Are you thinking of becoming a CNA in the state of Oregon? Do you already have your CNA training certification in another state, but plan to move to Oregon in the near future? Oregon takes CNA training very seriously, and there are things you need to know if you plan on renewing or transferring your certification here.
Renewing Your CNA Training Certification
In order to become a CNA in the state of Oregon, you’ll need to complete a CNA training class that is at least 150 hours long. The CNA training must be state-approved and should include both clinical and classroom instruction. Once you graduate from the problem, you’ll be able to take the CNA test. Once this test is passed, you’ll have the opportunity to obtain your CNA certification.
In this state, as in most others, you’ll need to renew your certification every two years. The state board of nursing will send a renewal application in the mail about six to eight weeks before your certification is set to expire. If you don’t receive these papers, you’ll need to contact them before the certification is due.
Complete all the paperwork and send it back with any required fees and documents. Also, be sure you’re able to meet the few criteria that the state has set forth. You’ll need to be able to prove you worked as a CNA for 400 hours during the last two years. You’ll also need to be able to prove that this work was under the direct supervision of a nurse.
Transferring Your CNA Training Certification
Oregon is happy to welcome you as a CNA, even if you’ve obtained your training elsewhere. You’ll just need to transfer your CNA training license from your previous state. In order to do this, you’ll have to meet a few requirements.
- Like with renewal, you’ll need to prove you worked 400 hours under the supervision of a nurse during the past two years.
- You’ll need to prove that you took a CNA training course that was approved by your prvious state. These details will be verified by the nursing board before you are accepted for the transfer.
- You’ll have to offer proof that your current certification is still active and in good standing.
If you’ve let your CNA training license lapse from another state, but it hasn’t been lapsed very long, you may qualify to take the Oregon state exam, as long as you can prove that you worked as a CNA in another state and took a CNA training course.
The steps for completing a transfer of your license to Oregon include:
- Obtain an application from the state board of nursing.
- Complete all sections of the application.
- Attach a copy of the certification of completion of a CNA program.
- Obtain a verification form, fill it out, and send it to the state where you currently hold your license.
- You’ll need to be fingerprinted for a background check. The local police station will often offer this service as little to no charge.
Are you interesting in renewing your CNA license or transferring it to the state of Oregon? Know what steps to take so you can begin working as quickly as possible with your new certification of CNA training.