You can become a certified nursing assistant in Delaware by completing a CNA training program. It is also possible to apply to transfer your nursing assistant certification from another state to Delaware.
CNA Training Requirements
The state of Delaware requires a total of 150 hours of training for individuals who are attending a nursing assistant training course. Training courses can offer more than 150 hours of training. In order to sit for the nursing assistant certification test, you will need to finish a training course that has been approved by the state. These training programs will offer classroom segments as well as clinical instruction.
Transferring CNA Certification From Another State to Delaware
You can apply to transfer your nursing assistant certification from another state to Delaware. You will need to contact the Nursing Assistant Registry in Delaware to request the reciprocity form. The form will need to be completed in its entirety. You will fill in some of the details in the form and the other sections will be completed by the Nursing Assistant Registry in the state where you hold a certification.
When applying to transfer your CNA certification to another state, you will also need to send a copy of your current certification. You will also need to show that you have worked full-time as a CNA for at least three months since receiving certification. It will not be necessary to pay a fee when applying for reciprocity.
Steps to follow when transferring your license from another state to Delaware
1) Download the reciprocity form from http://www.prometric.com/nurseaide/DE
2) Collect the following documentation:
- A copy of your ID card that clearly shows your picture and birth date
- A copy of your current CNA license
3) Fill out Section A of the form you downloaded above with correct information.
4) Mail the above documentation to:
Delaware Nurse Aide Registry
3 Mill Road, Suite 308
Wilmington, DE 19806
5) Have your Employer fill out section B of the form and ask them to directly send it to the Delaware CNA registry.
Note: If you are transferring from Maryland, you will need a valid GNA license to be able to qualify for reciprocity.
Recertification for Nursing Assistants in Delaware
You will need to renew your certification in Delaware every 24 months in order to stay active a nursing assistant. It is necessary to work for pay performing nursing assistant duties for a minimum of 64 hours each 24 months. If you do not fulfill this requirement, you will be required to complete a new training program and to pass the certification exam. Assuming you have met the minimum required hours of work requirement, you will complete the reciprocity forms and submit them to the address provided.
The forms for renewal will be sent to you 90 days before your certification is due to expire. The forms will come from the Division of Long Term Care Residents Protection. Do not forget to complete the form in its entirety and to send any other requested documents.
You will be able to work as a certified nursing assistant in Delaware after finishing a training course and passing the exam for certification. It is important to work at least 64 hours in every two-year period if you want to retain certification.