Can I use my specialty nursing certification to fulfill the continuing education requirements to renew my license?

A nurse who is certified by a health care specialty program accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies or the Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification is exempt from continuing education requirements.

Please note: The CE exemption based on certification does not apply to the 3 hour Safely Prescribing Controlled Substances course requirement or the 2 hour Human Trafficking course requirement.

Need to Verify a License?

To verify a Nurse Licensure Compact Multi-State RN or LPN License:
Access and click on "Look up License".


To proceed to the DOH License Verification page (information on Florida licensees only), click here.