State Board of Nursing Home Administrators
POLICY REGARDING CONTINUING EDUCATION DURING THE DECLARED STATE OF EMERGENCY RELATING TO COVID-19
To: All Licensees
From: Wyoming State Board of Nursing Home Administrators
Date: May 12, 2020
Re: 2020 RENEWAL
Chapter 2, Section 11 of the Board’s rules require licensees submitting renewal applications to submit evidence that they have completed 25 hours of continuing education each year. Both the Governor of the State of Wyoming and the President of the United States have declared states of emergency related to the spread of COVID-19. The Board is aware that many events offering continuing education hours have been cancelled. The Board is further aware that online and teleconference options for receiving qualifying continuing education hours are not widely available. As a practical matter, because of COVID-19 and through no fault of their own, many licensees will not be able to comply with Chapter 2, Section 11 when applying to renew their licenses.
The Board hereby declares that due to the COVID-19 pandemic and effective May 12, 2020, for the current renewal cycle, licensees will not be required to comply with Chapter 2, Section 11 when applying to renew their licenses. Specifically, it shall not be grounds to refer a renewal application to an Application Review Committee for the sole reason that the licensee has failed to comply with Chapter 2, Section 11, and the Board shall not discipline a licensee or deny a renewal application for that reason.
Out of fairness to licensees who have already obtained continuing education hours before the outbreak, if a licensee has earned continuing education hours prior to the effective date of this policy, the licensee may count those hours for next year’s continuing education requirement. It shall not be grounds for discipline that a licensee submits evidence of hours they obtained over the past year for next year’s continuing education requirement.
The Board may extend this policy or issue further policies as necessary.
All licenses issued by the Board expire on December 31 of each year.
The Board shall mail a renewal application to active licensees at their address of record no later than thirty (30) days before the license expiration date.
As a condition for renewal, each licensee shall provide evidence of completion of twenty five (25) hours of continuing education every year. No more than twenty five (25) hours of continuing education hours may be carried over from one year to another. The continuing education requirement is waived for all licensees during their first year or partial year of licensure.
For a complete list of renewal requirements and acceptable continuing education please refer to the
If you have any questions, please contact the Board office, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (307) 777-3628.