For acquiring CNA certification in North Dakota, candidates are required to complete a nursing assistant coursework through an accredited program program and then qualify the required nurse aide exam. After passing both the sections of the test, the applicant will be listed on the North Dakota Nurse Aide Registry. In ND, both the programs and nurse aide registry are monitored by the North Dakota Department of Health. D&S Diversified Technologies manages the notifications, testing, and scoring.
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Candidates need to fulfill the following eligibility criteria to get CNA certificate in North Dakota:
1. For Initial Applications
If you are applying for CNA licensure for the first time in the state of North Dakota, follow the below steps:
If you already hold a CNA license in another state, follow the below steps:
If you have applied for initial licensure in the state, your license will expire 2 years from your test date. If you have applied by endorsement, your CNA certification will expire 2 years from your endorsement date.
Requirements to renew your certification:
To renew your nursing aide certification, you must meet the below requirements:
Note – No fee is charged to renew the CNA license in ND.
Methods to Renew
Click on the following link to search for the CNA license in North Dakota Nurse Aide Registry:
Question 1 – I renewed my North Dakota CNA license recently, but I haven’t received a card. What should I do?
Answer – As of April 1, 2012, the North Dakota Department of Health no more print license cards for CNA renewals. However, you may take a print out of your Registration Card from the following link:
Question 2 – Can I pay the initial nurse aide application fee by using a credit card?
Answer – At present, the North Dakota Department of Health accepts only money order, check, or cash. A company check is also acceptable.
Question 3 – Do I need to work as a CNA for renewing my nurse aide license?
Answer – Yes, you need to work a total of 8 hours as a paid nursing assistant for renewing your license.