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Rhode Island Continuing Education Requirements

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Below are details about continuing education and license renewal in Rhode Island. You can skip to your profession by selecting it from the drop down list above.

Rhode Island may be the smallest state in size in the United States, but its population is nearly the same as some rural states that are double and triple its size. The state is an entire 1,214 square miles in size, but a little over a million people live there, making it also one of the most densely populated states in the country.

What makes it a popular destination? The entire southern part of Rhode Island, which is about 37 miles long, neighbors the Atlantic Ocean, giving it one of the most beautiful coastlines in the country. And believe it or not, there is scientific-based research that people benefit more when they live or are generally near a body of water.

When working a stressful job, let’s say as a registered nurse at the hospital, it’s better to work somewhere that’s close to the water. Researchers believe that the beach, and other large bodies of water, tend to give people better psychological and overall health outcomes. Generally, people are more active near the water, which helps reduce physical health problems, such as diabetes and other weight-related problems. Plus, it helps with reducing stress and slowing down the heart rate, which in return, boosts mental health.

 

Rhode Island, also nicknamed the “Ocean State”, has plenty of opportunity for its residents and visitors to get a healthy dosage of “Vitamin Sea”, which has been proven to give more health benefits than some may believe.

Rhode Island Registered Nurse (RN)

Rhode Island Requires
10 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Rhode Island requires
10 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
CEUfast Meets All Requirements
Last Updated: Friday, June 14, 2019

10 contact hours every 2 year renewal period related to nursing practice.

Special Requirements
2 of the 10 required contact hours must be related to substance abuse.
Required Courses
Get one year unlimited RN CEUs $30
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Rhode Island Board of Nurse Registration and Nursing Education
Phone: 401-222-5700 Fax: 401-222-3352 Website: Visit Site Address: 105 Cannon Building, Three Capitol Hill
Providence  02908

Rhode Island Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)

Rhode Island Requires
10 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Rhode Island requires
10 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
CEUfast Meets All Requirements
Last Updated: Friday, June 14, 2019

10 contact hours every 2 year renewal period related to nursing practice. License renewal is due by March 1st.

Special Requirements
2 of the 10 required contact hours must be related to substance abuse.
Get one year unlimited ARNP CEUs $30
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Rhode Island Board of Nurse Registration and Nursing Education
Phone: 401-222-5700 Fax: 401-222-3352 Website: Visit Site Address: 105 Cannon Building, Three Capitol Hill
Providence  02908

Rhode Island Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Rhode Island Requires
10 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Rhode Island requires
10 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
CEUfast Meets All Requirements
Last Updated: Friday, June 14, 2019

10 contact hours every 2 year renewal period related to nursing practice. License renewal is due by March 1st.

Special Requirements
2 of the 10 required contact hours must be related to substance abuse.
Get one year unlimited LPN CEUs $30
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Rhode Island Board of Nurse Registration and Nursing Education
Phone: 401-222-5700 Fax: 401-222-3352 Website: Visit Site Address: 105 Cannon Building, Three Capitol Hill
Providence  02908

Rhode Island Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
CEs not required.
Must have been employed as a nursing assistant for at least eight (8) hours within the prior twenty-four (24) months; or have completed a nursing assistant training and testing program within the past twenty-four (24) months.
Rhode Island Department of Health Professionals
Phone: 401-222-5888 Website: Visit Site Address: Three Capitol Hill,
Providence  02903

Rhode Island Medication Nursing Assistant

ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
CEs not required.
Must have been employed as a nursing assistant for at least eight (8) hours within the prior twenty-four (24) months; or have completed a nursing assistant training and testing program within the past twenty-four (24) months.
Special Requirements
Medication Aides must also complete four (4) required continuing education hours related to medication administration.
Rhode Island Department of Health Professionals
Phone: 401-222-5888 Website: Visit Site Address: Three Capitol Hill,
Providence  02903

Rhode Island Home Health Aid (HHA)

ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
CEs not required.
Rhode Island Department of Health Professionals
Phone: 401-222-5888 Website: Visit Site Address: Three Capitol Hill,
Providence  02903

Rhode Island Physical Therapist (PT)

Rhode Island Requires
24 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Rhode Island requires
24 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Thursday, March 7, 2019
Physical Therapists must obtain 24 hours of continuing education biennially. 
Get one year unlimited PT CEUs $30
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Board of Physical Therapy
Phone: 401-222-1750 Fax: 401-222-1272 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 3 Capitol Hill, Room 104
Providence  02908-5097

Rhode Island Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)

Rhode Island Requires
24 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Rhode Island requires
24 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Thursday, March 7, 2019
Physical Therapy Assistants must obtain 24 hours of continuing education biennially. 
Get one year unlimited PTA CEUs $30
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Board of Physical Therapy
Phone: 401-222-1750 Fax: 401-222-1272 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 3 Capitol Hill, Room 104
Providence  02908-5097

Rhode Island Athletic Trainer (AT/AL)

ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
CEs not required.
An Athletic trainer license expires on June 30 of odd numbered years. The licensee shall meet continuing educations requirements as prescribed by the BOC in order to renew a license. 
Department of Health
Phone: 401-222-5960 Website: Visit Site Address: 3 Capitol Hill
Licensing Unit Room 105A
Providence  02908

Rhode Island Occupational Therapist (OT)

Rhode Island Requires
20 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Rhode Island requires
20 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
An Occupational Therapy license shall expire on March 31 of each even numbered year (biennially).  Licensees shall be required to earn 20 hours of continuing education.

Learning activities provided by CEUFast, Inc. will fulfill Category II activities. 
Get one year unlimited OT CEUs $30
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Department of Health
Phone: 401-222-5960 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 3 Capitol Hill
Licensing Unit Room 105A
Providence  02908

Rhode Island Occupational Therapist Assistant (OTA)

Rhode Island Requires
20 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Rhode Island requires
20 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
An Occupational Therapy license shall expire on March 31 of each even numbered year (biennially).  Licensees shall be required to earn 20 hours of continuing education.

Learning activities provided by CEUFast, Inc. will fulfill Category II activities. 
Get one year unlimited OTA CEUs $30
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Department of Health
Phone: 401-222-5960 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 3 Capitol Hill
Licensing Unit Room 105A
Providence  02908