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Ohio Continuing Education Requirements

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Ohio, also known as the “Buckeye State”, is home to the Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, and is also the “Roller Coaster Capital of the World” with the famous amusement park, Cedar Point.

More recently, Ohio has also made some newsworthy appearance in the nursing industry with House Bill 144, which aims to outlaw that nurses have to work overtime as a condition of employment. By passing the law, which was introduced in March 2019, Ohio would be the 19th state to allow nurses the right to refuse overtime if they felt too fatigued or burnt out to continue their shift.

It’s no secret that shift work is demanding and that burnout is a real struggle in the workplace, and the Ohio Nurses Association (ONA) supports the bill and hopes to see it to fruition. According to the ONA, even though the research was conducted linking work fatigue to errors, it was still a common practice in the state for RN’s to work mandatory hours past their regular ones, if scheduled. This bill would come as a blessing to many nurses who have been struggling with burnout in their careers, and would be beneficial for future nurses joining the workforce.

Ohio Registered Nurse (RN)

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

24 contact hours must be completed every two year renewal period.

Special Requirements
All licensee and certificate holders are required to complete at least one contact hour of Category A for renewal. This contact hour must be directly related to the Ohio Nurse Practice Act and the rules of the Ohio Board of Nursing.

Nurses seeking licensure in Ohio are required to complete two contact hours of Category A related to the Ohio Nurse Practice Act and the rules of the Ohio Board of Nursing
Required Courses
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The Ohio Board of Nursing
Phone: 614-466-3947 Fax: 614-466-0388 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 17 South High Street • Suite 660
Columbus  43215-3466

Ohio Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

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

24 contact hours must be completed every two year renewal period.

Special Requirements
All licensee and certificate holders are required to complete at least one contact hour of Category A for renewal. This contact hour must be directly related to the Ohio Nurse Practice Act and the rules of the Ohio Board of Nursing.

Nurses seeking licensure in Ohio are required to complete two contact hours of Category A related to the Ohio Nurse Practice Act and the rules of the Ohio Board of Nursing
Required Courses
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The Ohio Board of Nursing
Phone: 614-466-3947 Fax: 614-466-0388 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 17 South High Street • Suite 660
Columbus  43215-3466

Ohio Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)

Ohio Requires
24 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Ohio requires
24 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
CEUfast Meets All Requirements
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
24 contact hours must be completed every two year renewal period.
Special Requirements
Ohio Nurse Practice Act: 1 hour course per renewal period; 2 hour course for initial license.
12 CE in pharmacology.
Required Courses
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The Ohio Board of Nursing
Phone: 614-466-3947 Fax: 614-466-0388 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 17 South High Street • Suite 660
Columbus  43215-3466

Ohio Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Wednesday, March 13, 2019
CEs not required.
Ohio Department of Health
Phone: 614-752-9500 Fax: 614-564-2461 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 246 N. High Street
Columbus  43215

Ohio Physical Therapist (PT)

Ohio Requires
24 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Ohio requires
24 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Thursday, March 7, 2019
All individuals licensed as a physical therapist shall renew their license by the thirty-first day of January in each even-numbered year.  Physical therapists are required to complete a minimum of 24 contact hours per renewal cycle.
Special Requirements
ALL continuing education activities require valid Ohio Approval Numbers issued by the OPTA.  CEUFast courses are not accepted by your board at this time. 
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Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Athletic Trainers
Phone: 614-466-3774 Website: Visit Site Address: 77 S. High Street, 16th Floor
Columbus  43215-6108

Ohio Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)

Ohio Requires
12 Hours
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Ohio requires
12 hours
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Thursday, March 7, 2019
All individuals licensed as a physical therapist shall renew their license by the thirty-first day of January in each even-numbered year.  Physical therapists are required to complete a minimum of 24 contact hours per renewal cycle.
Special Requirements
ALL continuing education activities require valid Ohio Approval Numbers issued by the OPTA.  CEUFast courses are not accepted by your board at this time. 
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Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Athletic Trainers
Phone: 614-466-3774 Website: Visit Site Address: 77 S. High Street, 16th Floor
Columbus  43215-6108

Ohio Occupational Therapist (OT)

Ohio Requires
20 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Ohio requires
20 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Occupational Therapist license expires biennially on June 30th of odd years. License holders are required to complete 20 hours of continuing education.

Special Requirements
Licensees are required to complete at least one contact hour of ethics education per renewal. Licensees can meet the ethics requirement by
successfully passing the “Occupational Therapy Licensure Law Test” at https://otptat.ohio.gov/Occupational-Therapy/OT-Jurisprudence-Exam
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Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Athletic Trainers
Phone: 614-466-3774 Website: Visit Site Address: 77 S. High Street, 16th Floor
Columbus  43215-6108

Ohio Occupational Therapist Assistant (OTA)

Ohio Requires
20 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Ohio requires
20 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Occupational Therapy Assistant license expires biennially on June 30th of even years. License holders are required to complete 20 hours of continuing education, including at least one hour of ethics, jurisprudence, or cultural competence each renewal cycle.

Special Requirements
Licensees are required to complete at least one contact hour of ethics education per renewal. Licensees can meet the ethics requirement by
successfully passing the “Occupational Therapy Licensure Law Test” at http://www.otptat.ohio.gov/otforms/othethicsexam.pdf
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Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Athletic Trainers
Phone: 614-466-3774 Website: Visit Site Address: 77 S. High Street, 16th Floor
Columbus  43215-6108

Ohio Athletic Trainer (AT/AL)

Ohio Requires
25 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Ohio requires
25 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019

All individuals licensed as an athletic trainer shall renew their license by the 30th day of September in each
even-numbered year.
 

Special Requirements
  • At least one contact hour of ethics education. Licensees can meet the ethics requirement by successfully passing the “Athletic Trainers Licensure Law Test” found here  
  • At least two contact hours of education covering evidence-based practice per renewal 
  • At least five hours of in-person participation at professional workshops, seminars, and/or conferences 
Required Courses Not Provided by CEUfast
  • one contact hour of ethics education.
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Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Athletic Trainers
Phone: 614-466-3774 Website: Visit Site Address: 77 S. High Street, 16th Floor
Columbus  43215-6108

Ohio Respiratory Therapist (RT)

Ohio Requires
20 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Ohio requires
20 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Special Requirements
1 hour on Ohio respiratory care law or professional ethics. 
At least 15 hours (for License) or 7 hours (for Permit) must include content relating to the provision of clinical respiratory care. 
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State Medical Board of Ohio
Phone: 614-466-3934 Fax: 614-728-5946 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 30 East Broad Street, 3rd Floor
Columbus  43215