CEU course for Controlled Substance Prescribing
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All ARNPs in Florida MUST take a mandatory CEU for Controlled Subtance Prescribing course before your next license renewal, even if you are not going to apply for a DEA number. The DEA does not need to see proof of your CEU to apply.
If you qualify for the new CEU exemption for license renewal, you are also required to take this new 3 hour course. There is no way to get around this if you want to renew your license. FHA and FNPN are offering a great course. If you are an FHA or FNPN member the course is $5.00. If not a member it is $95.00. Most courses are way over $100. If you are not a member then join FNPN for $75.00. The course will be costing you $5.00 and you still save $15 and are now a member of your state NP organization that works for your profession on all state NP issues. The information is in an attachment to this message.
As reported by FNPN:
The Florida BON Executive Director, Mr. Joe Baker, has confirmed that ARNPs who are nationally certified through one of two methods (National Commission for Certifying Agencies or the Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification) may be eligible to be exempt from the Florida CE requirement for license renewal.
In order to qualify, you must go to www.cebroker.com (the basic account is free) and log in. If you don't already have an account, you must register for you. Once you're in the system, follow the links to "Report Hours/Exemption". Follow the prompts and add your certification document. Your exempt status should be reflected during your next license renewal application.
The following link will take you to the NCCA site and on the left you will see a link for the programs directory. Search for your certification body (AANP, ANCC. or any other) for confirmation they are included in this.