Washington Nursing CE Requirements

Total Hours Required: 8

Renewal Cycle: 1

Every three years, each registered nurse must sign an attestation on a form provided by the department of health declaring completion of:

  • 96 hours of active nursing practice
  • 8 continuing nursing education hours

The review period begins on the first birth date after receiving the initial license. Acceptable continuing education may include but is not limited to:

  • Conventional classroom education
  • Workshops
  • On-line education
  • Submission of professional articles
  • Self-study
  • On the job learning pertaining to current practice
  • Correspondence courses