Or. Admin. R. 851-062-0050 - CNA 1 Certification Eligibility

An applicant for CNA 1 certification must submit a completed application. An initial applicant submitting an application after July 1, 2021 must attest to having at least two hours of cultural competency education in the two years preceding the receipt of a completed application. An individual may qualify for CNA 1 certification in one of the following ways:

(1) Board-Approved Nursing Assistant Training Program:
(a) Complete a Board-approved nursing assistant level one training program within one year of application. If the training program was completed in another U.S. state or jurisdiction, provide proof of the training. Documents accepted as proof are listed below and should be sent directly to the Board by the issuing institution:
(A) Certificate that states the date of completion and number of classroom and clinical hours; or
(B) Verification from the training organization or state regulatory agency on official letterhead that states date of completion and number of classroom and clinical hours; and
(b) Pass the Board-approved competency examination within one year of application. There is no limit on the number of times an individual can take the exam within the one year period.
(2) Military Corpsman or Medic Training and Experience:
(a) Submit with application:
(A) A Joint Services transcript that documents training as an aeronautical medic, combat medic 68W, or medical training as a naval corpsman; and
(B) A DD214 that documents service in the U.S. Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, or Navy within two years of application.
(b) Pass the Board-approved competency examination within one year of application. There is no limit on the number of times an individual can take the exam within the one year period.
(3) RN or LPN Licensure:
(a) Hold an active, unencumbered RN or LPN license. An individual with an encumbered license will be considered on a case by case basis.
(b) If licensed in another U.S. state or jurisdiction, arrange for primary source verification of active unencumbered RN or LPN license to be sent directly to the Board.
(4) Student Nurse:
(a) Provide proof of current enrollment in an approved U.S. nursing education program. Documents accepted as proof of enrollment are listed below and should be sent directly to the Board by the issuing institution:
(A) An official transcript; or
(B) Documentation of program enrollment from the director or dean on official school letterhead; and
(b) Completion of coursework that has been determined by the Board to be equivalent to the Board-approved nursing assistant level one training program curriculum; and
(c) Pass the Board-approved competency examination within one year of application. There is no limit on the number of times an individual can take the exam within the one year period.
(5) Nursing Assistant from Another U.S. State or Jurisdiction Applying by Endorsement:
(a) Completion of a nursing assistant training program that meets OBRA standards. Documents accepted as proof are listed below and should be sent directly to the Board by the issuing institution:
(A) Certificate that states date of completion and number of classroom and clinical hours; or
(B) Verification from training organization or state regulatory agency on official letterhead that states date of completion and number of classroom and clinical hours;
(b) Worked at least 400 hours in the last two years in another U.S. state or jurisdiction with active CNA certification, in a paid position doing CNA authorized duties with supervision by an RN or LPN or monitoring by an RN. If it has been less than two years from completion of training program, this requirement is waived.
(c) If the Board is unable to verify current CNA certification from a primary source database, the nursing assistant will arrange for primary source verification of active CNA certification from the U.S. state or jurisdiction in which certification is held to be sent directly to the Board.
(d) An individual who cannot satisfy these requirements may:
(A) Complete a Board-approved nursing assistant level one training program; and
(B) Pass the Board-approved competency examination within one year of application. There is no limit on the number of times an individual can take the exam within the one year period.

Notes

Or. Admin. R. 851-062-0050
BN 6-1999, f. & cert. ef. 7-8-99; BN 2-2004, f. 1-29-04, cert. ef. 2-12-04; BN 10-2010, f. & cert. ef. 6-25-10; BN 14-2013, f. 12-4-13, cert. ef. 1-1-14; BN 3-2014, f. 6-25-14, cert. ef. 8-1-14; BN 6-2014, f. 12-2-14, cert. ef. 1/1/2015; BN 5-2019, amend filed 07/03/2019, effective 8/1/2019; BN 5-2021, amend filed 06/21/2021, effective 7/1/2021

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 678.440, ORS 678.442 & ORS 676.850

Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 678.442 & ORS 676.850

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