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CNA Certification In New Hampshire

Like all other U.S. states, NH also has specific requirements that the aspirants are supposed to fulfill for obtaining CNA certification in New Hampshire. These prerequisites include the completion of the nurse aide program program approved by the New Hampshire Board of Nursing, qualifying the licensing exam with the required scores, and getting your name listed on the NH Nurse Aide Registry. Some additional requirements include undergoing a complete physical test and passing a criminal background check.

Requirements for Obtaining CNA License in the State of NH

  • Licensure by Competency Evaluation
    • Complete a certified nursing assistant program approved by the Board within a period of 5 years; and
    • Complete the clinical and written competency testing within the past 2 years.
  • Licensure by Endorsement
    • Possess an active CNA license in another state.
    • Practice 200 hours as a CNA within the last 2 years under the supervision of an RN, APRN, or LPN, and 12 continuing education hours every year (i.e. 24 hours within 2 years), or
    • Complete the clinical and written competency testing within 2 years.
  • Licensure by Comparable Education
    • If you are an LPN / RN student who has completed the “Fundamentals of Nursing” within the last five years, you need to submit an official transcript or a letter from the school; or
    • Complete a Challenge Program and pass the clinical and written competency testing within 2 years.

Procedure for Acquiring Initial New Hampshire CNA License

The stepwise procedure is given below:

Step 1 – Download the application from the provided link:
http://www.nh.gov/nursing/forms/documents/lna-endorsement.pdf

Step 2 – Fill the essential details of the form.

Step 3 – Submit the completed application to:

State of New Hampshire
New Hampshire Board of Nursing
121 South Fruit Street
Concord, New Hampshire – 03301


Renewal / Reinstatement of CNA License

All certified nursing assistants in New Hampshire need to renew their license biennially, i.e., after every 2 years.

Requirements to Renew Nursing Assistant Certificate in NH

If you hold a current, active license, you are required to meet the below requirements:

  • Practiced 200 hours as a CNA within the renewal period of 2 years under the supervision of an RN, APRN, or LPN and 12 continuing education hours every year, making it a total of 24 hours within 2 years; or
  • Complete the clinical and written competency testing within 2 years.

If you currently hold an inactive license, and do not meet any of the above-listed requirements, you may change your license status to active by completing a clinical and written competency testing. To obtain the reinstatement application, contact the Board Office using any of the following ways:

Method to Renew

CNAs can renew their license online at: https://nhlicenses.nh.gov/MyLicense%20Enterprise/

Verification of CNA Licensure

To search for a license, use the following links:

    • Profession
    • License Type
    • License Status
    • Facility Name
    • License Number
    • Owner
    • DBA
    • City
    • County


FAQs

Question 1 – How can I update my name in the NH Nurse Aide Registry?

Answer – To update your name or address, you need to submit Address/Name Change Form. Use the link given below and download the form.
http://www.nh.gov/nursing/forms/documents/address-name-change-lna.pdf

Return the completed form to:

State of New Hampshire
New Hampshire Board of Nursing
121 South Fruit Street
Concord, NH 03301

Question 2 – What fees does the NH Nursing Board charge to renew the CNA license?

Answer – You can view the complete fee structure using the following link:
http://www.nh.gov/nursing/licensure/board-fees.htm

Question 3 – How will I come to know that my nurse aide license is renewed?

Answer – At present, the Board of Nursing does not issue a paper copy of the CNA license. You may print a verification of your license status online using the below link:
https://nhlicenses.nh.gov/MyLicense%20Verification/Search.aspx