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New Mexico Continuing Education Requirements

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Referred to as the “Land of Enchantment” due to its stunningly breathtaking landscapes and diverse melting pot of cultures, New Mexico is home to more than 2 million people. New Mexico’s diverse population makes it a central hub for people speaking more than one language. In fact, one out of three families throughout the state speak Spanish at home. And Hispanics make up 46.7 percent of the state’s population, which is the highest Hispanic population share in the country.

If you currently live in New Mexico or are thinking about moving there, becoming fluent in Spanish as a second language might come in handy, especially if you plan to work one-on-one with patients at a hospital or doctors office. Throughout the country, there is a growing need for bilingual nurses. It’s important to have staff that can interpret a patient’s needs, as well as translate the doctor’s instructions back to the patient. So, it goes both ways to ensure the patients’ safety and comfort.

Imagine having to go to the hospital in a country where your primary language isn’t spoken and no one understands you – scary, right? That’s why it’s always important to have bilingual nurses on staff in case you run into this situation.

New Mexico Registered Nurse (RN)

New Mexico Requires
30 Hours
Every year
New Mexico Board of Nursing
Approved Provider
50-353
New Mexico requires
30 hours Every year
New Mexico
Approved Provider 50-353
CEUfast Meets All Requirements
Last Updated: Friday, February 2, 2024
30 contact hours within the 24 months immediately preceding expiration of license.
These can be contained from:
CE courses OR Current National Certification (from Board of your specialty such as CCRN, CPN, CNOR) to cover continuing education requirements
Special Requirements
As of July 1, 2019, all licensees and certificate holders will be required to upload proof of continuing education to CE Broker before licenses/certificates will be renewed.
Complete all New Mexico Required RN CEs
$39
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New Mexico Board of Nursing
Phone: 505-841-8340 Fax: 505-841-8347 Website: Visit Site Address: PO Box 3628
Albuquerque, NM  87190

New Mexico Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

New Mexico Requires
30 Hours
Every year
New Mexico Board of Nursing
Approved Provider
50-353
Instant Reporting to
New Mexico requires
30 hours Every year
New Mexico
Approved Provider 50-353
Instant Reporting to CE Broker
Last Updated: Friday, February 2, 2024

30 contact hours within 24 months immediately preceding the expiration of license. 

Special Requirements
As of July 1, 2019, all licensees and certificate holders will be required to upload proof of continuing education to CE Broker before licenses/certificates will be renewed.
Complete all New Mexico Required LPN CEs
$39
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  • Instant Reporting to CE Broker
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New Mexico Board of Nursing
Phone: 505-841-8340 Fax: 505-841-8347 Website: Visit Site Address: PO Box 3628
Albuquerque  87190

New Mexico Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)

New Mexico Requires
50 Hours
Every two years
Approved Provider
50-353
New Mexico requires
50 hours Every two years
New Mexico
Approved Provider 50-353
CEUfast Meets All Requirements
Last Updated: Friday, February 2, 2024

ADVANCED PRACTICE REGISTERED NURSE (APRN) and CERTIFIED NURSE PRACTITIONERS (CNP): 

Requirements for continuing education as an APRN is dependent upon whether or not you hold a DEA license associated with your NM APRN license.

Maintaining licensure as a CNP (without DEA registration): 50 contact hours of approved CE each renewal period, national certification in the specialty by a nursing organization and maintenance of national certification.

Complete all New Mexico Required CNS CEs
$39
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New Mexico Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)

New Mexico Requires
5 Hours
Every two years
New Mexico Board of Nursing
Approved Provider
50-353
New Mexico requires
5 hours Every two years
New Mexico
Approved Provider 50-353
CEUfast Meets All Requirements
Last Updated: Friday, February 2, 2024

ADVANCED PRACTICE REGISTERED NURSE (APRN) and CERTIFIED NURSE PRACTITIONERS (CNP): 

Requirements for continuing education as an APRN is dependent upon whether or not you hold a DEA license associated with your NM APRN license.

Maintaining licensure as a CNP (without DEA registration): 50 contact hours of approved CE each renewal period, national certification in the specialty by a nursing organization and maintenance of national certification.

Complete all New Mexico Required CRNA CEs
$39
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New Mexico Board of Nursing
Phone: 505-841-8340 Fax: 505-841-8347 Website: Visit Site Address: PO Box 3628
Albuquerque  87190

New Mexico Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN)

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

ADVANCED PRACTICE REGISTERED NURSE (APRN) and CERTIFIED NURSE PRACTITIONERS (CNP): 

Requirements for continuing education as an APRN is dependent upon whether or not you hold a DEA license associated with your NM APRN license.

Maintaining licensure as a CNP (without DEA registration): 50 contact hours of approved CE each renewal period, national certification in the specialty by a nursing organization and maintenance of national certification.

Special Requirements
CNPs with DEA registration at any time during their most recent renewal period shall obtain: 

30 contact hours for licensure as an RN. CNPs with a compact RN license from another jurisdiction have the same obligation for these 30 contact hours as those holding an RN license from New Mexico. 5 contact hours related to the CNP’s practice, 10 contact hours in pharmacology related to the CNP’s practice, and 5 contact hours in the management of non-cancer pain.

CNPs without DEA registration for the entire most recent renewal period shall obtain:

30 contact hours for licensure as an RN. CNPs with a compact RN license from another jurisdiction have the same obligation for these 30 contact hours as those holding an RN license from New Mexico. 10 contact hours related to the CNP’s practice. 10 contact hours in pharmacology related to the CNP’s practice
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New Mexico Board of Nursing
Phone: 505-841-8340 Fax: 505-841-8347 Website: Visit Site Address: PO Box 3628
Albuquerque  87190

New Mexico Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Friday, November 3, 2023
CEs not required.
Must have worked for pay as a nurse aide performing nurse aide duties under the supervision of a licensed or registered nurse for at least eight hours during the previous 24-month certification period.

Continuing Education is not required. Please check with your facility/employer to ensure CEUFast courses are accepted. 
Nurse Aide Registry
Phone: 505-861-9680 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 5300 Homestead Road NE Suite 300-3116
Albuquerque  87110

New Mexico Physical Therapist (PT)

Last Updated: Thursday, January 11, 2024
Thirty (30) hours of continuing education will be required biennially. All continuing education hours must be earned during the current two (2) year renewal period of February 1 through January 31.

**CEUFast courses will be accepted for credit by providing your board with the following documentation:   a certificate of completion, the course schedule, learning objectives, and the name and credentials of the instructor (maximum allowable of 30 contact hours)
NM Physical Therapy Board
Phone: 505-476-4880 Fax: 505-476-4622 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 2550 Cerrillos Rd
PO Box 25101
Sante Fe  87505

New Mexico Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)

New Mexico Requires
30 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
New Mexico requires
30 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Wednesday, January 10, 2024
Thirty (30) hours of continuing education will be required biennially. All continuing education hours must be earned during the current two (2) year renewal period of February 1 through January 31.

**CEUFast courses will be accepted for credit by providing your board with the following documentation:   a certificate of completion, the course schedule, learning objectives, and the name and credentials of the instructor (maximum allowable of 30 contact hours)
Complete all New Mexico Required PTA CEs
$39
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NM Physical Therapy Board
Phone: 505-476-4880 Fax: 505-476-4622 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 2550 Cerrillos Rd
Sante Fe  87505

New Mexico Occupational Therapist (OT)

New Mexico Requires
15 Hours
Every year
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
New Mexico requires
15 hours Every year
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, October 17, 2023
Every licensed occupational therapist must earn a minimum of fifteen (15) continuing education contact hours per year during each year of licensure. License year begins Oct 1st and ends Sept 30th
Complete all New Mexico Required OT CEs
$39
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Board of Examiners for Occupational Therapy
Phone: 505-476-4880 Fax: 505-476-4622 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: P.O. Box 25101
Santa Fe  87504

New Mexico Occupational Therapist Assistant (OTA)

New Mexico Requires
15 Hours
Every year
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
New Mexico requires
15 hours Every year
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, October 17, 2023
Every licensed occupational therapy assistant must earn a minimum of fifteen (15) continuing education contact hours per year during each year of licensure. The license year begins Oct 1st and ends Sept 30th.
Complete all New Mexico Required OTA CEs
$39
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Board of Examiners for Occupational Therapy
Phone: 505-476-4940 Fax: 505-476-4622 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: P.O. Box 25101
Santa Fe  87504

New Mexico Athletic Trainer (AT/AL)

New Mexico Requires
75 Hours
Every year
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
New Mexico requires
75 hours Every year
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, January 30, 2024
Each person licensed under the act shall renew his/her license annually on or 08/31, the renewal fee, proof of current CPR certification, AED certification and proof of current NATA-BOC certification.

Each licensed athletic trainer shall be required to earn 75 continuing education units (contact hours), during each three year reporting period.  
Required Courses Not Provided by CEUfast
  • Emergency Cardiac Care (CPR)
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Board of Examiners for Athletic Training
Phone: 505-476-4630 Fax: 505-476-4622 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: P.O. Box 25101
2550 Cerrillos Road,
Santa Fe  87505

New Mexico Respiratory Therapist (RT)

New Mexico Requires
20 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
New Mexico requires
20 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, September 26, 2023
CEUFast is unable to provide continuing education at this time. 

All licensed respiratory care practitioners must renew their license by September 30 of odd number years. For renewal, each licensee must complete 20 hours of continuing education, with at least one of those hours in ethics. 
Special Requirements
A minimum of 12 clock hours of the 20 clock hours of continuing education must be consistent with American Medical Association Category I.
Complete all New Mexico Required RT CEs
$39
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New Mexico Advisory Board of Respiratory Care Practitioners
Phone: 505-476-4622 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 2550 Cerrillos Road
Santa Fe  87505

New Mexico Medical Assistant (MA)

ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Wednesday, November 15, 2023
CEs not required.
“Medical assistant” means any individual who is not licensed as a healthcare practitioner in New Mexico and is working under the direction and supervision of a licensed physician. Formal education is not required to work as a medical assistant in New Mexico.
New Mexico State Records & Archives
Phone: 505-476-7948 Website: Visit Site Address: 1209 Camino Carlos Rey
Santa Fe  87507