DISCLAIMER: It is the learner’s responsibility to understand the requirements of the applicable association, state and/or specialty and adhere to them precisely. In addition, i​​​​​​t is the learner’s responsibility to verify the type of credit awarded by looking in the course brochure, flyer, advertisement, handout, etc. for the applicable accreditation statement. 

According to the PA State Board of Nursing, Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners must complete 30 hours of continuing education for biennial renewal of license. Of those 30 hours, 2 hours must be Board-approved continuing education in child abuse recognition and reporting. 

A CRNP who has prescriptive authority shall complete at least 16 hours of Board-approved continuing education in pharmacology in the 2 years prior to the biennial renewal date of the certification. The CRNP shall verify completion of the continuing education when submitting a biennial renewal. In addition, 2 hours in pain management or the identification of addiction or in the practices of prescribing or dispensing of opioids for CRNP with prescriptive authority (as a portion of the total continuing education required). 

For additional information visit  PA State Board of Nursing_CRNP.