As far as I know, you have to complete the same training program as a new nurse aide if your license is expired for more than three years. You would have to do this even if you were certified in Georgia. The rules state that if lapsed under three years without work verification, you must retake and pass the state written/oral and skills competency examination to update your certification. If lapsed over three years, then you must complete another state approved nurse aide training program and pass the state written/oral and skills competency examination. To verify this information you may call the GA nurse aide registry at 678-527-3010 or 800-414-4358.