CNA Certification in Georgia

CNA Certification in Georgia
Staff Writers 6 min read

Have you always dreamed of working in the medical field? Are you limited in the amount of time that you have to devote to training and education? If you can relate to both of these questions, training for a career as a CNA in Georgia may be perfect for you!

CNA Certification Requirements in GA

According to the Georgia Department of Community Health, you must attend at least 85 hours of state-approved CNA training before you can become certified as a nursing aide. This will include both lecture and practical. Within one year following your successful training, you will need to apply for a seat to take Credentia's CNA certification examination. Similar to your training, the certification exam is comprised of two parts: a written section and a practical skills section.

How to Get Your CNA Certification in Georgia

If you receive an acceptable score on your CNA exam, your name will be added to Georgia's Nurse Aide Registry. To receive a certification card, navigate to the Department of Community Health website, click on "Nurse Aide/Medication Aide," and click on "Certification Card Request Form." This will take you to a form that you must complete to obtain CNA certification card.

How to Verify Your CNA Certification in Georgia

There may be times when you or an employer will need to verify your Georgia CNA certification. In such a case, simply navigate to the Georgia Department of Community Health website and click on "Nurse Aide/Medication Aide." Next, click on "Search for a Nurse Aide." This will take you to the online nursing aide verification tool.

How to Renew Your CNA Certification in Georgia

In Georgia, you must renew your CNA certification every 24 months. To renew your certification, go to the Department of Community Health website and click on "Nurse Aide/Medication Aide." Next, click on "Renewal Form." You need to complete and submit this form to renew your certification.

How to Reinstate Your CNA Certification in Georgia

If your certification lapsed under three years without work verification, you must retake and pass the examination. If lapsed over three years, you must complete another approved training program and pass the examination.

How to Transfer Your CNA Certification from Georgia to Another State

To transfer your CNA certification from Georgia to a different state, you need to contact the other state and find out about their requirements pertaining to CNA certification. If you are unsure as to what agency to contact, the National Council of State Boards of Nursing can help. Simply go to their website and click on "NNAAP and MACE Exams." Next, click on "NNAAP" and "Nurse Aide Registries."

Georgia Nurse Aide Registry

If you have additional questions, contact the Georgia Nurse Aide Registry at:

Georgia Department of Community Health

PO Box 105753
Atlanta, GA 30348
Phone: (800) 414-4358
Registry Search

State-Approved CNA Programs in Georgia

Although there are many excellent schools that offer training for aspiring CNAs in Georgia, the following facilities are some of the best.

  1. Albany Technical College

    1704 S Slappey Blvd, Albany, GA 31701
  2. Alliant Health Solutions

    1455 Lincoln Pkwy E, Dunwoody, GA 30346
  3. Archbold Medical Center

    Gordon Ave at Mimosa Dr, Thomasville, GA 31792
  4. Athens Technical College

    800 US-29, Athens, GA 30601
  5. Augusta Technical College

    3200 Augusta Tech Dr, Augusta, GA 30906
  6. Bainbridge College

    2500 E Shotwell St, Bainbridge, GA 39819
  7. Brunswick Job Corps Center

    4401 Glynco Pkwy, Brunswick, GA 31525
  8. Cambridge College of Healthcare & Technology

    5669 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd #100, Sandy Springs, GA 30342
  9. Central Georgia Technical College

    80 Cohen Walker Dr, Warner Robins, GA 31088
  10. Chattahoochee Technical College

    5198 Ross Rd, Acworth, GA 30102
  11. Chattahoochee Technical College

    980 S Cobb Dr SE, Marietta, GA 30008
  12. CNA Nursing School

    135-1 Professional Ct #4, Calhoun, GA 30701
  13. Coastal Pines Technical College

    101 W 17th St, Alma, GA 31510
  14. Coastal Pines Technical College

    1334 Golden Isles W, Baxley, GA 31513
  15. Coastal Pines Technical College

    3700 Glynco Pkwy, Brunswick, GA 31525
  16. Coastal Pines Technical College

    1777 W Cherry St, Jesup, GA 31545
  17. Coastal Pines Technical College

    1701 Carswell Ave, Waycross, GA 31503
  18. Columbus Technical College

    928 Manchester Expy, Columbus, GA 31904
  19. Faks Allied Health Education Center

    5530 Old National Hwy, Atlanta, GA 30349
  20. Georgia Highlands College

    3175 Cedartown Hwy, Rome, GA 30161
  21. Georgia Northwestern Technical College

    265 Bicentennial Trail, Rock Spring, GA 30739
  22. Georgia Piedmont Technical College

    495 N Indian Creek Dr, Clarkston, GA 30021
  23. Georgia Piedmont Technical College

    16200 Alcovy Rd, Covington, GA 30014
  24. Giving Care Education Center

    604 Industrial Ct, Woodstock, GA 30189
  25. Golden Age Healthcare Training SW LLC

    115 Commerce Dr Suite A, Fayetteville, GA 30214
  26. Hamilton Mill Medical Services, Inc.

    4201 Lantern Hill Dr, Dacula, GA 30019
  27. J & SP Training Institute

    8451 Earl D Lee Blvd, Douglasville, GA 30134
  28. Kennesaw - KSU Center

    3333 Busbee Dr NW #3301, Kennesaw, GA 30144
  29. Lanier Technical College

    2535 Lanier Tech Dr, Gainesville, GA 30507
  30. Murray Career Institute

    233 Mitchell St SW #550, Atlanta, GA 30303
  31. North Georgia Nursing Academy

    3616 Southland Dr, Flowery Branch, GA 30542
  32. North Georgia Technical College

    1500 GA-197, Clarkesville, GA 30523
  33. Ogeechee Technical College

    1 Joe Kennedy Blvd, Statesboro, GA 30458
  34. Sanzie Healthcare Services, Inc.

    115 Bradford Square, Fayetteville, GA 30215
  35. Savannah Technical College

    100 Technology Dr, Hinesville, GA 31313
  36. Savannah Technical College

    2890 GA-21, Rincon, GA 31326
  37. Savannah Technical College

    5717 White Bluff Rd, Savannah, GA 31405
  38. South Georgia Technical College

    402 N Midway Rd, Cordele, GA 31015
  39. Southeastern Technical College

    346 Kight Rd, Swainsboro, GA 30401
  40. Southeastern Technical College

    3001 E 1st St, Vidalia, GA 30474
  41. Southern Crescent Technical College

    501 Varsity Rd, Griffin, GA 30223
  42. Southern Regional Technical College

    15689 US-19, Thomasville, GA 31792
  43. Tender Care Training Center

    1755 Gordon Hwy Suite E, Augusta, GA 30904
  44. Turner Job Corps Center

    2000 Turner Job Corps Rd, Albany, GA 31705
  45. University of West Georgia

    1601 Maple St, Carrollton, GA 30118
  46. West Georgia Technical College

    997 Newnan Rd, Carrollton, GA 30116
  47. West Georgia Technical College

    4600 Timber Ridge Dr, Douglasville, GA 30135
  48. West Georgia Technical College

    1302 Orchard Hill Rd, LaGrange, GA 30240
  49. West Georgia Technical College

    176 Murphy Campus Blvd, Waco, GA 30182
  50. Westside Works

    261 Joseph E Lowery Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30314
  51. Wiregrass Georgia Technical College

    4089 Val Tech Rd, Valdosta, GA 31602

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