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.

18 Mandatory Hours
57 Elective Hours
75 Total Hours
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Here's what you need to renew your Maine Nursing license

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

Maine Nursing: APN (Continuing Education)

Total Hours Required: 75
Mandatory Hours: 18
Elective Hours: 57
Renewal Cycle in Years: 2

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Mandatory Subjects:
Advanced Practice Pharmacology – 15 contact hours every 2-year renewal period.

Additional requirement for APNs with prescriptive authority:
Category I CE including Prescribing Opioid Medications – 3 contact hours every 2-year renewal period.

Online Limitations

There are no online limitations.

Roster

No roster required

Governing Agency

Name: Maine State Board of Nursing
Phone: 2072871133
Fax: 2072871149
Address: 161 Capitol Street Augusta, 04333

Maine Nursing: LVN-LPN (Continuing Education)

Total Hours Required: 0
Mandatory Hours: 0
Elective Hours: 0
Renewal Cycle in Years: 2

Online Info

Continuing education contact hours are not required for nursing licensure renewal.

Online Limitations

There are no online limitations.

Roster

No roster required

Governing Agency

Name: Maine State Board of Nursing
Phone: 2072871133
Fax: 2072871149
Address: 161 Capitol Street Augusta, 04333

Maine Nursing: RN (Continuing Education)

Total Hours Required: 0
Mandatory Hours: 0
Elective Hours: 0
Renewal Cycle in Years: 2

Online Info

Continuing education contact hours are not required for nursing licensure renewal.

Online Limitations

There are no online limitations.

Roster

No roster required

Governing Agency

Name: Maine State Board of Nursing
Phone: 2072871133
Fax: 2072871149
Address: 161 Capitol Street Augusta, 04333

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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.