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CNA Certification In Wyoming

All aspirants are required to complete their certification, in order to work as a nursing assistant in the state. For CNA certification in Wyoming, aspiring nurse aides firstly need to complete CNA Program that is approved by the Wyoming Department of Health, and then pass the state nurse competency evaluation exam. Besides, the candidates are supposed to apply to get them listed on the Wyoming State Nurse Aide Registry.

Eligibility Criteria to Obtain CNA Certification in WY

1. By Examination

The applicants applying for nursing aide certificate need to fulfill all the eligibility conditions required by their state, such as:

  • After completing a board approved CNA Program program, you must take the certification exam within 1 year.
  • Submit both the examination application and the American Red Cross application at the same time so as to schedule your exam.
  • Successfully complete a nurse aide program program approved by the Board and pass the exam within the past 2 years. You must complete the WSBN certification process in these 2 years.
  • Attach the required non-refundable, processing fee in the form of money order, cashier’s check, MasterCard, VISA or Discover along with the endorsement application.
  • One must not be a part of any crime. In case you have committed any such act, you will be required to submit sufficient documents to the board, in order to analyze your case.

2. By Endorsement

You must meet the following requirements if you are applying for CNA license by endorsement from another state:

  • Proof of meeting the continued competency requirements.
  • Refer to point number (IV) and (V) of Eligibility Criteria to Obtain CNA Certification by Examination.

Procedure of Getting Nurse Aide Certification in WY

1. By Examination

If you have recently completed the program program, you must follow the below procedure:

  • Complete the application for Certification by Examination. You can download the examination application from the below link: the completed application to:
    Wyoming State Board of Nursing
    130 Hobbs Avenue – Suite B
    Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002
  • Apply to the American Red Cross for testing. Download the application from: this completed application with the required fee to:
    American Red Cross
    1804 North Sixth Street,
    Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17102

2. By Endorsement

  • Download the endorsement application using the following link:
  • After filling in all the essential details, return the application with the fee to the Board Office address mentioned above [Refer Point number (ii) of the procedure of CNA Certification by Examination].
  • You may request for a 90-days temporary permit if you meet the following requisites:
    • Submit proof of current certification held in another state or territory.
    • Provide complete endorsement application along with the required fee. Put a check on the appropriate box on the endorsement application.

Renewal of CNA License in WY

All CNA certificates expire on December 31 of every even-numbered year. To renew your nurse aide certificate in Wyoming, you must meet any one of the following competency options:

  • Successfully complete a competency evaluation and nursing assistant program program approved by the state, and pass a national nursing assistant certifying examination within the past 24 months.
  • Worked as a certified nurse assistant for at least 16 hours and have completed 24 hours of learning activities related to nursing aide practice, which includes continuing education hours or in-services- since your last renewal period.
  • Registered in an approved nursing program and have taken part in direct patient care since the last renewal period. After completing your online renewal, you will be required to provide a transcript.

Renew your CNA license using the below link:

You are required to pay a non-refundable renewal fee of $50.00. You can complete the transaction using a credit card (VISA, MasterCard, or Discover). An additional processing fee of $5.00 will be charged.

Re-Certification of Wyoming CNA License

If you were previously certified in the state, use the following link to download the recertification application:

The requirements for recertification are same as the endorsement requirements mentioned above.

License Verification

Use the following link to verify your CNA license in the state of WY:

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Question 1 – How can I change my name in the Wyoming nurse aide registry?

Answer – To update your name in the Wyoming nurse aide registry, you need to submit the “Change of Name Affidavit”. You can download it from the following link:

Question 2 – How can I update my address in my Wyoming CNA certification?

Answer – To change your address, you need to send an email

Question 3 – After how many days will I receive my WY nurse aide license?

Answer – Generally, it may take up to 35 to 90 days to complete the application depending on how long it takes to finish the criminal background check (CBC). The CBC’s processing time is usually 35 to 45 days; however, it may take 90 days from the day the board receive your fingerprint cards.