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:
Per Executive Order N-39-20, there have been changes to licensing requirements. For healing arts boards licensees under the California Department of Consumer Affairs, the Director temporarily waives continuing education requirements or passage of an examination for renewal of licenses expiring between March 31, 2020 and October 31, 2021. These specific requirements are deferred for a six-month period unless the order is further extended. Deferred continuing education must be completed no later than March 28, 2022. (Does not apply to any continuing education, training, or examination required pursuant to a disciplinary order against a license.) Licensees should consult their respective licensing boards prior to license expiration date to confirm waiver eligibility and compliance requirements; completed applications and renewal fees may still be required prior to license expiration date. For more information, please visit https://www.dca.ca.gov/licensees/waiver_request_info,shtml and https://www.dca.ca.gov/licensees/dca_waivers.shtml.

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