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South Carolina Continuing Education Requirements

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When picturing the state of South Carolina, most will probably clump it together with its neighboring state to the north. However, South Carolina has many qualities that make it a unique state of its own. The largest city in South Carolina is Charleston, which has been nicknamed the “Holy City” due to its vast number of historical churches and religious diversities that call it home. Some say that if you’re lucky enough to see the city from across the water, you’ll notice that historical church steeples line most of the city’s skyline.

Charleston is deeply recognized for its large, religiously tolerant culture. If you happen to find yourself working as a nurse in the “Holy City”, you might want to research on ways to make yourself more culturally accommodating to your patients. Some researchers believe that by providing care that meets the cultural, social, and religious needs of the patient and their families, you can improve the results of the patient’s overall quality and care.

As a nursing professional, it’s a good idea to be continuously growing your education and knowledge of patient care. And patient isn’t just limited to physical injuries or illnesses, but expands to the overall well-being of your patient.

South Carolina Registered Nurse (RN)

South Carolina Requires
30 Hours
Every two years
South Carolina Board of Nursing
Approved Provider
#50-353
Instant Reporting to
South Carolina requires
30 hours Every two years
South Carolina
Approved Provider #50-353
Instant Reporting to CE Broker
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
CEs not required.

Complete at least one of the following:

  • 30 contact hours from a continuing education provider recognized by the board
  • maintenance of certification or re-certification by a national certifying body recognized by the board
  • completion of an academic program of study in nursing or a related field recognized by the board
  • verification of competency and the number of hours practiced as evidenced by employer certification on a form approved by the Board.
South Carolina Board of Nursing
Phone: 803-896-4550 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 110 Centerview Dr
Columbia  29210

South Carolina Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)

South Carolina Requires
30 Hours
Every two years
South Carolina Board of Nursing
Approved Provider
#50-353
Instant Reporting to
South Carolina requires
30 hours Every two years
South Carolina
Approved Provider #50-353
Instant Reporting to CE Broker
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
CEs not required.

Renewal of an active license biennially requires documented evidence of at least ONE of the following requirements during the licensure period: 

  1. completion of thirty contact hours from a continuing education provider recognized by the board; OR 2. maintenance of certification or re-certification by a national certifying body recognized by the board; OR 3. completion of an academic program of study in nursing or a related field recognized by the board; OR 4. verification of competency and the number of hours practiced as evidenced by employer certification on a form approved by the Board. 
South Carolina Board of Nursing
Phone: 803-896-4550 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 110 Centerview Dr
Columbia  29210

South Carolina Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

South Carolina Requires
30 Hours
Every two years
South Carolina Board of Nursing
Approved Provider
#50-353
Instant Reporting to
South Carolina requires
30 hours Every two years
South Carolina
Approved Provider #50-353
Instant Reporting to CE Broker
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
CEs not required.

Complete at least one of the following:

  • 30 contact hours from a continuing education provider recognized by the board
  • maintenance of certification or re-certification by a national certifying body recognized by the board
  • completion of an academic program of study in nursing or a related field recognized by the board
  • verification of competency and the number of hours practiced as evidenced by employer certification on a form approved by the Board.
South Carolina Board of Nursing
Phone: 803-896-4550 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 110 Centerview Dr
Columbia  29210

South Carolina Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
CEs not required.
South Carolina Healthy Connections Medicaid
Phone: 888-549-0820 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: P. O. Box 8206
Columbia  29202-8206

South Carolina Physical Therapist (PT)

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

All physical therapy assistants must earn 30 contact hours of continuing education biennially.  

Special Requirements
 
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South Carolina Board of Physical Therapy
Phone: 803-896-4655 Website: Visit Site Address: 110 Centerview Drive
PO Box 11329
Columbia  29211

South Carolina Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)

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

All physical therapy assistants must earn 30 contact hours of continuing education biennially.  

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South Carolina Board of Physical Therapy
Phone: 803-896-4655 Website: Visit Site Address: 110 Centerview Drive
PO Box 11329
Columbia  29211

South Carolina Athletic Trainer (AT/AL)

South Carolina Requires
2 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
South Carolina requires
2 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Athletic Trainers must renew their license every two years.  Athletic Trainers are required to earn 2 DHEC CEUs from the SCATA Meeting and maintain CPR certification by the American Red Cross or American Herat Association.
Special Requirements
If you did not attend the SCATA symposium, additional training or classes must be sent for approval to Kevin Ennis before submitting your renewal application.  Please contact Mr. Ennis at 843-838-5907 or kevin.ennis@rocketmail.com.  Do not send training or classes to DHEC for approval. 
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SC Department of Health and Environmental Control
Phone: 803-545-4204 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 2600 Bull Street
Columbia  29201

South Carolina Occupational Therapist (OT)

South Carolina Requires
16 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Instant Reporting to
South Carolina requires
16 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Instant Reporting to CE Broker
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
 All licenses are valid for a period of time not to exceed two years.  It is the Licensee's responsibility to renew the license on March fifteenth. A licensee must complete sixteen hours of continuing education per biennium.
Get one year unlimited OT CEUs $30
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South Carolina Board of Occupational Therapy
Phone: 803-896-4683 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 110 Centerview Dr.
Columbia  29210

South Carolina Occupational Therapist Assistant (OTA)

South Carolina Requires
16 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Instant Reporting to
South Carolina requires
16 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Instant Reporting to CE Broker
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
 All licenses are valid for a period of time not to exceed two years.  It is the Licensee's responsibility to renew the license on March fifteenth. A licensee must complete sixteen hours of continuing education per biennium.
Get one year unlimited OTA CEUs $30
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South Carolina Board of Occupational Therapy
Phone: 803-896-4683 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 110 Centerview Dr.
Columbia  29210