Or. Admin. R. 851-062-0070 - Renewal of CNA 1 and 2 Certification

(1) Renewal applications will not be processed until all fees have been submitted. The official time of application is per Board records. There is no grace period for certification renewal. The certificate holder must submit a completed application in accordance with the timeline described in ORS 678.101.
(a) The certification shall automatically expire if the CNA fails to renew by the expiration date.
(b) A CNA may not work as a CNA with an expired certification.
(c) Failure to receive the renewal reminder shall not relieve the CNA of the responsibility of renewing the certificate by the expiration date.
(d) A CNA may renew certification up to 30 days post expiration date by paying a late fee. After 30 days the certificate holder must comply with the rules described in OAR 851-062-0071.
(2) Renewal Requirements:
(a) Submit a completed application before the expiration date of CNA 1 certification.
(b) A renewal 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.
(c) Paid Employment: Worked at least 400 hours in a paid position within the last two years with active CNA certification. A CNA who has been certified for less than two years or has successfully passed the Board-approved competency examination within the last two years is exempt from the 400 hour paid employment requirement. Hours worked as a CNA 2 or CMA within the last two years may be used as part or all of the required 400 hours of paid employment.
(d) Student Nurse: A nursing student may renew without documentation of paid employment by providing proof of current enrollment in an approved U.S. nursing education program. Documents accepted as proof are listed below and should be sent directly to the Board by the issuing institution:
(A) An official transcript; or
(B) Verification of enrollment from the director or dean on official school letterhead.
(e) RN or LPN Licensure: A currently licensed RN or LPN may use their RN or LPN practice hours within the last two years as part or all of the required 400 hours of paid employment. 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.
(3) The CNA has the burden of proof that activities meet the employment requirement.
(4) The Board may validate employment hours through a random audit process.
(5) A nursing assistant who cannot meet all the employment requirements for renewal may apply for reactivation of certification.


Or. Admin. R. 851-062-0070
BN 6-1999, f. & cert. ef. 7-8-99; BN 2-2004, f. 1-29-04, cert. ef. 2-12-04; BN 4-2004, f. & cert. ef. 2-20-04; BN 10-2010, f. & cert. ef. 6-25-10; 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; BN 4-2022, amend filed 02/18/2022, effective 3/1/2022

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 678.440, ORS 678.442, ORS 676.850 & SB 39

Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 678.442 & ORS 676.850

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