Nurse Aide Certification - Test for Recertification

Aides may view their contact information and work history, as it appears on the registry at:
                              
https://lars.dhh.la.gov/app/Views/Public/LogIn.aspx

If work in an approved setting is not listed, contact the provider and ask them to report the work history to the registry.  This could possibly be the work history needed for recertification.

In accordance with the Nurse Aide Training Rule, published May 20, 2012, certified nurse aides (CNAs) who do not have proof of at least 8 hours of paid employment in an approved setting (in a 24-month period) may retest (once) within the 2 years immediately following the expiration of the certification; to be recertified.
       
 1. Aides have one opportunity to test for recertification.  Aides who fail to test during this 2
            year peri
od are required to retrain.
         2. Aides who do not pass both parts of the test (written/oral or skills), have to retrain.
        
3. Aides are required to schedule the test and pay for the test.

Below are instructions to test for nurse aide recertification:
A. To determine if you are eligible to test:
         1. Go to http://www.dhh.la.gov/cnadsw to verify your certification status.
         2. If your certification status is "not certified", the date by which you would have to retest has
             not expired and you have not already retested during the eligibility period listed; you
             are eligible to retest.
        
3. Print the registry page which verifies your status and certification period.  This page and current,
              official picture identification shall be presented to the tester; to be admitted to the test.
         4
Contact an LDH approved tester to schedule the test and to find out the cost of the test.

B. To determine if you are not eligible to test:
         1. Go to http://www.dhh.la.gov/cnadsw to verify your certification status.
         2. If your certification status is "not certified
and the date by which you would have to retest 
              has 
expired; you are not eligible to test and will need to retrain.
         3. If you have already retested during the eligibility period listed, but did not pass both
              parts of the test (written/oral or skills)
; y
ou are not eligible to test and will need to
              retrain.
         4. If your certification status is "certified" and the date by which you would have to retest is
             blank; you are not eligible to retest.

A copy of the "Nurse Aide Training Rule" and additional information regarding certification and work history are available at http://dhh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/page/2262.

 

 

                                                                                                                                                

 

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