In Arkansas, you are eligible to renew your certificate if you have worked as a nursing assistant performing nursing or nursing-related services for pay for at least eight consecutive hours within the immediate 24-month period prior to your current registry document expiration date.
If your CNA certificate has been expired for less than 24 months, you may be eligible for renewal. If you were certified within the last 24 months but have not been working, complete the Arkansas Nursing Assistant Registry Renewal form found here. If you submit the form and are deemed not eligible for renewal, Prometric will provide you with retesting information.
A nursing assistant certification has expired and is invalid if the nursing assistant has not worked for pay as a CNA for a minimum of eight hours during her/his most recent 24-month certification period. If your nursing assistant certification has expired for over 24 months, you must retest.