Florida Continuing Education Requirements for Nurses and License Renewal

Meet your Florida nursing CE requirements with ease. If you'd like a refresher on what's needed to renew your license, see the requirements below.

13 Mandatory Hours
16 Elective Hours
29 Total Hours
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Here's what you need to renew your Florida Nursing license.

The information below is a summary of the minimum requirements set forth by the Florida Board of Nursing. For a more detailed requirements breakdown, please see the board's site.
If you hold Nursing licenses in multiple states, please make sure to check each state's requirements.

Florida Nursing: APN

Total Hours Required: 29
Mandatory Hours: 13
Elective Hours: 16
Renewal Cycle in Years: 2
License Expiration Date: 04/30/2024
Next Education Due Date: 04/30/2024

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Mandatory Subjects:

  • General Hours - 16 contact hours every 2-year renewal period.
  • Prevention of Medical Errors – 2 contact hours every 2-year renewal period.
  • Florida Laws and Rules – 2 contact hours every 2-year renewal period.
  • Human Trafficking - 2 contact hours every 2-year renewal period.
  • Recognizing Impairment in the Workplace - 2 contact hours every 2nd renewal 
  • Domestic Violence - 2 contact hours every 3rd renewal  
  • Safe and Effective Prescription of Controlled Substances – 3 contact hours every 2-year renewal period.
  • HIV/AIDS – 1 contact hour; 1-time requirement

Online Limitations

There are no online limitations.


Roster Required: yes
Roster Process:

We will report your hours electronically to CEBroker withinone business day.  CEBroker is theofficial CE tracking system for your state licensing board.

Roster Sent: Every 1 days

Governing Agency

Name: Florida Board of Nursing
Phone: 8502454125
Fax: 8506176460
Address: 4052 Bald Cypress Way Bin C-02 Tallahassee, 32399

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Note: This license renewal information is provided as a convenience only and is subject to change at any time. It's ultimately the responsibility of the licensee to be sure that he or she is meeting all requirements for each license and corresponding renewal period.