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Montana Continuing Education Requirements

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Montana is the fourth largest state in the United States, with the 44th largest population. So, what does that mean? There’s a lot of land and not a lot of people, which is why Montana is a popular destination for rural travelers and homeowners. In fact, one of Montana’s towns, called Miles City, is known as the Cowboy Capital.

The state’s natural beauty and rich history, makes it unique to other states. The state is also well known for having a high percentage of Christian followers, which is also where the state’s first trained nurses derived from. In 1869, five Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, Kansas, came to Helena, Montana by stagecoach, and established St. John’s Hospital, which was the first Catholic hospital in its territory. These five women became the first trained nurses in the state.

Riding on horseback, the Sisters traveled across Montana looking for funds to establish a second hospital in Deer Lodge, Montana. Their first hospital, St. John’s, saw its first patient in 1873 and they were able to open a hospital in Deer Lodge, where they served for many decades. The Sisters were also famously known for aiding wounded soldiers after the Battle of Big Hole in 1877. They cared for patients on both sides of the fighting, the U.S. soldiers and the Nez Perce Tribe.

Today, the Sister of Charity of Leavenworth Health System is now incorporated and includes eleven hospitals and four clinics who help with the underserved community in Colorado, California, Kansas, and Montana. Without the determination and dedication of the Sisters, the nursing profession in Montana may look a lot different today.

Montana Registered Nurse (RN)

Montana Requires
24 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Montana requires
24 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
CEUfast Meets All Requirements
Last Updated: Saturday, June 15, 2019
24 contact hours every two-year renewal period.
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Montana Board of Nursing
Phone: 406-841-2300 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: PO Box 200513
Helena  59620-0513

Montana Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)

Montana Requires
24 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Montana requires
24 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
CEUfast Meets All Requirements
Last Updated: Saturday, June 15, 2019
APRNs must complete a minimum of 24 contact hours during the two-year renewal period.
Special Requirements
12 of the 24 contact hours are to include continuing education in pharmacotherapeutics. No more than 2 pharmacology contact hours may concern the study of herbal or complementary therapies in order to maintain prescriptive authority.
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Montana Board of Nursing
Phone: 406-841-2300 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: PO Box 200513
Helena  59620-0513

Montana Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Montana Requires
24 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Montana requires
24 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
CEUfast Meets All Requirements
Last Updated: Saturday, June 15, 2019
24 contact hours every two-year renewal period.
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Montana Board of Nursing
Phone: 406-841-2300 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: PO Box 200513
Helena  59620-0513

Montana Medication Nursing Assistant

Montana Requires
12 Hours
Every year
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Montana requires
12 hours Every year
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
CEUfast Meets All Requirements
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Medication Aide I, no contact hour requirements
Medication Aide II. 12 contacct hours per renewal
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Montana Board of Nursing
Phone: 406-841-2300 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact

Montana Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Wednesday, March 27, 2019
CEs not required.
worked and received a wage as a CNA/HHA in the past 24 months. The registry does not track continuing education hours for certified nurse aide renewal.
Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services Certification Bureau
Phone: 406-444-4980 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 2401 Colonial Drive
Helena  59620

Montana Home Health Aid (HHA)

ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Wednesday, March 27, 2019
CEs not required.
Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services Certification Bureau
Phone: 406-444-4980 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 2401 Colonial Drive
Helena  59620

Montana Physical Therapist (PT)

Montana Requires
30 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Montana requires
30 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Thursday, March 7, 2019

Physical Therapy assistants shall earn 30 hours/credits of qualified CE in each 24 month period prior to renewal. 

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Board of Physical Therapy
Phone: 406-444-6880 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 301 S. Park, 4th Floor
P.O. Box 200513
Jefferson  65102

Montana Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)

Montana Requires
30 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Montana requires
30 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Thursday, March 7, 2019

Physical Therapy assistants shall earn 30 hours/credits of qualified CE in each 24 month period prior to renewal. 

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Board of Physical Therapy
Phone: 406-444-6880 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 301 S. Park, 4th Floor
P.O. Box 200513
Jefferson  65102

Montana Occupational Therapist (OT)

Montana Requires
10 Hours
Every year
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Montana requires
10 hours Every year
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Occupational therapist license expires on June 15 and must be renewed annually.  10 continuing education credits must be completed annually.
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Board of Occupational Therapy Practice
Phone: 406-444-5711 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 301 South Park
PO Box 200513
Helena  59620

Montana Occupational Therapist Assistant (OTA)

Montana Requires
10 Hours
Every year
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Montana requires
10 hours Every year
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Occupational therapy assistant license expires on June 15 and must be renewed annually.  10 continuing education credits must be completed annually.
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Board of Occupational Therapy Practice
Phone: 406-444-5711 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 301 South Park
PO Box 200513
Helena  59620

Montana Athletic Trainer (AT/AL)

ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
CEs not required.
Athletic Trainers license expires August 31, annually.  The board does not have continuing education requirements separate from those hours required by the BOC to maintain certification in Athletic Training.  A current BOC card is required to renew your athletic training license.  
Board of Athletic Trainers
Phone: 406-444-6880 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 301 South Park
PO Box 200513
Helena  59620-0513

Montana Respiratory Therapist (RT)

Montana Requires
24 Hours
Every year
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Montana requires
24 hours Every year
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
CEUfast Meets All Requirements
Last Updated: Monday, September 16, 2019
Respiratory Care licenses expire on May 1st.   Continuing education for licensees is due at licensure renewal every even-numbered year. The Board requires 24 continuing education credits be completed by the renewal deadline.
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Board of Respiratory Care Practitioners
Phone: 406-444-6880 Address: 301 South Park
PO Box 200513
Helena  59620-0513