CNA Training Certification in Michigan

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If you want to become a nursing assistant in Michigan, there are two ways you can do so. First, you can pass a CNA training course at a state-approved facility that offers at least 75 hours of training and 16 hours of clinical experience that is supervised by a certified CNA training instructor. You can also become a CNA in the state if you received your certification in a different state and transfer it to Michigan. This, however, requires a few additional steps that must be taken in order for you to legally work as a CNA.

Transferring Your CNA Training Certification to Michigan

If you currently hold an active certification from another state, you may be able to transfer it to Michigan without taking CNA training again. You’ll need to first contact the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs and take the following steps:

  • Obtain a form called “Request for Exemption from Nurse Aide Training” and fill out the form completely. Whether your license is active or inactive, you’ll need to have photocopies of yoru certificates and include them with the form. You’ll then need to send them to the Bureau of Health Services in Lansing, Michigan.
  • Obtain a form called “Verification of Nurse Aide Certification in Another State.” One section on this form will need to be completed by you, and the other section will be completed by your previous state’s nurse aide registry. Mail the form to your previous state’s nurse aide registry; they will fill out the rest and mail it back to the correct department in Michigan.
  • Obtain employment verification from your previous employer. A letter written on company letterhead will do, but it needs to be signed by the Director of Nursing, Assistant Director of Nursing, or Administrator. It needs to include information on when you started working for the facility as a CNA and when you ended your employment. In order to transfer your CNA training license, you will need to have worked at least eight hours in the last two years under an RN’s supervision.

Submit all of this paperwork to the Department of Licensing and Regulatory affairs.

Renewing Your Michigan CNA Training Certification

Every CNA training certification has an expiration date, and no matter how you obtained your Michigan certification, you’ll need to renew it every two years. In order to do this, you’ll have to prove you have worked under the supervision of a doctor or an RN for eight consecutive hours in the last two years. You’ll also need to fill out the forms that will be sent to you through the mail before the certification expires.

If your certification has expired, you can request for it to be renewed without having to retake CNA training again. However, you must contact Michigan’s nurse registry, fill out the form completely, and submit in a reasonable amount of time. If you fail to submit all the required information, you’ll have to retake CNA training.

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