New Hampshire Board of Nursing Continuing Education

Total Hours Required: RN / LPN / APRN 30 hours | Renewal Cycle: 2 Years

New Hampshire RN's, LPN's and APRN's must complete a minimum of 30 contact hours during the two-year renewal period.

For additional information see Nur 403.01, Continuing Education Requirements for LPN, RN and APRN at

Required Courses

New Hampshire has no specific required courses for RN's and LPN's however contact hours must pertain to the licensee's scope of practice (Nur 403.04). For APRN's, at least 20 of the 30 hours shall be specific to their specialty practice area, with 5 hours of pharmacology CE specific to their practice area. For additional information see NUR 403.01, Continuing Education Requirements for LPN, RN and APRN at

License Expiration Dates

In New Hampshire, nurses must renew their license biennially (every 2-years) prior to midnight on their birthday. For additional information see How do I renew my license? at

Audits and Retaining CE Records

If you are selected for an audit, you will need to submit a list of your CE information completed in the past 2-years. You will not need to send copies of the certificates that you receive however keep the certificates for your records. For additional information see If I receive a notice that my license renewal has been selected for "CE Audit" what do I have to    do? at

MedCEC makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of CE requirement information for each state however information is subject to change without notice. This is a summary of CE requirements, please verify current CE requirements by visiting the New Hampshire Board of Nursing.