Illinois Nurses CE Requirements, Accreditations & Approvals

Illinois 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 Illinois Department of Professional Regulation Board of Nursing accepts courses from any provider who is ANCC accredited.

Continuing Education Requirement

Attention Illinois Nurses: The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation has announced that both the license renewal expiration date and the CE deadline of May 31, 2020 will be extended to September 30, 2020 for Registered Nurses and Advanced Practice Registered Nurses. For more information, please visit

The Illinois Department of Professional Regulation Board of Nursing accepts NetCE courses.

RNs, LPNs are required 20 contact hours every two years.

APRNs are required 80 contact hours every two years. Of the 80 hours, 50 hours must be in the area of practice, 20 hours in pharmacotherapeutics, and 10 hours must be in safe opioid prescribing.

Beginning January 1, 2020, all licensees are required to complete 1 hour of continuing education specific to sexual harassment prevention every renewal.

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For More Information

Please contact the Illinois Division of Professional Regulation Board of Nursing at (800) 560-6420, or visit their website at

Additional information regarding your continuing education requirements may be found at: - RNs, LPNs, and APNs. - APNs with Schedule II controlled substances prescriptive or dispensing authority.