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Michigan Continuing Education Requirements

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Below are details about continuing education and license renewal in Michigan. You can skip to your profession by selecting it from the drop down list above.

When visiting the state of Michigan, it’s hard to not notice the state’s natural beauty. From the seemingly never-ending forested regions, to the vast, open great lakes that surround the state, the rural areas make for a great get-away from urban life.

As with many rural areas, sometimes jobs can be scarce. However, Michigan’s rural areas are having the opposite problem – they need more nurse practitioners to join the workforce. A grant, supported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is helping fund several universities to produce more students that are willing to work as nurse practitioners in Michigan’s rural or underserved areas.

In order to become a nurse practitioner, there’s typically several years of schooling, as well as gaining years of experience, plus – of course – obtaining a state license and certification. First, you will need to become a registered nurse and earn your bachelor’s degree. Next, you’ll need to gain experience and earn your graduate degree. Lastly, you will have to meet licensing requirements and pass a national certification examination.

While all of this seems to be a lot to take on in order to become a nurse practitioner, it’s necessary as they usually take on additional responsibilities, such as diagnosing and treating patients, as well as perform procedures. So, if you’ve ever considered moving to Michigan, or currently live there now, consider taking this career path as the state looks to hire more workers in this particular field.

Michigan Registered Nurse (RN)

Michigan Requires
25 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
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#P0274
Michigan requires
25 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Friday, June 14, 2024

RNs are required to complete 25 contact hours every two-year renewal period.

*No more than 12 credit hours may be earned during a 24-hour period for online or electronic media.

Special Requirements
25 contact hours are required for the licensure cycle, including:
  • Two (2) contact hours of Pain and Symptom Management.
Effective January 6, 2022, 
  • Licensees, or individuals seeking licensure, must complete a one-time training course in human trafficking prior to obtaining a nursing license. Continuing education (CE) credits on human trafficking are not required for nurses, however, it is a training requirement that can be met through a continuing education activity. 
Effective June 1, 2022,
  • New Applicants for licensure or registration are required to have completed 2 hours of implicit bias training within the 5 years immediately preceding issuance of the license or registration.
  • Renewing licensees and registrants are required to complete 1 hour of implicit bias training each year of their license or registration cycle.
CEUFast is working to bring our Implicit Bias courses in compliance with Michigan's requirements.  At this time, our courses will NOT fulfill Michigan's requirements.  
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Michigan Board of Nursing
Phone: 180-088-2600 Fax: 517-241-0199 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 611 W. Ottawa
PO Box 30670
Lansing  48909

Michigan Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN)

Michigan Requires
25 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Michigan requires
25 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Thursday, February 1, 2024

APRNs, in addition to meeting the minimum 25 contact hours of continuing education requirement for RN license renewal, must complete additional education depending on their professional credentials.

 

Special Requirements
At least 2 of these hours must be in pain and pain symptom management.
A one-time human trafficking continuing education module is required.
Starting in 2022, all Michigan health professionals are required to complete implicit bias training in order to renew and maintain their license.
Complete all Michigan Required ARNP CEs
$39
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Michigan Board of Nursing
Phone: 180-088-2600 Website: Visit Site Address: 611 W. Ottawa
Lansing  48909

Michigan Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Michigan Requires
25 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Michigan requires
25 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Friday, March 15, 2024

LPNs in Michigan are required to earn 25 hours of continuing education within the 2-year period. 

*No more than 12 credit hours may be earned during a 24-hour period for online or electronic media.

Special Requirements
25 contact hours are required for the licensure cycle, including:
  • Two (2) contact hours of Pain and Symptom Management.
Effective January 6, 2022, 
  • Licensees, or individuals seeking licensure, must complete a one-time training course in human trafficking prior to obtaining a nursing license.
Effective June 1, 2022,
  • New Applicants for licensure or registration are required to have completed 2 hours of implicit bias training within the 5 years immediately preceding issuance of the license or registration.
  • Renewing licensees and registrants are required to complete 1 hour of implicit bias training each year of their license or registration cycle.
CEUFast is working to bring our Implicit Bias courses in compliance with Michigan's requirements.  At this time, our courses will NOT fulfill Michigan's requirements.  
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Complete all Michigan Required LPN CEs
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  • and much more ...
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Michigan Board of Nursing
Phone: 180-088-2600 Fax: 517-241-0199 Website: Visit Site Address: 611 W. Ottawa
P.O. Box 30004
Lansing  48909

Michigan Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Michigan Requires
24 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Michigan requires
24 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Friday, January 19, 2024
CEs not required.
Acknowledge proof of employment providing nursing or nursing related services for monetary compensation (for a minimum of 40 hours in the last 24 months).

Facilities must conduct a performance review of all nurse aides at least once every 12 months and provide regular in-service education based on the outcome of the performance reviews. The in-service training must:
  • ensure the continuing competence of all employed nurse aides,
  • must be a minimum of 12 hours per year.
  • Comply with the requirements listed in 42 CFR 483.95.
Please check with your facility/employer to ensure CEUFast courses are accepted. 
Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
Phone: 517-284-8961 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 611 W. Ottawa
P.O. Box 30004
Lansing  48909

Michigan Physical Therapist (PT)

Last Updated: Thursday, March 28, 2024

Licensees must complete 24 PDR credits in activities that are approved under administrative rule R 338.7163.

  • No more than 12 PDR credits shall be earned for approved online continuing education programs or activities during one 24-hour period.   
  • Pain 1 PDR credit in the area of pain and symptom management by completing a continuing education program or activity. Credits in pain and symptom management may include but, are not limited to, courses in behavior management, psychology of pain, pharmacology, behavior modification, stress management, clinical applications, and drug interventions as they relate to the practice of physical therapy. 
Implicit Bias Training
  • This requirement is separate from and in addition to the requirement for 24 PDR credits for renewal. For a 2-year renewal cycle, you will need 1 hour of Implicit Bias Training
Some Courses Provided
Human Trafficking
Special Requirements
Completion of training to identify victims of human trafficking. This is a one-time training that is separate from continuing education (CE).
Required Courses
Michigan Board of Physical Therapy
Phone: 517-373-8068 Fax: 517-241-2389 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: Ottawa Building 611 W. Ottawa
P.O. Box 30004
Lansing  48909

Michigan Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)

Last Updated: Thursday, March 28, 2024

Licensees must complete 24 PDR credits in activities that are approved under administrative rule R 338.7163.

  • No more than 12 PDR credits shall be earned for approved online continuing education programs or activities during one 24-hour period.   
  • Pain 1 PDR credit in the area of pain and symptom management by completing a continuing education program or activity. Credits in pain and symptom management may include but, are not limited to, courses in behavior management, psychology of pain, pharmacology, behavior modification, stress management, clinical applications, and drug interventions as they relate to the practice of physical therapy. 
Implicit Bias Training
  • This requirement is separate from and in addition to the requirement for 24 PDR credits for renewal. For a 2-year renewal cycle, you will need 1 hour of Implicit Bias Training
Some Courses Provided
Human Trafficking
Special Requirements
Completion of training to identify victims of human trafficking. This is a one-time training that is separate from continuing education (CE).
Required Courses
Michigan Board of Physical Therapy
Phone: 517-373-8068 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: Ottawa Building 611 W. Ottawa
P.O. Box 30004
Lansing  48909

Michigan Occupational Therapist (OT)

Michigan Requires
20 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Michigan requires
20 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Thursday, March 28, 2024
An applicant for license renewal who has been licensed for the 2-year period immediately preceding the expiration date of the license shall accumulate not less than 20 continuing education contact hours that are approved by the board.  
Special Requirements
*CE requirement starts in 2019 for the 2021 cycle

A minimum of 10 hours must be completed in-person with live, synchronous contact and a minimum of 1 hour in pain and symptom management.

Human Trafficking requirement- Proof of completion of training to identify victims of human trafficking. This is a one-time training that is separate from continuing education (CE). Licensees renewing for 2018 must complete training by renewal in 2020; renewals for 2019 by 2021, and renewals for 2020 by 2022. Beginning October 19, 2022, completion of the training is a requirement for initial licensure.
Complete all Michigan Required OT CEs
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Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs: Bureau of Professional Licensing
Phone: 517-241-0199 Fax: 517-241-9416 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 611 W. Ottawa
Lansing  48909

Michigan Occupational Therapist Assistant (OTA)

Michigan Requires
20 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Michigan requires
20 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Thursday, March 28, 2024
An applicant for license renewal who has been licensed for the 2-year period immediately preceding the expiration date of the license shall accumulate not less than 20 continuing education contact hours that are approved by the board.  
Special Requirements
*CE requirement starts in 2019 for the 2021 cycle

A minimum of 10 hours must be completed in-person with live, synchronous contact and a minimum of 1 hour in pain and symptom management.

Human Trafficking requirement- Proof of completion of training to identify victims of human trafficking. This is a one-time training that is separate from continuing education (CE). Licensees renewing for 2018 must complete training by renewal in 2020; renewals for 2019 by 2021, and renewals for 2020 by 2022. Beginning October 19, 2022, completion of the training is a requirement for initial licensure.
Complete all Michigan Required OTA CEs
$39
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  • Instant access to certificates
  • and much more ...
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Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs: Bureau of Professional Licensing
Phone: 517-241-0199 Fax: 517-241-9416 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 611 W. Ottawa
Lansing  48909

Michigan Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)

2 Required Courses
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
(2 + 1) Required Courses
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Thursday, February 1, 2024

A nurse anesthetist must have obtained recertification from the Council on Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists within the 2-year period immediately preceding the renewal application

Special Requirements
At least 2 of these hours must be in pain and pain symptom management.
A one-time human trafficking continuing education module is required.
Starting in 2022, all Michigan health professionals are required to complete implicit bias training in order to renew and maintain their license.
Required Courses
Complete all Michigan Required CRNA CEs
$39
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  • Instant access to certificates
  • and much more ...
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Michigan Board of Nursing
Phone: 180-088-2600 Website: Visit Site Address: 611 W. Ottawa
Lansing  48909

Michigan Midwife (MW)

Michigan Requires
30 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Michigan requires
30 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Thursday, February 1, 2024

30 hours of continuing education in courses and programs and at least 1 hour in pain and symptom management, 2 hours of cultural awareness, and 1 hour of pharmacology related to the practice of midwifery, which has to be earned within the 3-year period immediately preceding the application for relicensure.

At least 30 hours of continuing education that is met by obtaining and maintaining, the credential
of CPM from NARM, or an equivalent credential approved by the board.

  • One hour of continuing education in pain and symptom management.
  • Two hours of continuing education on cultural awareness that include examinations of disparate maternal infant mortality and morbidity experienced by the African American and indigenous populations. The 2 hours of implicit bias training required above may also be used for credit for the cultural awareness training if the training meets all of the requiremens of the rule.
  • One hour of continuing education in pharmacology applicable to the practice of midwifery.
Special Requirements
At least 2 of these hours must be in pain and pain symptom management.
A one-time human trafficking continuing education module is required.
Starting in 2022, all Michigan health professionals are required to complete implicit bias training in order to renew and maintain their license.
Required Courses
Complete all Michigan Required MW CEs
$39
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  • Instant access to certificates
  • and much more ...
Start Today
Michigan Board of Nursing
Phone: 180-088-2600 Website: Visit Site Address: 611 W. Ottawa
Lansing  48909

Michigan Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)

Michigan Requires
25 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Michigan requires
25 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Thursday, February 1, 2024
APRNs, in addition to meeting the minimum 25 contact hours of continuing education requirement for RN license renewal, must complete additional education depending on their professional credentials.

 
Special Requirements
At least 2 of these hours must be in pain and pain symptom management.
A one-time human trafficking continuing education module is required.
Starting in 2022, all Michigan health professionals are required to complete implicit bias training in order to renew and maintain their license.
Required Courses
Complete all Michigan Required CNS CEs
$39
  • Unlimited Certificates (1 Year)
  • Instant access to certificates
  • and much more ...
Start Today
Michigan Board of Nursing
Phone: 180-088-2600 Fax: 517-241-2389 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 611 W. Ottawa
Lansing  48909

Michigan Athletic Trainer (AT/AL)

Michigan Requires
75 Hours
Every three years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Instant Reporting to
Michigan requires
75 hours Every three years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Instant Reporting to CE Broker
Last Updated: Friday, March 29, 2024
An applicant for license renewal shall satisfy all of the following
requirements: 
  •  Currently holds, and at all times during the previous licensure period, certification in all of the following: 
    • Emergency cardiac care
    • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
    • First aid
  • 75 hours of continuing education in the 3 years preceding the application for renewal. 
Special Requirements
An individual licensed or seeking licensure to complete training to identify victims of human trafficking. This is a one-time training that is separate from continuing education (CE). Licensees who renewed in 2016 must complete training by renewal in 2019; renewals completed in 2017 must complete training by renewal in 2020; and renewals for 2018 by 2021. Beginning April 22, 2021, completion of training is a requirement for initial licensure.

Additionally, Beginning June 1, 2022, completion of 2 hours of implicit bias training within the 5 years immediately preceding issuance of the license or registration is required. For initial renewals completed after June 1, 2022, completion of one hour of implicit bias training is required for each year of licensure since June 1, 2021. Once the initial renewal is completed, then 1 hour of implicit bias training will be required for each year of the current license cycle going forward. Please note, this training must be completed for each renewal cycle prior to the renewal being completed
Required Courses
Complete all Michigan Required AT CEs
$39
  • Unlimited Certificates (1 Year)
  • Instant Reporting to CE Broker
  • Instant access to certificates
  • and much more ...
Start Today
Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Bureau of Professional Licensing
Phone: 517-241-0199 Fax: 517-241-9416 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 611 W. Ottawa
Lansing  48909

Michigan Respiratory Therapist (RT)

1 Required Courses
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
(1 + 1) Required Courses
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Sunday, December 24, 2023
CEs not required.
Licenses must be renewed every two years. The Public Health Code does not require continuing education for renewal of a Respiratory Therapist license. However, licensees are responsible for maintaining competence in their profession.
Special Requirements
The following conditions must be met:
1. Human Trafficking Training – Individuals seeking licensure must have completed training in identifying victims of human trafficking that meets the standards in Administrative Rule 338.2201a prior to being issued a license. The training must only be completed one time.
2. Implicit Bias Training – Beginning June 1, 2022, individuals seeking licensure must have completed at least 2 hours of implicit bias training within the five years immediately preceding issuance of the license.
Required Courses
Bureau of Professional Licensing
Phone: 517-241-7500 Fax: 517-241-2389 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 611 W. Ottawa
Lansing  48909

Michigan Medical Assistant (MA)

ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Wednesday, November 15, 2023
CEs not required.
Medical assistants in Michigan are not required to possess a certification, registration or license to work as a medical assistant.