Kentucky Advanced Practice Registered Nurses CE Requirements, Accreditations & Approvals

Kentucky Nurses

In support of improving patient care, NetCE is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The Kentucky Board of Nursing accepts courses from any provider who is ANCC accredited.

In addition to our ANCC accreditation, NetCE is an approved provider through the Kentucky Board of Nursing, Provider #7-0054 through 12/31/23.

Continuing Education Requirement

NetCE is an approved provider through the Kentucky Board of Nursing, Provider #7-0054 through 12/31/23.

NetCE is an approved provider through CE Broker, Provider #50-2405.

NetCE will electronically report successful course completion to CE Broker.

RNs and LPNs are required 14 contact hours each year. Those seeking licensure by endorsement or licensure by examination from another state must complete 3 contact hours in domestic violence and 1.5 contact hours in pediatric abusive head trauma.

APRNs are required 14 contact hours each year and an additional 5 contact hours in pharmacology. For those with prescriptive authority for controlled substances, 1.5 of the 5 pharmacology hours must relate to KASPER, pain management, or addiction disorders each renewal.

APRNs with a DEA-X Registration are required 4 contact hours in addiction disorders, which must include 1.5 hours in addiction disorder pharmacology.

All licensees who hold a SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) credential are required 5 hours in sexual assault continuing education each renewal. Any domestic violence or forensic nursing course(s) will meet this mandate. Hours may count towards the 14 hours of continuing education required for renewal.

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For More Information

Please contact the Kentucky Board of Nursing at (502) 429-3300 or (800) 305-2042, or visit their website at

Additional information regarding your continuing education requirements may be found at: - KBN Laws and Regulations. - KBN CE Brochure 2020-2021.