Virginia Continuing Education Requirements for Nurses and License Renewal

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

8 Mandatory Hours
22 Elective Hours
30 Total Hours

Here's what you need to renew your Virginia Nursing license.

The information below is a summary of the minimum requirements set forth by the Virginia Department of Health Professions, 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.

Virginia Nursing: APN

Total Hours Required: 30
Mandatory Hours: 8
Elective Hours: 22
Renewal Cycle in Years: 2

Online Info

If initially licensed on or after May 8, 2002, CE contact hours are not required.  If licensed prior to May 8, 2002, required to complete 40 contact hours of CE every 2-year renewal period.  

Mandatory Subjects:                                              Pharmacology – 8 contact hours every 2-year renewal period.

Additional requirement for APNs with prescriptive authority: 
Controlled Substances – 2 contact hours of Type 1 (CAT I) every 2-year renewal period.

Online Limitations

There are no online limitations.

Roster

No roster required

Governing Agency

Name: Virginia Department of Health Professions, Board of Nursing
Phone: 8046629909
Fax:
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive Suite 300 Henrico, 23233

Virginia Nursing: RN

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

Online Info

30 CE contact hours or 15 CE contact hours and 640 hours of active practice as a nurse.

Online Limitations

There are no online limitations.

Roster

No roster required

Governing Agency

Name: Virginia Department of Health Professions, Board of Nursing
Phone: 8046629909
Fax:
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive Suite 300 Henrico, 23233

Virginia Nursing: LVN-LPN

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

Online Info

30 CE contact hours or 15 CE contact hours and 640 hours of active practice as a nurse.

Online Limitations

There are no online limitations.

Roster

No roster required

Governing Agency

Name: Virginia Department of Health Professions, Board of Nursing
Phone: 8046629909
Fax:
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive Suite 300 Henrico, 23233

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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.