Louisiana CNAs may view their contact information and work history as it appears on the registry here. If work in an approved setting is not listed, contact the provider and ask them to report the work history to the registry. This could possibly be the work history you need for recertification.
In Louisiana, the expiration date for all CNAs is exactly two years from certification date. In accordance with the nurse aide training rule, certified nurse aides (CNAs) who do not have proof of at least eight hours of paid employment in an approved setting in a 24-month period may retest once within the two years immediately following the expiration of the certification in order to be recertified. In this case, you are required to schedule and pay for the test and have only one opportunity to test for recertification. Those who fail to test during this two-year period or do not pass both parts of the test (written/oral or skills) are required to retrain.
To find out if you are eligible to test or not, go here to verify your certification status on the registry. You are eligible to retest if:
your certification status is listed as "not certified",
the date by which you would have to retest has not expired, and
you have not already retested during the eligibility period listed.
Print the registry page which verifies your status and certification period. This page and current, official picture identification must be presented to the tester in order to be admitted to the test. Contact an approved tester to schedule the test and to find out the cost of the test at 337-474-3057 or at 225-301-5504.
If your certification status is "not certified" and the date by which you would have to retest has expired, you are not eligible to test and will need to retrain. If you have already retested during the eligibility period listed but did not pass both parts of the test, you are not eligible to test and will need to retrain. If your certification status is "certified" and the date by which you would have to retest is blank, you are not eligible to retest.