Virginia RN's and LPN's have a variety of options to satisfy continued competency requirements for renewal of an active license. Continuing educational course options include: 30 contact hours of CE relative to the practice of nursing OR 15 contact hours of CE plus 640 hours of active practice as a nurse.
For additional information see Title 18 of Virginia Administrative Code 90-19-160, Continued Competency Requirements for Renewal of an Active License at https://law.lis.virginia.gov/admincode/title18/agency90/chapter19/section160/
Virginia has no specific course requirements however all continuing education courses must be relevant to the practice of nursing.
License Expiration Dates
In Virginia, licensees born in even-numbered years renew their licenses by the last day of their birth month in even-numbered years, and licensees born in odd-numbered years renew their licenses by the last day of their birth month in odd-numbered years.
For additional information see Title 18 of Virginia Administrative Code 90-19-150, Renewal of Licenses at https://law.lis.virginia.gov/admincode/title18/agency90/chapter19/section150/#:~:text=A.,month%20in%20odd%2Dnumbered%20years.
Audits and Retaining CE Records
"All licensess are required to maintain original documentation of completion for a period of two years following renewal and to provide such documentation within 30 days of a request from the board for proof of compliance". For additional information see Title 18 of Virginia Administrative Code 90-19-170 , Documenting compliance with continued competency requirements at https://law.lis.virginia.gov/admincode/title18/agency90/chapter19/section170/