Florida Nurses & Advanced Nurses

  • 24 hours of appropriate continuing education every 2 years, including a one-time, 1 hour on HIV/AIDS CE requirement to be completed prior to the first renewal, 2 hours on Prevention of Medical Errors, 2 hours of Domestic Violence from a Florida-approved provider to be completed every 3rd renewal. Beginning with biennium ending in 2015, a 2 hour course on Florida nursing laws & rules is required.

Florida CE Courses - Click each course for info and to take the course.

Mandatory Courses

Domestic Violence - 2 Hours

Florida Laws and Rules of the Board - 2 Hours

HIV/AIDS Course - 1 Hour

Medical Error - 2 Hours

Human Trafficking - 2 Hours

Recognizing Impairment in the Workplace - 2 hours

General Courses

Complete Nursing CE Courses- FL, GA, DC, SC, AR


30 contact hours for RN beginning with license renewals January 31, 2016.

20 contact hours for LPN beginning with license renewals March 31, 2017.

District of Columbia

24 hours in current area of practice for RN and APRN (including 15 Pharmacology hours in area of practice for APRN); 18 hours for LPN.

South Carolina

At least one of the following for RN:

  • 30 contact hours
  • national certification
  • completion of an academic program of study in nursing or a related field
  • verification of competency and the number of hours practiced as evidenced by employer certification

National Certification for APRN


Must complete 2 of the following:
  • 30 contact hours
  • 30 hours professional nursing activities
  • 320 hours nursing employment