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Janelyn Kulk, Director
Indiana State Department of Health
Division of Health Care Education and Quality
2 North Meridian Street, Section 4B
Indianapolis, IN 46204
In order to work as a certified nurse assistant (CNA) in Indiana, you must be registered with the Indiana Nurse Aide Registry. The registry is administered by the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH).
The registry contains information on all CNAs who are authorized to provide direct care to patients in long-term care facilities, hospitals, and home health agencies in Indiana. It also includes information on individuals who have been terminated from their CNA certification.
CNA License Requirements in Indiana
To be added to the registry, you must complete an approved CNA program and pass both a written and a clinical skills test. The written test is based on the information contained in the ISDH’s Nurse Aide Training Program Curriculum. The clinical skills test assesses your ability to perform basic nursing tasks.
How to Verify CNA License in Indiana?
To verify a CNA license in Indiana, you can visit the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency website and use their online verification system. First, you’ll need to enter the person’s name into the search bar. Then, you can select the “Certified Nurse Aide” option from the drop-down menu. Finally, you’ll be able to view the license information if it’s been found.
How to Renew CNA License In Indiana?
As a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) in the state of Indiana, you are required to renew your license every two years. In order to renew, you must have completed 8 hours of paid work as a CNA within the past two years, and 12 hours of in-service education per year.
In order to find in-service education opportunities, you can search the internet, or contact local nursing homes or hospitals in your area. There are also plenty of online courses available that will fulfill the requirement for in-service education.
Once you have completed the necessary hours, you will need to complete the renewal application and pay the associated fee. You can find the application online at https://www.in.gov/isdh/files/49937.pdf.
Reinstatement CNA License in Indiana
In order to reinstate a lapsed nurse aide certificate in Indiana, the nurse aide must complete 12 hours of continuing education credits (CEC) and retake the competency exam. The CEC can be completed through various programs, such as online, in-person, or home-study courses. The competency exam can be retaken at one of several approved testing centers throughout the state.
Transferring a Out of State CNA License to Indiana
If you are an out-of-state Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) and would like to transfer your certification to Indiana, you must meet the following requirements:
- You must be currently licensed and in good standing in your home state.
- You must pass the written exam of NATCE within 120 days of starting to work in Indiana.
- Your license must be current and not expire during the process of transferring your certification to Indiana.
For more information contact the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH).