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.

5 Mandatory Hours
19 Elective Hours
24 Total Hours
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Here's what you need to renew your Washington DC Nursing license

The information below is a summary of the minimum requirements set forth by the Washington DC District of Columbia, Department of Health. 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.

Washington DC Nursing: APN (Continuing Education)

Total Hours Required: 24
Mandatory Hours: 5
Elective Hours: 19
Renewal Cycle in Years: 2
License Expiration Date: 06/30/2024
Next Education Due Date: 06/30/2024

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Mandatory Subjects:
  • HIV and AIDS - 3 contact hours every 2-year renewal period.
  • LGBTQ - 2 contact hours every 2-year renewal period.
D.C. Law 21-95. LGBTQ Cultural Competency Continuing Education Amendment Act of 2016
LEGISLATION SUMMARY - Law 21-95 makes changes to the continuing education requirements for health professionals seeking the maintenance of their professional license, registration or certification. It specifies that two (2) credits of instruction pertinent to cultural competency or specialized clinical training that focuses on LGBTQ patients must be included as part of the continuing education requirements for any license, registration, or certification.


Additional requirement for APNs with prescriptive authority:
Pharmacology - 15 contact hours every 2-year renewal period. 

Online Limitations

There are no online limitations.

Roster

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: Washington DC District of Columbia, Department of Health
Phone: 2024425955
Fax: 2024424795
Address: 899 N. Captial St., NE Wasthington, 20002

Washington DC Nursing: LVN-LPN (Continuing Education)

Total Hours Required: 18
Mandatory Hours: 5
Elective Hours: 13
Renewal Cycle in Years: 2
License Expiration Date: 06/30/2023
Next Education Due Date: 06/30/2023

Online Info

Mandatory Subjects:
  • HIV and AIDS - 3 contact hours every 2-year renewal period.
  • LGBTQ - 2 contact hours every 2-year renewal period.
D.C. Law 21-95. LGBTQ Cultural Competency Continuing Education Amendment Act of 2016
LEGISLATION SUMMARY - Law 21-95 makes changes to the continuing education requirements for health professionals seeking the maintenance of their professional license, registration or certification. It specifies that two (2) credits of instruction pertinent to cultural competency or specialized clinical training that focuses on LGBTQ patients must be included as part of the continuing education requirements for any license, registration, or certification.

Online Limitations

There are no online limitations.

Roster

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: Washington DC District of Columbia, Department of Health
Phone: 2024425955
Fax: 2024424795
Address: 899 N. Captial St., NE Wasthington, 20002

Washington DC Nursing: RN (Continuing Education)

Total Hours Required: 24
Mandatory Hours: 5
Elective Hours: 19
Renewal Cycle in Years: 2
License Expiration Date: 06/30/2024
Next Education Due Date: 06/30/2024

Online Info

Mandatory Subjects:
  • HIV and AIDS - 3 contact hours every 2-year renewal period.
  • LGBTQ - 2 contact hours every 2-year renewal period.
D.C. Law 21-95. LGBTQ Cultural Competency Continuing Education Amendment Act of 2016
LEGISLATION SUMMARY - Law 21-95 makes changes to the continuing education requirements for health professionals seeking the maintenance of their professional license, registration or certification. It specifies that two (2) credits of instruction pertinent to cultural competency or specialized clinical training that focuses on LGBTQ patients must be included as part of the continuing education requirements for any license, registration, or certification.

Online Limitations

There are no online limitations.

Roster

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: Washington DC District of Columbia, Department of Health
Phone: 2024425955
Fax: 2024424795
Address: 899 N. Captial St., NE Wasthington, 20002

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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.