Maine Advanced Practice Registered Nurses CE Requirements, Accreditations & Approvals

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

Continuing Education Requirement

The Maine State Board of Nursing accepts NetCE courses.

RNs and LPNs are not required continuing education at this time.

APRNs are required to maintain national certification; and complete 50 contact hours in nursing, medicine, or allied health in the area of practice, every two years. Licensees with prescriptive authority are required 3 hours of Category I education on the prescribing of opioid medication.*

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.

CNMs must maintain national certification through the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB).

*NetCE courses are considered Category I.

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For More Information

Please contact the Maine State Board of Nursing at (207) 287-1133, or visit their website at

Additional information regarding your continuing education requirements may be found at: - APRNs and APRNs with opioid prescriptive authority.