Frequently Asked Questions

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Impact FAQs

General Questions

  • Will the spread of COVID-19 limit my continuing education options?

    Because offers continuing education and professional development courses in an online, self-paced format, your continuing education options will be not limited by COVID-19. Our full library of more than 750 ANCC-accredited courses is available to you twenty-four hours a day on any device and in any location. Grading and certificates are instant and can be accessed as soon as you complete a course.

  • Are nursing license renewal deadlines affected?

    Nursing license renewal deadlines are being affected on a state by state basis. We are closely monitoring state deadlines as the COVID-19 pandemic evolves and will continue to provide updates in the State Requirements section of this FAQ.

  • Where can I find the most recent information on COVID-19 and its impact on my state?

    For the most recent information and updates on COVID-19, we recommend visiting the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website.

  • I have additional questions. Who can I contact?

    For additional information and support about CE or your continuing education requirements, please call us at 1.800.866.0919 or email us at [email protected].

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State License CE Requirement Changes

  • Are states implementing temporary licensure policies in response to COVID-19?

    During a state of emergency, state licensing bodies may choose to adopt temporary suspension of licensing laws on a state by state basis. In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, some states are currently exploring temporary suspense of licensure requirements.

  • What states have already changed licensing requirements?

    The following states have extended their continuing education deadlines.

    • Florida has moved from April 30, 2020 to August 31, 2020 (only true for the April, 30 expirees)
    • Illinois has moved from May 31, 2020 to September 30, 2020
    • Pennsylvania has moved from April 30, 2020 to July 29, 2020 for RNs and from June 30, 2020 to September 28, 2020 for LPNs
    • South Carolina has moved from April 30, 2020 to September 30, 2020
    • Texas has pushed deadline to September 30, 2020 if licenses expire after March 23, 2020
    • Washington DC has moved from June 30, 2020 to August 30, 2020
    • Washington State has pushed deadline to September 30, 2020 if licenses expire between April 1 and Sept 30
  • Where can I find more information on licensing requirement changes in my state?

    For more information about license requirement changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we recommend you visit the website for your state’s nurse licensing body.