Alabama RN's and LPN's are required to complete a minimum of 24 contact hours of CE from a Board-approved or Board-recognized CE provider during the two-year renewal period. For additional information see How many contact hours of CE are required for license renewal for RN's and LPN's
MedCEC™ is a recognized provider of CE by the Alabama Board of Nursing. For addtional information see Who are approved providers of CE?
Each new Alabama licensee is required to complete a four (4) hour mandatory class prior to their first renewal. The class is broken-down into five (5) individual segments shown below, all of which are free CE courses available on the ABN website at https://www.abn.alabama.gov/alabama-nursing-resource-center/online/
Part 1: Nurse Practice Act | Contact Hours: 1.0
Part 2: Board Functions | Contact Hours 0.75
Part 3A: Licensure Regulations | Contact Hours 0.62
Part 3B: Continuing Education Regulations | Contact Hours 1.0
Part 4: Conduct & Accountability | Contact Hours: 1.0
License Expiration Dates
In Alabama, the RN & LPN licenses renew every two years, with RN licenses expiring on December 31st of even-numbered years, and LPN licenses expiring on December 31st of odd-numbered years. The renewal period begins September 1st of each year. For additional information see https://www.abn.alabama.gov/apply/
Audits and Retaining CE Records
As a Board-recognized CE provider, courses from MedCEC™ are accepted by the ABN however the licensee must upload their MedCEC™ Certificates of Completion directly to their ABN individual CE Record in My Profile on the ABN website. Licensees must upload at least twenty-four (24) contact hours of CE to their CE Record as part of the renewal process. The Board conducts random audits in order to determine compliance with CE requirements for license renewal. Licensees are responsible for maintaining CE records and submitting records upon request by the Board. For additional information see Continuing Education Reporting and Audit FAQ at https://www.abn.alabama.gov/continuing-education-ce/#faq/what-is-an-audit
Note: CE that was uploaded into your individual CE Record by an Approved ABN Provider does not require additional documentation to be submitted to the Board" (see documentation).