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CNA Certification Verification

Once you have passed your CNA exam, your next steps will take you to apply for various employments positions. When you do submit your employment application, be aware that the potential employer will complete a CNA Certification Verification step to ensure that you have received the appropriate training. Having the necessary education and training by an accredited institution is very important to many employers today.

Training can be obtained by your local Red Cross chapter, various educational institutions and even a CNA course online. Hopefully before you register to take classes, you verify that the program is accredited. Every Red Cross throughout the United States is accredited so there is no worry there. Most of the larger schools are also accredited; it’s when you come to some of the smaller institutions and those offering classes online that you need to check into a little further before signing up.

Once you have begun your certified nursing assistant classes, you will be very busy at learning a great deal about the human anatomy as well as learning many tasks that you will be required to perform as a CNA. At the end of your CNA program, you will take your final exam which will cover everything that you have learned. The next step will be to contact your states’ State Nurse Aide Registry and apply.

Each state will have their own office and either your instructors will provide the contact information to you or you can contact them directly through the state’s health and welfare office. If you are searching for the office information online, be sure to include your state’s name within your search request like “cna certification verification Texas”. You can use other search criteria such as “Texas nurse aide registry” to locate the needed website. For Texas, the site is dads.state.tx.us/providers/nf/credentialing/nar/.

The Nurse Aide Registry keeps track of everyone who is licensed within that state who is qualified to provide nursing services. They also monitor and approve training and evaluation programs as well as issue new and renewal registrations. Many offices have a number of other duties such as overseeing the quality of care patients are receiving and investigate any reports received of neglect/abuse.

The registry is the same office that an employer will contact to verify your CNA certification. This is why is it vital that you contact this office to ensure they have you on record as a qualified and certified nursing assistant. If an employer is advised that you are not registered they will not hire you.

Each state will have their own website which will provide you a lot of very useful and helpful information about who they are and how they can help you. There should be sufficient information available to answer all of your questions as well as their contact information if you need further assistance. If you have any concerns about the CNA Certification Verification process, please contact your state’s Nurse Aide Office to get the direction and answers you need. This is not a time to second guess otherwise you could be without employment until all the necessary paperwork has been completed, received and approved.

What will a verification provide? It will advise if your license is current and active (for that particular state). It will advise if you have disciplinary actions have been taken against the individual. It will also advise of your level of certification you have applied for.

You cannot legally work as a certified nursing assistant without being certified. Once you have received your certificate after completing the CNA program, contact the appropriate state office and register so that your future employers can complete their CNA Certification Verification process and keep you on the potential list of future employees.