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District of Columbia Board of Nursing License Renewal Requirements for Nurses

What are the state license renewal requirements for a nurse in District of Columbia?

For registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and advanced practice registered nurses in the District of Columbia, there are specific license renewal requirements that the District of Columbia Board of Nursing determines. These requirements include courses for RNs, LPNs and APRNs.
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CE Requirements for Nursing Licenses

Every two years, the District of Columbia Nursing Board requires nurses to complete the following continuing education contact hours to comply with licensing requirements:

  • 24 contact hours for RN license renewal
  • 18 contact hours for LPN license renewal
  • 24 contact hours for APRN license renewal

Mandated State Courses

All health professionals, licensed, registered or certified by a health professional board, will need two credits of CE pertinent to cultural competency or specialized clinical training that focuses on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning (LGBTQ) patients.

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License Expiration and Renewal

Registered Nurse Licenses:

District of Columbia RN licenses expire on June 30 of even-numbered years.


Licensed Practical Nurse Licenses:

District of Columbia RN licenses expire on June 30 of odd-numbered years.


Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Licenses:

District of Columbia APRN licenses expire on June 30 of even-numbered years.


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Wild Iris Medical Education, Inc., is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation (ANCC). Provider #P0314.

District of Columbia nursing license renewal information as of September 2019.

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