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South Carolina Nursing CE Requirements

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CE Requirements for RNs

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

The license of every person licensed under the provisions of the South Carolina Nurse Practice Act, Chapter 33 Section 40-33-40, to practice as a registered nurse (RN) or as a licensed practical nurse (LPN) in the state must be renewed biennially by April 30 on even years.

Demonstration of competency for renewal of an active RN or LPN license biennially requires documented evidence of at least ONE of the following requirements during the licensure period:

1) Completion of 30 contact hours from a continuing education provider recognized by the board; OR

2) Maintenance of certification or re-certification by a national certifying body recognized by the board; OR

3) Completion of an academic program of study in nursing or a related field recognized by the board; OR

4) Verification of competency and the number of hours practiced as evidenced by employer certification on a form approved by the Board.

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CE Requirements for LPNs

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

The license of every person licensed under the provisions of the South Carolina Nurse Practice Act, Chapter 33 Section 40-33-40, to practice as a registered nurse (RN) or as a licensed practical nurse (LPN) in the state must be renewed biennially by April 30 on even years.

Demonstration of competency for renewal of an active RN or LPN license biennially requires documented evidence of at least ONE of the following requirements during the licensure period:

1) Completion of 30 contact hours from a continuing education provider recognized by the board; OR

2) Maintenance of certification or re-certification by a national certifying body recognized by the board; OR

3) Completion of an academic program of study in nursing or a related field recognized by the board; OR

4) Verification of competency and the number of hours practiced as evidenced by employer certification on a form approved by the Board.

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