic Trainer (AT/AL)

Georgia Requires
40 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Georgia requires
40 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
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Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Athletic trainers must earn forty (40) contact hours biennially.
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GEORGIA BOARD OF ATHLETIC TRAINERS
Phone: 844-753-7825 Website: Visit Site Address: 214 State Capitol
Atlanta  30334

Georgia Respiratory Therapist (RT)

Georgia Requires
30 Hours
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Georgia requires
30 hours
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Certificates will expire on the last day of the month in which the applicant's birthday falls biannually. Each certificate holder must complete 30 contact hours, or 3 continuing education units, of approved continuing education during the two years preceding certification renewal.

CEUFast is unable to provide continuing education to Georgia Respiratory Care Professionals. 
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Georgia Composite Medical Board
Phone: 404-656-9313 Fax: 404-656-9723 Email: Contact Address: 2 Peachtree Street, NW
6th Floor
Atlanta  30303-3465