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Continuing Education for Renewal

The Nurse Practices Act now contains continuing education requirements in Section 43-12.1-08.

  • The Board determined in Section 54-02-05-08 that continuing education for purposes of relicensure must meet or exceed twelve (12) contact hours within the preceding two (2) years. 
  • The Board determined in Section 54-05-03.1-11 that an APRN with Prescriptive Authority must complete fifteen (15) contact hours of education during the previous two (2) years in pharmacotherapy related to the scope of practice.  These contact hours may fulfill the registered nurse renewal continuing education requirement. 

All CE required for license renewal may be obtained online.

  • If you recently received your first license in North Dakota and took an examination to receive it, and this is your first renewal of that nursing license, you are NOT REQUIRED to have completed CE courses.

Remember, it is your responsibility to ensure you meet these requirements and to maintain documentation of having completed the contact hours. If audited, you will be required to produce the appropriate documentation to verify contact hours.
 

View the FAQ pertaining CE for renewal 

Audit Process

  • At least two percent (2%) of the renewal applications will be subject to random audit per renewal cycle.  A licensee who submits inaccurate or falsified documentation or fails to meet the CE requirement will be subject to disciplinary action based on Chapter 54-02-07-01.1(7)(13)(18).

  • If you receive a "Notice of Continuing Education Audit" during your online renewal you are  asked to send photocopies of your CE records to the Board along with the Notice of Continuing Education Audit Form.