When are you officially considered a CNA?

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    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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    If it shows a license number then you're officially a CNA! Best of luck!
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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
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    Yes CNA's get a CNA license and a number. Every state does it.
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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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    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.
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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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    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.
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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.

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