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Texas CE Regulation
20 contact hours of continuing nursing education (CNE) in the nurse’s area of practice OR demonstrate the achievement, maintenance, or renewal of a Board-approved national nursing certification in the nurse’s area of practice within the licensing period and meet the applicable targeted continuing education requirements.
RN/LPN are due to renew their license every 4 years. Nurses shall renew their license beginning on February 1 through April 1 on the year their license expires.
If RN/LPN do not renew on or before May 1, an additional fee for late renewal is added. If the license is not renewed on or before August 1, of the year your renewal is due, your license expires. You may not work on an expired license.
Renewal applicants must meet one of the following practice requirements:
- Practiced as a nurse for 960 hours or more in the past 5 years (See the 960 hours/5-year practice requirement FAQs for more information) OR
- Graduated from a nursing program and obtained a degree within past 5 years OR
- Completed an Arizona Board approved refresher course in the past 5 years OR
- Obtained an advanced nursing degree in the past 5 years (i.e. LPN to RN, RN to BSN, masters, or doctorate).
20 contact hours of continuing education appropriate to the advanced practice role and population focus area recognized by the Board OR achieve, maintain, or renew the national nursing certification recognized by the Board as meeting the certification requirement for the APRN’s role and population focus area of licensure within the licensing period and meet the applicable targeted continuing education requirements