As of 2017, a certified nurse aide (CNA) must complete a training program and pass a knowledge and a clinical skills test in order to be registered and work in long term care facilities in Michigan. This requirement also applies to out-of-state applicants. In accordance with federal regulations, the State of Michigan requires all CNA applicants, including applicants that are currently trained and certified in other states, to complete a Michigan approved training course and pass the Michigan approved tests as well as verify that they are in good standing. You may contact the Michigan Health Facility Professional and Nurse Aide Section by email at BCHS-CNA-Registry@michigan.gov or phone at 517-284-8961 to verify this information and for additional guidance.
If you already completed the “Request for Exemption from Nurse Aide Training” application for Michigan, then you need to mail the “Verification of Nurse Aide Certification in Another State” form to the Iowa Nurse Aide Registry. The Iowa Nurse Aide Registry completes the form which includes the expiration date of your certification as well as other required information about your license and registry status and sends it to the Michigan Nurse Aide Registry. Contact information for the Iowa Nurse Aide Registry is available in this document.