Colorado Nurses CE Requirements, Accreditations & Approvals

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

Continuing Education Requirement

The Colorado Board of Nursing accepts NetCE courses.

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

APRNs must maintain national certification. Beginning with license renewals on or after October 1, 2022, advanced practice nurses with opioid prescriptive authority are required 2 hours of substance use prevention training, every 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 Colorado Board of Nursing at (303) 894-2430, or visit their website at

Additional information regarding your continuing education requirements may be found at: - Board of Nursing Laws, Rules and Policies for All Licensees.