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Understanding Your 2024 South Carolina Nurse License Renewal

  • It’s not always easy to locate all of the necessary information for the 2024 South Carolina nurse license renewal, and this is especially true for people with busy work schedules.
  • A  nurse can’t work with a lapsed license in South Carolina, so having accurate renewal deadline information is essential.
  • In this article, we lay out the required CE, the last day to renew, and answers to questions regarding licensure.

NCC News & Content Team

March 14, 2024
Florida Nursing CEUs

    2024 South Carolina Nurse License Renewal Requirements

    A nurse’s time is precious: most don’t have all day to research the 2024 South Carolina nurse license renewal requirements. Between long work hours and staffing shortages, there isn’t much time to research what CE must be completed this year.

    Knowing the renewal deadline is critical, as nurses can’t work in South Carolina with an expired license.

    In this article, we provide information on the required CE, the last day to renew, and further insight into maintaining an active license.

    You have until April 30, 2024, to renew your license with the state of South Carolina before a license reinstatement is required. 

    1. What Are the CE Requirements for the 2024 South Carolina Nurse License Renewal Period?

    In order to fulfill their license renewal requirements, LPNs and RNs must complete 30 contact hours of CE from a board-approved and ANCC-accredited provider (such as Nursing CE Central).

    Nursing CE Central’s 2024 Updated Renewal Bundle meets all the CE requirements for a South Carolina nurse license renewal and is accredited by the ANCC and approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing.

    2. Which Nurses Are Required to Obtain CE to Renew Their License?

    LPNs and RNs must complete CE requirements to renew their license.

    3. Do I Need to Take a Test to Fulfill the CE Requirements?

    No,  you don’t need to take a test to complete the CE requirements for license renewal.

    4. Is It Necessary to Keep Documentation Proving CE Completion?

    It’s the responsibility of the nurse to keep a record of all completed CE for up to four years. This can be used for an audit or for a request from the South Carolina Board of Nursing. Nursing CE Central makes it easy to access completed certificates at any time by logging into their website. All completed CE will be saved there.

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    5. Is Nursing CE Central a South Carolina Board of Nursing-Approved Provider?

    Yes. Nursing CE Central provides CE courses that are approved and accepted by the South Carolina Board of Nursing.

    6. Do I Need to Submit My CE Through CE Broker?

    Yes, you must report completed CE to CE Broker. Nursing CE Central will automatically submit your certificates to them once all of the required courses are finished.

    7. How Can a Nurse Renew a License in South Carolina?

    Most nurses will need to fulfill the CE requirements, submit completed CE certificates through CE Broker, and use the eService login portal of the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation to complete a license renewal application. A valid payment method will be needed.

    8. When Is the 2024 License Renewal Deadline?

    All South Carolina LPNs and RNs must renew their licenses by April 30, 2024.  The renewal window opens on February 1, 2024.

    9. What Happens if I Miss the License Renewal Deadline?

    If you fail to renew your license on time, it will be deemed lapsed. You cannot continue to work in South Carolina until it’s reinstated. The board may reinstate your license with proof of continued competency satisfactory to them and additional fees.

    10. Can I Work With a Lapsed License?

    No, you cannot continue to work until your license is reinstated in the state of South Carolina.

    11. How Can I Verify the Status of My License?

    You can check the status of your license by visiting the South Carolina Labor License Regulation’s license look up page.

    12. Are There Any Other Ways to Fulfill the Continuing Competency Requirements?

    A South Carolina nurse license renewal can be completed by the following:

    The maintenance of certification or recertification by a national certifying body recognized by the board.

    The completion of an academic program of study in nursing or a related field recognized by the board.

    The verification of competency and the number of hours practiced, as evidenced by employer certification on a form approved by the board.

     However, most nurses find completing CE courses the fastest and easiest way to renew their licenses.

    13. What Is the Contact Information for the South Carolina State Board of Nursing?

    Here’s the contact information for the board. They can answer any further questions about the South Carolina nurse license renewal:


    Address: 110 Centerview Dr, Columbia, SC 29210

    Email: [email protected]

    Phone: (803) 896-4550

    They’re from open 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday.

    Still have questions?

    Visit our South Carolina nursing license renewal page for more information or to begin CE courses.

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