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Oregon Continuing Education Requirements

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Oregon Registered Nurse (RN)

Oregon Requires
7 Hours
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Oregon requires
7 hours
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Last Updated: Saturday, June 15, 2019

Renewal is dependent on meeting one of three of the following requirements:

  1. Practice nursing for a minimum of 960 hours during the previous five years.
  2. Successfully complete an approved re-entry program within the two years preceding renewal.
  3. Graduate from an OSBN-approved nursing program within the past five years.
Special Requirements
All nurses and health care providers are mandated to complete seven hours of pain management - related continuing education within 24 months of the first renewal of their Oregon license. One of the seven total hours must be completed by taking the online course offered by the Oregon Pain Management Commission on their website.

The remaining six hours can be of your choice, from CE courses that are accredited by an established accrediting body (such as another state board of nursing or national organization) for continuing nursing education. NOTE: This is a one-time requirement and does not have to be repeated for future renewals.
Required Courses
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Oregon State Board of Nursing
Phone: 971-673-0685 Fax: 971-673-0678 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 17938 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd.
Portland, Oregon  97224-7012

Oregon Medication Nursing Assistant

Oregon Requires
8 Hours
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#P0274
Oregon requires
8 hours
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Approved Provider #P0274
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Last Updated: Wednesday, March 27, 2019
  • Work and be paid for at least 400 hours (approximately three months, full-time) of CNA duties in the two years immediately preceding the certificate expiration date. Volunteer work does not count for renewal. Caring for a family member counts for renewal only when it is paid employment.
  • Perform authorized duties as listed in the OSBN's rules under the supervision of a licensed nurse or under delegation by a Registered Nurse.
  • Employment as a CMA counts toward CNA renewal. However, work as a CNA does not count toward CMA renewal.
Special Requirements
In addition, CMAs must complete eight hours of medication-related continuing education during the two years immediately preceding the certificate expiration date. 
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Oregon State Board of Nursing
Phone: 971-673-0685 Fax: 971-673-0678 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 17938 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd.
Portland, Oregon  97224-7012

Oregon Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)

3 Required Courses
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
(3 + 1) Required Courses
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
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Last Updated: Saturday, June 15, 2019

Prescriptive authority is required for all Nurse Practitioners.  ARNPs with Prescriptive Authority are required to attest to meeting the following practice and continuing education requirements for renewal:

  • Practice: 
         Completion of at least 150 hours of practice utilizing current prescriptive authority. Hours must be within the last two years from the date of license expiration.  If the licensee is NOT able to meet the practice requirement, they must show proof of completion of an OSBN-approved APRN-level 45-hour pharmacology course completed within the past two years. The licensee is required to submit a copy of certificate(s) of completion for the pharmacology continuing education (CE) with their renewal application in order to satisfy the requirement. 
  • CE:
         APRN who actively maintains unencumbered nation certification for the type of Oregon license they are renewing (NP, SNS, or CRNA), will meet the CE renewal requirements.  If the APRN does not hold active unencumbered national certification, they must attest to completion of at least 45 structured contact hours of CEs, with 15 of those hours focused in APRN-level pharmacotherapeutic content.
Special Requirements
All nurses and health care providers are mandated to complete seven hours of pain management - related continuing education within 24 months of the first renewal of their Oregon license. One of the seven total hours must be completed by taking the online course offered by the Oregon Pain Management Commission on their website.

The remaining six hours can be of your choice, from CE courses that are accredited by an established accrediting body (such as another state board of nursing or national organization) for continuing nursing education. NOTE: This is a one-time requirement and does not have to be repeated for future renewals.
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Oregon State Board of Nursing
Phone: 971-673-0685 Fax: 971-673-0678 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 17938 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd.
Portland, Oregon  97224-7012

Oregon Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)

1 Required Courses
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
(1 + 1) Required Courses
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
CEUfast Meets All Requirements
Last Updated: Saturday, June 15, 2019

CNS must attest to completion of at least 40 contact hours of CEs in the two years prior to license expiration.  50% of those are must be completed in a structured activity; valid CNS national certification may be used in lieu of completion of the 50% structured hours. 

ARNPs with Prescriptive Authority are required to attest to meeting the following practice and continuing education requirements for renewal:

  • Practice:
    Completion of at least 150 hours of practice utilizing current prescriptive authority. Hours must be within the last two years from the date of license expiration.  If the licensee is NOT able to meet the practice requirement, they must show proof of completion of an OSBN-approved APRN-level 45-hour pharmacology course completed within the past two years. The licensee is required to submit a copy of certificate(s) of completion for the pharmacology continuing education (CE) with their renewal application in order to satisfy the requirement. 
  • CE:
    PRN who actively maintains unencumbered nation certification for the type of Oregon license they are renewing (NP, SNS, or CRNA), will meet the CE renewal requirements.  If the APRN does not hold active unencumbered national certification, they must attest to completion of at least 45 structured contact hours of CEs, with 15 of those hours focused in APRN-level pharmacotherapeutic content.
Special Requirements
All nurses and health care providers are mandated to complete seven hours of pain management - related continuing education within 24 months of the first renewal of their Oregon license. One of the seven total hours must be completed by taking the online course offered by the Oregon Pain Management Commission on their website.

The remaining six hours can be of your choice, from CE courses that are accredited by an established accrediting body (such as another state board of nursing or national organization) for continuing nursing education. NOTE: This is a one-time requirement and does not have to be repeated for future renewals.
Required Courses
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Oregon State Board of Nursing
Phone: 971-673-0685 Fax: 971-673-0678 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 17938 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd.
Portland, Oregon  97224-7012

Oregon Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)

1 Required Courses
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
(1 + 1) Required Courses
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
CEUfast Meets All Requirements
Last Updated: Saturday, June 15, 2019

Renewal is dependent on meeting one of three of the following requirements:

  1. Practice nursing for a minimum of 960 hours during the previous five years.
  2. Successfully complete an approved re-entry program within the two years preceding renewal.
  3. Graduate from an OSBN-approved nursing program within the past five years.
Special Requirements
All nurses and health care providers are mandated to complete seven hours of pain management - related continuing education within 24 months of the first renewal of their Oregon license. One of the seven total hours must be completed by taking the online course offered by the Oregon Pain Management Commission on their website.

The remaining six hours can be of your choice, from CE courses that are accredited by an established accrediting body (such as another state board of nursing or national organization) for continuing nursing education. NOTE: This is a one-time requirement and does not have to be repeated for future renewals.
Required Courses
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Oregon State Board of Nursing
Phone: 971-673-0685 Fax: 971-673-0678 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 17938 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd.
Portland, Oregon  97224-7012

Oregon Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

1 Required Courses
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
(1 + 1) Required Courses
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Saturday, June 15, 2019

Renewal is dependent on meeting one of three of the following requirements:

  1. Practice nursing for a minimum of 960 hours during the previous five years.
  2. Successfully complete an approved re-entry program within the two years preceding renewal.
  3. Graduate from an OSBN-approved nursing program within the past five years.
Special Requirements
All nurses and health care providers are mandated to complete seven hours of pain management - related continuing education within 24 months of the first renewal of their Oregon license. One of the seven total hours must be completed by taking the online course offered by the Oregon Pain Management Commission on their website.

The remaining six hours can be of your choice, from CE courses that are accredited by an established accrediting body (such as another state board of nursing or national organization) for continuing nursing education. NOTE: This is a one-time requirement and does not have to be repeated for future renewals.
Required Courses
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Oregon State Board of Nursing
Phone: 971-673-0685 Fax: 971-673-0678 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 17938 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd.
Portland, Oregon  97224-7012

Oregon Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Wednesday, March 27, 2019
CEs not required.
Work and be paid for at least 400 hours
Oregon State Board of Nursing
Phone: 971-673-0685 Fax: 971-673-0678 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 17938 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd.
Portland, Oregon  97224-7012

Oregon Physical Therapist (PT)

Oregon Requires
24 Hours
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Oregon requires
24 hours
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Thursday, March 7, 2019
Physical Therapists must earn 24 hours of continuing competency (CC) biennially.  
Special Requirements
  • The Pain Management Module may be taken for credit once during each certification period for 1 unit.
  •  The OR-JAM may be taken for credit once during each certification period for 3 units.
  • CPR courses are limited to 1 unit of CC credit regardless of the length of the course
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Oregon Physical Therapist Licensing Board
Phone: 971-673-0200 Fax: 971-673-0226 Website: Visit Site Address: 800 NE Oregon St., Suite 407
Portland  97232-2187

Oregon Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)

Oregon Requires
24 Hours
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Oregon requires
24 hours
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Thursday, March 7, 2019
Physical Therapy Assistants must earn 24 hours of continuing competency (CC) biennially.  
Special Requirements
  • The Pain Management Module may be taken for credit once during each certification period for 1 unit.
  •  The OR-JAM may be taken for credit once during each certification period for 3 units.
  • CPR courses are limited to 1 unit of CC credit regardless of the length of the course
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Oregon Physical Therapist Licensing Board
Phone: 971-673-0200 Fax: 971-673-0226 Website: Visit Site Address: 800 NE Oregon St., Suite 407
Portland  97232-2187

Oregon Occupational Therapist (OT)

Oregon Requires
30 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Oregon requires
30 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
CEUfast Meets All Requirements
Last Updated: Saturday, June 15, 2019
Occupational Therapist shall renew their license every two years on May 31st of even years.

CE REquirements for Current Licensees:
(1) All current licensees shall obtain a minimum of 30 points of CE from Board approved categories during the two years immediately preceding the date of the license renewal; or
(2) The Board recognizes the maintenances of continuous professional development hours as evidenced by current NBCOT Certification (National Board of Certification in Occupational Therapy) as fulfilling the requirements for CE under (1).
Special Requirements
Credit for CE shall be calculated on a point basis in the following categories and must relate to occupational therapy services. It is the responsibility of the licensee to demonstrate how specific classes contribute to the development of the occupational therapy skills. "Application to OT Services" (CE Log) must be included for credit. Unless stated otherwise, one point equals one contact hour. Sixteen to 30 required CE points must come from categories 1-11. A limit of 14 of the required CE points may be accrued from categories 12-18.

CE Categories and Points can be found here

In Oregon, there is a one-time mandatory 7 hours of CE on Pain Management for new Occupational Therapists due within 2 years of licensure.  This includes a mandatory 1-hour free pain management module plus 6 additional hours on pain.
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Occupational Therapy Licensing Baord
Phone: 971-673-0198 Fax: 971-673-0226 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 800 NE Oregon St.
Suite 407
Portland  97232

Oregon Occupational Therapist Assistant (OTA)

Oregon Requires
30 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Oregon requires
30 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
CEUfast Meets All Requirements
Last Updated: Saturday, June 15, 2019
Occupational Therapist shall renew their license every two years on May 31st of even years.

CE REquirements for Current Licensees:
(1) All current licensees shall obtain a minimum of 30 points of CE from Board approved categories during the two years immediately preceding the date of the license renewal; or
(2) The Board recognizes the maintenances of continuous professional development hours as evidenced by current NBCOT Certification (National Board of Certification in Occupational Therapy) as fulfilling the requirements for CE under (1).
Special Requirements
Credit for CE shall be calculated on a point basis in the following categories and must relate to occupational therapy services. It is the responsibility of the licensee to demonstrate how specific classes contribute to the development of the occupational therapy skills. "Application to OT Services" (CE Log) must be included for credit. Unless stated otherwise, one point equals one contact hour. Sixteen to 30 required CE points must come from categories 1-11. A limit of 14 of the required CE points may be accrued from categories 12-18.

CE Categories and Points can be found here

In Oregon, there is a one-time mandatory 7 hours of CE on Pain Management for new Occupational Therapists due within 2 years of licensure.  This includes a mandatory 1-hour free pain management module plus 6 additional hours on pain.
Required Courses
Get one year unlimited OTA CEUs $30
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Occupational Therapy Licensing Baord
Phone: 971-673-0198 Fax: 971-673-0226 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 800 NE Oregon St.
Suite 407
Portland  97232

Oregon Athletic Trainer (AT/AL)

Oregon Requires
10 Hours
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Oregon requires
10 hours
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
To maintain registration, athletic trainers must complete a minimum of 10 hours of approved continuing education each year. 
Special Requirements
Registrants must complete two hours of continuing education specifically on Concussion and Traumatic Brain Injury once every three years.
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