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Tennessee Continuing Education Requirements

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Tennessee Registered Nurse (RN)

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ANCC
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CEUfast Meets All Requirements
Last Updated: Tuesday, February 6, 2024
Multiple options to renew for this profession and state.

Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses Continued Competency:

Maintain evidence of two items from the following list: 

  1. Copy of a satisfactory employer evaluation
  2. Letter from a peer providing a satisfactory evaluation of your nursing performance
  3. Letter from a patient or family member giving evidence of a satisfactory nurse/patient relationship
  4. Copy of a contract of renewal or re-appointment to a nursing position
  5. Written self-evaluation based on the standards of competence listed in the rules
  6. Evidence of current national certification
  7. A document that identifies two nursing goals and how you met these goals
  8. A letter from the agency where you volunteered as a nurse  
  9. Documentation from a school of nursing stating that you participated in the education of nursing students (RNs only)
  10. Certificate/evidence of five contact hours of continuing education (for RNs/LPNs who are not practicing, ten contact hours will fulfill the competency requirement)
  11. Copy of a published article relevant to nursing written by the licensee  
  12. Letter of satisfactory completion of a nursing refresher course
  13. Letter of satisfactory completion of a comprehensive nursing orientation program
  14. Official transcript (may be student issued) demonstrating two hours of nursing credit
  15. Evidence of successfully retaken NCLEX 
Special Requirements
Each licensee must maintain evidence of compliance for four years from when the requirements are completed.  This documentation must be produced for inspection and verification within thirty days of a written request by the board.
Tennessee Board of Nursing
Phone: 615-532-5166 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 665 Mainstream Drive, 2nd Floor
Nashville, TN  37243

Tennessee Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN)

1 Required Courses
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
(1 + 1) Required Courses
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, February 6, 2024
Multiple options to renew for this profession and state.

APRN With Certificate of Fitness (CF) 

  1. Current national certification (NOT state license; example: from ANCC, AANP, NBCRNA)
  2. ONE item from the Registered Nurse proof of competence below (in addition to national certification)
  3. TWO contact hours of continuing education designed specifically to address controlled substance prescribing practices including the Tennessee Chronic Pain Guidelines
  4. Copy of current Collaborative Request/APRN Supervisory Request (formerly Notice and Formulary) if prescribing
APRN Without Certificate of Fitness (CF) 
  1. Current national certification (NOT state license; example: from ANCC, AANP, NBCRNA)
  2. ONE item from the Registered Nurse proof of competence below (in addition to national certification) 
Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses continued competency: Maintain evidence of two items from the following list: 
 
  1. Copy of a satisfactory employer evaluation
  2. Letter from a peer providing a satisfactory evaluation of your nursing performance
  3. Letter from a patient or family member giving evidence of a satisfactory nurse/patient relationship
  4. Copy of a contract of renewal or re-appointment to a nursing position
  5. Written self-evaluation based on the standards of competence listed in the rules
  6. Evidence of current national certification
  7. A document that identifies two nursing goals and how you met these goals
  8. A letter from the agency where you volunteered as a nurse  
  9. Documentation from a school of nursing stating that you participated in the education of nursing students (RNs only)
  10. Certificate/evidence of five contact hours of continuing education  (for RNs/LPNs who are not practicing, ten contact hours will fulfill the competency requirement)
  11.  Copy of a published article relevant to nursing written by the licensee  
  12. Letter of satisfactory completion of a nursing refresher course
  13. Letter of satisfactory completion of a comprehensive nursing orientation program
  14. Official transcript (may be student issued) demonstrating two hours of nursing credit
  15. Evidence of successfully retaken NCLEX 
Special Requirements
APRN’s who are holders of a Certificate of Fitness must have documentation of a minimum of (2) contact hours of continuing education designed specifically to address controlled substance prescribing practices.
Required Courses
Tennessee Board of Nursing
Phone: 615-532-5166 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 665 Mainstream Drive, 2nd Floor
Nashville  37243

Tennessee Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, February 6, 2024
Multiple options to renew for this profession and state.

Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses Continued Competency:

Maintain evidence of two items from the following list: 

  1. Copy of a satisfactory employer evaluation
  2. Letter from a peer providing a satisfactory evaluation of your nursing performance
  3. Letter from a patient or family member giving evidence of a satisfactory nurse/patient relationship
  4. Copy of a contract of renewal or re-appointment to a nursing position
  5. Written self-evaluation based on the standards of competence listed in the rules
  6. Evidence of current national certification
  7. A document that identifies two nursing goals and how you met these goals
  8. A letter from the agency where you volunteered as a nurse  
  9. Documentation from a school of nursing stating that you participated in the education of nursing students (RNs only)
  10. Certificate/evidence of five contact hours of continuing education (for RNs/LPNs who are not practicing, ten contact hours will fulfill the competency requirement)
  11. Copy of a published article relevant to nursing written by the licensee  
  12. Letter of satisfactory completion of a nursing refresher course
  13. Letter of satisfactory completion of a comprehensive nursing orientation program
  14. Official transcript (may be student issued) demonstrating two hours of nursing credit
  15. Evidence of successfully retaken NCLEX 
Tennessee Board of Nursing
Phone: 615-532-5166 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 665 Mainstream Drive, 2nd Floor
Nashville  37243

Tennessee Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Friday, January 19, 2024
CEs not required.
Certified Nurse Aides are required to renew their certification every two years and must provide verification of having worked a minimum of eight hours during the past 24 months in a facility licensed or certified by the Office of Health Care Facilities. 
This proof of employment must be in the form of either a pay stub; payroll printout; or notarized attestation form.  The pay stub or payroll printout must contain the name of the facility (not the payroll services company), the individual’s name, a date and the number of hours worked.  

No continuing education is required for renewal. Please check with your facility/employer to ensure CEUFast courses are accepted. 
Department of Health
Phone: 800-778-4504 Fax: 615-248-3601 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 710 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville  37243

Tennessee Physical Therapist (PT)

Tennessee Requires
30 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Instant Reporting to
Tennessee requires
30 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Instant Reporting to CE Broker
Last Updated: Monday, January 15, 2024

All licensed physical therapists and assistants are required to obtain 30 hours of credits for the 24 months that precede their licensure renewal month.  At least twenty of those hours must be Category 1 activities and no more than 10 hours may be acquired online. Up to ten of the thirty hours may be from Category 2 activities.

**CEUFast is an approved provider of the Tennessee Board of Physical Therapy 

Special Requirements
Four (4) of the required hours must consist of ethics and jurisprudence courses which are a minimum of two (2) hours each in duration and must be Category 1 continuing competence.
Complete all Tennessee Required PT CEs
$39
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  • Instant Reporting to CE Broker
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TN Board of Physical Therapy
Phone: 615-741-3807 Fax: 615-253-8724 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 665 Mainstream Drive, 2nd Floor
Nashville  37243

Tennessee Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)

Tennessee Requires
30 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Instant Reporting to
Tennessee requires
30 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Instant Reporting to CE Broker
Last Updated: Monday, January 15, 2024

All licensed physical therapists and assistants are required to obtain 30 hours of credits for the 24 months that precede their licensure renewal month.  At least twenty of those hours must be Category 1 activities and no more than 10 hours may be acquired online. Up to ten of the thirty hours may be from Category 2 activities.

**CEUFast is an approved provider of the Tennessee Board of Physical Therapy 

Special Requirements
Four (4) of the required hours must consist of ethics and jurisprudence courses which are a minimum of two (2) hours each in duration and must be Category 1 continuing competence.
Complete all Tennessee Required PTA CEs
$39
  • Unlimited Certificates (1 Year)
  • Instant Reporting to CE Broker
  • Instant access to certificates
  • and much more ...
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TN Board of Physical Therapy
Phone: 615-741-3807 Fax: 615-253-8724 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 665 Mainstream Drive, 2nd Floor
Nashville  37243

Tennessee Occupational Therapist (OT)

Tennessee Requires
24 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Tennessee requires
24 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Wednesday, October 18, 2023

The due date for licensure renewal is the last day of the month in which a licensee’s birthday falls. Occupational Therapist in Tennessee are required to complete twenty-four (24) continued competence credits for the two (2) calendar years (January 1 - December 31) that precede the licensure renewal year.

Special Requirements
One (1) hour of the required twenty-four (24) continued competence credits shall pertain to the AOTA Code of Ethics or other ethics related continued competence activities which have implications for the practice of occupational therapy. 
One (1) hour of the required twenty-four (24) continued competence credits shall pertain to the occupational therapy portions of T.C.A. §§ 63-13-101, et seq., the Tennessee Occupational and Physical Therapy Practice Act, and shall pertain to Chapter 1150-02, General Rules Governing the Practice of Occupational Therapy. 
Complete all Tennessee Required OT CEs
$39
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  • Instant access to certificates
  • and much more ...
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Board of Occupational Therapy
Phone: 615-741-3807 Fax: 615-253-8724 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 665 Mainstream Drive, 2nd Floor
Nashville  37243

Tennessee Occupational Therapist Assistant (OTA)

Tennessee Requires
24 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Tennessee requires
24 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Wednesday, October 18, 2023

The due date for licensure renewal is the last day of the month in which a licensee’s birthday falls. Occupational Therapy Assistants in Tennessee are required to complete twenty-four (24) continued competence credits for the two (2) calendar years (January 1 - December 31) that precede the licensure renewal year.

Special Requirements
One (1) hour of the required twenty-four (24) continued competence credits shall pertain to the AOTA Code of Ethics or other ethics related continued competence activities which have implications for the practice of occupational therapy. 
One (1) hour of the required twenty-four (24) continued competence credits shall pertain to the occupational therapy portions of T.C.A. §§ 63-13-101, et seq., the Tennessee Occupational and Physical Therapy Practice Act, and shall pertain to Chapter 1150-02, General Rules Governing the Practice of Occupational Therapy. 
Complete all Tennessee Required OTA CEs
$39
  • Unlimited Certificates (1 Year)
  • Instant access to certificates
  • and much more ...
Start Today
Board of Occupational Therapy
Phone: 615-741-3807 Fax: 615-253-8724 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 665 Mainstream Drive, 2nd Floor
Nashville  37243

Tennessee Athletic Trainer (AT/AL)

Tennessee Requires
50 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Tennessee requires
50 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Wednesday, January 31, 2024
  All athletic trainers must complete fifty (50) hours of acceptable continuing education during the two (2) calendar years (January 1 – December 31) that precede the licensure renewal year.
Complete all Tennessee Required AT CEs
$39
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  • Instant access to certificates
  • and much more ...
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Tennessee Board of Athletic Trainers
Phone: 615-532-3202 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 665 Mainstream Drive, 2nd Floor
Nashville  37243

Tennessee Respiratory Therapist (RT)

Tennessee Requires
24 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Tennessee requires
24 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, February 6, 2024
Effective November 26, 2015, the CE hours obtained by respiratory therapists must meet the following requirements:
  1. Each respiratory therapist who holds a Tennessee license must get 12 hours of CE every calendar year. The previous requirement was 10 hours.
  2. At least 5 of the 12 hours must pertain to the clinical practice of respiratory care or to research related to the cardio-pulmonary system.
  3. At least 1 of the 12 hours must pertain to “patient safety” (as that term is defined by the Joint Commission).
  4. At least 1 of the 12 hours must be a course focused on the professional or ethical standards required of respiratory therapists.
  5. The remaining 5 hours may pertain to other topics, such as education or management.
Special Requirements
 A minimum of 5 hours must be obtained live, real time, with interactive opportunity.
Complete all Tennessee Required RT CEs
$39
  • Unlimited Certificates (1 Year)
  • Instant access to certificates
  • and much more ...
Start Today
Tennessee Department of Health
Phone: 615-532-5090 Fax: 615-741-5542 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: 710 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville  37243

Tennessee Medical Assistant (MA)

ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Wednesday, November 15, 2023
CEs not required.
Tennessee law does not require medical assistants to be certified.