What is the "HIV Certificate" required for Florida CNA employment?
- 0Dec 30, '08 by gregmotzIn Florida, I've seen several help wanted ads that specify CNA certificate, CPR, and "HIV Certificate" required. Anyone know the definition of "HIV Certificate"?
- 1Dec 30, '08 by daimereI know what it is! I already have that certificate because EMTs are required to take it. HIV/bloodborne pathegeons class is a boring class about disease like HIV/MRSA/Etc that give you awareness. And most of them are STDs. lol
Although, all the CNA applications I have seen have never required that class.
Here is an example of a module of a HIV class. Ironically, this is directly towards Florida. I don't know if it would work for you.
- 0Dec 30, '08 by gregmotzQuote from daimereAh ha! Thanks for that. My seeing the requirement on several (count that as dozens) of CNA applications can be attributed to the Internet job search engines that duplicate each other ad infinitum. Searching on HIV certificate CNA leads to 84,000 hits, mostly from one employer.Although, all the CNA applications I have seen have never required that class.
Here is an example of a module of a HIV class.
After I knew what HIV certificate might be, I found a similar answer amid the documents at the Florida Association of Nurse Assistants. They confirm in-service certificates normally provided by employers can be attained by online or at-home study just like the course to which you linked.
Since it looks like this is one employer out of thousands, and not thousands of employers, one phone call should end any doubt.Last edit by gregmotz on Dec 30, '08 : Reason: to provide FlaNA link
- 0Dec 31, '08 by gregmotzQuote from CNA2BCorrect. It is usualy also provided (mandatory by FAC in most settings) by employer training within the first 30 days of employment. An "HIV Certificate" is often not included with "test prep" classes.I have the HIV/AIDES certificate it was given to us in our NAT classes.
Asking for an "HIV Certificate" is an efficient pre-screening method of assuring (a) completion of state approved NAT and/or (b) prior employmet in a health care facility.