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CNA in-service learning hours question!

cnami cnami (New) New

I achieved my CNA license a little over a year ago and worked for the first two months in a local nursing home. I then went away to school and did not continue working. I am aware that you must complete 12 in-service learning hours throughout the year to be able to work in a long-term nursing facility. I was wondering what that means now that I am past my first year and only got 2 of the necessary hours. Am I able to keep my license by getting 12 hours before I start working again or do I have to retake the certification tests?

I would check with your state department of health(or whatever name your state uses for it), because it probably varies by state. I know the state I got my certification in has no such requirement. You simply need to be able to prove you worked X amount of hours as a CNA every two years when by the time your cert expires to renew it.

You mentioned school. In California, taking nursing classes count towards ceu's.

Missingyou, CNA

Specializes in Long term care. Has 20 years experience.

When I first started working at the nursing home, during the nursing home, I had aquired enough hours for the requirement in my state.

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