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Virginia Nursing CE Requirements

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CE Requirements for RNs

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

According to the Virginia Board of Nursing License Renewal CEU Requirements, effective August 1, 2013, continued competency regulations go into effect. These regulations will affect licensure renewals beginning August 1, 2015. For licensure renewal, RNs shall complete at least one of the following activities:

  • 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.
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CE Requirements for LVNs

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

Effective August 1, 2013, continued competency regulations go into effect. These regulations will affect licensure renewals beginning August 1, 2015. For licensure renewal, LPNs shall complete at least one of the activities listed under CE Requirements for RNs.

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