CE Requirements for Nurses in Illinois

Attention: Several states and disciplines have relaxed requirements regarding live / in person Continuing Education due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check with your board to see the most current requirements.

Illinois nurses (APN, RN, LPN) are required to earn the following continuing education (CE) credits.

LPN – 20 hours every 2 years
RN – 20 hours every 2 years
APN – 50 hours every 2 years

CE courses must advance professional skills and be applicable to practice area

Effective January 1, 2020, a new law took effect that requires all Illinois licensed professionals who need continuing education to renew their licenses to complete 1 hour of education related to sexual harassment prevention.  Licensees can take this CE course from any CE provider or sponsor that is authorized to provide CE for any profession regulated by IDFPR. This includes businesses or entities that have active CE sponsor licenses for any profession, or that are listed as a ‘pre-approved’ sponsor for any profession. For more information on the changes please click here.

CE Approvals

The Illinois Nursing Board accepts online courses (independent study) if the programs are provided by an approved sponsor. The Board accepts programs from providers approved by another state’s board of nursing. Athealth.com is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (CA BRN), Provider # CEP 17059.

Illinois nurses can earn their CE credits online through athealth.com.

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State laws can change. Practitioners are responsible for determining their state’s licensure requirements. To view the Illinois continuing education regulations, click the button below.

Illinois CE Regulations for Nurses

Page last modified or reviewed by athealth.com on Sep 28, 2020.

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