Can I transfer my CNA certificate from Tennessee to Alabama?

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asked in License by Kristi
I have a chance to train in Nashville, TN for free to become a CNA. I live in Alabama. Can I transfer my certificate back to Alabama? I was told no transfers from Nashville.

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answered by Robin V.
I believe that there is a way to become listed on the Alabama Nurse Aide Registry if you have certification as a CNA in another state. You must obtain a CNA job at a nursing home in Alabama. Once you are hired as a nursing assistant in a nursing home, your CNA certification will transfer to the state of Alabama. The place of employment must be a nursing home, and not a home health care agency, hospital, or clinic. Unless you follow this process, your CNA certification will not transfer to Alabama. You should contact the Alabama CNA Registry to verify that this information is still accurate.