State Legislative and Regulatory Requirements (50-state summaries)

The following summaries were prepared by the AANA State Government Affairs Division. The summaries are based on statutes and regulations obtained from state regulatory agencies, as well as through the AANA's legislative and regulatory tracking services.

While we attempt to keep these summaries current, it is possible that changes in state statutes or regulations may have occurred that are not reflected here. These summaries do not constitute legal advice. For definitive legal advice, please consult an attorney.


Educational Requirements
Do states require graduation from a nurse anesthetist program? Does it have to be accredited?

Advanced Education Requirements
Which states require an advanced degree?

Certification Requirements
Which states require certification?

Recertification Requirements
Which states require recertification?

New Graduate Provisions
Which states allow new graduates to practice prior to passing the certification exam?

Statutory/Regulatory Nurse Anesthetist Recognition
What is the primary source/authority for recognition, and what type of recognition is used?