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Louisiana Continuing Education Requirements

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The state of Louisiana might be known best for its world-famous jazz music and delicious Cajun food, but in the nursing world, the state became part of something much larger and more universal: The Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC). Louisiana was one of the latest states to implement the NLC, a multi-state license for registered nurses (RN) and licensed practical/vocational nurses (LPN). This licensure also allows RN’s and LPN’s to practice within the home state, as well as other NLC states physically, electronically, and/or telephonically, according to the Louisiana State Board of Practical Nurse Examiners.

Louisiana enacted the NLC back in May of 2018, but it was wasn’t fully implemented until July 1, 2019, which allowed them to join 30 other states who have implemented this compact deal. One of the larger benefits to having this license, according to the state board, is that it allows nurses to service patients located across the country without having to obtain additional licenses. It also allows for nurses to be readily available to cross states lines and work if there was ever an emergency situation that called for it, such as helping those in need after a natural disaster has occurred.

While Louisiana was one of the latest states to join the 30 other NLC states, three more states (Alabama, Indiana, and New Jersey) have enacted the license and are awaiting implementation, and three other states (Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts) are still pending NLC legislation.

Louisiana Registered Nurse (RN)

ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
CEUfast Meets All Requirements
Last Updated: Wednesday, March 13, 2019
CEs not required.
Practiced nursing 1600 hours (or more) within the calendar year. Obtain a minimum of 5 contact hours of ANCC or State BON accredited nursing CE annually for license renewal.

Practiced nursing at least 160 hours, but less than 1600 hours within the calendar year. Obtain a minimum of 10 contact hours of ANCC or State BON accredited nursing CE annually for license renewal.

Practiced nursing less than 160 hours during the calendar year. Obtain a minimum of 15 contact hours of ANCC or State BON accredited nursing CE annually for license renewal.
Louisiana State Board of Nursing
Phone: 225-755-7500 Fax: 225-755-7584 Website: Visit Site Address: 17373 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge  70810

Louisiana Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)

ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
CEUfast Meets All Requirements
Last Updated: Wednesday, March 13, 2019
CEs not required.
Practiced nursing 1600 hours (or more) within the calendar year. Obtain a minimum of 5 contact hours of ANCC or State BON accredited nursing CE annually for license renewal.

Practiced nursing at least 160 hours, but less than 1600 hours within the calendar year. Obtain a minimum of 10 contact hours of ANCC or State BON accredited nursing CE annually for license renewal.

Practiced nursing less than 160 hours during the calendar year. Obtain a minimum of 15 contact hours of ANCC or State BON accredited nursing CE annually for license renewal.
Special Requirements
Continued Competency for Prescriptive Authority.  Each year an APRN with prescriptive authority shall obtain six contact hours of continuing education in pharmacotherapeutics in their advanced nursing role and population foci. 
Louisiana State Board of Nursing
Phone: 225-755-7500 Fax: 225-755-7584 Website: Visit Site Address: 17373 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge  70810

Louisiana Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Louisiana Requires
15 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Louisiana requires
15 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
CEs not required.
  • Practiced nursing 1600 hours (or more) within the calendar year. Obtain a minimum of 5 contact hours of ANCC or State BON accredited nursing CE annually for license renewal.
  • Practiced nursing at least 160 hours, but less than 1600 hours within the calendar year. Obtain a minimum of 10 contact hours of ANCC or State BON accredited nursing CE annually for license renewal.
  • Practiced nursing less than 160 hours during the calendar year. Obtain a minimum of 15 contact hours of ANCC or State BON accredited nursing CE annually for license renewal. Note: Nurses with 15 or more ANCC/BON accredited nursing contact hours do not need to provide proof of nursing practice hours verified by their employer if audited.
Louisiana State Board of Practical Nurse Examiners
Phone: 504-838-5791 Fax: 504-838-5279 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 131 Airline Drive, Suite 301
Metairie  70001

Louisiana Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Wednesday, March 13, 2019
CEs not required.
LA Nurse Aide Registry
Phone: 225-755-7500 Fax: 225-755-7584 Website: Visit Site Address: PO Box 3767
Baton Rouge  70810

Louisiana Physical Therapist (PT)

Louisiana Requires
30 Hours
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Louisiana requires
30 hours
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Thursday, March 7, 2019

Physical Therapists are required to earn 30 hours of continuing education to renew your 2-year license. 

CEUFast.com courses are not accepted for renewal for this state.

Special Requirements
two (2) hours of Jurisprudence per biennial renewal period
Get one year unlimited PT CEUs $30
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Louisiana Physical Therapy Board
Phone: 337-262-1043 Fax: 337-262-1054 Website: Visit Site Address: 104 Fairlane Dr.
Lafayette  70507

Louisiana Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)

Louisiana Requires
30 Hours
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Louisiana requires
30 hours
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Thursday, March 7, 2019

Physical Therapists are required to earn 30 hours of continuing education to renew your 2-year license. 

CEUFast.com courses are not accepted for renewal for this state.

Special Requirements
two (2) hours of Jurisprudence per biennial renewal period
Get one year unlimited PTA CEUs $30
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Louisiana Physical Therapy Board
Phone: 337-262-1043 Fax: 337-262-1054 Website: Visit Site Address: 104 Fairlane Dr.
Lafayette  70507

Louisiana Occupational Therapist (OT)

Louisiana Requires
12 Hours
Every year
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Louisiana requires
12 hours Every year
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Occupational therapists shall obtain 12 hours or 1.2 CEUs annually.
Get one year unlimited OT CEUs $30
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Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners
Phone: 504-568-6820 Address: 630 Camp Street
New Orleans  70130

Louisiana Occupational Therapist Assistant (OTA)

Louisiana Requires
12 Hours
Every year
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Louisiana requires
12 hours Every year
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Occupational therapy assistants shall obtain 12 hours or 1.2 CEUs annually
Get one year unlimited OTA CEUs $30
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Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners
Phone: 504-568-6820 Address: 630 Camp Street
New Orleans  70130

Louisiana Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)

ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
CEUfast Meets All Requirements
Last Updated: Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Practiced nursing 1600 hours (or more) within the calendar year. Obtain a minimum of 5 contact hours of ANCC or State BON accredited nursing CE annually for license renewal.

Practiced nursing at least 160 hours, but less than 1600 hours within the calendar year. Obtain a minimum of 10 contact hours of ANCC or State BON accredited nursing CE annually for license renewal.

Practiced nursing less than 160 hours during the calendar year. Obtain a minimum of 15 contact hours of ANCC or State BON accredited nursing CE annually for license renewal.
Special Requirements
Continued Competency for Prescriptive Authority.  Each year an APRN with prescriptive authority shall obtain six contact hours of continuing education in pharmacotherapeutics in their advanced nursing role and population foci. 
Get one year unlimited CRNA CEUs $30
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Louisiana State Board of Nursing
Phone: 225-755-7500 Fax: 225-755-7584 Website: Visit Site Address: 17373 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge  70810

Louisiana Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)

ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
CEUfast Meets All Requirements
Last Updated: Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Practiced nursing 1600 hours (or more) within the calendar year. Obtain a minimum of 5 contact hours of ANCC or State BON accredited nursing CE annually for license renewal.

Practiced nursing at least 160 hours, but less than 1600 hours within the calendar year. Obtain a minimum of 10 contact hours of ANCC or State BON accredited nursing CE annually for license renewal.

Practiced nursing less than 160 hours during the calendar year. Obtain a minimum of 15 contact hours of ANCC or State BON accredited nursing CE annually for license renewal.
Special Requirements
Continued Competency for Prescriptive Authority.  Each year an APRN with prescriptive authority shall obtain six contact hours of continuing education in pharmacotherapeutics in their advanced nursing role and population foci. 
Get one year unlimited CNS CEUs $30
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Louisiana State Board of Nursing
Phone: 225-755-7500 Fax: 225-755-7584 Website: Visit Site Address: 17373 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge  70810

Louisiana Midwife (MW)

ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
CEUfast Meets All Requirements
Last Updated: Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Practiced nursing 1600 hours (or more) within the calendar year. Obtain a minimum of 5 contact hours of ANCC or State BON accredited nursing CE annually for license renewal.

Practiced nursing at least 160 hours, but less than 1600 hours within the calendar year. Obtain a minimum of 10 contact hours of ANCC or State BON accredited nursing CE annually for license renewal.

Practiced nursing less than 160 hours during the calendar year. Obtain a minimum of 15 contact hours of ANCC or State BON accredited nursing CE annually for license renewal.
Special Requirements
Continued Competency for Prescriptive Authority.  Each year an APRN with prescriptive authority shall obtain six contact hours of continuing education in pharmacotherapeutics in their advanced nursing role and population foci. 
Get one year unlimited MW CEUs $30
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Louisiana State Board of Nursing
Phone: 225-755-7500 Fax: 225-755-7584 Website: Visit Site Address: 17373 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge  70810

Louisiana Athletic Trainer (AT/AL)

Louisiana Requires
12 Hours
Every year
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Louisiana requires
12 hours Every year
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
To be eligible for annual renewal, a licensed athletic trainer shall successfully complete 12 credits/hours of continuing education recognized by the BOC.
Get one year unlimited AT CEUs $30
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Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners
Phone: 504-568-1083 Fax: 504-568-6823 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 630 Camp Street
New Orleans  70130

Louisiana Respiratory Therapist (RT)

Louisiana Requires
10 Hours
Every year
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Louisiana requires
10 hours Every year
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Thursday, August 29, 2019
CEUFast is unable to provide continuing education at this time.

All licenses will be renewed annually.  10 contact hours per year is required.
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Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners
Phone: 504-568-6820 Fax: 504-599-0503 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 630 Camp Street
New Orleans  70130