Arizona Nurses CE Requirements, Accreditations & Approvals

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

Continuing Education Requirement

The Arizona State Board of Nursing accepts NetCE courses.

RNs and LPNs are required one of the following within the past 5 years; 960+ hours of active practice; graduated from a nursing program and obtained a nursing degree; completed a Board-approved refresher course; or, obtained an advanced nursing degree (LPN to RN, RN to BSN, masters, or doctorate).

APRNs are required to maintain national certification, hold an active RN license, and 960+ hours of practice at APRN level within the past 5 years. If less than 960 hours of practice within the past 5 years, 45 hours of continuing education in advanced pharmacology and 45 hours in subject(s) related to APRN role and population foci are required for renewal.

Licensees who are authorized to prescribe or dispense Schedule II controlled substances and have a valid DEA number must complete a minimum of 3 hours related to opioids, substance abuse/use disorder, or addiction, every 4-year renewal period.

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 Arizona State Board of Nursing at (602) 771-7800, or visit their website at

Additional information regarding your continuing education requirements may be found at: - Board of Nursing Rules effective 12/31/2023.