How To Complete Your CNA License Transfer
Transferring Your CNA License From Another State
Before we getting into explaining to you how you complete a CNA license transfer, it should be known that it is possible that you may need to pass the CNA exam in the state that you are moving to in order to successfully complete the transfer, also known as reciprocity, as well as be legally allowed to work in the new state as a CNA.
1.) But all in all, first step of the transfer process is you need to call your states nurse aide registry, where you will need to ask them to provide you with a license transfer application, which you will either be able to download the form online, or they will send you one in the mail. During the call it is important to ask them where they want you to send the application, which the options will be back to the registry or sending it out to your new states nurse aide registry.
2.) The next step to do is get into contact with your new states nurse aide registry and ask them what their requirements are for transferring your certified nurse aide license. So once you are on the phone with them, you will be able to take note of all the requirements as well as give you a chance to tell them about your plans for wanting to transfer your CNA license to their state. During this time you can ask them about any other prerequisites needed to completed the process, some of which can include; a new clean background check, certain medical checks, a photocopy of your current license, a phote ID, photocopy of your social security card among others. During the phone call you will also be informed about how they want you to send in your application for transfer, which is a good time to ask if you can fax it in, which is not only the fastest way to get your CNA license tranfer application in, but is also the safest way, insuring that it will get there successfully and not lost in the mail.
Once you complete the following steps, you will be added to your states nurse aide registry which will prove to employers in your new state that you are a good and safe employee that is worth of holding a job as a CNA in their facility. If you haven’t worked as a CNA in the last 2 years, or have worked a small amount of time, you will need to ask your new states registry what the requirements are for re-activating your CNA license, which most states requirement around 10 to 20 hours of paid employment during the 2 year period of when your license was active, which if you didn’t work this much or at all the state may have a grace period in which they allow you to obtain those hours within a certain amount of time, which if you do so then you will be able to obtain an active CNA license.