Iowa Continuing Education Requirements for Nurses and License Renewal

Elite offers courses and CEU credits that are needed for license renewal and meeting Iowa nursing continuing education requirements. Here is a summary of the requirements you need to meet in the state of Iowa

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0 Mandatory Hours
36 Elective Hours
36 Total Hours
0 Mandatory Hours
36 Elective Hours
36 Total Hours
0 Mandatory Hours
36 Elective Hours
36 Total Hours

Learn what's required for your nursing license in Iowa

This nursing licensing information summarizes the minimum requirements established by the Iowa Board of Nursing. We recommend you contact the Iowa Board of Nursing for more detailed information or changes.

If you obtain nursing licenses in multiple states, we recommend you check each state's requirements.

Iowa Nursing: APN

Total Hours Required: 36
Mandatory Hours: 0
Elective Hours: 36
Renewal Cycle in Years: 3

Online Info

Mandatory (Note: all valid mandatory reporter training certificates issued prior to July 1, 2019 remain effective for 5 years). The law maintains that every mandatory reporter must complete 2 hours of training within six months of employment or self-employment, unless otherwise specified by federal regulations, and requires one hour of additional training every 3 years.

Identification and Reporting of Child Abuse 2 CE 

Identification and Reporting of Dependent Adult Abuse 2 CE

Must be a state-approved course

All mandatory reporters are required to take the core (2-hour) training initially, but will be allowed to take a one hour recertification training every three years thereafter so long as they do so prior to the three-year expiration period.

Exam Requirements:

The state of Iowa requires you to pass a final exam with a score of 70% or better.

Online Limitations

There are no online limitations.

Roster

No roster required

Governing Agency

Name: Iowa Board of Nursing
Phone: 5152814825
Fax:
Address:
400 SW 8th Street. Suite B
Des Moines, IA 50309

Iowa Nursing: RN

Total Hours Required: 36
Mandatory Hours: 0
Elective Hours: 36
Renewal Cycle in Years: 3

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Mandatory (Note: all valid mandatory reporter training certificates issued prior to July 1, 2019 remain effective for 5 years).

The law maintains that every mandatory reporter must complete 2 hours of training within six months of employment or self-employment, unless otherwise specified by federal regulations, and requires one hour of additional training every 3 years.

Identification and Reporting of Child Abuse 2 CE 

Identification and Reporting of Dependent Adult Abuse 2 CE

Must be a state-approved course

All mandatory reporters are required to take the core (2-hour) training initially, but will be allowed to take a one hour recertification training every three years thereafter so long as they do so prior to the three-year expiration period.


Exam Requirements:

The state of Iowa requires you to pass a final exam with a score of 70% or better.

Online Limitations

There are no online limitations.

Roster

No roster required

Governing Agency

Name: Iowa Board of Nursing
Phone: 5152814825
Fax:
Address:
400 SW 8th Street. Suite B
Des Moines, IA 50309

Iowa Nursing: LVN-LPN

Total Hours Required: 36
Mandatory Hours: 0
Elective Hours: 36
Renewal Cycle in Years: 3

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Mandatory Subjects:

Identification and Reporting of Child/Dependent Adult Abuse - 2 contact hours every 5 years. Must be a state-approved course.


Exam Requirements:

Online Limitations

There are no online limitations.

Roster

No roster required

Governing Agency

Name: Iowa Board of Nursing
Phone: 5152814825
Fax:
Address:
400 SW 8th Street. Suite B
Des Moines, IA 50309

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Note: This license renewal information is provided as a convenience only and is subject to change at any time. It's ultimately the responsibility of the licensee to be sure that he or she is meeting all requirements for each license and corresponding renewal period.