Nurses must complete nursing CE within the license renewal period. The time frame when a licensee may take CE coursework to count toward license renewal begins the 16th of the birth month, and runs until the nurse renews their license for the next renewal period. Licensees should plan to renew 30 to 60 days prior to the expiration date. When a nurse prepares to renew their license, CE requirements must be completed, and documentation should be in-hand. Nurses need to keep documentation about their CE activities for four (4) years.
Continuing Education Requirements for ARNPs
- For information about the CE requirements for ARNPs: https://nursing.iowa.gov/sites/default/files/documents/2021/06/arnp_renewal_instructions_2021_06_21.pdf
- For information about the Opioid Prescribing CE requirements: https://nursing.iowa.gov/licensure/arnp/opioid-prescribing-continuing-education-requirements-arnps