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Kathleen R. Weinberg, MSN, RN, Executive Director

List of Mandatory Continuing Education States

The following states have a mandatory continuing education requirement as a prerequisite to license renewal.

Any licensee residing outside of Iowa and holding a current nursing license in any of these states, is deemed to be in compliance with Iowa requirements. The Iowa requirement is waived.

  • Alabama
  • Alaska 
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia 
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois 
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana 
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey 
  • New Mexico
  • North Carolina 
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma 
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina 
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wyoming 

Updated: 11/9/2022