CNA certification in Idaho enables you to avail a wide number of job opportunities in the healthcare industry. To become a certified nursing assistant in the state, applicants are required to complete nurse aide program, pass the competency exam, and get their name listed in the Idaho Nurse Aide Registry. The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare approves the program courses and manages the state registry.
The eligibility criteria for obtaining the nursing aide certification by examination include:
Note – You can pass the exam in 3 attempts, and if you are unsuccessful in the third attempt, you will be required to retake an approved nurse aide program program.
If you have completed your CNA Program in another state, you must fulfill the following requisites:
If you currently hold a CNA licensure in another state and wish to transfer it to the state of Idaho, you must provide an evidence of holding an active CNA license in another state from where you are transferring.
The step-by-step process to get CNA license by examination is as follows:
Step 1 – Read the candidate information bulletin before filling the application. You can view or download the bulletin using the following link:
Step 2 – Download the examination application using the below link. Provide all the necessary information in the application.
Step 3 – Prepare to take the certification exam.
Step 4 – Verify your exam date, time and location details with the test site where you are scheduled to take the exam.
Step 5 – Take the exam at the respective test center.
Step 6 – After passing the exam, the nursing aide certificate will be sent to you by mail and your name will be added to the Idaho CNA Registry.
The step-by-step procedure to acquire CNA license by endorsement is as follows:
Step 1 – Download ‘Out Of State Credential Verification Form’ using the following link:
Step 2 – Complete the top portion, i.e., Part I of the application form.
Step 3 – After filling all the essential details, send the form to the CNA registry of that state from where you are transferring.
Step 4 – Request your nurse aide registry to return the completed application to the Idaho Nurse Aide registry.
If you presently hold a CNA licensure in the state of Iowa or Montana, you need to submit the “Verification of Current Nursing Assistant Certification” application. You can download the form using the below link:
In addition to the completed application, you need to submit evidence of successful completion of an accredited CNA Program course.
To renew CNA license, you are required to work a minimum of 8 hours as a paid certified nursing assistant in the two years of your certification period.
Click the below link to download the renewal application:
Read the renewal instructions from the below link before filling the application:
Fill the essential details in the form, and return the completed and signed application to the following address:
Idaho Department of Health & Welfare
Division of Medicaid – Bureau of Facility Standards
Idaho Nurse Aide Registry
P.O. Box 83720
3232 Elder Street
Boise, Idaho 83720-0036
Click on the below link to download the ‘Change Request Form’:
Candidates may use this form to update the exam and Prometric registry files for address and name change. Additionally, you may also request for a duplicate certificate, which will be allotted only in those states where Prometric manages the nurse aide registry.
Applicants are required to provide the following documents along with the completed ‘change request’ application:
Mail the application and all the required documents to:
ATTN: Nurse Aide Program
7941 Corporate Drive
Nottingham, Maryland 21236
Use the following link to check the status of your CNA license:
You may search your Idaho license by entering any one of the following:
Question 1 – Is there any fee to renew the CNA certificate?
Answer – No, the Idaho Certified Nurse Aide Registry do not charge any fee to process any forms or certifications.
Question 2 – I am planning to move to Colorado. How can I transfer my CNA license to another state?
Answer – For the sake of transferring your license to another state, you are required to contact the Nurse Aide Registry of the state you are transferring to. They will provide all the instructions of the transfer process. You may have to pay some transferring fee (as required by a few states).
Question 3 – I have misplaced my CNA license, how can I get another one?
Answer – To obtain a duplicate license, you need to contact the Nurse Aide Registry, and if you are in good standing in the state, a new CNA card will be issued by the Registry.