North Dakota Continuing Medical Education Credit Requirements

 

North Dakota required number of CME credits per year(s) 60 credits / 3 years
North Dakota State-Mandated CME Content/Additional Notes N/A
North Dakota RN Required number of CE credits per year(s) For RN and LPN license renewal, the nurse must meet the continued competence requirements. Included in this requirement is the completion of 12 contact hours of continuing education. 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. If you received your first license in North Dakota by endorsement from another state in the year you are renewing, you must complete 6 contact hours for renewal of your nursing license.
LPN Required number of CME credits per year(s) For RN and LPN license renewal, the nurse must meet the continued competence requirements. Included in this requirement is the completion of 12 contact hours of continuing education. 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. If you received your first license in North Dakota by endorsement from another state in the year you are renewing, you must complete 6 contact hours for renewal of your nursing license.
APRN Required number of CME credits per year(s) N/A
ANCC accreditation accepted? Yes
CE for Specialty:

Athletic Training

N/A
CE for Specialty:

Audiology/SLP

CE: 10 Contact Hours must be completed annually.
CE for Specialty: Dietetics/Nutrition 75 hours of continuing education are required during the five year recertification cycle.  Licenses expire one year after license is issued, then there is a five-year recertification cycle.  All continuing education must be approved by the board or CDR.
CE for Specialty:

Emergency Medical Services

Licenses are valid for a 2 year period expiring on June 30th, or ninety days past their national registry expiration date if they are nationally registered.

CE Requirements for EMTs and Paramedics
EMT: 48 hours

CE for Specialty:

Laboratory Technology

CE: 20 Contact Hours must be completed over a two year renewal period.
CE for Specialty:

Massage Therapy

CE: 32 Contact Hours must be completed over a two year renewal period.

Courses must be pre-approved by board. Maximum of 12 hours of distance education.

CE for Specialty:

Medicine and Surgery

CE: 60 hours of board-approved continuing medical education (CME) every three years. One hour of credit will be allowed for each clock-hour of participation in approved continuing medical education activities.

Licenses must be renewed every three years.

CE for Specialty:

Occupational Therapy

CE Requirements:

Occupational Therapists (OT) and Occupational Therapy Assistants (OTA) are required to complete 20 contact hours (2.0 CEU’s) within the twenty-four months prior to the date the completed application for renewal of licensure is received

CE for Specialty:

Pharmacy

15 hours continuing education must be completed annually. Home study must be approved by the board.

No continuing education required during the first renewal.

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.

CE for Specialty:

Pharmacy Technician

10 hours of continuing education must be completed annually. Home study must be approved by the board.

No continuing education is required during the first renewal.

CE for Specialty:

Physical Therapy

CE Requirements:

Physical therapists and physical therapist assistants must complete 25 contact hours of continuing education every 2 years. One contact hour equals 60 minutes of instruction. There may be no carryover of credit hours to the next reporting period. 15 hours of the required coursework for any reporting period must be clinically (direct patient care skills) related, of which 5 hours may be CPR.

New graduates are exempt from reporting continuing education hours for the period following graduation, but are required to complete the full number of hours for all subsequent years.

Even-numbered licenses will report CEU hours during even-numbered renewal years. Odd-numbered licenses report CEU hours during odd-numbered renewal years. Online renewal must be completed by January 31st of the current year. After January 31st an additional $50.00 late fee will be assessed.

CE for Specialty:

Psychology

40 hours of continuing education must be completed every renewal period. All licensees must complete a minimum of 3 credits in the areas of ethics, law, and jurisprudence.

Licenses must be renewed biennially. The renewal cycle extends from November 1st of the year you are licensed and ends on October 31st two years later.

CE for Specialty:

Radiology Technology

No CE required.

Only has legislation for training.

CE for Specialty:

Respiratory Therapy

10 hours of continuing education must be completed in the calendar year prior to the year for which licensure is sought.  All CE can be obtained through home-study/self-study courses.
CE for Specialty:

Social Work

Renewal: thirty (30) hours social work continuing education must be completed every two (2) years from date of issue. Newly licensed social workers, licensed after December 31st of the even numbered year, are required to obtain fifteen (15) contact hours of continuing education for the initial renewal period. Social workers licensed after June 30th of the odd numbered year have no continuing education requirement for that licensing period. Home study courses must be approved by the ASWB or NASW.

 
North Dakota CME and CE Education

Note: All information should be verified with licensing board

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