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.

13 Mandatory Hours
11 Elective Hours
24 Total Hours
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Here's what you need to renew your Ohio Nursing license

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

Ohio Nursing: APN (Continuing Education)

Total Hours Required: 24
Mandatory Hours: 13
Elective Hours: 11
Renewal Cycle in Years: 2
License Expiration Date: 10/31/2023
Next Education Due Date: 10/31/2023

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Mandatory Subjects:


Pharmacology - 12 contact hours every 2-year renewal period.


Ohio Laws and Rules – 1 contact hour every 2-year renewal period.


The Nurse Practice Act – 2 contact hours for 1st renewal period.


Requirement for APNs WITHOUT previous prescriptive authority: 
Must complete the RN requirements for re-licensure plus a 1-time requirement equal to a total of 45 contact hours in Advanced Pharmacology.   

Online Limitations

There are no online limitations.

Roster

No roster required

Governing Agency

Name: Ohio State Board of Nursing
Phone: 6144663947
Fax: 6144660388
Address: 17 South High Street Suite 660 Columbus, 43215

Ohio Nursing: LVN-LPN (Continuing Education)

Total Hours Required: 24
Mandatory Hours: 1
Elective Hours: 23
Renewal Cycle in Years: 2
License Expiration Date: 10/31/2024
Next Education Due Date: 10/31/2024

Online Info

Mandatory Subjects:

Ohio Laws and Rules – 1 contact hour every 2-year renewal period.

The Nurse Practice Act – 2 contact hours for 1st renewal period.

Online Limitations

There are no online limitations.

Roster

No roster required

Governing Agency

Name: Ohio State Board of Nursing
Phone: 6144663947
Fax: 6144660388
Address: 17 South High Street Suite 660 Columbus, 43215

Ohio Nursing: RN (Continuing Education)

Total Hours Required: 24
Mandatory Hours: 1
Elective Hours: 23
Renewal Cycle in Years: 2
License Expiration Date: 10/31/2023
Next Education Due Date: 10/31/2023

Online Info

Mandatory Subjects:

Ohio Laws and Rules – 1 contact hour every 2-year renewal period.

The Nurse Practice Act – 2 contact hours for 1st renewal period.

Online Limitations

There are no online limitations.

Roster

No roster required

Governing Agency

Name: Ohio State Board of Nursing
Phone: 6144663947
Fax: 6144660388
Address: 17 South High Street Suite 660 Columbus, 43215

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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.