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New Jersey Continuing Education Requirements

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New Jersey, also known as the “Garden State” is home to some of the best diners in the world, as well as the birthplace of the famous “Taylor Ham” sandwich. It’s close proximity to New York City, makes it a central hub for many people to live in New Jersey and then commute into the city for work.

Let’s say, you live in New Jersey and commute to Manhattan because you work as a nurse in a hospital in the city, there’s a good chance that you cross the George Washington Bridge to get to work. But did you know that the GWB is the busiest motor vehicle bridge in the world? The bridge is a double-decked suspension bridge that crosses the Hudson River. It connects the borough of Fort Lee, New Jersey to the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan, making it a popular route for many daily travelers. The bridge was first constructed in 1927, and now sees around 103 million vehicles per year.

Although the GWB isn’t the only way to get into the Big Apple, it’s one of the most famous. So, while you’re visiting New Jersey and decide to drive into the city, be sure to take the George Washington Bridge.

New Jersey Registered Nurse (RN)

New Jersey Requires
30 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
New Jersey requires
30 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
CEUfast Meets All Requirements
Last Updated: Friday, February 2, 2024
Each licensee must complete a minimum of 30 contact hours of continuing education contact hours during the two-year period preceding renewal. 
Special Requirements
All RNs must complete (1) credit of continuing education each renewal concerning prescription opioid drugs, including alternatives to opioids for managing and treating pain, and the risks and signs of opioid abuse, addiction, and diversion.

A licensee may carry over up to 15 additional continuing education contact hours into the next renewal period.
Required Courses
Complete all New Jersey Required RN CEs
$39
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New Jersey Board of Nursing
Phone: 973-504-6200 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 124 Halsey Street
Newark, NJ  07102

New Jersey Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN)

New Jersey Requires
30 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
New Jersey requires
30 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
CEUfast Meets All Requirements
Last Updated: Friday, February 2, 2024

30 contact hours

Special Requirements
30 contact hours in continuing professional development in which:
  • The hours are related to the applicant's advanced practice category's scope of practice
  • Include pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic principles and their clinical application
  • Include the use of pharmacological agents in the prevention of illness, restoration, and maintenance of health AND
  • Are obtained within 5 years prior to the date of application for prescriptive authority.
As a condition of biennial license renewal, all must complete one (1) contact hour of continuing education concerning prescription opioid drugs, including alternatives to opioids for managing and treating pain, and the risks and signs of opioid abuse, addiction, and diversion.
 
Required Courses
Complete all New Jersey Required ARNP CEs
$39
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  • Instant access to certificates
  • and much more ...
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New Jersey Board of Nursing
Phone: 973-504-6200 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 124 Halsey Street
Newark  07102

New Jersey Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

New Jersey Requires
30 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
New Jersey requires
30 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
CEUfast Meets All Requirements
Last Updated: Friday, February 2, 2024
Each licensee must complete a minimum of 30 contact hours of continuing education contact hours during the two-year period preceding renewal. 
Special Requirements
As a condition of biennial license renewal, all registered professional nurses and all licensed practical nurses must complete one (1) contact hour of continuing education concerning prescription opioid drugs, including alternatives to opioids for managing and treating pain, and the risks and signs of opioid abuse, addiction, and diversion.

A licensee may carry over up to 15 additional continuing education contact hours into the next renewal period.
 
Required Courses
Complete all New Jersey Required LPN CEs
$39
  • Unlimited Certificates (1 Year)
  • Instant access to certificates
  • and much more ...
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New Jersey Board of Nursing
Phone: 973-504-6200 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 124 Halsey Street
Newark  07102

New Jersey Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Friday, January 19, 2024
CEs not required.
At least seven hours of paid employment performing nursing or nursing-related services, in a licensed health care facility or agency within the 24 months preceding your certificate expiration date.

Please check with your facility/employer to ensure CEUFast courses are accepted. 
NJ Department of Health & Senior Services - Health Facilities Evaluation and Licensing
Phone: 866-561-5914 Fax: 609-633-9087 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: P.O. Box 358
Trenton  08608-1832

New Jersey Home Health Aid (HHA)

ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Wednesday, August 16, 2023
CEs not required.
NJ Department of Health & Senior Services - Health Facilities Evaluation and Licensing
Phone: 866-561-5914 Address: P.O. Box 358
Trenton  08608-1832

New Jersey Physical Therapist (PT)

Last Updated: Thursday, January 11, 2024
All licenses issued by the Board shall be issued for a biennial renewal period.  Physical Therapists must earn 30 credits of continuing education, including four credits of jurisprudence and professional ethics. 

The Board shall grant a maximum of 10 of the mandatory 30 continuing education credits required in a biennial renewal period of licensed physical therapists and licensed physical therapist assistants from any or all of the following: distance learning courses completed with a successful final examination.
Special Requirements
Four credits of jurisprudence and professional ethics. All New Jersey licensees must fulfill the jurisprudence portion (1.5 credits) of the mandatory ethics and jurisprudence continuing education requirement by completing a New Jersey Board approved Jurisprudence Assessment Module. The NJ JAM is approved to award 1.5 credits of jurisprudence to meet this requirement. All applicants for a new license in New Jersey must take and pass a Jurisprudence Assessment Module prior to licensure. The NJ JAM is approved to meet this requirement.
State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners
Phone: 973-504-6200 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: PO Box 45014
attn: Lisa Tadeo
Newark  07102

New Jersey Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)

New Jersey Requires
30 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
New Jersey requires
30 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Wednesday, August 2, 2023
All licenses issued by the Board shall be issued for a biennial renewal period.  Physical Therapist Assistant must earn 30 credits of continuing education, including four credits of jurisprudence and professional ethics. 

The Board shall grant a maximum of 10 of the mandatory 30 continuing education credits required in a biennial renewal period of licensed physical therapists and licensed physical therapist assistants from any or all of the following: distance learning courses completed with a successful final examination.
Special Requirements
Four credits of jurisprudence and professional ethics. All New Jersey licensees must fulfill the jurisprudence portion (1.5 credits) of the mandatory ethics and jurisprudence continuing education requirement by completing a New Jersey Board approved Jurisprudence Assessment Module. The NJ JAM is approved to award 1.5 credits of jurisprudence to meet this requirement. All applicants for a new license in New Jersey must take and pass a Jurisprudence Assessment Module prior to licensure. The NJ JAM is approved to meet this requirement.
Required Courses Not Provided by CEUfast
  • NJ jurisprudence exam
Complete all New Jersey Required PTA CEs
$39
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  • Instant access to certificates
  • and much more ...
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State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners
Phone: 973-504-6200 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: PO Box 45014
Newark  07102

New Jersey Occupational Therapist (OT)

ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, October 17, 2023
CEs not required.
Occupational therapist must renew their license biennially of odd number years. 
New Jersey Office of the Attorney General, Division of Consumer Affairs, Occupational Therapy Advisory Council
Phone: 973-504-6570 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: PO Box 45037
Newark  07101

New Jersey Athletic Trainer (AT/AL)

New Jersey Requires
24 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
New Jersey requires
24 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, January 30, 2024
CEs not required.
Each applicant for biennial license renewal shall be required to complete, during the preceding biennial period, 24 credits of continuing education related to the practice of athletic training,  An athletic training license must be renewed every two years.

-Two credits in the topics related to concussions and head injuries
-One credit in topics concerning prescription opioid drugs, including risks and signs of abuse, addiction, and diversion.
Required Courses
Required Courses Not Provided by CEUfast
  • Emergency Cardiac Care
State Board of Medical Examiners, Athletic Training Advisory Committee
Phone: 609-826-7100 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 140 East Front Street
3rd Floor, PO Box 183
Trenton  08625

New Jersey Respiratory Therapist (RT)

New Jersey Requires
30 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
New Jersey requires
30 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Thursday, September 28, 2023
Licensees must complete 30 credits during each two-year period. (3 mandatory credits in infection control, patient safety, medical errors, and ethics. 10 of the 30 must be in respiratory care clinical practices. 5 of the 30 can be in any healthcare-related field.)
Complete all New Jersey Required RT CEs
$39
  • Unlimited Certificates (1 Year)
  • Instant access to certificates
  • and much more ...
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State Board of Respiratory Care
Phone: 973-504-6485 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: P.O. Box 45031
Newark  07101

New Jersey Occupational Therapist Assistant (OTA)

ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, October 17, 2023
CEs not required.
Occupational therapist assistant must renew their license biennially for odd number of years. 
New Jersey Office of the Attorney General, Division of Consumer Affairs, Occupational Therapy Advisory Council
Phone: 973-504-6570 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: P.O. Box 45037
Newark  07101

New Jersey Medical Assistant (MA)

ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Wednesday, November 15, 2023
CEs not required.
There are no medical assistant license requirements in New Jersey.
In New Jersey, medical assistants are only required to be certified if they will be administering injections. However, they are allowed to perform any task that a physician delegates to them as long as it is reasonable.