South Carolina Nurse Aide Registry

 

 

First time Nurse Aide Certification in South Carolina

The first eligibility requirements for upcoming CNA candidates entails one hundred (100) hours of training program which includes forty 40 hours of clinical exercises. The next requirement is to achieve a passing score in the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) exam. Upon completion, test passers will be added to the South Carolina CNA Registry.

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Online Certification Verification in South Carolina

Verifying a CNA’s certification status in the state of South Carolina is quite easy. All you have to do is click on the link below and enter the required information such as First Name, Last Name, City, and Certificate Number.

Certificant Registry

 

 

Certification Renewal for CNAs in South Carolina

All CNA certificates are valid for a 2-year period. In order for certification renewal to take place, an applicant must meet the minimum requirement of performing eight (8) hours or more of compensated work as a nurse aide during the latest certification period.

Renewal Instructions

 

 

Lapsed CNA Certificate Reinstatement in South Carolina

CNA applicants that have not met the requirements for certification renewal will fall under the following categories:

  • Those that have yet to complete 100 hours worth of training program approved by the state will be required to undergo both retraining and retaking the test before being eligible for certificate reinstatement.
  • Those that have lapsed certificates that are less than 24 months but has successfully completed the 100 hour training program will be required to retake the test before being eligible for certificate reinstatement.
  • Those that have lapsed certificates that are more than 24 months will be required to undergo both retraining and retaking the test before being eligible for certificate reinstatement.

 

 

Certification Transfer through Reciprocity

Nursing assistants that have successfully undergone a 100-hour training program approved by the state and are also currently listed as active and in good standing outside the state of South Carolina are eligible for certification transfer via reciprocity. The procedure only requires the applicant to fill out an application form along with submitting either a diploma/certificate or letter on program/state letterhead that mentions the number of both classroom and clinical hours.

Reciprocity Application Online

 

 

If you have additional questions, you may contact the South Carolina Nurse Aide Registry at:

South Carolina Nurse Aide Registry
Pearson Vue
PO Box 13785, Philadelphia PA 19101-3785
Phone: (800) 475-8290

South Carolina Nurse Aide Abuse Registry
South Carolina Department of Health and Environment Control
2600 Bull Street, Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 545-4205