Medical Field is directed by the licensing and work ethics. The authorities responsible for issuing license also set time frame for validity of each issued license or any other document. In the same course, the license for certified nursing assistant also expires in every two years. If your license has expired, you need to renew it before you with continue your work. Since the CNA license expires in every two years you need to have at-least two years of experience for renewing it. If you are unaware about the procedures related with renew of license, here is all what you need to know.
The first step for the process would be requesting a renewal form from Nurse Aide Registry of your state. The form has to be filled in two sections, the first would ask you to fill your personal information and the second section is to be filled by your employer for you. It is not compulsory for you to be employed as nursing assistant for the section, as your ex-employer can also fill it for you. After filling both the section, the form should be duly signed by you with the date of completion. The form, then, should be mailed to the address associated with your state provisions.
It usually takes a couple of weeks in processing so you should be patient. In between, you can always go online and check the status of your application. If it is taking more than the normal time, you can contact the authority and ask about the processing.
According to the prevailing provisions, you must have at least two years of experience to get your license renewed. Candidates failing to have experience are asked to re-attend the certification exam. In some states, they may also ask to register with a CNA program. The additional requirements depend upon the stay you live in. For certification exam’s preparation, you can find practice tests online to boost your knowledge and skills.
Completing all the aforementioned process will fetch you a renewed license. You can now continue your work or join new if you had a break. The renewal process is there to ensure that every medical service provided within a state is of equal quality and standards. The continuous renewable of your working license will help you to have a smooth career as a certified nursing assistant, after all your career only starts when you get ”certified”.
Originally posted 2012-05-22 04:44:02. Republished by Old Post Promoter