CNA Recertification

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How to Earn CNA Recertification
Once you have earned CNA certification, you will have to also periodically apply for CNA recertification as a way of ensuring that you have kept your skills current; recertification is usually required every two years. Recertification requirements vary from state to state, but in general, you will have to certify that you have worked for a certain number of hours as a certified nursing aide over the past couple of years. In addition, some states also require you to have completed a certain number of hours of continuing education. In addition, as part of the CNA recertification process, the state may also perform a background check on you as well as asking you to undergo a health screening for diseases such as HIV-AIDS and TB.
When you apply for CNA recertification, you will have to provide documentation certifying that you have fulfilled all the relevant requirements for becoming recertified, such as proof of work and certificates attesting to the candidate’s completion of a certain number of continuing education credits. In addition, you will also have to pay a nominal fee for recertification as well as any other relevant fees. Note that if you let your certification lapse you may be levied a penalty if you continue to practice or when you apply for CNA recertification.
If you have moved to another state from the one in which you were certified, you can still be recertified. But you will have to provide proof that you have fulfilled the state’s minimum work hour requirements as well as providing certification that you have passed a nursing competency test and have a valid CNA license as well as otherwise fulfilling all other relevant requirements. In some cases, however, you may have to take a recertification exam before you are awarded CNA recertification, particularly if you have let your certification lapse without renewing it. 

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