State by State IV Certification Requirements

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State
(Linked to BON page)
Hourly Requirements for LPN IV Course State BON Must Approve Course? Suggested Course
or Package
Special Provisions
Alabama Not specified. Not specified. Basics of Peripheral IV and
Central Line Education Package
Not specified.
Alaska Not specified. Not specified. N/A Not specified.
Arizona Not specified. Not specified. Arizona LPN IV Certification Package LPNs cannot directly access central lines. They can infuse through central lines if doing so by the piggyback method. 
Arkansas Not specified. Not specified. Arkansas IV Therapy Education Not specified.
California 24 hours theory and 6 hours clinical training. Yes Online education not accepted for LVN IV certification. LPNs 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 N/A Not specified.
Connecticut Not specified. Not specified. Basics of Peripheral IV and
​Central Line Education Package
LPNs cannot start PIVs in CT. RNs cannot remove PICC lines in CT. 
Delaware Not specified. Not specified. Basics of Peripheral IV and
​Central Line Education Package
Not specified.
District of Columbia Not specified. Yes N/A LPNs cannot infuse through central lines.
Florida 30 hours. Not specified. Florida IV Therapy Education Skills practicum is recommended and facility must determine competency with skills checklists. 
Georgia Not specified. Not specified. Georgia IV Therapy Education Not specified.
Hawaii Not specified. Not specified. Basics of Peripheral IV and
Central Line Education Package
Not specified.
Idaho Not specified. Not specified. Basics of Peripheral IV and
​Central Line Education Package
Not specified.
Illinois Not specified. Not specified. Basic Peripheral IV Therapy; Current Standards of Practice LPNs cannot infuse through central lines in Illinois.
Indiana Not specified. Not specified. Basics of Peripheral IV and
​Central Line Education Package
Not specified.
Iowa Not specified. Yes N/A Not specified.
Kansas 38 hours. Yes N/A Not specified.
Kentucky Not specified. Not specified. Kentucky IV Therapy Education LPNs who graduated after September, 15th, 2004 are IV "certified" upon graduation. Course must be board approved. KY regs and course content must be followed. 
Lousiana Not specified. Not specified. N/A for LPN certification.
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Licensure by endorsement recommended courses: Basics of Peripheral IV and ​Central Line Education Package
LPNs are taught IV education and are IV "certified" upon graduation. Nurses applying for endorsement in Louisiana must provide proof of training and competency in IV therapy.  This must be evaluated by LSBPNE as part of the determination for endorsement for licensure.
Maine Not specified. Not specified. Maine IV Therapy Education BON has 3 tiers of LPN participation in IV therapy. Please refer to the REGULATIONS RELATING TO ADMINISTRATION OF INTRAVENOUS
THERAPY BY LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSES AND REGISTERED
PROFESSIONAL NURSES
document for more information.
Maryland Not specified. Not specified. Basics of Peripheral IV and
​Central Line Education Package
Not specified.
Massachusets Not specified. Not specified. Basics of Peripheral IV and
​Central Line Education Package
Not specified.
Michigan Not specified. Not specified. Basics of Peripheral IV and
​Central Line Education Package
Not specified.
Minnesota Not specified. Not specified. Basics of Peripheral IV and
​Central Line Education Package
Not specified.
Mississippi 40 hours didactic theory and 40 hours clinical practice. Yes N/A for LPN certification.
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Pedagogy Education may be used only for obtaining contact hours for licensure renewal.
LPNs who graduated after 2008 are IV "certified" upon graduation. All IV certified LPNs 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 N/A LPNs who have graduated after 2/28/99 are IV "certified" upon graduation. 
Montana Not specified. Not specified. Basics of Peripheral IV and
​Central Line Education Package
Not specified.
Nebraska Not specified. Yes N/A for LPN IV certification.
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Pedagogy Education may be used only for obtaining contact hours for licensure renewal.
LPNs 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 N/A LPNs may not start IV therapies on midlines or midcavicular catheters (NAC 632.450).
New Hampshire A minimum of 30 hours of theoretical content and laboratory practice pertinent to IV therapy. Yes New Hampshire IV Therapy Education After successful completion of the didactic portion of the course, click here to register for the skills portion of the course. Please select New Hampshire LPN IV Therapy Part 2.
New Jersey Not specified. Not specified. Basics of Peripheral IV and
​Central Line Education Package
Not specified.
New Mexico Not specified. Not specified. New Mexico IV Therapy Education See course descriptions for details. 
New York Not specified. Not specified. N/A for LPN certification.
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Course must include recommended content and review NY Regs.
LPNs cannot infuse through central lines in New York.
North Carolina Not specified. Not specified. Basics of Peripheral IV and
​Central Line Education Package
Not specified.
North Dakota 30 hours of theory, 4 hours of supervised clinical practice, and 3 successful sticks. Yes N/A Not specified.
Ohio 40 hours Yes N/A LPNs cannot infuse through central lines in Ohio.
Oklahoma Not specified. Not specified. Oklahoma LPN IV Certification Package Not specified.
Oregon Not specified. Not specified. Basics of Peripheral IV and
​Central Line Education Package
Not specified.
Pennsylvania Not specified. Yes N/A Courses must be board approved and PA regs and course content must be followed.
Rhode Island Not specified. Not specified. Basics of Peripheral IV and
​Central Line Education Package
Not specified.
South Carolina Not specified. Not specified. South Carolina IV Therapy Education Not specified.
South Dakota Not specified. Not specified. South Dakota IV Therapy Education LPNs who graduated during or after 2001 are IV "certified" upon graduation. 
Tennessee Not specified. Not specified. Basics of Peripheral IV and
​Central Line Education Package
Not specified.
Texas Not specified. Not specified. Texas LVN IV Certification Package Not specified.
Utah Not specified. Not specified. Basics of Peripheral IV and
​Central Line Education Package
Not specified.
Vermont Not specified. Not specified. Basics of Peripheral IV and
​Central Line Education Package
Not specified.
Virginia Not specified. Not specified. Basics of Peripheral IV and
​Central Line Education Package
Not specified.
Washington Not specified. Not specified. Basics of Peripheral IV and
​Central Line Education Package
Not specified.
West Virginia Not specified. Not specified. West Virginia IV Therapy Education Not specified.
Wisconsin Not specified. Not specified. Basics of Peripheral IV and
​Central Line Education Package
Not specified.
Wyoming 16 hours of didactic education and 16 hours of clinical with 3 successful sticks. Yes N/A Not specified.
Medical Assistants, Phlebotomists, EMTs Not specified. Not specified. Basics of Peripheral IV Therapy; Current Standards of Practice All states allow unlicensed personnel to practice under the license of an independent practitioner such as a dentist, medical doctor, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant after completion of an IV therapy education course. Click here for more information.

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