You can have your certification transferred to Vermont if you are active and in good standing on another state’s CNA registry and have 50 days (400 hours) of work as a licensed nursing assistant under the supervision of a nurse, for pay, within the last two years. Eight hours are equivalent to one day of nursing assistant practice. Only time acquired while your CNA/LNA license is active will be accepted toward the practice requirement. You may contact the Vermont Board of Nursing at 802-828-2396 to request the "LNA Endorsement Application", to verify that this information is correct and to ask for additional information or guidance.
If you meet the requirements but you practiced as a nursing assistant in a private duty capacity, you have to attach a letter to the application from the client or client’s representative and one from the RN or LPN who provided supervision verifying your job duties, the number of hours per day, number of days per week, and beginning to ending dates worked. The letters must clearly list the client or client’s representative name, RN or LPN’s name, title, contact telephone numbers, mailing addresses, and have their signatures. You must also verify your initial CNA/LNA license and/or the state licensure of your most recent work history. You have to request the licensing authority in those states to complete the attached form and submit it directly to the Vermont Board of Nursing office. Most states charge a fee for this service.
A 90-day temporary license may be issued allowing you to work as a LNA in the state of Vermont while you are waiting for verification from your initial state of licensure or most recent state of work history to arrive to the Vermont Board of Nursing office. The 90-day temporary license can not be extended.
You may request an “Authorization to Test” letter from the Vermont Board of Nursing if:
you are active and in good standing on another state’s CNA or LNA registry but do not meet the practice requirement (400 hours of paid LNA work within the last two years) and completed an approved nursing assistant education program within the last two years that consisted of 80 hours or more with at least 30 hours of clinical, OR
you completed an approved nursing assistant training program in another state consisting of 80 hours or more with at least 30 hours of clinical, within the last two years, and you did not test in that state.
In either of these cases, you must pass both portions of the NNAAP examination within two years from the completion date of the out-of-state training program or within three test attempts, whichever comes first, in order to be placed on the Vermont Nursing Assistant Registry. If the testing application is received after the two-year training expiration date, you must re-train and re-test as a new nursing assistant candidate.