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
30 Elective Hours
30 Total Hours
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Here's what you need to renew your Washington Nursing license

The information below is a summary of the minimum requirements set forth by the Washington State Department of Health, Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission. 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 Nursing: APN (Continuing Education)

Total Hours Required: 30
Mandatory Hours: 0
Elective Hours: 30
Renewal Cycle in Years: 2

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Mandatory Subjects:

Suicide Prevention - 6 contact hours; 1-time requirement.

Additional requirement for APNs with prescriptive authority:  

Advanced Pharmacology – 15 contact hours every 2-year renewal period.

Online Limitations

There are no online limitations.

Roster

No roster required

Governing Agency

Name: Washington State Department of Health, Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission
Phone: 3602364700
Fax:
Address: Town Center 2 111 Israel Rs. SE Tumwater, 98501

Washington Nursing: LVN-LPN (Continuing Education)

Total Hours Required: 8
Mandatory Hours: 0
Elective Hours: 8
Renewal Cycle in Years: 1

Online Info

Mandatory Subjects:

Suicide Prevention - 6 contact hours; 1-time requirement.

Online Limitations

There are no online limitations.

Roster

No roster required

Governing Agency

Name: Washington State Department of Health, Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission
Phone: 3602364700
Fax:
Address: Town Center 2 111 Israel Rs. SE Tumwater, 98501

Washington Nursing: RN (Continuing Education)

Total Hours Required: 8
Mandatory Hours: 0
Elective Hours: 8
Renewal Cycle in Years: 1

Online Info

Mandatory Subjects:

Suicide Prevention - 6 contact hours; 1-time requirement.

Online Limitations

There are no online limitations.

Roster

No roster required

Governing Agency

Name: Washington State Department of Health, Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission
Phone: 3602364700
Fax:
Address: Town Center 2 111 Israel Rs. SE Tumwater, 98501

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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.