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Michigan Continuing Education Requirements

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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
Approved Provider
#P0274
Michigan requires
25 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Wednesday, May 5, 2021

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

Special Requirements
A minimum of two (2) contact hours must be completed in pain and symptom management.

Licensees, or individuals seeking licensure, must complete a one-time training course in human trafficking.

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

*The Board does not maintain a record of continuing education earned. You are required to maintain your own records and keep documentation on hand for a minimum of 4 years. You are not required to submit continuing education information when you renew your license. The Board conducts a random audit after each renewal period. At that time, a percentage of all licensees who renewed will be randomly selected and notified by mail that they must submit evidence of having  earned the required  education. If  you are selected for the audit, then you will be required to submit copies of the CE certificates you earned.
Required Courses
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Michigan Board of Nursing
Phone: 517-335-0918 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
PO Box 30670
Lansing  48909

Michigan Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)

2 Required Courses
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
(2 + 1) Required Courses
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Wednesday, May 5, 2021
CEs not required.

Nurse Practitioner: If certified before 1991, 40 hours in specialty field or recertification. If certified after 1991, maintained certification or recertified

Clinical Nurse Specialist: Recertification 
Required Courses
Michigan Board of Nursing
Phone: 517-335-0918 Website: Visit Site Address: Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
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: Wednesday, May 5, 2021

LPNs are required to complete a minimum of 25 contact hours every two year renewal period.

Special Requirements
A minimum of two (2) contact hours must be completed in pain and symptom management.

Licensees, or individuals seeking licensure, must complete a one-time training course in human trafficking.

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

*The Board does not maintain a record of continuing education earned. You are required to maintain your own records and keep documentation on hand for a minimum of 4 years. You are not required to submit continuing education information when you renew your license. The Board conducts a random audit after each renewal period. At that time, a percentage of all licensees who renewed will be randomly selected and notified by mail that they must submit evidence of having  earned the required  education. If  you are selected for the audit, then you will be required to submit copies of the CE certificates you earned.
Required Courses
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Michigan Board of Nursing
Phone: 517-335-0918 Website: Visit Site Address: Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
Lansing  48909

Michigan Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Friday, April 23, 2021
CEs not required.
Must have worked for pay a minimum of 8 hours in the immediate 24 months prior to renewal. Health Care facilities must complete a performance review of every nurse aide at least once every 12 months, and must provide regular in-service education based on the outcome of these performance reviews. The in-service training must be sufficient to ensure the continuing competence of nurse aides, but must be no less than 12 hours per year. 
Special Requirements
A facility must develop, implement, and maintain an effective training program for all new and existing staff; individuals providing services under a contractual arrangement; and volunteers, consistent with their expected roles. A facility must determine the amount and types of training necessary based on a facility assessment as specified at § 483.70(e). Training topics must include but are not limited to -
(a) Communication. A facility must include effective communications as mandatory training for direct care staff.
(b) Resident's rights and facility responsibilities. A facility must ensure that staff members are educated on the rights of the resident and the responsibilities of a facility to properly care for its residents as set forth at § 483.10, respectively.
(c) Abuse, neglect, and exploitation. In addition to the freedom from abuse, neglect, and exploitation requirements in § 483.12, facilities must also provide training to their staff that at a minimum educates staff on -
(1) Activities that constitute abuse, neglect, exploitation, and misappropriation of resident property as set forth at § 483.12.
(2) Procedures for reporting incidents of abuse, neglect, exploitation, or the misappropriation of resident property.
(3) Dementia management and resident abuse prevention.
(d) Quality assurance and performance improvement. A facility must include as part of its QAPI program mandatory training that outlines and informs staff of the elements and goals of the facility's QAPI program as set forth at § 483.75.
(e) Infection control. A facility must include as part of its infection prevention and control program mandatory training that includes the written standards, policies, and procedures for the program as described at § 483.80(a)(2).
(f) Compliance and ethics. The operating organization for each facility must include as part of its compliance and ethics program, as set forth at § 483.85 -
(1) An effective way to communicate that program's standards, policies, and procedures through a training program or in another practical manner which explains the requirements under the program.
(2) Annual training if the operating organization operates five or more facilities.
(g) Required in-service training for nurse aides. In-service training must -
(1) Be sufficient to ensure the continuing competence of nurse aides, but must be no less than 12 hours per year.
(2) Include dementia management training and resident abuse prevention training.
(3) Address areas of weakness as determined in nurse aides' performance reviews and facility assessment at § 483.70(e) and may address the special needs of residents as determined by the facility staff.
(4) For nurse aides providing services to individuals with cognitive impairments, also address the care of the cognitively impaired.
(h) Required training of feeding assistants. A facility must not use any individual working in the facility as a paid feeding assistant unless that individual has successfully completed a State-approved training program for feeding assistants, as specified in § 483.160.
(i) Behavioral health. A facility must provide behavioral health training consistent with the requirements at § 483.40 and as determined by the facility assessment at § 483.70(e).
Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
Phone: 517-284-8961 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: Bureau of Community & Health Systems
P.O. Box 30664
Lansing  48909

Michigan Physical Therapist (PT)

Michigan Requires
24 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Michigan requires
24 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
CEUfast Meets All Requirements
Last Updated: Friday, April 23, 2021

No more than 12 pdr credits shall be earned for approved online continuing education programs or activities during one 24-hour period.   

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. 
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
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Michigan Board of Physical Therapy
Phone: 517-373-1820 Website: Visit Site Address: Ottawa Building 611 W. Ottawa
P.O. Box 30004
Lansing  48909

Michigan Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)

Michigan Requires
24 Hours
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Michigan requires
24 hours
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Friday, April 23, 2021
CEs not required.

No more than 12 pdr credits shall be earned for approved online continuing education programs or activities during one 24-hour period.   

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. 
Special Requirements
completion of training to identify victims of human trafficking. This is a one-time training that is separate from continuing education (CE)
Michigan Board of Physical Therapy
Phone: 517-373-1820 Website: Visit Site Address: Ottawa Building 611 W. Ottawa
P.O. Box 30004
Lansing  48909

Michigan Occupational Therapist (OT)

Michigan Requires
30 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Michigan requires
30 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
CEUfast Meets All Requirements
Last Updated: Wednesday, May 5, 2021
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.
Required Courses
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Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs: Bureau of Professional Licensing
Phone: 517-335-0918 Fax: 517-373-1044 Website: Visit Site Address: Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
Lansing  48909

Michigan Occupational Therapist Assistant (OTA)

Michigan Requires
30 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Michigan requires
30 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
CEUfast Meets All Requirements
Last Updated: Wednesday, May 5, 2021
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.
Required Courses
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Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs: Bureau of Professional Licensing
Phone: 517-335-0918 Fax: 517-373-1044 Website: Visit Site Address: Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
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: Wednesday, May 5, 2021

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

Required Courses
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Michigan Board of Nursing
Phone: 517-335-0918 Website: Visit Site Address: Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
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: Wednesday, May 5, 2021

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

For the nurse midwife, the applicant must meet one (1) of the following requirements:

  1. If initially certified before 1996, have completed, within the 2-year period immediately preceding the application, the continuing competency assessment requirements of the American Midwifery Certification Board.  OR
  2. If initially certified after January 1, 1996, have completed 20 continuing education units in midwifery, within the 2-year period immediately preceding the application. 
Required Courses
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Michigan Board of Nursing
Phone: 517-335-0918 Website: Visit Site Address: Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
Lansing  48909

Michigan Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)

2 Required Courses
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
(2 + 1) Required Courses
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Required Courses
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Michigan Board of Nursing
Phone: 517-335-0918 Website: Visit Site Address: Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
Lansing  48909

Michigan Athletic Trainer (AT/AL)

Michigan Requires
75 Hours
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Michigan requires
75 hours
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
CEUfast Meets All Requirements
Last Updated: Wednesday, May 5, 2021
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.
Required Courses
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Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Bureau of Professional Licensing
Phone: 517-247-0199 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
Lansing  48909

Michigan Respiratory Therapist (RT)

1 Required Courses
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
(1 + 1) Required Courses
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Wednesday, May 5, 2021
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
Beginning with the December 2018 renewal cycle, and all renewal cycles thereafter, licensees must have completed training in identifying victims of human trafficking that meet the standards established in Administrative Rule 338.2201a.
Beginning March 17, 2021, individuals seeking licensure must have completed training to identify victims of human trafficking prior to obtaining a license as a Respiratory Therapist.
Licensees, or individuals seeking licensure, must complete training in identifying victims of human trafficking only one time. The Department may select and audit a sample of individuals and request documentation verifying the completion of training.
Required Courses
Bureau of Professional Licensing
Phone: 517-335-0918 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
Lansing  48909