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How To Go About With A Certified Nursing Assistant Recertification
Before going through a certified nursing assistant recertification, it's good to know the requirements that are necessary to apply for a renewal. As a basis for renewal, you will need to have worked as a certified nursing assistant within the past twenty - four months. When you have, you can then fill up the Nurses Aid Registry Renewal Form and apply for a recertification.
It's good to remember that your certificate serves as your license, which allows you to be legally employed as a CNA in the state that issued it. Without the license, or with a license that's expired you cannot be legally employed as a CNA, and you will lose the benefits of being one (better salaries than regular uncertified hospital workers and caregivers, for one).
Once you get your Nurses Aid Registry Renewal form, fill it up with all your personal information. The second section of the form is reserved for your health care employer. If you have had more than one employer within the past twenty - four months, you can ask either one of them to fill up the part. After completing all the necessary information, mail to the specific office of your state and wait for it to be processed.
Most states require you to go through a forty - eight hour continuation education every twenty-four months, so you must enroll in this if your state mandates this as necessary for certificate renewal. If you have not worked within the past twenty - four months, then you may need to retake the certification exam in order to get recertified as a certified nursing assistant.
Certified nursing assistant recertification varies in different states, so make sure that you are properly informed about your state requirements. Most states have websites where you can check the requirements or even submit a renewal form. If you have to retake the examination, make sure that you brush up on your skills and study. There are plenty of websites that provide learning materials for certified nursing assistants who are about to take exams. Use these and study well. Remember that your state can also deny your certified nursing assistant recertification request so make sure to follow all instructions and complete all requirements.