If you hold a CNA license in one state and need to figure as a CNA in another, you would like to transfer your certified nursing assistant license. Another term for this method is reciprocity. you have got to use for a replacement certification at the time after you arrange to add the opposite state.
If you are moving to another state then you will need to transfer your CNA license. The first thing you will need to do is contact the CNA registry for the state that you are moving to. The list can be found by clicking here: http://www.dads.state.tx.us/providers/nf/credentialing/nar/form_2_states_lst.pdf. Each state has their own guidelines that they require, find the state that you are moving to and contact them to inquire about their requirements and guidelines. The process can take anywhere from 1-3 weeks to complete.
If you’re a licensed Certified Nursing Assistant or Certified Nurse’s Aide (CNA) planning to relocate to another state, you should transfer your CNA license to your new state. To do this, call the Nurse Aide Registry in your state and request the “Application for Enrollment By Reciprocity” form. Fill out the form and send it to the new state’s Nurse Aide Registry. Be sure to call them first and ask how they would prefer to receive your application form. Some states prefer to receive the form from the registry while others can accept the form directly from applicants. After reviewing your application, the new state will add you to their CNA registry list and mail you a new CNA license card.
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Some states are not compact states meaning your license will not simply transfer over thru reciprocity. Only "compact" states excercise reciprocity with one another and there are currently only 24 states at the time of this answer who are compact states. This means you cannot do an “Application for Enrollment By Reciprocity” but instead must request an "Application for Enrollment by Endorsement" from the non-compact state you are moving to. Contact the Nursing Registry in the non-compact state you are moving to for the proper forms and requirements.