Alabama Advanced Practice Registered Nurses CE Requirements, Accreditations & Approvals

Alabama 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 Alabama 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 Alabama Board of Nursing, Provider #ABNP0353 (valid through July 29, 2025).

Continuing Education Requirement

NetCE Alabama Board of Nursing, Provider #ABNP0353
NetCE reports to the Alabama Board of Nursing.

RNs are required 24 contact hours every two years.

LPNs are required 24 contact hours every two years.

APNs (CRNA, CNS, CNM, CRNP) are required 24 contact hours every two years, six (6) of which must be in pharmacology. CNM and CRNP with prescriptive authority pharmacology hours content must be specific to prescriptive practice in the approved area for collaborative practice.

CRNP and CNM who hold a Qualified Alabama Controlled Substances Certificate (QACSC) are required to obtain four (4) of the six (6) pharmacology hours from Board of Medical Examiners pre-approved continuing education courses. These hours will count toward the 24 hours required for APN license 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 Alabama Board of Nursing at (800) 656-5318, or visit their website at

Additional information regarding your continuing education requirements may be found at: - All Licensees; and - APN (CRNP or CNM) QACSC holders.