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Moving to a new state how

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by Lacymom Lacymom (Member)

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Does that work w a current licence? Will I need retake the test or does it transfer? Tia

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ctmed has 4 years experience and works as a CNA.

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You need to contact the board of the state that you are applying to to get all the nitty gritty. Google is wonderful.

Now, some states are fairly easy. Just fill out a form with your registry number and possibly a pay check stub and you are good to go after paying a small fee.

Others are going to want you to take fingerprints for a FBI background check which is around 70 USD. Others will do the fingerprints there, so you have to wait till you move.

A very few states, like Oregon, make a difference between CNA and PCT/PCA. This means if you have a CNA and work a hospital in your original state, you will not be able to work a hospital in that state you are going to without taking additional long courses and paying more fees.

Other states have a grace period. They can hire anyone, even those who have never been a CNA before, if the certificate is gotten within a period of time. However, in practice, even in these states - in this economy they want you to have the certificate in hand when you walk in unless the place has severe staffing issue or you know someone.

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1,397 Visitors; 22 Posts

You need to contact the board of the state that you are applying to to get all the nitty gritty. Google is wonderful.

Now, some states are fairly easy. Just fill out a form with your registry number and possibly a pay check stub and you are good to go after paying a small fee.

Others are going to want you to take fingerprints for a FBI background check which is around 70 USD. Others will do the fingerprints there, so you have to wait till you move.

A very few states, like Oregon, make a difference between CNA and PCT/PCA. This means if you have a CNA and work a hospital in your original state, you will not be able to work a hospital in that state you are going to without taking additional long courses and paying more fees.

Other states have a grace period. They can hire anyone, even those who have never been a CNA before, if the certificate is gotten within a period of time. However, in practice, even in these states - in this economy they want you to have the certificate in hand when you walk in unless the place has severe staffing issue or you know someone.

Thank you I will see what google provides

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