You need to submit the Nurse Aide Registry Out-of-State Application and meet the following requirements:
- You are a nurse aide candidate from another state who has completed a training program of 120 hours that included 32 hours of clinical, and you have successfully passed a nurse aide competency exam that is the same or substantially similar to the Wisconsin competency examination; or
- You are a nurse aide candidate from another state and have completed a training program less than 120 hours and your employers verify a minimum of 2088 hours of employment as a nurse aide during the previous 24 month period.
If you meet one of the requirements above and you have successfully passed a nurse aide competency exam that is the same or substantially similar to the Wisconsin competency examination, you are eligible to transfer and you will receive your Wisconsin nurse aide certificate in the mail. If you have not successfully completed a nurse aide competency exam, you will be required to successfully complete the Wisconsin competency examination. You will receive an authorization letter along with a Competency Evaluation Application which will allow you to schedule the test.
If you are a nurse aide currently listed on another state’s CNA registry, but have an inactive status, and have completed an approved nurse aide training program of at least 120 hours with at least 32 hours of clinical training in another state, you must successfully take the NNAAP Examination in order to be eligible for placement on the Wisconsin Nurse Aide Registry.
If you are a nurse aide candidate who has completed a training program less than 120 hours, and have less than 2088 hours of employment as a nurse aide in the previous 24 months, your application will be denied.
The Registry Out-of-State Application and instructions can be found here.
You can search online, to verify if your name has been added to the Wisconsin Nurse Aide Registry.