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North Dakota Continuing Education Requirements

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When you sit down at the table to eat a meal, do you ever think about where it came from? Most people don’t. However, for those that do, you might be surprised to find that a lot of it may come from North Dakota. As a matter of fact, the agricultural industry employs nearly a quarter of the state’s entire population. Farmland in North Dakota takes up nearly 90 percent of the state’s land, which is about 39 million acres.

The state of North Dakota is the nation’s leading producer of spring wheat, durum wheat, sunflower, barley, oats, lentils, honey, edible beans, canola, and flaxseed. All these ingredients that produced throughout the state are an important part of eating a balanced diet.

As a nurse in the healthcare industry, it’s not always easy getting the right diet in when you’re working long shifts and late nights. However, it’s vital to your patients that you stay healthy. So, when making trips to the grocery store, it’s best to avoid foods that have a long list of ingredients, artificial colors, preservatives, and trans-fat. Instead, try to fresh, lean meats, whole grains and whole fruits and vegetables. And remember, many of those whole grains that end up on your plate, most likely came from a farm in the great state of North Dakota.

North Dakota Registered Nurse (RN)

North Dakota Requires
12 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
North Dakota requires
12 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
CEUfast Meets All Requirements
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019

12 contact hours every two years.

  • If you recently received your first license in North Dakota and took an examination to receive it, and this is your first renewal of that nursing license, you are NOT REQUIRED to have completed CE courses.
  • If you received your first license in North Dakota by an endorsement from another state in the year you are renewing, you must still complete 12 contact hours for renewal of your nursing license.
must meet or exceed 400 hours of nursing practice in the preceding four years.
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North Dakota Board of Nursing
Phone: 701-328-9777 Fax: 701-328-9785 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 919 S 7th St Suite 504
Bismarck  58504-5881

North Dakota Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)

North Dakota Requires
15 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
North Dakota requires
15 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
CEUfast Meets All Requirements
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019

12 contact hours every two years.

  • If you recently received your first license in North Dakota and took an examination to receive it, and this is your first renewal of that nursing license, you are NOT REQUIRED to have completed CE courses.
  • If you received your first license in North Dakota by an endorsement from another state in the year you are renewing, you must still complete 12 contact hours for renewal of your nursing license.
must meet or exceed 400 hours of nursing practice in the preceding four years.
Special Requirements
APRN with Prescriptive Authority must complete fifteen (15) contact hours of education during the previous two (2) years in pharmacotherapy related to the scope of practice.  These contact hours may fulfill the registered nurse renewal continuing education requirement. 
Get one year unlimited ARNP CEUs $30
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North Dakota Board of Nursing
Phone: 701-328-9777 Fax: 701-328-9785 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 919 S 7th St Suite 504
Bismarck  58504-5881

North Dakota Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

North Dakota Requires
12 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
North Dakota requires
12 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
CEUfast Meets All Requirements
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019

12 contact hours every two years.

  • If you recently received your first license in North Dakota and took an examination to receive it, and this is your first renewal of that nursing license, you are NOT REQUIRED to have completed CE courses.
  • If you received your first license in North Dakota by an endorsement from another state in the year you are renewing, you must still complete 12 contact hours for renewal of your nursing license.
must meet or exceed 400 hours of nursing practice in the preceding four years.
Get one year unlimited LPN CEUs $30
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North Dakota Board of Nursing
Phone: 701-328-9777 Fax: 701-328-9785 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 919 S 7th St Suite 504
Bismarck  58504-5881

North Dakota Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
CEs not required.
North Dakota Department of Health Division of Health Facilities
Phone: 701-328-2353 Website: Visit Site Address: 600 East Boulevard Avenue, Dept. 301,
Bismarck  58505

North Dakota Medication Nursing Assistant

ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
CEs not required.
North Dakota Department of Health Division of Health Facilities
Phone: 701-328-2353 Website: Visit Site Address: 600 East Boulevard Avenue, Dept. 301,
Bismarck  58505

North Dakota Home Health Aid (HHA)

ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
CEs not required.
North Dakota Department of Health Division of Health Facilities
Phone: 701-328-2353 Website: Visit Site Address: 600 East Boulevard Avenue, Dept. 301,
Bismarck  58505

North Dakota Physical Therapist (PT)

North Dakota Requires
25 Hours
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
North Dakota requires
25 hours
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Thursday, March 7, 2019
Physical Therapists must obtain 25 units of continuing competence every two years. 
Special Requirements
Changes "clinically related" to "certified activities" The total number of continuing competence units remains the same at 25 units per renewal cycle (i.e. every 2 years). The minimum number of "certified" units which may be applied for the two year recording period will equal 15 units. 

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North Dakota Board of Physical Therapy
Phone: 701-352-0125 Fax: 701-352-3093 Website: Visit Site Address: Box 69
Grafton  58237

North Dakota Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)

North Dakota Requires
25 Hours
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
North Dakota requires
25 hours
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Thursday, March 7, 2019
Physical Therapists must obtain 25 units of continuing competence every two years. 
Special Requirements
Changes "clinically related" to "certified activities" The total number of continuing competence units remains the same at 25 units per renewal cycle (i.e. every 2 years). The minimum number of "certified" units which may be applied for the two year recording period will equal 15 units. 

Please visit here for more information
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North Dakota Board of Physical Therapy
Phone: 701-352-0125 Fax: 701-352-3093 Website: Visit Site Address: Box 69
Grafton  58237

North Dakota Occupational Therapist (OT)

North Dakota Requires
20 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
North Dakota requires
20 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
All licensees will need to renew their license every 2 years, by June 30 of the even-numbered years.

All licensed Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants must acquire a minimum of twenty contact hours (2.0 CEU’s) within the twenty-four months prior to the date the completed application for renewal of licensure is received by the NDSBOTP office.
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North Dakota State Board of Occupational Therapy Practice
Phone: 701-250-0847 Fax: 701-224-9824 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: PO Box 4005
Mismarck  58502

North Dakota Occupational Therapist Assistant (OTA)

North Dakota Requires
20 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
North Dakota requires
20 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
All licensees will need to renew their license every 2 years, by June 30 of the even-numbered years.

All licensed Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants must acquire a minimum of twenty contact hours (2.0 CEU’s) within the twenty-four months prior to the date the completed application for renewal of licensure is received by the NDSBOTP office.
Get one year unlimited OTA CEUs $30
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North Dakota State Board of Occupational Therapy Practice
Phone: 701-250-0847 Fax: 701-224-9824 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: PO Box 4005
Mismarck  58502

North Dakota Athletic Trainer (AT/AL)

ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
CEs not required.
Licenses expire on June 30th of year year. Licenses must provide proof of NATABOC, Inc. card as proof of the completion of CEUs.