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Virginia Continuing Education Requirements

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Virginia Registered Nurse (RN)

Virginia Requires
30 Hours
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Virginia requires
30 hours
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
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Last Updated: Saturday, June 15, 2019
CEs not required.
Special Requirements
complete at least one of the following activities for licensure renewal:
  • Current specialty certification by a national certifying organization, as defined in 18VAC90-20-10. 
  • Completion of a minimum of three credit hours of post-licensure academic education relevant to nursing practice, offered by a regionally-accredited college or university. 
  • A board-approved refresher course in nursing. 
  • Completion of nursing-related, evidence-based practice project or research study. 
  • Completion of publication as the author or co-author during a renewal cycle. 
  • Teaching a nursing-related course resulting in no less than three semester hours of college credit or specialty certification. 
  • Teaching nursing-related continuing education courses for up to 30 contact hours. 
  • 15 contact hours of workshops, seminars, conferences or courses relevant to the practice of nursing and 640 hours of active practice as a nurse. 
  • 30 contact hours of workshops, seminars, conferences or courses relevant to the practice of nursing.
Board of Nursing
Phone: 804-367-4515 Fax: 804-527-4455 Website: Visit Site Address: 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico  23233-1463

Virginia Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)

Virginia Requires
8 Hours
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Virginia requires
8 hours
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
CEUfast Meets All Requirements
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
If you were licensed as a Nurse Practitioner PRIOR to May 8, 2002, you must hold current professional certification OR have completed at least 40 hours of continuing education in the area of specialty practice from one of the certifying agencies designated in 18 VAC 90-30-90.
  • If you were licensed as a Nurse Practitioner AFTER May 8, 2002, you must hold current professional certification in the area of specialty practice from one of the certifying agencies designated in 18 VAC 90-30-90.
In addition, if you have prescriptive authority, please attest to the following:
  • You also have eight hours of continuing education in pharmacology or pharmacotherapeutics for each biennium.
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Board of Nursing
Phone: 804-367-4515 Fax: 804-527-4455 Website: Visit Site Address: 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico  23233-1463

Virginia Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Virginia Requires
30 Hours
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Virginia requires
30 hours
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
CEUfast Meets All Requirements
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
CEs not required.
Special Requirements
Effective August 1, 2013, LPNs shall complete at least one of the following activities for licensure renewal:
  • Current specialty certification by a national certifying organization, as defined in 18VAC90-20-10. 
  • Completion of a minimum of three credit hours of post-licensure academic education relevant to nursing practice, offered by a regionally-accredited college or university. 
  • A board-approved refresher course in nursing. 
  • Completion of nursing-related, evidence-based practice project or research study. 
  • Completion of publication as the author or co-author during a renewal cycle. 
  • Teaching a nursing-related course resulting in no less than three semester hours of college credit or specialty certification. 
  • Teaching nursing-related continuing education courses for up to 30 contact hours. 
  • 15 contact hours of workshops, seminars, conferences or courses relevant to the practice of nursing and 640 hours of active practice as a nurse. 
  • 30 contact hours of workshops, seminars, conferences or courses relevant to the practice of nursing.
Board of Nursing
Phone: 804-367-4515 Fax: 804-527-4455 Website: Visit Site Address: 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico  23233-1463

Virginia Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
CEs not required.
Board of Nursing
Phone: 804-367-4515 Fax: 804-527-4455 Website: Visit Site Address: 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico  23233-1463

Virginia Medication Nursing Assistant

ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
CEs not required.
Board of Nursing
Phone: 804-367-4515 Fax: 804-527-4455 Website: Visit Site Address: 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico  23233-1463

Virginia Physical Therapist (PT)

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

A total of at least 30 hours of continuing education (CE) is required for renewal.  For a physical therapist, at least 20 hours must be Type 1 CE courses, and for a physical therapist assistant, at least 15 hours must be Type 1 CE courses. 

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Virginia Board of Physical Therapy Dept. of Health Professions
Phone: 804-367-4674 Website: Visit Site Address: 9960 Mayland Drive Suite 300
Richmond  23233-1463

Virginia Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)

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

A total of at least 30 hours of continuing education (CE) is required for renewal.  For a physical therapist, at least 20 hours must be Type 1 CE courses, and for a physical therapist assistant, at least 15 hours must be Type 1 CE courses. 

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Virginia Board of Physical Therapy Dept. of Health Professions
Phone: 804-367-4674 Website: Visit Site Address: 9960 Mayland Drive Suite 300
Richmond  23233-1463

Virginia Occupational Therapist (OT)

Virginia Requires
20 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Virginia requires
20 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Occupational Therapists must earn 20 hours of continued competency activities to renew his/her licenses biennially.  Licenses expire during the licensees birth month in each even-numbered year.
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Virginia Board of Medicine
Phone: 804-367-4600 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: Perimeter Center 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Henrico  23233-1463

Virginia Occupational Therapist Assistant (OTA)

Virginia Requires
20 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Virginia requires
20 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Occupational Therapy assistant must earn 20 hours of continued competency activities to renew his/her licenses biennially.  Licenses expire during the licensees birth month in each even-numbered year.
Get one year unlimited OTA CEUs $30
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Virginia Board of Medicine
Phone: 804-367-4600 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: Perimeter Center 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Henrico  23233-1463

Virginia Athletic Trainer (AT/AL)

Virginia Requires
50 Hours
Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider
#P0274
Virginia requires
50 hours Every two years
ANCC
Approved Provider #P0274
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Athletic Trainers shall renew their license biennially in each odd-numbered year in his/her birth month. 

License renewal in a current/active status requires attestation of current BOC certification.
Special Requirements
The BOC requires 50 CEUs, which must include at least 10 Evidence Based Practice (EBP) CEUs.  One (1) CEU is equivalent to one (1) contact hour. The certification maintenance period expired 12/31 of odd-numbered years. 
Required Courses Not Provided by CEUfast
  • BOC EBP CEUs
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Virginia Board of Medicine
Phone: 804-367-4600 Website: Visit Site Email: Contact Address: Perimeter Center 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Henrico  23233-1463