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Pennsylvania Nursing CE Requirements

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CE Requirements for RNs

Total Hours Required: 30 | Elective Hours: 28 | Renewal Cycle in Years: 2

Pennsylvania RNs must complete 30 hours of Board-approved CE during biennial renewal periods. The Board assigns registered nurses to one of the following license expiration dates:

  • April 30 in the even-numbered years
  • October 31 in the even-numbered years
  • April 30 in the odd-numbered years
  • October 31 in the odd-numbered years

Effective January 1, 2015, all persons applying for issuance of an initial license shall be required to complete 3 hours of DPW-approved training in child abuse recognition and reporting requirements as a condition of licensure.

Additionally, effective with the first license renewal after January 1, 2015, all health-related licensees and funeral directors applying for the renewal of a license issued by the Board shall be required to complete at least 2 hours of DPW-approved continuing education in child abuse recognition and reporting requirements as a condition of renewal.

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CE Requirements for LPNs

Total Hours Required: 2 |Mandatory Hours: 2 | Renewal Cycle in Years: 2

Pennsylvania LPNs must complete two (2) hours of DPW-approved training in child abuse recognition and reporting requirements as a condition of renewal. Renewals are biennial and occur June 30 in the even-numbered years.

Effective January 1, 2015, all persons applying for issuance of an initial license shall be required to complete 3 hours of DPW-approved training in child abuse recognition and reporting requirements as a condition of licensure.

Additionally, effective with the first license renewal after January 1, 2015, all health-related licensees and funeral directors applying for the renewal of a license issued by the Board shall be required to complete at least 2 hours of DPW-approved continuing education in child abuse recognition and reporting requirements as a condition of renewal.

Required Nursing Courses for Pennsylvania

Mandatory Child Abuse Reporting in Pennsylvania

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