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Illinois Continuing Education Requirements

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Illinois Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Friday, October 14, 2022
CEs not required.
Must work as a CNA for a minimum of 8 consecutive hours for pay within the immediate 24 months prior to employer competency evaluation.
Department of Public Health
Phone: 217-785-5133 Fax: 217-524-0137 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 535 West Jefferson Street
Springfield  62761

Illinois Registered Nurse (RN)

Illinois Requires
20 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Illinois requires
20 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
CEUfast Meets All Requirements
Last Updated: Thursday, January 26, 2023
20 contact hours
Special Requirements

Sexual harassment prevention training CE requirement: 1 hour.

Implicit bias awareness training CE requirement will begin as a license renewal requirement in 2023.

Beginning with the 2024 nurses who provide health care services to and have direct patient interaction with adults 26 years of age and older will be required to complete a one-hour course in diagnosis, treatment and care of Alzheimer's disease, along with other dementia types.

Required Courses
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Illinois Nursing Workforce Center
Phone: 888-687-7307 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 100 West Randolph Street Suite 9 - 300
Chicago  60601

Illinois Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Illinois Requires
20 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Illinois requires
20 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
CEUfast Meets All Requirements
Last Updated: Saturday, November 5, 2022
20 contact hours
Special Requirements

Sexual harassment prevention training CE requirement: 1 hour.

Implicit bias awareness training CE requirement will begin as a license renewal requirement in 2023.

Beginning with the 2024 nurses who provide health care services to and have direct patient interaction with adults 26 years of age and older will be required to complete a one-hour course in diagnosis, treatment and care of Alzheimer's disease, along with other dementia types.

Required Courses
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Illinois Nursing Workforce Center
Phone: 888-687-7307 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 100 W. Randolph Street Suite 9 - 300
Chicago  60601

Illinois Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN)

Illinois Requires
80 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Illinois requires
80 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
CEUfast Meets All Requirements
Last Updated: Saturday, November 5, 2022
Complete 80 hours of approved continuing education 
A minimum of 50 hours of the continuing education shall be obtained in continuing education programs that shall include no less than 20 hours of pharmacotherapeutics, including 10 hours of opioid prescribing or substance abuse education.

A maximum of 30 hours of credit may be obtained by presentations in the APRN's clinical specialty, evidence-based practice, or quality improvement projects, publications, research projects, or preceptor hours.
Special Requirements

Sexual harassment prevention training CE requirement: 1 hour.

Implicit bias awareness training CE requirement will begin as a license renewal requirement in 2023.

Beginning with the 2024 nurses who provide health care services to and have direct patient interaction with adults 26 years of age and older will be required to complete a one-hour course in diagnosis, treatment and care of Alzheimer's disease, along with other dementia types.

Prescribers with Controlled Substances Registrations are required to complete 3 hours of continuing education (CE) on safe opioid prescribing practices to renew their Controlled Substances Registration. This requirement can be included in the total number of hours required to renew a professional license.

Required Courses
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Illinois Nursing Workforce Center
Phone: 888-687-7307 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 100 W. Randolph Street Suite 9 - 300
Chicago  60601

Illinois Physical Therapist (PT)

Illinois Requires
40 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Illinois requires
40 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Friday, October 14, 2022
Must complete 40 hours biennially. At least three (3) of the 40 hours must include content related to the ethical practice of physical therapy. At least one (1) of the 40 hours must include content related to the sexual harassment prevention training.

CEUFast is able to provide courses approved by the Florida Board of Physical Therapy Association. 
Some Courses Provided
20 hours of the web-based courses
Special Requirements
Three (3) contact hours in ethics 

An applicant can obtain up to 20 hours of CE credit by taking correspondence or web-based course from an approved CE sponsor.  
Required Courses Not Provided by CEUfast
  • Ethics for Healthcare Professionals
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Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR)
Phone: 888-473-4858 Website: Visit Site Address: 100 West Randolph, 9th Floor
Chicago  60601

Illinois Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)

Illinois Requires
20 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Illinois requires
20 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Friday, October 14, 2022
Must complete 20 contact hours biennially. 

CEUFast is able to provide courses approved by the Florida Board of Physical Therapy Association. 
Special Requirements
3 contact hours in ethics
1 contact hour in Sexual Harassment Prevetion
Required Courses
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Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR)
Phone: 888-473-4858 Website: Visit Site Address: 100 West Randolph, 9th Floor
Chicago  60601

Illinois Occupational Therapist (OT)

Illinois Requires
24 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Illinois requires
24 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
CEUfast Meets All Requirements
Last Updated: Monday, November 7, 2022

 Occupational therapy assistants shall complete 24 contact hours of CE relevant to the practice of occupational therapy during each prerenewal period as a condition of renewal. A prerenewal period is the 24 months preceding December 31 in the year of the renewal.

Special Requirements
In each renewal period, one (1) contact hour shall include a course on ethics.
Required Courses
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Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR)
Phone: 888-473-4858 Website: Visit Site Address: 100 West Randolph, 9th Floor
Chicago  60601

Illinois Occupational Therapist Assistant (OTA)

Illinois Requires
24 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Illinois requires
24 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Friday, October 14, 2022

 Occupational therapy assistants shall complete 24 contact hours of CE relevant to the practice of occupational therapy during each prerenewal period as a condition of renewal. A prerenewal period is the 24 months preceding December 31 in the year of the renewal.

Special Requirements
In each renewal period, one (1) contact hour shall include a course on ethics.
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Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR)
Phone: 888-473-4858 Website: Visit Site Address: 100 West Randolph, 9th Floor
Chicago  60601

Illinois Athletic Trainer (AT/AL)

Illinois Requires
40 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Illinois requires
40 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Friday, October 14, 2022

Athletic Trainers shall complete 40 hours of CE relevant to the practice of athletic training during each prerenewal period.  The prerenewal period is the 24 months preceding the expiration date of the license. 

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Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR)
Phone: 888-473-4858 Website: Visit Site Address: 100 West Randolph, 9th Floor
Chicago  60601

Illinois Respiratory Therapist (RT)

Illinois Requires
24 Hours
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Illinois requires
24 hours
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Friday, October 14, 2022
Every renewal applicant shall complete 24 hours of Continuing Education (CE) relevant to the practice of respiratory care required during each prerenewal period.  A prerenewal period is the 24 months preceding  October 31 in the year of the renewal.
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Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulations
Phone: 188-847-3485 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 100 West Randolph, 9th Floor
Chicago  60601