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State by State IV Certification Requirements

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STATE
HOURLY REQUIREMENTS FOR LPN IV COURSE
STATE BOARD OF NURSING MUST APPROVE COURSE
COURSE(S) SUGGESTED FOR LPN IV CERTIFICATION
SPECIAL PROVISIONS
Alabama Not Specified Not Specified "Basic Peripheral IV Therapy in Adults" and "Current Practices in the Management of Central Lines" Not Specified
Alaska Not Specified Not Specified Not Specified Not Specified
Arizona Not Specified Not Specified "Basic Peripheral IV Therapy in Adults" and "Current Practices in the Management of Central Lines" LPN's cannot directly access central lines. They can infuse through central lines if doing so by the piggyback method. 
Arkansas Not Specified Not Specified "Basic Peripheral IV Therapy in Adults" and "Current Practices in the Management of Central Lines" Not Specified
California 24 hours theory and 6 hours clinical training Yes Not Specified LPN's cannot give IV medications. They may only give approved IV fluids via peripheral lines after they have completed a board approved course. 
Colorado  60 Hours Yes Not Specified Not Specified
Conneticut Not Specified Not Specified "Basic Peripheral IV Therapy in Adults" and "Current Practices in the Management of Central Lines" LPN's cannot start PIV's in CT. RN's cannot remove PICC lines in CT. 
Deleware Not Specified Not Specified "Basic Peripheral IV Therapy in Adults" and "Current Practices in the Management of Central Lines" Not Specified
District of Columbia Not Specified Yes "Basic Peripheral IV Therapy in Adults" and "Current Practices in the Management of Central Lines" LPN's cannot infuse through central lines. 
Florida 30 Hours Not Specified "Florida 30 hour IV Education course" Skills Practicum is recommended and facility must determine competency with skills checklists.  Not Specified
Georgia Not Specified Not Specified "Basic Peripheral IV Therapy in Adults" and "Current Practices in the Management of Central Lines" Not Specified
Hawaii Not Specified Not Specified "Basic Peripheral IV Therapy in Adults" and "Current Practices in the Management of Central Lines" Not Specified
Idaho Not Specified Not Specified "Basic Peripheral IV Therapy in Adults" and "Current Practices in the Management of Central Lines" Not Specified
Illinois Not Specified Not Specified "Basic Peripheral IV Therapy in Adults"  LPN's cannot infuse through central lines in Illinois
Indiana Not Specified Not Specified "Basic Peripheral IV Therapy in Adults" and "Current Practices in the Management of Central Lines" Not Specified
Iowa Not Specified Yes Not Specified Not Specified
Kansas 38 Hours Yes Not Specified Not Specified
Kentucky Not Specified Not Specified Course must be board approved. KY regs and course content must be followed.  LPN's who graduated after September 15th 2004 are IV certified when they graduate. 
Louisiana Not Specified Not Specified Not Specified LPN's are taught IV education and are IV certified when they graduate
Maine 12 hours theory, 2.5 hours individualized lab practice, and 5.5 hours of supervised clinical practice with 3 successful sticks Yes Not Specified Not Specified
Maryland Not Specified Not Specified "Basic Peripheral IV Therapy in Adults" and "Current Practices in the Management of Central Lines" Not Specified
Massachusets Not Specified Not Specified "Basic Peripheral IV Therapy in Adults" and "Current Practices in the Management of Central Lines" Not Specified
Michigan Not Specified Not Specified "Basic Peripheral IV Therapy in Adults" and "Current Practices in the Management of Central Lines" Not Specified
Minnesota Not Specified Not Specified "Basic Peripheral IV Therapy in Adults" and "Current Practices in the Management of Central Lines" Not Specified
Mississippi 40 hours didactic theory and 40 hours clinical practice Yes No for LPN Certification Pedagogy Education may be used only for obtaining contact hours for licensure renewal LPN's who graduated after 2008 are IV certified in School. All IV certified LPN's must renew their certification every 2 years with license renewal by providing documentation of 10 contact hours of IV education during the previous 2 year period. 
Missouri 30 hours theory and lab practice, and 8 hours of clinical practice with one successful IV placement Yes Not Specified LPN's who have graduated after 2/28/99 are IV certified when they graduate. 
Montana Not Specified Not Specified "Basic Peripheral IV Therapy in Adults" and "Current Practices in the Management of Central Lines" Not Specified
Nebraska Not Specified Yes Not for LPN IV Certification. Pedagogy Education may be used only for obtaining contact hours for licensure renewal LPN's may not administer intermittent meds via a central line. They can only administer meds through a continuously flowing fluid infusing into a central line. 
Nevada 20 hours classroom instruction plus 10 hours clinical Yes Not Specified Not Specified
New Hampshire 30 hours Yes - Must be submitted to the state one year in advance Not Specified Not Specified
New Jersey Not Specified Not Specified "Basic Peripheral IV Therapy in Adults" and "Current Practices in the Management of Central Lines" Not Specified
New Mexico Not Specified Not Specified "Basic Peripheral IV Therapy in Adults" and "Current Practices in the Management of Central Lines" Not Specified
New York Not Specified Not Specified Not Yet - Course must include recommended course content and review NY Regs "Basic Peripheral IV Therapy in Adults" LPN's cannot infuse through central lines in New York
North Carolina Not Specified Not Specified "Basic Peripheral IV Therapy in Adults" and "Current Practices in the Management of Central Lines" Not Specified
North Dakota 30 hours of theory, 4 hours of supervised clinical practice, and 3 successful sticks.  Yes Not Specified Not Specified
Ohio 40 hours Yes Not Specified LPN's cannot infuse through central lines in Ohio
Oklahoma Not Specified Not Specified "Basic Peripheral IV Therapy in Adults" and "Current Practices in the Management of Central Lines" Not Specified
Oregon Not Specified Not Specified "Basic Peripheral IV Therapy in Adults" and "Current Practices in the Management of Central Lines" Not Specified
Pennsylvania Not Specified Yes Courses must be board approved and PA regs and course content must be followed Not Specified
Rhode Island Not Specified Not Specified "Basic Peripheral IV Therapy in Adults" and "Current Practices in the Management of Central Lines" Not Specified
South Carolina Not Specified Not Specified "Basic Peripheral IV Therapy in Adults" and "Current Practices in the Management of Central Lines" Not Specified
South Dakota Not Specified Not Specified "Basic Peripheral IV Therapy in Adults" and "Current Practices in the Management of Central Lines" LPN's who graduated during or after 2001 are IV certified when they graduate from LPN school. 
Tennessee Not Specified Not Specified "Basic Peripheral IV Therapy in Adults" and "Current Practices in the Management of Central Lines" Not Specified
Texas Not Specified Not Specified "Basic Peripheral IV Therapy in Adults" and "Current Practices in the Management of Central Lines" Not Specified
Utah Not Specified Not Specified "Basic Peripheral IV Therapy in Adults" and "Current Practices in the Management of Central Lines" Not Specified
Vermont Not Specified Not Specified "Basic Peripheral IV Therapy in Adults" and "Current Practices in the Management of Central Lines" Not Specified
Virginia Not Specified Not Specified "Basic Peripheral IV Therapy in Adults" and "Current Practices in the Management of Central Lines" Not Specified
Washington Not Specified Not Specified "Basic Peripheral IV Therapy in Adults" and "Current Practices in the Management of Central Lines" Not Specified
West Virginia Not Specified Not Specified "Basic Peripheral IV Therapy in Adults" and "Current Practices in the Management of Central Lines" Not Specified
Wisconson Not Specified Not Specified "Basic Peripheral IV Therapy in Adults" and "Current Practices in the Management of Central Lines" Not Specified
Wyoming 16 hours of didactic education and 16 hours of clinical with 3 successful sticks Yes Not Specified Not Specified

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