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Mississippi Continuing Education Requirements

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Mississippi Registered Nurse (RN)

Mississippi Requires
20 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Mississippi requires
20 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
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Last Updated: Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Effective August 22, 2019, all RNs must complete 20 contact hours each biennium starting with 2020 license renewals (January 1, 2019 - December 31, 2020).
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Mississippi Board of Nursing
Phone: 601-957-6300 Fax: 601-957-6301 Website: Visit Site Address: 713 Pear Orchard Road, Suite 300
Ridgeland  39157

Mississippi Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)

Mississippi Requires
40 Hours
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Mississippi requires
40 hours
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
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Last Updated: Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Forty (40) contact hours of continuing education concerning advanced practice must be completed each biennium. At least ten (10) of those hours must be directly related to controlled substances.
Required Courses
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Mississippi Board of Nursing
Phone: 601-957-6300 Fax: 601-957-6301 Website: Visit Site Address: 713 Pear Orchard Road, Suite 300
Ridgeland  39157

Mississippi Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Mississippi Requires
20 Hours
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Mississippi requires
20 hours
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
CEUfast Meets All Requirements
Last Updated: Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Effective August 22, 2019, all LPNs must complete a minimum of twenty (20) contact hours each biennium.

EXPANDED ROLE LPNs ONLY: Ten (10) contact hours of continuing education are required for the licensed practical nurse certified in IV therapy and/or hemodialysis for renewal of certification.
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Mississippi Board of Nursing
Phone: 601-957-6300 Fax: 601-957-6301 Website: Visit Site Address: 713 Pear Orchard Road, Suite 300
Ridgeland  39157

Mississippi Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
CEs not required.
Mississippi Department of Health Facilities Licensure and Certification
Phone: 601-364-1100 Website: Visit Site Address: 143-B LeFleur's Square, P.O. Box 1700,
Jackson  39215

Mississippi Physical Therapist (PT)

Mississippi Requires
30 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Mississippi requires
30 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
At least 25 percent (7.5 CCU) of the required continuing competence units earned during each licensure period must be directly related to the clinical practice of physical therapy. Continuing Competence (CC) activities claimed as clinical are subject to review if considered questionable. All licensees must take three (3) hours of board-approved hours of study in ethics, professionalism, or jurisprudence per licensing period as part of their total CC requirements. At least 15 of the 30 required continuing competence units must be from Certified Activities
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Mississippi State Board of PT
Phone: 601-939-5124 Fax: 601-939-5124 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: PO Box 55707
Jackson  39296-5707

Mississippi Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)

Mississippi Requires
30 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Mississippi requires
30 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
At least 25 percent (7.5 CCU) of the required continuing competence units earned during each licensure period must be directly related to the clinical practice of physical therapy. Continuing Competence (CC) activities claimed as clinical are subject to review if considered questionable. All licensees must take three (3) hours of board-approved hours of study in ethics, professionalism, or jurisprudence per licensing period as part of their total CC requirements. At least 15 of the 30 required continuing competence units must be from Certified Activities
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Mississippi State Board of PT
Phone: 601-939-5124 Fax: 601-939-5124 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: PO Box 55707
Jackson  39296-5707

Mississippi Occupational Therapist (OT)

Mississippi Requires
20 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Mississippi requires
20 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Occupational therapists are required to earn 20 contact hours or 2 Continuing Education Units to be accrued during the 2 year licensure period.

At least 30 percent (6 Contact Hours or .6 CEU) of the required continuing education must be directly related to the clinical practice of occupational therapy. The six (6) contact hours related to clinical practice shall
be live face-to-face training i.e., no internet training, video training, television training, etc. Of the remaining required 14 hours of training, 50 percent or 7 hours may be non live face-to-face training. Non live training may include home study courses, video, internet, etc. All training shall be from approved sources.
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MSDH Professional Licensure Division
Phone: 601-364-7360 Fax: 601-364-5057 Website: Visit Site Address: PO Box 1700
Jackson  39215-1700

Mississippi Occupational Therapist Assistant (OTA)

Mississippi Requires
20 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Mississippi requires
20 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Occupational therapists are required to earn 20 contact hours or 2 Continuing Education Units to be accrued during the 2 year licensure period.

At least 30 percent (6 Contact Hours or .6 CEU) of the required continuing education must be directly related to the clinical practice of occupational therapy. The six (6) contact hours related to clinical practice shall
be live face-to-face training i.e., no internet training, video training, television training, etc. Of the remaining required 14 hours of training, 50 percent or 7 hours may be non live face-to-face training. Non live training may include home study courses, video, internet, etc. All training shall be from approved sources.
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MSDH Professional Licensure Division
Phone: 601-364-7360 Fax: 601-364-5057 Website: Visit Site Address: PO Box 1700
Jackson  39215-1700

Mississippi Athletic Trainer (AT/AL)

Mississippi Requires
20 Hours
Every year
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Mississippi requires
20 hours Every year
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
License renewal shall expire annually on 12/31. 
Special Requirements
Continuing education requirements for license renewal shall be fulfilled during two-year periods running concurrently with the requirement to maintain certification through the BOC, Inc. Proof of the completion of continuing education as required by this section shall be turned in to the Department at the time of renewal of license, if requested.

Continuing education requirements for all licensees, as to the substance and the number of hours, shall be the same as that for BOC certification.
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MSDH Professional Licensure Division
Phone: 601-364-7360 Fax: 601-364-5057 Website: Visit Site Address: PO Box 1700
Jackson  39215-1700

Mississippi Respiratory Therapist (RT)

Mississippi Requires
20 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Mississippi requires
20 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
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Last Updated: Thursday, September 12, 2019
Licenses must be renewed by  Aug 31st of odd number years.  Licensees must earn 20 contact hours to renew their license.
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Mississippi Department of Health Professional Licensure - Respiratory Care
Phone: 601-364-7360 Fax: 601-364-5055 Website: Visit Site Address: PO Box 1700
Jackson  39215-1700