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North Carolina Continuing Education Requirements

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North Carolina Registered Nurse (RN)

ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
CEUfast Meets All Requirements
Last Updated: Sunday, June 2, 2019
CEs not required.
One of the following is required
  • 15 Contact Hours of continued education and 640 hours of active practice within previous 2 years 
  • National Certification or Re-certification by a National Credentialing Body recognized by the Board
  • 30 Contact Hours of continued education
  • Completion of a Board-Approved Refresher Course
  • Completion of a minimum of two (2) semester hours of post-licensure academic education related to nursing practice
  • 15 Contact Hours of continued education and completion of a nursing project as Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator to include statement of problem, project objectives, methods, date of completion and summary of findings
  • 15 Contact Hours of continued education and Authoring or Co-Authoring a nursing-related article, paper, book or book chapter
  • 15 Contact Hours of continued education and developing and conducting a nursing continuing education presentation or presentations totaling a minimum of five contact hours, including program brochure or course syllabi, objectives, date and location of presentation, and approximate number of attendees
North Carolina Board of Nursing
Phone: 919-782-3211 Fax: 919-781-9461 Website: Visit Site Address: 4516 Lake Boone Trail
PO box 2129
Raleigh  27607-2129

North Carolina Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

North Carolina Requires
30 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
North Carolina requires
30 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
CEUfast Meets All Requirements
Last Updated: Sunday, June 2, 2019
CEs not required.
One of the following is required
  • 15 Contact Hours of continued education and 640 hours of active practice within previous 2 years 
  • National Certification or Re-certification by a National Credentialing Body recognized by the Board
  • 30 Contact Hours of continued education
  • Completion of a Board-Approved Refresher Course
  • Completion of a minimum of two (2) semester hours of post-licensure academic education related to nursing practice
  • 15 Contact Hours of continued education and completion of a nursing project as Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator to include a statement of a problem, project objectives, methods, date of completion and summary of findings
  • 15 Contact Hours of continued education and Authoring or Co-Authoring a nursing-related article, paper, book or book chapter
  • 15 Contact Hours of continued education and developing and conducting a nursing continuing education presentation or presentations totaling a minimum of five contact hours, including program brochure or course syllabi, objectives, date, and location of presentation, and approximate number of attendees
North Carolina Board of Nursing
Phone: 919-782-3211 Fax: 919-781-9461 Website: Visit Site Address: 4516 Lake Boone Trail
PO box 2129
Raleigh  27607-2129

North Carolina Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)

North Carolina Requires
30 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
North Carolina requires
30 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
CEUfast Meets All Requirements
Last Updated: Sunday, June 2, 2019
CEs not required.
One of the following is required
  • 15 Contact Hours of continued education and 640 hours of active practice within the previous 2 years 
  • National Certification or Re-certification by a National Credentialing Body recognized by the Board
  • 30 Contact Hours of continued education
  • Completion of a Board-Approved Refresher Course
  • Completion of a minimum of two (2) semester hours of post-licensure academic education related to nursing practice
  • 15 Contact Hours of continued education and completion of a nursing project as Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator to include a statement of the problem, project objectives, methods, date of completion and summary of findings
  • 15 Contact Hours of continued education and Authoring or Co-Authoring a nursing-related article, paper, book or book chapter
  • 15 Contact Hours of continued education and developing and conducting a nursing continuing education presentation or presentations totaling a minimum of five contact hours, including program brochure or course syllabi, objectives, date, and location of presentation, and approximate number of attendees
North Carolina Board of Nursing
Phone: 919-782-3211 Fax: 919-781-9461 Website: Visit Site Address: 4516 Lake Boone Trail
PO box 2129
Raleigh  27607-2129

North Carolina Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Wednesday, March 13, 2019
CEs not required.
qualified work experience (at least 8 hours) completed during every two years.
NC Department of Health & Human Services - Division of Health Service Regulation
Phone: 919-855-3969 Website: Visit Site Address: 2709 Mail Service Center
Raleigh  27699

North Carolina Medication Nursing Assistant

ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
CEs not required.
NC Department of Health & Human Services - Division of Health Service Regulation
Phone: 919-855-3969 Website: Visit Site Address: 2709 Mail Service Center
Raleigh  27699

North Carolina Home Health Aid (HHA)

ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
CEs not required.
NC Department of Health & Human Services - Division of Health Service Regulation
Phone: 919-855-3969 Website: Visit Site Address: 2709 Mail Service Center
Raleigh  27699

North Carolina Physical Therapist (PT)

North Carolina Requires
30 Hours
Every year
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
North Carolina requires
30 hours Every year
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Thursday, March 7, 2019

Physical Therapy Assistants must renew their license annually by January 31st.  Every 25 month, the PT will earn 20 continuing competency points (example: January 1, 2017, through January 31, 2019) 

Get one year unlimited PT CEUs $30
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North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners
Phone: 800-800-8982 Fax: 919-490-5106 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 18 West Colony Place, Suite 140
Durham  27705

North Carolina Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)

North Carolina Requires
20 Hours
Every year
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
North Carolina requires
20 hours Every year
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Thursday, March 7, 2019

Physical Therapy Assistants must renew their license annually by January 31st.  Every 25 month, the PT will earn 20 continuing competency points (example: January 1, 2017, through January 31, 2019) 

Get one year unlimited PTA CEUs $30
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North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners
Phone: 800-800-8982 Fax: 919-490-5106 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 18 West Colony Place, Suite 140
Durham  27705

North Carolina Occupational Therapist (OT)

North Carolina Requires
15 Hours
Every year
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
North Carolina requires
15 hours Every year
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Occupational therapist must renew their license annually by June 30th.  OTs and OTAs are both required to complete fifteen (15) continuing competence activity points annually. One point in ethics is mandatory for this renewal period and every renewal thereafter.
Special Requirements
You are now required to upload documentation showing proof of completion for the CCAs (continuing competence activities) completed.
Get one year unlimited OT CEUs $30
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North Carolina Board of Occupational Therapy
Phone: 919-832-1380 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: PO Box 2280
Raleigh  27602

North Carolina Occupational Therapist Assistant (OTA)

North Carolina Requires
15 Hours
Every year
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
North Carolina requires
15 hours Every year
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Occupational therapist must renew their license annually by June 30th.  OTs and OTAs are both required to complete fifteen (15) continuing competence activity points annually. One point in ethics is mandatory for this renewal period and every renewal thereafter.
Special Requirements
You are now required to upload documentation showing proof of completion for the CCAs (continuing competence activities) completed.
Get one year unlimited OTA CEUs $30
Sign Up
North Carolina Board of Occupational Therapy
Phone: 919-832-1380 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: PO Box 2280
Raleigh  27602

North Carolina Athletic Trainer (AT/AL)

ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
CEs not required.
A licensee shall renew annually and must provide proof of BOC certification. 
NCBATE
Phone: 919-821-4980 Fax: 919-833-5743 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: PO Box 10769
Raleigh  27605