Georgia Nurse Aide Registry

Georgia Nurse Aide Registry
Georgia Health Partnership - GMCF
1455 Lincoln Parkway East, Suite 750, Atlanta, GA 30346
Phone: (678) 527-3010 or (800) 414-4358

How long will the name of a certified nurse aide remain listed on the Nurse Aide Registry? A nurse aide's name will stay on the Georgia Nurse Aide Registry for a period of two years. Every two years a certified nurse aide needs to renew her certification by completing a renewal form and updating any personal information that might have changed such as name or address. Georgia Nurse Aide Registry requires that every nurse aide who needs to renew her certification must have proof of employment and reimbursement for CNA work. CNA re-certification requires at least eight hours of paid, nurse aide work in the last two years. What happens if a nurse aide has not been employed in a nursing facility as a nurse aide for at least eight hours in the two years prior to recertification? In this case the nursing assistant must re-take and successfully pass the Georgia CNA state exam in order to be granted the CNA certification and be able to qualify for a nurse aide position in the state of Georgia.

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

Nathalie V. on July 23, 2013 at 08:22 PM
I am a French nurse assistant and I would like to move to Columbus GA next year. So, I would like to know what I have to do in order to be able to work as nurse assistant in the USA. I've learned that our European nurse assistant certificate is not the same as the American one, so maybe it needs an equivalence. So, if you can help me to find how and where I can do it in Columbus, Georgia. Thanks for your comprehension and for your help.

Admin on July 24, 2013 at 12:04 AM
A foreign educated CNA, looking to work as a nursing assistant in the United States, most likely has to complete a CNA training program and competency testing in the state of their choice in order to become certified. The best case scenario would be just having to challenge the CNA exam, but I am not sure that the state of Georgia would recognize training received in another country. The best advice is to call the Georgia Nurse Aide Registry, and ask them about your options regarding CNA certification, eligibility, and training.

Where can I take the CNA certification exam in Georgia, and how much does it cost?

I am a CNA and I work in Tallahassee, Florida but I am trying to get a job in Georgia.. I have been a CNA for about two years and I need to renew my CNA certification for Georgia, which has expired. How can I do this?

I have recently got married and need to change my last name on my nursing assistant certification card. I live in Georgia and I am not up for renewal until 3/2010. How do I go about getting that done?

Can a North Carolina CNA license be transferred to Georgia? Who can I call?

I worked as a CNA for 7+ years, but since the birth of my daughter 3 years ago, I haven't been employed. Also, I was certified in Georgia, and have moved to Virginia. What do I need to do to be able to work as a CNA again?

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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