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CE course providers may request to be approved by the Board of Nursing as a CE Provider. You must use the DELPROS online portal to request CE Provider approval. The Board of Nursing does not approve individual CE courses. For more information on how to submit a request, see the Nursing Service Request webpage.
Active nursing professionals must complete approved continuing education (CE) during each full licensure renewal period. If you are an:
At least 3 of these contact hours must be in the area of substance abuse.
All contact hours must be earned through an approved method or by approved provider.
For complete information on the CE requirements, see Section 188.8.131.52.1 of the Board’s Rules and Regulations.
Continuing Education (CE) is tracked in DELPROS, the Delaware Professional Regulation Online Service. To enter your CE, you must first create a DELPROS user account. Go to the DELPROS online portal, and then click on Apply/Manage a License and Service Requests. If you:
After creating your user account or logging into the DELPROS online portal, you may begin entering your CE.
When you are done, click on your Dashboard on the dark blue banner at the top of the page to renew your license or choose another service.
Active nursing professionals are required to give evidence of practice or employment within the previous five years before the renewal. To meet the practice requirement, show proof you have completed 1 of the following 2 options:
1. Practice hours:
To submit your practice hours, you must provide the Nursing Audit Verification of Nursing Practice/Employment form completed by your employer(s) to verify your practice/employment. The form must be submitted to the Board directly by your employer.
2. Nursing refresher course completed within the past two years:
In the event no refresher course is available, the Board may consider alternate methods of evaluating current knowledge. You may submit an alternate supervised practice plan with written evidence of completion from the nursing administration of an agency or facility.
For complete information on the practice requirements, see Section 184.108.40.206 of the Board’s Rules and Regulations.
Random audits are performed by the Board to ensure compliance with the license requirements. Licensee holders selected for the random audit must verify that they have maintained the required CE and any other information required by the Board to confirm their continued eligibility for the license. For complete information, see Section 9.6 of the Board’s Rules and Regulations.
Do not upload any CE certificates or practice requirement documentation into DELPROS unless notified that you have been selected for audit.
If you are selected for audit, you must:
Related Topics: Board of Nursing, Department of State, Division of Professional Regulation, State of Delaware