If you wish to get certified as a nurse aide in this state, you should be at least 16 years of age and should, have a document to prove that you have completed ninth grade of school and should be able to read English of ninth grade level. This is unlike CNA certification in Louisiana, where you should be at least 18 years of age and should have your high school diploma to get yourself certified as a nurse aide.
You should also undergo a training program approved by the state and that provides training for a minimum of 180 hours of training. Out of this, about 110 hours are dedicated to classroom training and the remaining 70 hours are dedicated to providing clinical training to students.
You will be placed on the Registry only after you complete your training program, pass the competency test and meet the other state requirements. These include that the students should be in good standing, which means that they should not have been accused of felony, theft, or consuming or possessing drugs.
Step 1 – To download the application click the link below:
Step 2 – Submit your application to the following address
Department of Health and Human Services
Licensing and Regulatory Services
Maine Registry of Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA)
41 Anthony Avenue; 11 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333-0011
If you need any help, you can call at (207) 624-7300 or email the state Registry [email protected]