Florida Nursing CE Requirements

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CE Requirements for RNs

Total Hours Required: 24 | Elective Hours: 13 | Renewal Cycle in Years: 2

For license renewal, RNs must complete:

  • 2 hours of medical errors
  • 2 hours in Florida laws and rules
  • 2 hours of recognizing impairment in the workplace
  • 2 hours of human trafficking training

Licensees must complete a 2-hour course on human trafficking, and each biennium thereafter. FAC 64B9-5.002.

In addition to these 24 hours of general CE, each RN must complete 2 hours of domestic violence CE every third renewal for a total of 26 hours.

Florida Board of Nursing Rule Change Effective 8/1/2014, courses cannot be offered in tenth-hour increments over one hour (example: 1.6 contact hours). Course contact hours will be rounded down to the nearest half-hour (example 1.6 contact hours becomes 1.5 contact hours).

The Florida Board of Nursing will not accept courses approved for less than 1.0 contact hour.

For initial licensure, both RNs must complete:

  • 2 hours of medical errors
  • 2 hours in Florida laws and rules
  • 2 hours of recognizing impairment in the workplace
  • 2 hours of domestic violence training
  • 2 hours of human trafficking training
  • 1 hour of HIV/AIDS
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CE Requirements for LPNs

Total Hours Required: 24 | Elective Hours: 13 | Renewal Cycle in Years: 2

For license renewal, LPNs must complete:

  • 2 hours of medical errors
  • 2 hours in Florida laws and rules
  • 2 hours of recognizing impairment in the workplace
  • 2 hours of human trafficking training

Licensees must complete a 2-hour course on human trafficking, and each biennium thereafter. FAC 64B9-5.002.

In addition to these 24 hours of general CE, each LPN must complete 2 hours of domestic violence CE every third renewal for a total of 26 hours.

Florida Board of Nursing Rule Change Effective 8/1/2014, courses cannot be offered in tenth-hour increments over one hour (example: 1.6 contact hours). Course contact hours will be rounded down to the nearest half-hour (example 1.6 contact hours becomes 1.5 contact hours).

The Florida Board of Nursing will not accept courses approved for less than 1.0 contact hour.

For initial licensure, LPNs must complete:

  • 2 hours of medical errors
  • 2 hours in Florida laws and rules
  • 2 hours of recognizing impairment in the workplace
  • 2 hours of domestic violence training
  • 2 hours of human trafficking training
  • 1 hour of HIV/AIDS

Required Nursing Courses for Florida