Nurses Aid FAQs

Q: How can I become a South Carolina Certified Nurse Aide?

A: (CNA) See Candidate Handbook

Q: How can I transfer my certification from another state to SC?

A: Reciprocity to SC (See Application for Enrollment by Reciprocity)

Q: How can I change my name and/or address on the SCNAR?

A:Call: (800) 475-8290

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

Q: How can I verify the status of a SC CAN?

A: See Search the Nurse Aide Registry

Q: How can I find other states' Nurse Aide Registries?

A: Listing of other states' Nurse Aide Registries

Q: How can you find a State Approved Nurse Aide Training Program?

A: List of Open State Approved Nurse Aide Training Programs by city

Q: How an you locate information for Nurse Aides with Criminal Backgrounds?

A: Information on criminal background

Q: How current and former military personnel become CNAs?

A:Fax a copy of your Military Experience and Training Verification to (803) 364-0462. For more information call (803) 315-1366.

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

A: See page 3 or the Candidate Handbook

Q: Can LPN or RN nursing students become CNAs?

A:Fax a copy of your College Transcript to (803) 364-0462 (Please include your name, address and phone number on the cover page). For more information call (803) 315-1366.

Q: How can I start a Nurse Aide Training Program?

A:Training Program Packet

Q: How can I find out if I’m being investigated, if an action is an offense or ask about the status of an investigation?

A:Nurse Aide Abuse Investigations and Register, call SC Department of Health and Environmental Control (803) 545-4205

Q: How can I reschedule a Nurse Aide Certification Test?

A: Before The Test DateCall NACES Plus Foundation at (800) 273-3517
Note: Reference Page 9 of the Candidate Handbook.

Q: How can I renew my certification before it expires?

A: Review the Candidate Handbook pages 41-44 and the Generic Renewal Form

 

Q: How can I become re-certified once a certification has lapsed/expired?

A: Please review the Candidate Handbook  Note: You must test to become certified once your certification has lapsed

Q: 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 training program?

A:Please review page 3 of the Candidate Handbook

Note:Treat your closed program like an out of state training program.

 

Q: 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?

A:You must retrain and retest.

Note:

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

Q: Can Medical Assistants take the CNA test?

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

 

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

A: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 and there will be 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. For more information call (803) 898-2587.

 

Q: Where can I find information concerning Feeding Assistants?

A: Please review section 2 of Provider Manual

Q: Where should I report discrimination?

A: Office of Civil Rights 

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