How to Become a CNA in Delaware
In order to become a Certified Nursing Assistant in Delaware, applicants must complete the state-approved CNA program endorsed by the Delaware CNA Registry. Candidates must also undergo a competency examination within 2 years of completing the program. Once the examination have been successfully completed, the candidate can be placed on the CNA registry. CNAs who are not in good standing are prohibited in intermediate care facilities. Prometric administers the exam while also managing the CNA Registry for The Delaware Division of Long-Term Care Residents Protection or DLTCR.
- Candidate Information Bulletin
- Approved CNA Programs
- Online Examination Application
- Examination Application Form
How to Verify a Certification Online
Prospective employers can determine if a nursing assistant is in good standing or not by browsing the Delaware State Nurse Aide Registry website or by calling (302) 421-7403. Intermediate care facilities are advised to avoid applicants with any history of neglect, abuse, or any inappropriate behavior.
How to Renew a Certificate
The eligibility for certification renewal of a CNA to work in Delaware will require both the following to be accomplished with each 24-month certification period:
- Having performed 24 hours of CE.
- Having performed 64 hours of paid nursing-related activities.
Passing a new competency test is required if:
- A CNA did not perform a minimum of 24 hours of nursing-related services in a certification time period.
- A CNA failed to complete the required CE.
However, when a CNA fails 3 times, he/she will be required to repeat the training program.
Prometric will send a renewal notification 45 days before their certification is due to expire. A $25.00 fee for the renewal is required.
How to Reinstate a Lapsed Certificate
A CNA is eligible for reinstatement provided that the following conditions are met:
- The candidate is in possession of an active certificate
- The certificate has lapsed within 30 days
- All renewal requirements have been completed.
Note: A $25.00 fee will be applied.
How to Transfer a CNA Certification
An Out-of-state certificate is eligible for transfer in Delaware via the process of reciprocity. In order to process the said transfer, the following conditions must be met:
- The candidate must posses an active certificate from another state and has no history of neglect, abuse, or any inappropriate behavior from the certifying state.
There is an exception to the rule however for Maryland which entails that the candidate must also posses an active Geriatric Nursing Assistant certificate.
- A minimum of 3 months of any paid nursing-related services within the last 2 years or has completed a 150 hour training program.
If you have additional questions, you may contact the Delaware Nurse Aide Registry at:
Delaware State Nurse Aide Registry
Delaware Health and Social Services
Division of Health Care Quality, Office of Long-Term Care Residents Protection
24 N.W. Front Street
Milford, DE 19963-1463