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CNA Certification In North Dakota

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.

Requirements for CNA Certification in North Dakota

Candidates need to fulfill the following eligibility criteria to get CNA certificate in North Dakota:

  • A high school diploma or GED must be held by the applicant.
  • Successfully complete the program program which must include 100 hours of clinical rotation and 75 hours of classroom lectures.
  • Pass the state-conducted competency exam.
  • You need to submit the following documents:
  • Two fingerprint cards
  • Current background check
  • Two photos (passport size)
  • Photo ID
  • Proof of immunizations
  • A negative TB test within the last six months

Procedure for CNA Certification 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:

  • Download the initial nurse aide application from the following link:
    http://www.ndhealth.gov/hf/PDF_files/Applications/NA_INITIAL_APPLICATION_-_fillable.pdf
  • Submit a non-refundable application fee of $25 in the form of money order or check made payable to the North Dakota Department of Health.
  • Submit the completed application and check or money order to:North Dakota Department of Health
    Division of Accounting
    600 East Boulevard Avenue, Dept. 301
    Bismarck, North Dakota 58505-0200

2. Endorsement

If you already hold a CNA license in another state, follow the below steps:


Renewal of CNA Licensure in ND

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:

  • Rendered 8 hours nursing or services related to nursing in the past 2 years as a paid certified nursing assistant. It doesn’t matter whether you perform 8 consecutive hours or not. You may break these hours in four two-hour blocks or two four-hour blocks, and so on.
  • If your employment was orientation, you are not eligible to renew your license. It is mandatory that the applicant must have worked independently after completion of the orientation.
  • If you have provided nursing related services for remuneration during your certification period, but are not employed currently, you must submit the “PAST EMPLOYER” form (out-of-state employer are not acceptable).

Note – No fee is charged to renew the CNA license in ND.

Methods to Renew

  • Name
    • First
    • Last
  • Registrant ID
  • Date of Birth

Search for CNA Licensure in ND Nurse Aide Registry

Click on the following link to search for the CNA license in North Dakota Nurse Aide Registry:
https://www.ndhealth.gov/hf/registry/inquiry-search.aspx

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FAQs

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:
https://www.ndhealth.gov/hf/registry/print-certification-card.aspx

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.

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