Or. Admin. R. 851-062-0071 - Reactivation of CNA 1 and 2 Certification

(1) To reactivate certification that is expired by more than 30 days but less than two years, an applicant must submit a completed application and qualify for CNA reactivation in one of the following ways:
(a) Paid employment: Worked at least 400 hours in the last two years in any U.S. state or jurisdiction with active CNA certification, in a paid position doing CNA authorized duties with supervision of an RN or LPN or monitoring by an RN. 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. If it has been less than two years from completion of training program, this requirement is waived.
(b) Exam: 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.
(c) Student Nurse: A nursing student may reactivate without documentation of paid employment by providing 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.
(d) Active RN or LPN: 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.
(2) To reactivate certification that is expired by more than two years, an applicant must submit a completed application and qualify for CNA reactivation in one of the following ways:
(a) Paid Employment: Worked at least 400 hours in the last two years in another U.S. state or jurisdiction with active CNA certification. If it has been less than two years from completion of training program, this requirement is waived. 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.
(b) Student Nurse: A nursing student may reactivate 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.
(c) Active RN or LPN: 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) An applicant for reactivation 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.
(4) The CNA has the burden of proof that activities meet the employment requirement.
(5) The Board may validate employment hours through a random audit process.
(6) A nursing assistant who cannot meet requirements for reactivation may become certified by re-entry.
(7) An individual whose CNA 2 has been expired for less than two years may reactivate their CNA 2 once their CNA 1 is current.

Notes

Or. Admin. R. 851-062-0071
BN 5-2019, adopt 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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