When are you officially considered a CNA?

  1. 0 I looked on my state's (Illinois) health care worker registry and it says I passed the CNA competency exam on 1/21/13. Am I officially considered a CNA?
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  4. Visit  adoRNo2b2015 profile page
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    If it shows a license number then you're officially a CNA! Best of luck!
  5. Visit  johnny7 profile page
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    you don't get a license or a license number? what states give CNAs their own license number?
    Last edit by johnny7 on Jan 29, '13 : Reason: because
  6. Visit  adoRNo2b2015 profile page
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    Yes CNA's get a CNA license and a number. Every state does it.
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  7. Visit  adoRNo2b2015 profile page
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    You can print that screen that says you passed and bring it to interviews until you get your license int the mail.
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  8. Visit  johnny7 profile page
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    In Illinois, certified Nursing Assistants are NOT issued a license, card or credential of any kind by the Illinois Department of Public Health. The nurse aide certification/registry number is the aide's social security number. Illinois Nurse Aide Testing
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    Don't do know of any states that give CNAs licenses.
  10. Visit  adoRNo2b2015 profile page
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    Well, in Florida you do get a license number and license in the mail when you pass both written and skills tests. I guess not every state does it then. Sorry for the mistake. Although I don't work as a CNA now I still hold my license and keep renewing it and maintaining my required CEU's.
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  11. Visit  adoRNo2b2015 profile page
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    Maybe you're confusing CNA with just NA. A NA does not get certified so they don't have any type of license. A certified nursing assistant does.
  12. Visit  Glycerine82 profile page
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    Quote from adoRNo2015
    Maybe you're confusing CNA with just NA. A NA does not get certified so they don't have any type of license. A certified nursing assistant does.
    CNAs have a certification which is much different than a licence.

    "No day but today"
  13. Visit  adoRNo2b2015 profile page
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    Well, I'm sorry, the OP asked and I answered according to my knowledge. I do have a CNA license number with my CNA certification.. I'm in Florida.
  14. Visit  adoRNo2b2015 profile page
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    My document is a CNA certification which has a license number. Why is this so hard to understand? Obviously not all states do it the same. I took a picture of it but can't post it. Looking for a way to do it so you can see.
  15. Visit  Glycerine82 profile page
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    I understand completely I too have one. I was just letting you know its not a license, its a certification. There is a difference. You may have been issued a "license number" but it doesn't mean you have a "license" you have a Certification.

    Licenses are mandated through regulatory or government agencies and define the title and scope of practice. Having a certification is typically offered by an industry to uphold certain standards. A certification is the recognition of an individual who has demonstrated through a standardized assessment that they meet defined qualifications within a profession.

    I wasn't trying to be rude, I was just letting everyone know there is a difference. Its good information to know for Job interviews etc.


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