Continuing Education Requirements for Nurses and License Renewal

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

0 Mandatory Hours
36 Elective Hours
36 Total Hours
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Here's what you need to renew your Iowa Nursing license

The information below is a summary of the minimum requirements set forth by the Iowa 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.

Iowa Nursing: APN (Continuing Education)

Total Hours Required: 36
Mandatory Hours: 0
Elective Hours: 36
Renewal Cycle in Years: 3

Online Info

Mandatory (Note: all valid mandatory reporter training certificates issued prior to July 1, 2019 remain effective for 5 years).The law maintains that every mandatoryreporter must complete 2 hours of training within six months of employment orself-employment, unless otherwise specified by federal regulations, andrequires one hour of additional training every 3 years.

Identification and Reporting of Child Abuse 2 CE 

Identification and Reporting of Dependent Adult Abuse 2 CE

Must be a state-approved course

All mandatory reporters are required to take the core (2-hour)training initially, but will be allowed to take a one hour recertificationtraining every three years thereafter so long as they do so prior to thethree-year expiration period.


Online Limitations

There are no online limitations.

Roster

No roster required

Governing Agency

Name: Iowa Board of Nursing
Phone: 5152814825
Fax:
Address: 400 SW 8th Street. Suite B Des Moines, 50309

Iowa Nursing: LVN-LPN (Continuing Education)

Total Hours Required: 36
Mandatory Hours: 0
Elective Hours: 36
Renewal Cycle in Years: 3

Online Info

Mandatory Subjects:

Identification and Reporting of Child/Dependent Adult Abuse - 2 contact hours every 5 years. Must be a state-approved course.


Online Limitations

There are no online limitations.

Roster

No roster required

Governing Agency

Name: Iowa Board of Nursing
Phone: 5152814825
Fax:
Address: 400 SW 8th Street. Suite B Des Moines, 50309

Iowa Nursing: RN (Continuing Education)

Total Hours Required: 36
Mandatory Hours: 0
Elective Hours: 36
Renewal Cycle in Years: 3

Online Info

Mandatory (Note: all valid mandatory reporter training certificates issued prior to July 1, 2019 remain effective for 5 years).

The law maintains that every mandatory reporter must complete 2 hours of training within six months of employment or self-employment, unless otherwise specified by federal regulations, and requires one hour of additional training every 3 years.

Identification and Reporting of Child Abuse 2 CE 

Identification and Reporting of Dependent Adult Abuse 2 CE

Must be a state-approved course

All mandatory reporters are required to take the core (2-hour) training initially, but will be allowed to take a one hour recertification training every three years thereafter so long as they do so prior to the three-year expiration period.

Online Limitations

There are no online limitations.

Roster

No roster required

Governing Agency

Name: Iowa Board of Nursing
Phone: 5152814825
Fax:
Address: 400 SW 8th Street. Suite B Des Moines, 50309

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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.