Montana Advanced Practice Registered Nurses CE Requirements, Accreditations & Approvals

Montana 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 Montana State Board of Nursing accepts courses from any provider who is ANCC accredited.

Continuing Education Requirement

The Montana State Board of Nursing accepts NetCE courses.

RNs and LPNs are required 24 contact hours, every two years.

APRNs are required 24 contact hours, every two years.

APRNs with prescriptive authority are required 12 hours in pharmacotherapeutics, pharmacology, and/or clinical management of drug therapy, with a maximum of 2 hours in herbal or complementary therapies. These hours are included in the total 24 hours required for APRN renewal.

Beginning with DEA initial registrations or renewals starting June 27, 2023, all DEA-registered practitioners (with the exception of DVM-only license holders) are required 8 hours on treating and managing patients with opioid or other substance use disorders, including the appropriate clinical use of all FDA-approved drugs for the treatment of a substance use disorder, one-time only.

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For More Information

Please contact the Montana State Board of Nursing at (406) 444-5696, or visit their website at

Additional information regarding your continuing education requirements may be found at: - RN, LPN, and APRN (MCA Rule 24.159.2102). - APRN competence development (MCA Rule 24.159.1469). - APRN prescriptive authority renewal (MCA Rule 24.159.1468). - All Licensees (CE FAQs).