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Iowa Continuing Education Requirements

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Iowa Registered Nurse (RN)

Iowa Requires
36 Hours
Every three years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Iowa requires
36 hours Every three years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
CEUfast Meets All Requirements
Last Updated: Friday, August 16, 2019

36 contact hours for a 3 year license renewal. 24 contact hours for a license renewal held less than 3 years. 12 contact hours for reactivation of an inactive license.

Special Requirements
ARNPs, RNs and LPNs who regularly examine, attend, counsel or treat dependent adults or children in Iowa are required to complete training related to the identification and reporting of child/dependent adult abuse. The licensee is required to complete at least two hours of training every five years. These courses MUST be taken through the Iowa Department of Public Health.
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Iowa Board of Nursing
Phone: 515-281-3255 Fax: 515-281-4825 Website: Visit Site Address: 400 SW 8th Street Ste B
Des Moines,  50309

Iowa Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)

2 Required Courses
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
(2 + 1) Required Courses
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
CEUfast Meets All Requirements
Last Updated: Friday, August 16, 2019
Special Requirements
ARNPs, RNs and LPNs who regularly examine, attend, counsel or treat dependent adults or children in Iowa are required to complete training related to the identification and reporting of child/dependent adult abuse. The licensee is required to complete at least two hours of training every five years. These courses MUST be taken through the Iowa Department of Public Health.
Required Courses
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Iowa Board of Nursing
Phone: 515-281-3255 Fax: 515-281-4825 Website: Visit Site Address: 400 SW 8th Street Ste B
Des Moines,  50309

Iowa Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Iowa Requires
36 Hours
Every three years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Iowa requires
36 hours Every three years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
CEUfast Meets All Requirements
Last Updated: Friday, August 16, 2019
36 contact hours for a 3 year license renewal. 24 contact hours for a license renewal held less than 3 years. 12 contact hours for reactivation of an inactive license.
Special Requirements
ARNPs, RNs and LPNs who regularly examine, attend, counsel or treat dependent adults or children in Iowa are required to complete training related to the identification and reporting of child/dependent adult abuse. The licensee is required to complete at least two hours of training every five years. These courses MUST be taken through the Iowa Department of Public Health.
Required Courses
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Iowa Board of Nursing
Phone: 515-281-3255 Fax: 515-281-4825 Website: Visit Site Address: 400 SW 8th Street Ste B
Des Moines,  50309

Iowa Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Friday, March 15, 2019
CEs not required.
You must work as a CNA at certified Long Term Care facilities (Nursing Homes, Skilled Care Facilities and Skilled or Swing Bed Units in a hospital), for at least one eight (8) consecutive hour shift within a twenty-four (24) month period
Iowa Direct Care Worker Registry
Phone: 515-281-4077 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: Lucas State Office Building, 321 East 12th Street
Des Moines  50319

Iowa Physical Therapist (PT)

Iowa Requires
40 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Iowa requires
40 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Must earn 40 of continuing education biennially
Special Requirements
Continuing education hours of credit in the following topics are not considered to be directly
and primarily related to the clinical application of physical therapy and therefore must not exceed a
maximum combined total of 10 hours of credit for a physical therapist licensee and 5 hours of credit for
a physical therapist assistant licensee:
(1) Business-related topics, such as marketing, time management, government regulations, and
other like topics.
(2) Personal skills topics, such as career burnout, communication skills, human relations, and other
like topics.
(3) General health topics, such as clinical research, CPR, mandatory reporter training, and other
like topics.
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Board of Physical & Occupational Therapy
Phone: 515-281-0254 Fax: 515-281-3121 Website: Visit Site Address: 321 E 12th Street, 5th Floor
Des Moines  50319-0075

Iowa Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)

Iowa Requires
20 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Iowa requires
20 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
must earn 20 hours of continuing education biennially
Special Requirements
Continuing education hours of credit in the following topics are not considered to be directly
and primarily related to the clinical application of physical therapy and therefore must not exceed a
maximum combined total of 10 hours of credit for a physical therapist licensee and 5 hours of credit for
a physical therapist assistant licensee:
(1) Business-related topics, such as marketing, time management, government regulations, and
other like topics.
(2) Personal skills topics, such as career burnout, communication skills, human relations, and other
like topics.
(3) General health topics, such as clinical research, CPR, mandatory reporter training, and other
like topics.
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Board of Physical & Occupational Therapy
Phone: 515-281-0254 Fax: 515-281-3121 Website: Visit Site Address: 321 E 12th Street, 5th Floor
Des Moines  50319-0075

Iowa Occupational Therapist (OT)

Iowa Requires
30 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Iowa requires
30 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Each biennium, each person who is licensed to practice as an occupational therapy assistant in this state shall be required to complete a minimum of 15 hours of continuing education approved by the board; a minimum of 10 hours shall be directly and primarily related to the clinical application of occupational therapy.
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Board of Physical & Occupational Therapy
Phone: 515-281-0254 Fax: 515-281-3121 Website: Visit Site Address: 321 E 12th Street, 5th Floor
Des Moines  50319-0075

Iowa Occupational Therapist Assistant (OTA)

Iowa Requires
15 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Iowa requires
15 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Each biennium, each person who is licensed to practice as an occupational therapy assistant in this state shall be required to complete a minimum of 15 hours of continuing education approved by the board; a minimum of 10 hours shall be directly and primarily related to the clinical application of occupational therapy.
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Board of Physical & Occupational Therapy
Phone: 515-281-0254 Fax: 515-281-3121 Website: Visit Site Address: 321 E 12th Street, 5th Floor
Des Moines  50319-0075

Iowa Athletic Trainer (AT/AL)

Iowa Requires
50 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Iowa requires
50 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
CEUfast Meets All Requirements
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Each biennium, an athletic trainer in this state shall be required to complete a minimum of 50 hours of continining education approved by the board. 

Continuing education hours of credit shall be obtained by participating in a course provided by a BOC-approved provider of continuing education.
Required Courses
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Bureau of Professional Licensure Iowa Department of Public Health
Phone: 515-281-0254 Fax: 515-281-3121 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 321 East 12th Street
Des Moines  50319

Iowa Respiratory Therapist (RT)

Iowa Requires
12 Hours
Every year
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Iowa requires
12 hours Every year
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
CEUfast Meets All Requirements
Last Updated: Wednesday, August 28, 2019
All licenses are required to be renewed annually or biennially before July 1st. Respiratory therapists are required to provide proof of 12 clock hours per year of continuing education prior to renewal.
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State of Idaho Board of Medicine
Phone: 208-327-7000 Fax: 208-327-7005 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 1755 Westgate Dr., Ste 140
Boise  83704