August 22, 2017

CNA License Transfer: How You Can Go About It?

Getting your CNA license transferred from one state to another state can be a tedious task sometimes though it is only a matter of a ‘few minutes’ task. The reason can be the state where you want to transfer your CNA certification might have strict regulations which have to adhere to.

For example let us see how you can transfer your CNA certification from Illinois to North Carolina. The main reason for taking North Carolina is that, unlike other states it does not offer reciprocity to a certified nursing assistant license from any other state in the United States.

It means that if you are from Illinois and want to get your CNA license transferred to North Carolina then you will have to submit an application to Pearson Vue. Pearson Vue is an organization that is responsible for administering the national nurse assistant assessment program examination.

Given below are few steps you must know to apply for your CNA license transfer.

Submit an application for registration: Before filling out this form, you must understand whether or not you qualify as a right candidate for the following specifications, done your nursing assistant training outside North Carolina, have a certified nursing assistant license in another state or have failed a formal nurse assistant training. If you are from Illinois, then you need to fulfill least one of the above mentioned specifications.

Once you are considered eligible by Pearson Vue, you can submit an application for registering for the examination. It would be better if you apply through online as it more reliable. You will receive notification about your exam by the National Association of Credentialing Examination Services at least 12 days before the examination date.

You can apply through pulse portal to give your online application. You would have to pay $101 for written examination or oral and skills evaluation, $24 for retest written examination or oral examination and $77 for a retest skills evaluation. Before appearing for your test, you must remember to take your yellow postcard, which is the pass to the testing site.

If you are successful in your exam with a satisfactory score and other credentials, you will be certified with as a North Carolina nursing assistant. You will have to pass in two attempts or will have to take a refresher course to give your examination. Like other states, your name will appear in the nursing board directory. This is a proof that you have a valid license and are eligible to work as a certified nursing assistant in North Carolina.

The bottom line is that you must know the current guidelines of your state and the state that you want to relocate. Rules in one state may not be valid in another state. Good luck with your CNA license transfer.


  1. lonnie moon says:

    How to find my name on illinois cna registry?

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