CNA requirements for different states.

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    Hi everyone,

    I am a CNA in Florida who will be shortly moving to Georgia. Is there any website, or is there anyone who knows, if it is required to be re-certified in Georgia, or would I be able to use my CNA certificate there as well. Any help would be appreciated, thank you!!
    Last edit by VickyRN on Oct 23, '06 : Reason: CNA's do not hold a license, only a certificate...
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    Just apply for reciprocity.

    Print out this form...Reciprocity

    and mail it to your FL registry! (NOT GA., the FL registry will mail it back to GA)....
    mail to:

    FL Dept.of Health (CNA)
    4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin #C13
    Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3252


    I hope you enjoy GA!

    Sincerely,
    Jay
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    Thank you so much jb2u! Your help is so much appreciated!
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    wow, i just asked the same question on another forum and im also moving to Georgia. lol but what if I didn't get paid as a CNA. I take a class in high school now where we intern at nursing homes and diff. hospitals starting in January until May and we will earn our CNA certificate after we pass the test, so could I still be re-certified?
    Last edit by VickyRN on Oct 23, '06 : Reason: CNA's do not have a license, only a certificate..
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    Quote from freetobe
    wow, i just asked the same question on another forum and im also moving to Georgia. lol but what if I didn't get paid as a CNA. I take a class in high school now where we intern at nursing homes and diff. hospitals starting in January until May and we will earn our CNA certificate after we pass the test, so could I still be re-certified?

    As long as you are certified by the state then you can just apply for reciprocity just as stated above. When you say "CNA" it means CERTIFIED nursing assistant. There are such things as NA's (ie: Nursing Assistants that are NOT certified). So find out from your high school if you will actually take the state exam for nursing assistants at the end of your class. If so, then the only thing that you have to do is just apply for reciprocity.
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    Another note, if you are going straight to GA or shortly after, then you can usually apply for reciprocity at the same time that you take your state exam. You can also check on that option if you wish. It will save you time and trouble when moving to GA, plus, you will already have your GA certification so you can get right to work!
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    yeah im 100% sure it's CNA because we take a written and skills test at the end of the school year and my teacher is constanly reminding us of the skills needed to pass the Promisor(I think that's how you spell it) test.


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