Requirements for First Time CNAs in Utah
In order to become a nurse aide in the state of Utah, applicants are expected to complete a mandatory training program approved by the state totaling to one hundred (100) hours worth, twenty four (24) hours of which is composed of clinical training. The next step for the applicant is to get a passing score in both the knowledge and skills exams delivered by TMU at designated sites. Once all of these have been accomplished, the applicant’s name will be added to the Utah Nursing Assistant Registry. The TESTING & TESTMASTER UNIVERSE (TMU) will then assign a personal portal to these select individuals.
Certification Verification in the State of Utah
As mentioned above, the TESTING & TESTMASTER UNIVERSE (TMU) provides a portal for test passers which also facilitates certification verification. Certified nursing assistants can be searched by Name, SSN, Registration Number, or Misconduct.
Renewing Certificates for CNAs in the State of Utah
The license acquired by nurse aides within the Utah Nurse Registry is only valid for twenty four (24) months. In order to have a CNA certification renewed, applicants are required to complete two hundred (200) hours worth of compensated nurse-related service that is under the direct supervision of a licensed nurse. Certification renewal policies can be found here.
Expired CNA Certification within the State of Utah
The following are specific conditions for lapsed certifications with corresponding requirements for reinstatement.
- A nurse aide with a certification that has expired for more than twelve (12) months is required to retrain and retake a test.
- A nurse aide with a certification that has expired for more than six (6) months but less than twelve (12) months is required to retake the test within one (1) year of the expiration date.
- A nurse aide that is unable to complete the minimum two hundred (200) hours of compensated work is required to retake a test within one (1) year of the expiration date.
- A nurse aide with an expired certificate from another state is required to retrain and retake a test.
Transferring an Out-of-State CNA Certificate to UT
The transferring of CNA certification from another state to Utah via reciprocity can only be achieved if the said certification is currently active and unencumbered. However, those in possession of an expired certification must also retrain and and retake a test.
If you have additional questions, you may contact the Utah Nurse Aide Registry at:
The Utah Nursing Assistant Registry
450 Simmons Way #700
Kaysville, UT 84037