California Nurses CE Requirements, Accreditations & Approvals

California Nurses and Psychiatric Technicians

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.

NetCE is an approved provider through the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP9784 and the California Board of Vocational Nurse and Psychiatric Technician Examiners, Provider #V10662 (LVNs) and Provider #V10842 (PTs).

Continuing Education Requirement

Attention California Health and Mental Health Professionals:
Due to the Governor’s Executive Order N-39-20, there have been changes to licensing requirements. For those licensed by a board under the California Department of Consumer Affairs, the Director will temporarily waive continuing education requirements for licenses due to expire between March 31, 2020 and October 31, 2020, as well as continuing education and any associated fees for those seeking to reactivate or restore a license. Licensees must satisfy any waived renewal requirements within six months of this order, unless further extended, and activated or restored licenses pursuant to this waiver will be valid for six months, or until the State of Emergency is terminated, whichever is sooner. For more information, please visit https://www.dca.ca.gov/licensees/dca_20_53.pdf.

As part of California’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response, on March 30, 2020, Governor Newsom announced the state is preparing for an increase in the number of people who urgently need health care in California during the COVID-19 outbreak. To meet this moment, the state is opening additional health care sites to treat people affected by COVID-19 and to relieve the pressure on our health care system by providing care for non-COVID-19 cases. To ensure adequate staff for health care sites throughout California, Newsom is calling on healthcare providers, behavioral health professionals, and health care administrators to register today. For more information, please visit https://covid19.ca.gov/healthcorps/.

NetCE is also closely monitoring board notices regarding continuing education requirements. Please check our website regularly for updates.

NetCE California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP9784.
NetCE California Board of Vocational Nurse and Psychiatric Technician, Provider #V10662 (LVNs) and #V10842 (PTs).

RNs, LVNs, APRNs and PTs are required 30 contact hours every two years.

Nurse Practitioners (NPs) with prescriptive authority must complete 3 contact hours on Schedule II controlled substances including the risks of addiction associated with the use of Schedule II controlled substances as part of the 30 contact hours.

Certified Nurse Midwives (CNMs) must complete 2 contact hours on Schedule II controlled substances including both risks of addiction and neonatal abstinence syndrome associated with opioids.

Licensed Midwives (LMs) are required 36 contact hours every two years. Licensed midwives are licensed under the Medical Board of California and may complete courses from an approved California Board of Registered Nursing provider. NetCE is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP9784.

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RNs and APRNs may contact the California Board of Registered Nursing at (916) 322-3350, or visit their website at http://www.rn.ca.gov/. LVNs may contact the California Board of Vocational Nurse and Psychiatric Technician Examiners at (916) 263-7800, or visit their website at http://www.bvnpt.ca.gov/.

Additional information regarding your continuing education requirements may be found at:
http://www.rn.ca.gov/licensees/ce-renewal.shtml - RNs and APRNs.
http://www.rn.ca.gov/practice/npa.shtml - Nursing Practice Act for RNs and APRNs.
http://www.bvnpt.ca.gov/licensees/renewal_application_form.shtml - LVNs and PTs.
http://www.bvnpt.ca.gov/pdf/vnregs.pdf - Vocational Nurse Practice Act for LVNs and PTs.
https://www.mbc.ca.gov/Licensees/Midwives/ - Licensed Midwives