Alaska Continuing Medical Education Credit Requirements

 

Alaska Required number of CME credits per year(s) 50 credits / 2 years
State-Mandated CME Content/Additional Notes N/A
RN Required number of CE credits per year(s) Alaska RNs – two of the following three are required for license renewal: 30 contact hours, OR 30 hours professional nursing activities, OR 320 hours nursing employment. All RN, ANP, and CRNA licenses lapse on November 30th of even-numbered years.
LPN Required number of CME credits per year(s) Alaska LPNs: two of the following three are required for license renewal: 30 contact hours, OR 30 hours professional nursing activities, OR 320 hours nursing employment. All LPN licenses expire on September 30th of even-numbered years.
APRN Required number of CME credits per year(s) N/A
ANCC accreditation accepted? Yes
CE for Specialty:

Athletic Training

Currently no continuing education is required.
CE for Specialty:

Audiology/SLP

CE: 15 Contact Hours must be completed over a two year renewal period.

Licenses expire in September of years ending in an even number.

License not required to teach in Alaska public schools.

CE for Specialty: Dietetics/Nutrition There is no continuing education requirement.
CE for Specialty:

Emergency Medical Services

Alaska has a two year certification period.

CE Requirements for EMTs and Paramedics:

If your certification has not expired or has been expired for 12 months, or less: 48 CME’s    
If your certification has been expired between 12 and 36 months: 72 or more CME’s

CE for Specialty:

Laboratory Technology

There are no Continuing Education requirements.
CE for Specialty:

Massage Therapy

Alaska licenses must be renewed every two years.
CE for Specialty:

Medicine and Surgery

Alaska CE: 50 Contact Hours must be completed over a two year renewal period.

Alaska licenses expire biennially on date set by the department.

CE for Specialty:

Occupational Therapy

Alaska CE Requirements:

Occupational Therapists (OT) are required to complete 24 hours of continuing education every year.

Occupational Therapy Assistants (OTA) are required to complete 12 hours of continuing education every year.

Active duty military are exempt from these requirements.

CE for Specialty:

Pharmacy

30 hours pharmacy continuing education must be completed by June 30 of even-numbered years.

ACPE-approved courses for Pharmacy Technicians end in the letter “T”. ACPE-approved courses pharmacists (only) end in the letter “P”.  Courses ending in the letter “P” cannot be used to meet pharmacy technician CE requirements.

Home study must be approved by the board.

CE for Specialty:

Pharmacy Technician

10 hours of continuing education are required.

Alaska licenses must be renewed biennially and must be completed by June 30 of even-numbered years.

ACPE-approved courses for Pharmacy Technicians end in the letter “T”. ACPE-approved courses pharmacists (only) end in the letter “P”.  Courses ending in the letter “P” cannot be used to meet pharmacy technician CE requirements.

Home study must be approved by the board.

CE for Specialty:

Physical Therapy

CE Requirements:

An applicant for renewal of a physical therapist or physical therapy assistant license who has been licensed for 12 months or more of the concluding licensing period shall have completed during that period 24 contact hours of continuing education. An applicant for renewal of a physical therapist or physical therapy assistant license who has been licensed for less than 12 months of the concluding licensing period shall have (1) completed during that period 12 contact hours of continuing education; or (2) passed the national physical therapy examination within 12 months immediately before the date that the applicant’s license is due to lapse.

CE for Specialty:

Psychology

20 hours of continuing education must be completed every renewal period. All licensees are required to complete 3 hours in ethics.

Alaska licenses must be renewed annually.

CE for Specialty:

Radiology Technology

No CE required.
CE for Specialty:

Respiratory Therapy

N/A
CE for Specialty:

Social Work

First Renewal: six (6) contact hours in substance abuse education; six (6) contact hours in cross-cultural education relating to Alaska Natives; and three (3) contact hours in professional ethics.                  

All renewals after: six (6) contact hours in substance abuse education; six (6) contact hours in cross-cultural education, of which three (3) hours include issues relating to Alaska Natives; and three (3) contact hours in professional ethics.

All contact hours can be home study. All Social Work licenses expire June 30th of even-numbered years.

 
Alaska CME and CE

Note: All information should be verified with licensing board

Resources: http://www.acep.org/| http://ce.nurse.com/ | http://about.continuingeducation.com/