Becoming a nurse aide in North Carolina requires all the aspiring candidates to follow a specific procedure. The journey of obtaining CNA certification in North Carolina begins with enrolling in a program program regulated by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Then comes passing the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) examination, which is monitored by the Pearson VUE group.
To become a nurse aide in NC, you must fulfill the following eligibility criteria:
In order to get your name listed on the NC Nurse Aide Registry, an out-of-state CNA must fulfill any one of the following eligibility criteria:
Click on the following link and login to apply for a CNA license online:
Read the below instructions to complete the process:
All certified nursing assistants working in North Carolina are required to renew their license in every 2 years. The NC Nurse Aide Registry mails a scannable renewal form to the eligible candidates approximately 3 months before the license expiry date. In order to qualify for license renewal, candidates must meet all the below requirements:
You can download a duplicate renewal application if you have not received any renewal form using the below link:
Return the completed renewal application to the following address:
Center for Aide Regulation and Education
2709 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-2709You can also fax the application at (919) 733-9764.
Use the below link to search for a CNA in North Carolina:
The certified nursing assistant must report any changes in the name and / or address to the registry. If the candidate fails to inform the registry, it may delay the delivery of renewal notice. You may use any of the following ways to notify the registry about the change:
For name change, include the below information:
If you are requesting a name change, you need to submit a legal document along with the application:
Question 1 – I’m planning to transfer my NC Nurse Aide license to another state. What is the procedure to transfer?
Answer – If you are planning to move from North Carolina, you must contact the state’s nurse aide registry you are moving to, in order to know the new state’s requirements.
Question 2 – How much time does it take to get your name listed in the state registry?
Answer – All the eligible nurse aides (those who have completed the CNA Program and passed both the sections of the competency exam) are generally listed on the registry within 2 to 5 business days after passing the exam.
Question 3 – What types of work can hinder my CNA license renewal?
Answer – The works that cannot be considered for renewing nurse aide license are as follow: