Domestic Violence CE – The In’s & Out’s

If you are a licensed healthcare professional in Florida, you’ve probably heard of the Domestic Violence continuing education requirement and you have likely completed a course or two in this subject area.  You know it’s required every … something … years and you need … 2? 3? 4? … hours, right?

Let us take a second to explain exactly what is going on here.

The What?

Domestic Violence is a subject area for continuing education, akin to Medical Errors or HIV/AIDS.  Similarly to the HIV requirement and unlike Medical Errors however, Domestic Violence is not required every license cycle.

So when is it required?

The Domestic Violence CE requirement must be met once every six years – every 3rd license cycle.

However, if you take Domestic Violence CE when you are not required to take it, it will reset your clock and you won’t need it for another 6 years, or 3 license cycles.  Still with me?  Your CE Transcript in CE Broker will show you if you need to complete the Domestic Violence requirement, but if you complete it ahead of time it will not show up again for another three license cycles.  A little confusing but not too bad.

Here you can see the Domestic Violence requirement on a CE Broker Transcript:

How many hours?

2 hours of Domestic Violence CE are required every third license cycle.

Who is required to do this?  If you are licensed by one of these Florida Boards, you need to complete Domestic Violence CE:



Physician Assistant

School Psychology

Social Work




(Council of Licensed) Midwifery

Are the 2 hours a part of my normal CE requirements or are the 2 hours above the norm?

Here is where it gets a little tricky.  If you are required to take less than 30 hours of continuing education – nursing, for example – then your two hours will be above and beyond your normal renewal requirements.  So if you normally need 24 hours total, with your Domestic Violence requirement you’ll need 2 extra (26 hours).  That also applies if you are taking it when it is not required.  If you have less than 30 hours, it always has to be above and beyond the standard required hours.

If you are normally required to take 30 or more hours, your 2 hours of Domestic Violence will count towards your total required CE.  In other words, your maximum number of hours required will not increase.

What should you do?

If you’re uncertain, it never hurts to complete 2 hours of Domestic Violence each license cycle.  Or just check out your personal Transcript in CE Broker and you will find clarity.

8 thoughts on “Domestic Violence CE – The In’s & Out’s

  1. I just want to know IF I do this and I believe the HIV CEU also is not every single year to update, I do BOTH beside Med Errors every year. I tend to go MORE than my alotted amt of ReCertification. As of right Now I believe I have everything for Both of Licenses for Renewal of Next Year.. Is it possible to check for me since I am having difficulty finding my name and Licenses, on your site?
    Thank You,
    Celeste Porto Colburn LPN,RN

    • Hi Celeste,

      If you are completing Medical Errors and Domestic Violence every license cycle (as well as the rest of your remaining hours) you should be fine even though you do not need Domestic Violence every single cycle, as the article said. It looks like you had an account back in 2009 so if you want to re-activate your account you can login and renew, but will not let you create a new account.

      It’s $35 to renew your account, but that may actually save you money. If you are completing 10 extra hours over your requirements every cycle just to be safe, then using CE Broker is probably cheaper than paying for all of those courses. You will know exactly when your requirements have been met for the cycle so you don’t take courses you do not need. Just a thought.

      If you want your login and password, you can call 1-877-434-6323 and we can get you set up.

      CE Broker

  2. Finding classes to fit your schedule to renew your license can be a little tricky, as CE Broker has stated above, but depending on your field and your requirements there are some options to meet these requirements. Domestic Violence CE is required by the state of Florida, and some people may prefer to take their classes from a college or university that offers classes online. (in case they should want to go back for more classes that may not be all CE) St Pete college offers an online Domestic Violence course that in included in their flat rate for unlimited classes (annually), and approved by Florida as a CE course. No matter the institution you chose from it is always important that these classes are for the betterment of services to patients and clients. For information on SPC:

  3. Is my Chevrolet account still active and can you tell me how many cues I have already. How do I fax my ceus to you that are not on my record

    • Hi Barbara,

      Just to make sure that I’m looking at the right account. Is your license number RN1722952? If so, it looks like everything was reported into your account for the last license cycle, but nothing has been posted for the current one which ends in 2014. If you call our help desk at 1-877-434-6323, they can give you your login & password to get you into your account. Have you completed any courses recently?

  4. I have 4 licenses in FL. It is not worth keeping an eye out for government mandated indoctrination programs. Ergo, I will continue to take this every cycle so as to not give the onerous state of FL regulators the chance to come after me. They are a hapless malicious bunch.Thank you for the info, however.

  5. It is always good for clarification. When I speak with other therapist there is concerned about the requirements. This post I’m sure will be helpful too many.

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