First time Nurse Aide Certification in South Carolina
The first eligibility requirements for upcoming CNA candidates entails one hundred (100) hours of a CNA instructional 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.
- Candidate Handbook
- Application and Scheduling for Examination Instructions
- State-approved CNA programs
- Reimbursement instructions
- Check scores online
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.
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.
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 instructional programs 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 instructional 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 instructional 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.
If you have additional questions, you may contact the South Carolina Nurse Aide Registry at:
South Carolina Nurse Aide Registry
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