North Carolina Nurse Aide Registry

North Carolina Nurse Aide Registry
NC Department of Health & Human Services - Division of Health Service Regulation
2709 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699
Phone: (919) 855-3969
License Verification: (919) 715-0562

How does a nurse aide become listed on the North Carolina Nurse Aide Registry? A student who has graduated from a state approved nurse aide training program and is taking the competency testing, should fill out and send an application for listing on the North Carolina Nurse Aide Registry. Nurse aide students who pass the state exam will become listed on the registry in approximately four days after completing the competency test. The verification of an individual nurse aide listing can be made online, by the employer or the nurse aide. Nurse Aide Registry listings are valid for twenty four months after which the listing must be renewed. No fees are required for a nursing assistant certification renewal. It is important to note that North Carolina does not accept reciprocity from another state. A nurse aide from a state other than North Carolina needs to challenge the state written and practical examination in order to become certified, and work as a CNA in North Carolina.

CNA Registries in the United States

Select an area from the map below to find addresses and phone numbers for Nurse Aide Registries in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia as well as links to online nursing assistant registries if available.

Nursing Assistant Registries

Should you know about your state's nursing assistant registry? Absolutely. A state's nurse aide registry serves important functions for any certified nursing assistant as well as for those looking to become certified. An individual who has finished a nursing assistant training program and has passed the state competency exam becomes listed on the CNA registry. Employers check the registry listings to confirm that a potential employee satisfies the training and testing requirements to obtain a nursing assistant job. To work as a certified nursing assistant, your status on the CNA registry must be active, without any charges of resident abuse, neglect, or misappropriation. It is important to update your name and address on the registry. By doing so, your information is current and you are able to receive important documents sent by the registry.

For example, renewal forms are mailed to the address you have provided to the registry. You will not receive the certification renewal forms unless your address on the registry is accurate. One of the most frequent questions we get is how to get a copy of a CNA certificate. The nurse aide registry is in charge of issuing a duplicate of your nurse aide certificate and to obtain a copy you need to contact them. A nursing assistant certificate is typically reprinted when the original has been lost, accidentally destroyed, stolen, or when the individual has changed their name. The nurse aide registry is also the entity in charge of revoking a nursing assistant's certification in cases of neglect, abuse, or misappropriation of a client's property. In such cases, an individual's name is permanently listed on the registry along with the specific findings.

Questions, Comments, Suggestions

Joy W. on September 02, 2009 at 07:32 AM
Can a North Carolina CNA license be transferred to Georgia? Who can I call?

Admin on September 03, 2009 at 05:34 PM
As far as I know, you may transfer your North Carolina nursing assistant certification to the state of Georgia as long as you are active and listed in good standing on your current state registry. Each reciprocity candidate must complete a reciprocity application which is available here: State of Georgia Nurse Aide Registry Listing by Reciprocity. The reciprocity application has several sections, which must be completed by you, by your employer, and by the North Carolina CNA Registry. It is important to read and follow all the instructions included in the application. You should contact the Georgia Nurse Aide Registry at (678) 527-3010 or (800) 414-4358 to verify this information and to get answers to any additional questions you may have. Good luck!

I am moving to Indiana from Charlotte, North Carolina. I am a CNA and I am on the North Carolina CNA registry. How would I go about getting a form or testing information to become a certified nurse aide in this state?

How can I transfer my nursing assistant certification to North Carolina?

How do I become a CNA instructor in North Carolina?

I have taken a CNA course back in August 1999 but I have not used my CNA certification since 2002. Can I take the North Carolina CNA test online and if not where can I go to retest to activate my CNA license again?

I am in North Carolina and about to get my CNA certification, but will need to transfer it to South Carolina soon. Can I do that?

CNA Resources

Being a Successful C.N.A

Besides knowledge and proficiency there are many qualities which define a competent CNA. Our list includes the answers of residents, families, and those of experienced nurse aides who have been in the health care field for an extended period of time. Most of the qualities listed below represent the reasons and motivational factors driving new individuals to become certified nurse aides.

A competent CNA shows support for others, as well as patience, compassion and empathy. To become a good nursing assistant one needs to understand the meaning of being a team player. An effective nursing assistant learns to become a good listener who cares about and understands the needs of the residents, has a helping nature and a positive attitude. Both patients and co-workers appreciate a smile, an upbeat personality, as well as someone who takes pride in their work. A nurse aide job requires good organizational skills, patience, good judgment, and effective communication.

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