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How to become a South Carolina Certified Nurse Aide

(CNA) See Candidate Handbook


How to transfer your certification from another state to SC.

Reciprocity to SC (See Application for Enrollment by Reciprocity)


All CNAs must keep their address current at the SC Nurse Aide Registry at all times.


How to change your name and/or address on the SCNAR

Call 1-800-475-8290


How to verify the status of a SC CNA

(See Search the Nurse Aide Registry)


Other states' Nurse Aide Registries

Other states' Nurse Aide Registries


How to Find a State Approved Nurse Aide Training Program

List of Open State Approved Nurse Aide Training Programs by city


Information for Nurse Aides with Criminal Backgrounds

Information on criminal background


How current and former military personnel may become CNAs

Fax a copy of your Military Experience and Training Verification to 803-364-0462 Or call 803-315-1366


How to become a CNA if you completed a state approved training program in another state but are no longer certified in any states?

See page 3 or the Candidate Handbook


How can LPN or RN nursing students may become CNAs

Fax a copy of your College Transcript to 803-364-0462 (Include your name and address phone number on the cover page) Or call 803-315-1366


How to start a Nurse Aide Training Program

(See Training Program Packet)


How to find out if you are being investigated or if an action is an offense or ask about the status of an investigation

Nurse Aide Abuse Investigations and Registry
SC DHEC Call 803-545-4205


How to reschedule a Nurse Aide Certification Test?

Before The Test Date Call NACES Plus Foundation at 800-273-3517
See Page 9 of the Candidate Hanbook.


How to renew your certification before it expires


How to become re-certified once a certification has lapsed/expired.

You must test to become certified once your certification has lapsed.
See the Candidate Handbook


How to become certified or test to become re-certified if your state approved training program has closed and you have a copy of your certificate of completion from the state approved traning program?

    See page 3 of the Candidate Handbook
    Treat your closed program like an out of state training program.


How to become certified or test to become certified if your training program has been closed and you do NOT have a copy of your certificate of completion from the state approved training program?

You must retrain and retest. See the list of State Approved Nurse Aide Training Programs.


List of Closed State Approved Nurse Aide Training Programs by program name

Closed State Approved Nurse Aide Training Programs


List of Medicaid Certified Nursing Facilities by county

Medicaid Certified Nursing Facilities


Can Medical Assistants take the CNA test?

Only if they have completed a state approved nurse aide training program.

What to do if your application to test is returned by NACES because Section 8 was not completed or not completed correctly:

Contact your training program for the correct code. The phone number of the program may be found at www.promissor.com; select "Registry Services"; choose "South Carolina Nurse Aides" from the drop down menu. There is a list of the open programs and a separate list of closed programs. If your training programs tells you they were not state approved at the time you completed the program you must retrain before testing.
Other questions can be answered at (803) 898-2587.


How to find information concerning Feeding Assistants

See Section 2 of Provider Manual


Where to go to report discrimination

Office of Civil Rights


Other Resources

  • Code of Federal Regulations

  • SC Human Affairs Commission

  • SC Attorney General's office

  • SC Labor Board

  • Information on EMT Certification

  • SC Commission on Higher Education